The City of North Charleston’s Cultural Arts Department is pleased to announce that paintings by local artist Dorothy Allston Rogers will be on display at the North Charleston City Gallery from September 1-30, 2016. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
Dorothy Allston Rogers is a sixth-generation Charleston native, growing up the youngest of 10 children in a farming family on property overlooking the Intra-Coastal Waterway just south of Charleston. Her formative years were spent in an environment of farming, crabbing, fishing, clam digging, gathering oysters, casting for shrimp, and generally being outside. She still enjoys these activities, and frequently sets up her easel alongside her fishing rod. In her solo exhibition, SALT, Rogers presents a collection of oil and mixed media paintings that are inspired by her ancestral home and honor her love of the Lowcountry’s saltwater lifestyle. Her artwork carries a sense of peace, calm, and reflection through the use of rich colors, careful composition, and Southern charm.
Rogers’ interest in art began at an early age. She started her formal art training at the College of Charleston, with a focus on drawing and oil painting, and went on to earn a degree in Studio Art from the University of South Carolina. A year-long university internship as an apprentice in a successful art studio taught her the importance of using high grade materials and museum-quality preservation methods to ensure the longevity of her work. Throughout her 40 years as an artist, Rogers has participated in many workshops, both as a student as well as an instructor, and shown her work in a variety of venues throughout the state. Her work can currently be seen on Yonges Island at Capt. Jimmy Bell’s Restaurant, on Edisto at With These Hands Gallery, and at the Charleston Artist Guild Gallery on East Bay Street in historic downtown Charleston. To learn more about the artist, visit dorothyallstonrogers.com.
The North Charleston City Gallery is situated in two corridors of the northwest corner of the Charleston Area Convention Center, located at 5001 Coliseum Drive in North Charleston. Parking and admission are free during regular Convention Center operating hours, 9:00am – 5:00pm daily. Gallery staff is on hand to provide information and manage sales on Tuesdays from Noon-5:00pm, Wednesdays from 11:00am-5:00pm, Thursdays, from 11:00am-7:30pm, and Fridays from 11:00am-5:00pm. To make an inquiry outside of these hours, contact the North Charleston Cultural Arts Department at (843)740-5854. For information on additional exhibits, programs, and events, visit the Arts & Culture section of the City’s website.