The City of North Charleston’s Cultural Arts Department is pleased to announce that paintings by Lori Starnes Isom of Columbia, SC, will be on display at the North Charleston City Gallery from February 3-28, 2020. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
In her exhibit, Grey Matters: Women in Progress, Lori Starnes Isom presents a series of mixed-media portraits of women in middle age and beyond. Isom strives for portraits that illustrate the personalities of her subjects and give the viewer a glimpse into their lives. For this series, she chose to focus on presenting images of older women in a positive way. “Our society generally links being older with being passé,” she says. “Even though our advanced years can include struggles that are unique, we are still beautiful, still vibrant and, most importantly, still relevant.” By showcasing these women in her art, Isom can present them the way she sees them: as beautiful, interesting, and worthy of our time and attention.
Lori Starnes Isom is a multimedia artist living in Columbia, SC. Her work has been featured in many juried and invitational exhibitions throughout the Southeast. She studied at Parsons School of Design and Hunter College. She has served as a teaching artist in many venues including the YMCA and various recreation centers. In 2012 she was the Artist-in-Residence for the City of North Charleston. More information can be found on her Facebook page www.facebook.com/artinthenow.
The North Charleston City Gallery is situated in two corridors of the Charleston Area Convention Center, located at 5001 Coliseum Drive in North Charleston. The exhibition space is at the northwest corner of the Convention Center adjacent to the Coliseum, facing International Boulevard. Parking and admission are free. The gallery is open 9:00am-5:00pm daily, with an attendant present Tuesdays 12-5pm, Wednesdays 11am-5pm, Thursdays 11am-7:30pm, and Fridays 11am-5pm. Inquiries regarding the artists or purchase information may be directed to 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.