Annual Judged Exhibit highlights local artists’ talent
The City of North Charleston’s Cultural Arts Department is pleased to announce that works by members of the Summerville Artist Guild will be on exhibit at the North Charleston City Gallery from November 1-29, 2019. A free reception will be held at the gallery on Thursday, November 7, from 5:00-7:00pm. Many of the exhibiting artists will be present and refreshments will be served. The public is invited to attend.
The Summerville Artist Guild will present its 43rd Annual Judged Exhibit, Dreams & Meditations. The guild will display two-dimensional works by more than 30 of its members in a variety of subjects and mediums focused on the themes of dreams and meditations. Comprised of artists from Dorchester, Berkeley, and Charleston counties, guild members from all levels of expertise express their talents in oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel, mixed media, and more. Ribbons for Best of Show as well as first place, second place, third place, and honorable mentions in multiple categories will be awarded by guest judge, Mary Villon de Benveniste. Villon de Benveniste has built her reputation as a portraitist on both sides of the Atlantic. After graduating from Carnegie Mellon with a Fine Arts degree, she studied life drawing for two years at the Carrousel du Louvre, Paris. With a repertoire of more than 300 portraits, she has been commissioned by families associated with Schlumberger, Lazard Frères, the United States Embassy, Dreyfus World Bank, Credit Lyonnais, Citibank, the Wall Street Journal, Reader’s Digest, EuroDisney, IBM, and other multinational companies. Her work has been shown in exhibitions in Paris, France, Atlanta, Georgia, the Potomac Gallery in Leesburg, Virginia, and more.
The Summerville Artist Guild meets on the first Thursday of each month from September through May. The purposes of the guild are to “present programs of artwork, demonstrations, and workshops for the encouragement of members at all levels of artistic ability and for the awakening of greater interest in the Fine Arts community and environs.” For more information, visit summervilleartistguild.com.
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.