2020/21 North Charleston Arts Fest Poster Design Winner presents solo exhibit April 28-May 28
The City of North Charleston’s Cultural Arts Department is pleased to announce that new mixed media works by Johns Island based artist Christine Bush Roman will be on display at Park Circle Gallery from April 28-May 28, 2021. Christine is the winner of the 2020/21 North Charleston Arts Fest Poster Design Competition and her winning design, Oak Circus, will be featured in the exhibition, which is presented as a component of the annual North Charleston Arts Fest. A free public reception will be held at the gallery in conjunction with the North Charleston Arts Fest Arty Block Party from 6-8pm on Friday, April 30.
In Loose Parts, Christine Bush Roman presents more than a dozen new mixed media pieces created with painting, drawing, and collaging techniques that express color, joy, and playfulness. The work is inspired by the phrase “loose parts,” referring to childhood play materials with no explicit rules or instructions. These loose parts can be combined, restructured, taken apart, and put back together in multiple ways. Similarly, artists are continually tinkering with and reorganizing experiences and inspirations to create interesting works of art. The exhibition also references the creative process, which often involves the designing, destructing, and then rebuilding of concepts.
Christine Bush Roman is an artist and educator. She earned her Master of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Georgia in 2013, and actively exhibits her paintings regionally, nationally, and with digital publications. Christine’s colorful and vibrant mixed media works are rooted in drawing and painting techniques, but also incorporate collaged elements from found objects or textiles that have a history and story. Her current studio practice is primarily centered on work in acrylics, watercolors, inks, chalk pastels, and collage. Her pieces explore color, joy, and playfulness and reflect an artistic response to how we are constantly being changed and shaped by where we live, people we know, and major life events. To learn more about the artist, visit ChristineBushRoman.com.
The Park Circle Gallery is located at 4820 Jenkins Avenue in North Charleston, in what was formerly known as the Olde Village Community Building. Admission is free and free street parking is available on Jenkins Avenue in front of the gallery, as well as on the adjacent streets and in parking lots close by. The gallery is open 10:00am-6:00pm Tuesday-Friday, and Noon-4:00pm on Saturday. Staff and all visitors must wear a face covering while they are in the gallery and practice social distancing. Hand sanitizer will be provided upon entry. For more information about PCG, call 843-637-3565 or email [email protected]. For information on other Cultural Arts programs and artist opportunities, visit the Arts & Culture section of the City’s website. For more information about the annual North Charleston Arts Fest, visit NorthCarlestonArtsFest.com.