The City of North Charleston’s Cultural Arts Department is pleased to announce that new paintings by local artist Stephanie Drawdy will be on display at Park Circle Gallery from March 2-31, 2021. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
From her studio at Public Works Art Center in Summerville, SC, Stephanie Drawdy creates representational and abstract paintings with a lyrical tone. Her paintings feature urban, seascape, still life, and figurative images in oil, watercolor, and mixed media. The range of marks and textures in her work are achieved with an application technique that includes palette knives, brushes, aerosols, and markers. In her Park Circle Gallery exhibition, Beyond the Horizon, Drawdy will present a series of paintings that celebrate the Lowcountry fisherman and marshscape. “These works portray not just landscapes and figures, but also a mood—the slow, steady life lived on the water,” she explains. Non-traditional colors and images are sometimes incorporated into a seemingly traditional scene, challenging the observer to merge dreams with reality.
Stephanie Drawdy holds a B.A. in Studio Art and Political Science from the College of Charleston, a J.D. from New York Law School, and a Diploma in Arts Profession Law and Ethics from London’s Institute of Art and Law. She has studied under classical figurative oil painters from the New York Academy of Art, Studio Incamminati, Academy of Art College, McCormack Studios, and the New York Art Students League. She has exhibited throughout the United States, is a contributing writer with New York’s Center for Art Law and London’s Institute of Art and Law, and is also the host of the Warfare of Art and Law podcast, which discusses a range of art law issues from restitution to artists’ rights. Learn more about the artist and her art and law practice at StephanieDrawdy.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. Gallery capacity is currently limited to 10 people at a time. 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.