This is a mix mash of multiple interests and the start of my Wednesdays-once-a-week posts, so I’m calling it the Charleston Shuffle. It starts in Charleston from previous collected sites re an interesting way to do an art fundraiser + sculpture that I really like, then it moves to museums and music, all reminding me of the Charleston dance and back to where this began.
What a great idea to save the palette for each painting and then offer it up in an auction for a fundraiser. This is what The Charleston Fine Art Dealers Association’s Palette and Palate Stroll accomplished in this summer. $250,000 for visual arts scholarship has been raised in the past and divided between Redux, the Gibbes, and the College of Charleston’s art programs. This event paired 20 artists’ palettes, representing 10 galleries along with 10 restaurants, with the paintings for which they were used. A simple, yet brilliant idea that gives insight into the creative paint process used for each artwork.
Another artist that Redux Gallery showed was Susan Meyer back in 2008 and her Installations sculpture, Together, which I really enjoy. Looking at her work, I’m pretty fascinated with her ability to have so many textural layers in her work and the color is captivating.
There was an entire section of the Washington Post called Museums: Technology but for the life of me I could not find the same online. It showcases all of the upcoming local/DC museum exhibit listings for the rest of the year and discussed whether apps for iPhone and iPad were worthwhile using while viewing an exhibit. Answer, not really because unless you look at the artwork instead of the screen, you’re not really viewing it as it was meant to be seen. You’ll be once removed like the character Brick in The Middle, who experiences life, even while in Nature, through books and what they tell him he is viewing. Love that show. (Axl, the teenage son character is the epitome of mine.)
Here’s one story from that section that I was able to find, Experiencing Music in Germany’s Meteorite exhibit, where the music surrounds you accoustically and visually as an interactive experience. Todd Machover is the creator and composer using music and technology and his MIT media lab Hyperinstruments/Opera of the Future group. (Honestly, the Post needs to work on their website navigation. Unless you know the title of the article, it is sometimes near impossible to find.) Click this link to go the the Haus der Musik in Austria — architecture below. Keep clicking these links within the Meteorite site to listen to the music within.
Now, here’s another museum post worth reading about a new proposed melting pot, National Museum of the American People and how it might soon exist from concept to creation. Here’s the only link I could find to the museum listings I mentioned previously but unfortunately it’s not the same as in the paper, which allows you to circle the ones you want to attend — so much for technology.
Finally, I’ll end this post with a little music, Gone Wondering and Ball & Chain from Jackie Greene, having recently attended his performance at a gallery showing at Mary Douglas Drysdale’s home. It was an interesting event with gaining a little insight regarding artists, talented musicians and the business of art handlers. We had some Drysdale Signature Color panels for Casart coverings on display as artwork.