Awesome 360° photograph of the gallery installations.
Just uploaded a bunch of pictures from the opening night of Novelty. Check them out here on flickr.
Special thanks to Brennan Phillips (aka Shutterpunk), Luke Vehorn, Max Cook and Shannon Di for the spectacular photos!
Stay tuned for more pics and links from the show to be posted.
I’ve mentioned this several times before, but it is great to know that there are supporters of the arts out there. Countless people made generous private donations to help me with my residency and show, which turned out to be a life-changing experience. I thank you all! Wherever I turned, I had offers of help, a beer handed my way, a tasty meal, a place to stay, access to fun places and most importantly enthusiastic smiles and words of encouragement.
I must also thank the wonderful people behind these businesses for their support. Porter Paints donated a TON of paint for my murals in amazingly awesome colors. Sugar bakeshop helped me with a place to stay, a great photoshoot location and fed my addiction. The Lowcountry High Rollers helped me in so many ways I can’t begin to list them all. Hot Wheels gave me a giant disco ball, now a permanent fixture at Redux. Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid rocked the place with great tunes during the opening and painting/dance parties. Social wine bar provided excellent wine for the reception. And no skating parade is complete unless you top it off with a Pabst Blue Ribbon beer.
After three weeks of nonstop painting, somebody told me that Charleston is near the ocean. I avoided the holiday weekend crowd by going to the beach at night, lit by a nearly full moon. It was incredible!
And on the way to Folly Beach was a little stand called Tokyo Crepes. I was drawn in by the plastic candy lights hanging under the sign.
Yukari, the owner, made an amazing apple crisp dessert crepe. It has ice cream, apples and frosted flakes!
One of my Redux studio mates was Jennifer Van Winkle, the artist-in-residence at the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry. I stopped by the museum last night to see the progress of her project TREEscape. I can’t wait to see the final product!
Of course, while I was there I took the opportunity to run amok in an empty children’s museum!