This year, instead of letting you hide away, we ask you instead, to immerse yourself in the delightful activities the Summerville area has organized specifically for your enjoyment.
Every month, Summerville, SC holds its ongoing “Third Thursdays” event in Hutchinson Square. There, you can stimulate all senses, learn new tricks and trades, and if you’re lucky, pick up a few more friends from a crowd of smiling faces.
This welcoming society is full of a variety of businesses that have honed and mastered their particular set of crafts and skills and they want to show them off just for you. From boutiques to bakeries, to wine and design, there is literally something for everyone, not to mention an amazing classic car show, for the automobile enthusiasts in the family.
We know one day of fun a month is not nearly enough, so no worries, this community has so much more to offer. With The B.I.R.D.S. project, you can enjoy the town any day of the week. This public campaign is designed to bring people together, reignite their sense of adventure, and discovery through the arts, by placing bird sculptures throughout downtown Summerville, then daring you to find them all. If locating them on your own proves to be to difficult of a challenge, the amazing minds behind this venture have even thought to make you a map! Which includes photos of all of the statutes, and will lead you directly to each one so you may marvel at their beauty. The artists put love into every bird, while giving you a delightful tour of the town along the way.
If you are craving an activity that is a bit more savory, we insist you attend the Summerville 2018 Italian Feast, being held September, 30th from 11:00am - 6:00pm. as a celebration of Italian culture and heritage. Anyone may attend, and at no cost. Authentic Italian cuisine will be served, as well as local and imported Italian wines. Just bring your appetite, an open mind, and if you want to wear those sweatpants we mentioned earlier, we’d completely understand.
For more information on this event, or any of the events mentioned in this blog, please visit www.summervilledream.org! We stand true to our #LocalsLoveLocals hashtag, so while you are out and about, snap pictures with the Hashtag so our team at Creative Consulting can see all the fun you are having this Fall in the lovely town of Summerville, SC!
In this digital age things are changing; including things within the art world. Some Artists work purely through technology and create fantastic, fanciful digital art. While others are still sticking to the original mediums of paint to canvas, the digital art world should not be brushed to the side. Amazing works of art are created and shared globally through the online art world. There are a multitude of sites dedicated to the sharing of art, here are a few.
A wonderful website for dedicated artists who are looking to improve their talent and work, Conceptart is top tier. Focussing on informational posts and techniques, this is the place where a young artist with great talent would reside. Honesty is the best policy, yet being overly rude to other users is frowned upon. Be positive and sweet, and watch you art impact!
Specifically catered to the 2D and 3D artist, this website has a lot to offer! Along with monthly classes, CGSociety posts article and informational texts describing behind-the-scenes tutorials from movies in the media. If you are a 2D or 3D artist who wants to further their knowledge and skill, this is the community for you!
For those who are truly into art for professional reasons, this is the place for you. Heavily geared toward professional quality, Behance has the means to progress your name and art to a different level.
Art does not reside only in a single image, game landscapes and characters are created by amazingly talented artists. If you are interested in 3D art specifically catered to the gaming industry, Polycount is where you will find a fantastic community. Learn more about the job area and receive critiques in order to better your talent. Competitions are also a part of this community, so if you think you have what it takes, participate!
The importance of these websites is to learn, grow, and share a community. Having a positive place where artists can post, interact, and love what they do is extremely important. If you are interested in showing a bit of your creative side, we encourage you to do so! Creative Consulting is mainly a business dedicated to other small businesses and growing their marketing, but sometimes we like to go back to our creative roots and take part in filling the world with our art!
Author: Jessica Carder, Creative Consulting 2018
Local Artists We Love!
Charleston, South Carolina is an amazing place filled with music, art, and soul. There is no doubt that the energy felt through the city ignites an artist’s drive to create works of art that are stunning, intelligent, and convey a message. When traveling and walking the downtown area, take note of the passing art galleries, there are quite a few. Not to mention the market where local venders set up tables to sell their work consisting of needed jewelry, woven roses and baskets, and paintings. Art has progressed through time, and we would like to shine a light on just a few local artists we love.
Beth Williams is a artist who loves to use pastel as her medium. Her work consists of a beautiful arrangement of landscapes, sunsets, and hyper-realistic ocean waves. Her work has been broadcasted within the annual Piccolo Spoleto event, and is displayed in the Charleston Artist Collective gallery.
Cindy DeAntonio is a master of graphic lines. Her use of strong lines and cool colors is often representative of the low country itself. Taking from what she sees around her and projecting it onto canvas in abstract form tends to make the viewer feel and see the world through her creative eyes.
Susie Callahan uses her artistic ability to convey moods effectively through her artwork. Her magnificent use of light and bright colors allows a viewer to feel a different emotion with each of her paintings. Oil on canvas is her choice of medium.
Chuck Morris skillfully uses oil and watercolor to decorate a canvas with near picturesque quality. Landscapes such as the marsh lands are vividly portrayed and represented in a unique perspective.
Jonathan Green and his Gullah artwork is a staple for the Charleston area. Green is one of the most important artists of the south and uses his talent with vivid colors and unique style to create a conversation and move audiences.
Rick Reinert’s amazing, impressionist artwork has no doubt moved audiences across the United States, but also in other countries. A classic artist with wonderful taste and form, his work will live on forever.
While these are just a few of the artists who have roots in the Charleston area, there are many more who were not mentioned. Support your local artists this weekend by visiting one of the many art galleries located throughout the historic city. You’ll never know what treasure you will find.
Author: Jessica Carder, Creative Consulting 2018