DI pop-up art show, studio and open house this weekend!
Art and homes go hand in hand – so why not celebrate them together? That’s the idea behind what may be the first ever pop-up art show, studio and open house combination gathering ever to take place on Daniel Island, according to event organizer, artist and Daniel Island resident Heather Jones.
The event is slated for this Saturday, April 14, at the newly constructed David Weekley home at 1910 Bellona Street in Smythe Park, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. In addition to touring the property, guests will be able to watch live art demonstrations and view works created by a variety of Daniel Island artists from the Daniel Island Art Guild. Participating artists and photographers include Jones, Kris Manning, Amanda McLenon, Mary Wessner, Peter Finger, Joyce Erb and Barbara Meierhusby. All will have pieces available for purchase. There will also be a large format painting for sale by Jones’ teacher, Elizabeth Bronson, who has taught thousands of students at both a local and national level.
“My hope for the pop-up art show is to introduce my Daniel Island neighbors to just a taste of some of the talented artists and photographers on the island and in the Lowcountry in the beautiful setting of a David Weekley home for sale on the marsh,” said Jones. “As an emerging artist myself, I find there are few options to get my work in front of people other than traditional galleries, so I just thought up this idea and hope it works and then we can duplicate it again and again!”
There is an interesting process that takes place when creating art, continued Jones, and she hopes to share that with guests.
“I love to share the process with people so I’ll be on site painting! My daughter and some friends in the Daniel Island School Beta Club will have a ‘tiny tots studio’ in the garage so parents can bring their kids to color and create. It’s important to foster creative, non-electronic activities in our lives so our brains can blossom!”
Also joining Jones at the event will be students and professional artists from Bronson’s class, who show in galleries around Charleston: Teresa Jones, Renee Magdelain and Glenda Brown.
“So many people move to Charleston for the beautiful landscape,” added Jones. “My work and the work of my artist friends is to bring what everyone loves about outside and place those scenes and memories inside!”
Admission to the event is free of charge. Drinks and light snacks will be provided.