DI gallery to launch arts and cultural program series

Artist conversation with owners of Daniel Island’s Meyer Vogl Gallery
The Meyer Vogl Gallery team will host their inaugural Culture Cake, a series of arts and cultural programming at the newly opened Daniel Island location. The first of the series will take place on Tuesday, April 26, from 6-8 p.m., at 250 River Landing Drive on Daniel Island.  
Charleston-based artists and Meyer Vogl Gallery co-owners, Laurie Meyer and Marissa Vogl, will share stories about their artistic inspiration, process, their downtown gallery, and what prompted them to expand to Daniel Island. They will then gladly take questions from the audience. 
Wine and small bites will be served, and available artworks will be on view.
Meyer has lived and painted in Charleston for 38 years. Following careers in education and corporate sales, Meyer devoted her life to her first love – painting – in 1997. Life in Charleston has provided Meyer with countless subjects and rich inspiration for her award-winning paintings. Her frequent travels have also given Meyer varied and interesting ideas for many of her works. She paints with rich color and broad “brushy” strokes and palette knife to express the unique and recognizable softness in her work. 
Art has also played a role in community involvement for Meyer. She is the past president of the Mount Pleasant Artists Guild, serving two terms. Meyer also served eight years on the board of directors of the Alzheimer’s Association and originated the Art of Alzheimer’s exhibit, now under the auspices of the Charleston Artist Guild.
Meyer is past program director and past director of artistic growth for the Charleston Artist Guild. Meyer is a member of the Oil Painters of America, the SC Watercolor Association, and the Portrait Society of America.
“Capturing light is a challenge and a thrill,” Meyer said. “Painting ‘en plein air,’ nature’s studio is a luxury and a great teacher, but weather and time constraints mean I also paint in the indoor studio. Either way, my challenge is to interpret what I see and express it in my unique style.” 
Vogl was born and raised in Montana where a love for the outdoors instilled an emotional connection to the landscape. She currently lives in Charleston, painting the marsh, children at the beach, tractors on a construction site, or her abstract interpretations of these scenes or how they make her feel. Her use of thick paint and bold brushstrokes brings an emotional vitality into her work.
“Painting is a never-ending journey where there is always a challenge, a learning experience, and inspiration to record,” Vogl said. “Inspiration is abundant when you are constantly painting, be it technical or spiritual. I have always been visually excited by nature and painting is my way of putting into words the connection I feel to the landscape. If I can capture that energy and make a connection with the collector on an emotional level, then I’ve created a successful painting.” 
Culture Cake is an ongoing series of programs related to art and culture at Meyer Vogl Gallery on Daniel Island. The series is aimed at connecting the audience with local culture and inspiring discussions on a variety of topics, including art, music, history, fashion, food and wine.
More information can be found at meyervogl.com/events-workshops.

Daniel Island Publishing

225 Seven Farms Drive
Unit 108
Daniel Island, SC 29492 

Office Number: 843-856-1999
Fax Number: 843-856-8555


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