I hope this post finds you healthy and safe at home.
I want to take this time to share a few long overdue updates.
The Columbia Museum of Art
Back in February the CMA opened their new exhibit It’s Alive! featuring the horror collection of Metallica’s Kirk Hammett. In celebration, the gift shop features local art inspired by the collection, including my own. In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, the museum and shop is closed until further notice.
Since December I have had a selection of collages and abstract catalog cards available at VIVID Interiors, an interior design firm located in Greensboro, North Carolina. They are so supportive of local artists, and you can view many in the shop and online. Their shop may currently be closed to the public until further notice.
Art MECCA of Charleston
Most recently, I have a small selection of work at the Art Mecca of Charleston located in downtown Charleston on King Street. They feature local and regional artists across many mediums. They are currently available online and offering curbside pick-up if you see a work you are interested in!
A Note on Support
There are many ways to support artists during this time, including:
Online shopping. Visit gallery websites. Many offer a full or partial selection of available works online and will ship. Many artists also have their own shops on their websites or places like Etsy.
Artist relief funds. Information on North Carolina’s can be found here, but many locations are offering these!
Social media. Many galleries and artists sell art on social media. If you see a work you like on Instagram, reach out in a comment or message. This starts the conversation about further information (like dimensions, medium, etc.) and sales details if you want to purchase. If purchasing art at this time is not feasible or of interest, you can still support artists for free by following their accounts, liking their posts, and sharing them with friends!
“We need beauty because it makes us ache to be worthy of it.”
― Mary Oliver