Art Columns

ArtScape: Oysters, Seeds, art talks and receptions

(Columns sometimes contain opinion. Featured photo is of Leonard “Porkchop” Zimmerman’s submission to Oysters on Telfair. It’s available in the online auction)

It’s time for the 18th annual Oysters on Telfair, the signature fundraiser for the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art.

One of the works available at Oysters on Telfair

The event is Nov. 2, but the online bidding opened early with works donated by more than 50 area artists including April Henry King, Carrie Brooks, Chadwick Tolley, Elizabeth Moretz-Britt, Lala Mulherin Streett, Chase Lanier, Panny Force and Rhian Swain, just to name a few.

Some feature an oyster theme, but others do not. And it’s not just paintings, there are mosaics, jewelry and other items. You can take a peek and put in a bid here.

Although the event is mainly outside with the band Cross-Tie Walkers and food by Beck’s, don’t let the threat of chilly weather keep you away, Christina Berkshire, administrative manager, said there are places to stay warm.

Tickets are $100 each and includes a full bar. For more information, go here.

A reception for Jessica Graham and Pam Thompson’s exhibition will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 2, at Sacred Heart Cultural Center’s great hall.

Graham, the daughter of an artist has a background in interior design and started painting a few years ago beginning with abstracts and later expanding to abstract/realism.

She likes to paint landscapes, angels and flowers in addition to abstracts.

Thompson uses acrylics and oils and focuses on capturing the essence of nature’s splendor and relaying a sense of peace and joy, according to a news release from Sacred Heart Cultural Center.

Their work will be on display from Nov. 3-Dec. 23.

A piece in the SEEDS exhibition at the Westobou Gallery. Photo courtesy Westobou.

From 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, Seeds opening reception will be at Westobou Gallery, 1129 Broad St.

Sierra King, the juror for the event, will give a talk, and there will be a wine and cheese reception.

If you missed Jay Jacobs’ October artist talk on his show Detritus and can get to CANDL Fine Art from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 7, join Jacobs and students from John S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School’s AP Art and Design class for a special viewing and talk.

The North Augusta Arts Guild’s Fall into Art is coming soon.

The reception will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at the Arts and Heritage Center of North Augusta, and the show will run through Nov. 21.

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