Island Hopping – J. K. Crum

Friday, October 4th 2019 | 5-8pm
Mitchell Hill, 438 King St. Charleston, SC. 29403

Mitchell Hill presents Island-Hop, an art exhibition showcasing the latest works by South Carolina artist, John Crum. This new series of surrealist island paintings activate the viewer’s imagination with exquisite detail and hidden images throughout the colorful and elevated root systems.

“Your art makes me smile” is the most frequent statement received about John’s paintings from viewers, patrons and collectors. 

Best known for his gentle surrealism, magical seascapes and figurative paintings. John’s eclectic and imaginative work captures the stories of life, love and inspiration while offering a curious and subtle whimsical twist. These narrative paintings take the viewer on their own unexpected and magical journey. Always observing his surroundings, his goal is to gently capture life’s special moments while conjuring curious twists with a dreamlike quality.

John Crum, Hilton Head Island local, received formal art training from the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, FL. graduating in 1973. Crum has been exhibiting for over 20 years in the Low Country and been with Mitchell Hill Gallery for 9 years. He focuses on capturing life stories, steered by love and eclectic imagination to guide his whimsical artwork. 

Join us at 438 King St. on October 4th from 5-8 pm. All are welcome! 

Art in the City

Friday, June 28th | 6-8 pm
Redux Contemporary Art Center 1056 King St. Charleston, SC. 29403

The Roper St. Francis Ryan White Wellness center and Mitchell Hill present the 10th annual Art In The City White Party! We’re mixing things up for the 10th anniversary and relocating to a larger space! 

Get a head start and pre-purchase tickets online!   >> Tickets

Artwork above: John Crum, “Solitude #10” 9 x 12, acrylic on canvas (available as part of the art auction)

In Our Nature: Lisa Shimko + Steve Palmer

Friday, June 7th | 5-8pm
Mitchell Hill, 438 King St. Charleston, SC. 29403

Lisa Shimko and Steve Palmer present, In Our Nature. A duet show featuring original paintings by former Charleston artist, Lisa Shimko, alongside nostalgic assemblage fish by Michigan artist, Steve Palmer.

The two creatives offer their unique interpretation of how nature influences the work they create and the message it conveys to the viewer. Palmer acknowledges human impacts on nature more literally in his use of physical items we would otherwise discard, while Shimko has a more subtle approach, striving to awaken us to our role in nature and its current state by painting a species we all could overlook. Her artistic presentation of nature offers us the ability to glorify, remember, or even just appreciate the beauty around us. Palmer introduces the concept of healing with the use of crutches and wire to ground his assemblages and remind us to stop and think the next time we throw something out.

Join us Friday, June 7th from 5-8 pm for the artist reception, Meet both of the artists while enjoying lite bites and bubbles in the gallery. All are welcome!

LINWOOD: debut solo show

Friday, May 10th | 5-8 pm
438 King St. Charleston, SC. 29403

Atlanta based artist and former gallery owner, Linwood, presents his self titled, debut solo show at Mitchell Hill. Join us for the opening artist reception, Friday May 10th from 5-8pm. Enjoy sips, bites and conversation with the mysterious creator. All are welcome! 

Assessing the body of the work coming to Charleston, Linwood notes, “Abstract art challenges each viewer to find meaning. But that said, I will comment that joy is an omnipresent theme in my work. Additionally, I invite all to find a signature bateau [boat] in each piece. I’ve embraced this symbol of life’s transcendence and the buoyancy of the human spirit.”

Sumptuous: Denise Stewart Sanabria / Style Library collaboration

Friday, April 19th | 5-8 pm
Mitchell Hill, 438 King St. Charleston, SC. 29403

Tennessee based hyperrealism artist, Denise Stewart-Sanabria, presents, Sumptuous, her first solo show at Mitchell Hill. A combination of works will be featured. Some of which are fresh off of the walls of the Huntsville Museum where Stewart-Sanabria just closed a solo exhibition, Encounters. While others incorporate textiles and wall-coverings from British design house, Style library, (who recently named Mitchell Hill a brand ambassador) that she has painted into the background of her food dramas. 

Join us for the opening reception, Friday, April 19th 5-8 pm. Meet the artist, and feast your eyes on her sumptuous offerings while enjoying sips and light bites. 
View the featured work for Sumptuous here.

In the press: 

Feast for the Eyes

SWEET EMOTION

Coastal Constructs

Friday, March 1st, 2019 | 5-9 pm
Mitchell Hill, 438 King St. Charleston, SC. 29403

Jamie Blackburn presents his latest body of work, Coastal Constructs, a series of conceptual abstract paintings drawing upon his recent travels to the coastal areas affected by extreme weather. The visual impact of witnessing the reconstruction process can be seen in the layers of texture and undercurrents of color in each new work. Blackburn was inspired to rework existing paintings in an effort to allow remnants of the past to peek through, much like the rebuilding technique of layering new materials over old. 
“I witnessed an eerie and rustic beauty in the resourcefulness used to preserve and reconstruct homes and businesses…” 

Join us Friday, March 1st for the first art walk of 2019. Jamie Blackburn will be in the gallery discussing his travels that inspired this series of abstracts. Lite bites and libations will be available from 5-9pm, all are welcome! 

View Coastal Constructs and more here ! 

Popcorn Garland

Friday, November 30th | 5 - 9 PM
Mitchell Hill, 438 King St. Charleston, SC. 29403

With friends + list in tow, pop on into Mitchell Hill to celebrate our 9th annual holiday small works show. Featuring original creations by local and non-local artists, all priced at $500 and under. Shop small this year while enjoying holiday treats and spirits! Shop the show here >> Popcorn Garland 2018

Artists include: 

April Aldrich

Jamie Blackburn 

John Crum

Chris Fulp 

Nicole Heere

Cory McBee

Fallon Peper

Sara Pittman

Tom Potocki

Denise Stewart Sanabria 

Lisa Shimko

Sebastian Smith 

Sonja Smith 

Rick Washington 

and more!

Book Signing with Eva Magill-Oliver

November 3rd | 2:30PM - 4PM
Mitchell Hill, 438 King St. Charleston, SC. 29403

Please join us for a book signing featuring one of Mitchell Hill’s own artists, Eva Magill-Oliver!

Paint Alchemy

Paint Alchemy explores how to build a painting practice. Whether you’re a novice or an experienced painter, you’ll learn how to create freely by combining a foundation in solid techniques and design principles with an open approach that stays focused on the moment, rather than the end result.

You will learn how to prepare your art space, work with intention, and move between action and observation, responding to the work along the way. Paint Alchemy will help you cultivate a full perspective on the process: from developing ideas in a sketchbook to crystalizing your vision.

As you work through the exercises, you’ll gain a better understanding of color theorymark makingrepresentational formabstraction, and composition. Mindfulness, experimentation, and reflection will give way to wonder as your paintings develop. 

See more of Eva Magill-Oliver’s artwork here.

Purchase a copy of Paint Alchemy (unsigned) here.

Southern Style Now Festival

November 1st - 4th |
Charleston, SC

Traditional Home’s 2018 Southern Style Now Showhouse is a Charleston Single House – an icon of the city’s architecture that is identified by the long verandas that run the length of the structure. Built in 1844 and located in the midst of Charleston’s historic downtown, the home is owned by designers Tyler Hill and Michael Mitchell of Mitchell Hill. This home boasts beautiful original details, including stunning heart pine floors, crown molding, mantles and medallions.

Purchase your tickets online now!  Touring is open from November 1st – December 8th.

Learn more about the Southern Style Now Festival and other great events happening here.

The Great Designer Table Tour + Sweepstakes

Wednesday, October 24th | 7 - 9 PM
King Street - Charleston, SC

4 Charleston designers, 4 tables, 4 stunning locations.

Four of Charleston’s best designers/design teams have decorated four gorgeous tables in your favorite boutiques on King Street!  Between October 24th, 2018 and December 8, 2018, the public can vote online for their favorite table. 

You too, could be a winner!

Each time you vote, you’ll be entered into a sweepstakes, and at the end of the contest, Replacements Ltd. will give one lucky voter a gorgeous sterling silver centerpiece!

How it works…

-Visit all four fabulous stores (locations listed below) and see the gorgeous tablescapes created by Mitchell Hill, Betsy Berry, Kim Morgan, and Sarah-Hamlin Hastings.

-Pick your favorite table, and then, vote for it online at: www.SouthernStyleNow.com/TableTour

-Every time you vote, you’ll be re-entered into the sweepstakes for another chance to win!

-Voting is limited to one vote per day, per email address.

Tablescape Locations:

Yves Delorme
197 King Street

Gretchen Scott
235 King Street

The Vault on King
284 King Street

Mitchell Hill
438 King Street

For official sweepstakes rules and contest details, visit www.SouthernStyleNow.com/TableTour
Sweepstakes starts 10/24/18, ends 12/8/19.  No purchase necessary.

Bridge: a solo show by Lisa Shimko

October 19th | 5-8 pm
Mitchell Hill, 438 King St. Charleston, SC. 29403

Lisa Shimko’s painting style ranges from multi-colored painterly abstracts to honed animals imbued with an allegorical curiosity. Shimko lived in Charleston for 18 years and recently located to Appalachian foothills of Greenville, but her artwork still has a home at Mitchell Hill Gallery in Charleston. We are very excited to welcome Lisa back to Charleston for the opening of her latest solo show, BRIDGE.

Join us Friday, October 19th from 5 pm to 8 pm at 438 King St. to catch up with the artist and view her latest works. All are welcome! 

When asked about her upcoming show, Shimko explains,
“Connecting the Lowcountry to the mountains in my transition manifested in contemplating the span of bridges. The architecture of bridges and engineering can be awe-inspiring as beautiful structures overcoming obstacles such as rivers and ravines. As per my usual art reflection process I delve into metaphor, symbols, mythology and psychology in which “bridges” are a cornucopia. 

In all cultures throughout our history there are stories of many types of bridges such as stone, a rainbow or tree connecting our realm with other dimensions. Many tales include animals as guides in bridge journeys. In this series of paintings I ponder bridges, in literal physical anatomy but mostly within the territory of allegory and psyche.”

Preview Lisa Shimko’s newest work for “Bridge” here.

Art Walk : Leah Streetman ceramics

October 5th | 5 - 8 pm
Mitchell Hill, 438 King St. Charleston, SC. 29403

The first Fall art walk is Friday. Join us at Mitchell Hill as we welcome NY artist, Leah Streetman. A Pawley’s Island native, Streetman references her roots in a collection of ceramics, Oak Lea. Sip, see, touch, chat, buy Friday from 5-8pm. 

More about the artist:

Leah Streetman is a multi-faceted artist based in New York City. Growing up on the coast of Pawley’s Island, SC, her work is inspired by the natural environment of the Lowcountry and her travels to tropical beaches of the world. She has worked in various mediums including: ceramics, welded steel, stained glass, jewelry and darkroom photography. Her work has been exhibited at galleries and museums throughout the US, including: the Cork 

Gallery at Lincoln Center and the Ernest Rubenstein Gallery in New York, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the Urbanna Harbor Gallery in Virginia and the Evansville Museum of Art in Indiana. Her photography is featured in the 9/11 memorial exhibit, Here is New York, which is part of the permanent collection at the Library Of Congress.  

 In addition to her work as an artist, Leah is a music supervisor and producer for Film, TV and Advertising at Triton Creative Group. Currently, 

she works with MGM’s EPIX Network and was recently a producer on the award-winning music documentary, Sidemen: Long Road To Glory. Prior to Triton, she was Vice President of Film & TV Creative Music for Universal Music Group’s Republic & Motown Records.


Leah’s first art achievement was in the third grade when she won the South Carolina Governor’s State Art Award. “Oak Lea” was the name of her childhood home in Pawley’s Island. 

Take 2

September 29th | 1-4 pm
Mitchell Hill, 438 King St. Charleston, SC. 29403

It’s show time again at Mitchell Hill and you won’t want to miss the colorful explosion of new work that is, Take 2.
 
MFA graduate of Edinboro University and acclaimed painter Tom Potocki, along with self-taught abstract expressionist artist Jim Victor, team up for a duet presentation of new works at Mitchell Hill. Potocki debuts new additions to his series of portraits as well as wildly flowy abstracts on canvas. While Victor, a master of layering color to show movement and the passage of time, brings a new punchy palette of pastels. Sure to be a perfect compliment to the more representational side of his counterpart Potocki.
 
Take 2, opens Saturday the 29th, all are welcome to enjoy wine, small bites, and conversation with the artists from 1-4pm.

View Jim Victor’s latest work for “TAKE 2” HERE 

View Tom Potocki’s latest work for “TAKE 2” HERE 

Gems of India Trunk Show

September 7 - 8th | 10 - 3 pm
Mitchell Hill, 438 King St. Charleston, SC. 29403

Mitchell Hill welcomes Ashutosh Gupta to the gallery for a weekend of fun with his dazzling gems. Featuring eye candy such as bangles, earrings, bracelets, pendants and more. Shop the collection this weekend only!

 

2018 Summer Wine Bouquet

Sunday, October 21st | 5 PM - 8 PM
The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel - 115 Meeting St, Charleston, South Carolina 29401S

Art meets fine wine on October 21st, 2018 from 5:00 – 8:00pm at the The Mills House Hotel grand ballroom during our second annual SUMMER WINE BOUQUET!

Each attendee will experience:

– dozens of summer wines

– receive a signature Summer Wine Bouquet tasting wine glass

– 20+ gallery exhibitions

– painting demonstrations by renown artists

– artist Lectures on technique and collecting

– live music from The Kevin Patton Quartet

-hors d’oeuvres

…and more!

The Mills House Hotel is located at 115 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC, 29401. Public parking garages are located at 85 and 93 Queen Street.

Attire: Business Summer Casual… It’s summer in Charleston!

Must be 21 or older to attend. Purchase your tickets on the Charleston Gallery Association website. IDs will be checked at the door.

Sponsored by Wessex Capital
Poster design by Stephen Elliott Webb

Mossy Effervescence featuring Jeannie Weissglass + Susan Hable

June 8th | 6 PM - 8 PM
Mitchell Hill - 438 King St, Charleston, South Carolina 29403

Artist Reception: Friday, June 8, 6-8pm. Enjoy wine, small bites, and conversation with the artists.
Artwork currently on display at Mitchell Hill through June 25, 2018.
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New York-based painter Jeannie Weissglass and Athens, Georgia artist and designer Susan Hable return to Mitchell Hill for their group show, Mossy Effervescence. This combined body of work features works on paper framed with floating edges, mimicking the organic dangle of moss from a branch.

Weissglass had her debut show at Mitchell Hill in May of 2017. Not favoring one particular surface for her work, Jeannie exhibited works on canvas, paper, and large door panels or portals layered with mediums such as vintage wallpaper, oil paint, spray paint, glitter, stickers, etc. and was received with great success. Circling back one year later, we honor the source that made the artist venture south: a Hable print ad.

Being a Hickory Chair dealer, Mitchell Hill sought out Weissglass after a print ad featuring the Hable furniture line for Hickory Chair ran in local design publication, Charleston Style & Design. The photo used was taken during a shoot in Susan Hable’s Athens, GA home. Unbeknownst to Mitchell Hill, the room scene included a piece of art from the designer’s personal collection, and fellow artist friend, Jeannie Weissglass. Customer inquiries for information about the art featured in the fabulous pink and green space began to stack up, sparking the investigation that now re-unites the two female creators.

Adding to her roster of mediums used, Jeannie Weissglass creates short stop motion animation videos. Her process can be seen in the remnants of rubber and graphite left behind from a quick erasing of the last scene from her jagged edge, right-off-the-roll sheet of paper. This two birds, one stone formula affords Weissglass the remains of two workable pieces of art. Allowing the story to play out on a single surface leaves a trail map of the edgy, slightly messy, and beautiful animation process captured in interesting layers of negative space around each composition. Each piece in Mossy
Effervescence is set floating in a crisp white frame, creating a juxtaposition of the contained refined rawness that makes each piece feel special.

Susan Hable was born and raised in Corsicana, Texas and currently resides in Athens, GA. She is the artist and designer behind the hand drawn patterns of Hable Construction Design Studio. Hable has a fine art education with experience in collage, sculpture, welding, drawing, printmaking, and painting. An avid gardener just like her mother, Susan finds inspiration in the beauty of nature and simplicity, often foraging in the garden outside her studio, appropriately named: Hableland. Following the organic lines and shapes of her bounty, she captures geraniums, tulips, snake plants, palm fronds, and more. Unlike Jeannie, Susan keeps it simple, utilizing India ink and pen ink on paper to create a mostly black and white body of work, disguising the identity of each bloom and frond with just a silhouette. Occasionally shades of blue and green gouache surface gracefully in her collages of layered paper leaves and topiaries. Hable’s book, A Colorful Home, and pieces from her furniture collection, Hable for Hickory Chair, will also be available in the gallery.

Art in the City 8th Annual “White Party”

June 1st | 6 PM - 9 PM
Mitchell Hill - 438 King St, Charleston, South Carolina 29403

Formerly known as Art for Charity, AITC is an annual “White Party” fundraiser hosted by Mitchell Hill that raises HIV awareness through the partnership of the Charleston artistic community and the Ryan White Wellness Center of Roper St. Francis.

In their commitment of giving back to local charities and the spirit of philanthropy in their own company culture, Mitchell Hill Gallery is pleased to open their doors and continue this tradition in Charleston on the “First Friday in June” that coincides with the city’s annual Spoleto Arts Festival. This year the event will be held on June 1.

Art in the City is a family-friendly evening where patrons participate in a silent auction and luck of the draw raffles for a chance to win donated artwork such as paintings, jewelry, artisan handcrafted items, photography prints, and more.

Additionally, 10% of gallery sales that evening will also be donated back to the program.

Guest are encouraged to wear all white attire for the evening!

For your ease and convenience, advance tickets can be purchased thru EventBrite.

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