Dates: 2018-01-05 - 2018-01-26
Exhibit Time - during Regular Café Hours
Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday: 7:30AM – 3:00PM
Wednesday & Friday: 7:30AM – 5:00PM Sunday and Monday: CLOSED
This exhibition features artwork created by local artist Augustin Ellis that spans almost 50 years of his creative career. Ellis has explored different techniques and this exhibition includes work created using oil, acrylics, ink, pastels, and mixed media.
Augustin Ellis started studying drawing and painting formally at age twelve, continuing his artistic studies through high school, university and into graduate level. He studied under renowned South Caroline’s artist Phillip Mullen for several years. Founder of Ellis Art Studios, Augustin Ellis organized several exhibitions and art workshops. After six years he decided to close the studios to pursue art creation full-time.
His solo exhibition has been featured in the University of South Carolina at Columbia, Columbia Gallery, Columbia, South Carolina; Queens College, Charlotte, North Carolina; Newberry's Gallery, Newberry, South Carolina; Pompano Beach Public Library, Pompano Beach Florida. Two-person shows include: With Ainsley Scoville Crawford at Havens Art Gallery, Columbia, South Carolina and David Schluss at Daniel Art Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Ellis was also represented in Carrone Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Dates: 2018-01-13 - 2018-02-23
Exhibition Reception: February 2, 2018 – during Old Town Untapped
Other Dates: Curator and Artist Remarks: February 2, 2018 at 6:30pm
during Regular Gallery Hours
Tuesday through Friday: 10am-6pm
Sundays and Mondays: CLOSED
This is an exhibition that brings together two artists that use portrait photography as their artistic medium: Keliy Anderson-Staley and Stephen Gaskins.
Keliy Anderson-Staley’s [hyphen] Americans is a diverse collection of American faces made across the country. The title of the project refers to the hyphenated character of American identities without labeling anyone’s actual identity. The portraits are all wet-plate collodion tintypes, made using nineteenth-century recipes, period brass lenses, and wooden view cameras. This process was the first widely used to make photographic portraits.
Anderson-Staley work has been featured at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Morris Museum of Art, California Museum of Photography, Bronx Museum of Art, Akron Art Museum, and Southeast Museum of Photography. Her work is in the collection of the Library of Congress, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Portland Museum of Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts-Houston.
Stephen Gaskis “Expressions of Color” is a celebration to diversity and individuality. His photographic work features powerful editorial images of self-confident and strong women.