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Arts Profile

When Kristy Bishop traded her paintbrush for needle and thread, she unbound the abstract artist within

Woodturner Ashley Harwood gives fallen trees a second life as artful bowls, ornaments, and even earrings

Corroded metals on sunken ships and drawings on ancient walls inspire Paul Mardikian’s abstract paintings

A fascination with light drives Shannon Smith to paint local chefs, farm-fresh veggies, and landscapes near and far

Assemblage artist Hirona Matsuda pieces together her past

Guiding Light: Johnson Hagood captures disappearing elements of the South

For Eva Carter, each big, bold abstract painting is a journey that calls for decision-making, risk-taking, and some free fall

Painter Nathan Durfee translates universal human experiences into his own vibrant reality

Painter and gallery owner Lese Corrigan makes her life’s work celebrating Charleston

Julia Cart preserves our natural and cultural legacy with black-and-white photographs evocative of a period long past

A 1950s fashion illustrator captured an American style era

This month at New York’s Park Avenue Armory, 70 pieces of Charleston’s past—from centuries-old furniture, paintings, and metalwork to delicate textiles and ceramics—will be in the spotlight at the Winter Antiques Show (WAS), the go-to trove for curators, collectors, scholars, and designers. More than 25,000 people are expected to experience “Grandeur Preserved: Masterworks Presented by Historic Charleston Foundation,” a carefully curated loan exhibition and collaborative effort among local museums, institutions, and private collectors. Get an insider’s look at some of the priceless objects heading north to demonstrate our city’s significant role in American decorative and fine arts, and meet three of the players who have helped bring it all together

Wendy Allen casts her talents into the Japanese art of gyotaku

J. Henry Fair examines environmental destruction through art

Begin the Begin: Painter Tim Hussey’s mid-career retrospective

Metamorphosis: Like a Boy Scout-turned-mad scientist, Ben Timpson transforms natural and found objects into enlightened works of art

Material Girl: Karin Olah makes the cut with fabric and fresh inspiration

Brian Bustos takes on life with an intrepid imagination

Light Years: Four decades of illuminating work by Rhett Thurman