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Arts Profile

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

Creative Jolt: The dynamic and high-energy world of sculptor Jonathan Brilliant

Airy Hall’s Kendrick Mayes finds art in articulated skeletons

Pushing Boundaries: Painter Sally King Benedict explores color on abstract canvases

Arianne King Comer honors her heritage through indigo batik

Positive Influence: Robert Lange portrays an optimistic and whimsical reality

Painter Honor Marks praises the earth with intricate nature studies

Mikhail Smolkin creates precious jewelry in old-world style