Charleston Crafts Cooperative Gallery to Present “Inspired Globally; Created Locally”
Charleston Crafts Gallery will be spotlighting four of their artists producing craft inspired by the global environment. Their highlighted artist will be on display June 11th during Charleston’s Second Sunday event. While these talented artists will be featured, the work of all Gallery members will be on display and available for purchase, including jewelry, wood puzzles, encaustic paints, fiber art, mixed media collage, apparel and accessories, plus functional and decorative objects in wood, ceramic, and glass.
Here is some information about the upcoming artists:
LuAnne Rosenzweig learned sewing and garment construct from her mother. Her wearable art began with cotton origami jackets consisting of 6 separate squares of fabric sewn together, and through folding and minimal cutting, the squares evolved into a swing jacket with raglan sleeves. care for the environment, LuAnne repurposes vintage clothing into sling purses, long, multi-paneled knit vests, bow ties and hand-dyed silk scarves.
Raquel Quiroz is a fiber artisan originally from Peru living in Charleston, SC. Raquel designs all of her beautifully knitted and crocheted works of art into knitted garments, accessories and sweet, lovely dolls. She infuses contemporary style into centuries-old traditions passed down through her family for generations.
Regina Semko creates decorative, sculptural pieces handcrafted using traditional Origami and Kirigami cutting techniques. By using various papers, including Japanese Chiyogami and rice papers, high quality gift wrap, and recycled paper, she produces beautiful sculptural showpieces, and playful jewelry.
Fairoozan Abdullah is a paper artist and illustrator from Baghdad, Iraq. Her craft technique is known as Quilling. Using the paper quilling technique, she draws with paper instead of on paper. By using thin colorful strips of paper, she creates intricate, decorative wall art and three-dimensional stand-alone creations such as, vessels and sculptural pieces. Fairoozan’s art forms are intriguing and modern. One of her works is pictured above.
The Charleston Crafts Gallery which has been open since 1989, can be found at 84 Society Street. The gallery is now open Monday through Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm.
For more information, call 843-501-7522 or www.shopcharlesoncrafts.com
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