The Charles Street Gallery's exhibition series continues with Betsy Chaffin's show of colorful crosshatches and depth-giving tar until November 24th, followed by the 4th Annual Invitational opening on Friday, November 30th with a reception from 5:30-9:30 with the fifteen artists who have created work for the innovative event. This year, the Invitational offers the theme of "My Essence of Beaufort." The interpretations of Beaufort by these artists will be multi-media, including photography. The Lowcountry scenes will be varied, the colors abundant, and the essence of Beaufort finely distilled. The 15 Artists are Eric Horan, Gary Geboy, Joshua Savage Gibson, Paul Keyserling, Jim Rothnie, Benton Lutz, Betsy Chaffin, Lynn Brown, Alexandra Sharma, Sharon DeAlexandris, Cabell Heyward, Rebecca Davenport, Kathy Crowther, Susan Graber, and Priscilla Coleman.
Steve Berry is the New York Times bestselling author of The Alexandria Link , The Templar Legacy, The Third Secret, The Romanov Prophecy, and The Amber Room. His historical-based foreign intrigue books have been translated into thirty-eight languages and sold in forty-two countries. After his first two books were national bestsellers, books three and four debuted at #13 and #4 on the NY Times bestseller list and stayed on all the major bestseller lists for many weeks.
Chaffin describes her paintings as “haiku poetry, rather than novels. The paintings are responses to a specific time, place, or person; for instance, the mood of being by the Colleton River one day.” In her new series at Charles Street Gallery in November, the paintings are made of cross hatches, which are indirect ways of mark-making.