Special Art Exhibitions (2022)

Festival Poster Design Winner

Abstract Paiting


Park Circle Gallery
4820 Jenkins Avenue
North Charleston, SC 29405
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Oh, Pearl: The World is Your Oyster

Deborah Kinard, winner of the 2022 North Charleston Arts Fest Poster Design Competition, will display her winning piece, Memories 222, along with a collection of new abstract mixed media pieces. Curiosity, nature, and love of color inspire her work, which is often experimental and produced through collage and layering techniques using a variety of substrates and materials. As a recent retiree of over 35 years in education, Deborah has had the privilege of spending the last year simply creating and living in her art. These works are the culmination of her newfound freedom to take the opportunities life provides, and a reminder to celebrate the art found in every day.

On view: May 4-27, 2022
Public reception: Friday, May 6, 2022, 5-7pm
Gallery hours: Wed.-Fri, 10am-6pm, Sat. Noon-4pm
Free admission

Wearable Art Exhibition

African American woman modeling a colorful quilted coat


North Charleston City Hall, 3rd Floor
2500 City Hall Lane
North Charleston, SC 29406
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From the Collection of RDKC

Contemporary folk artist, teacher, and lecturer Rachel D.K. Clark has been creating wearable art since 1973. Her garments are characterized by eclectic fabric mixes, vibrant designs, and a keen sense of humor. While they can be whimsical, political, or a personal statement, her pieces always reflect her love of traditional quilt-making. This exhibition features jackets, coats, vests, and ensembles from Rachel’s recent wearable art collections, as well as selections from throughout her extensive career.

On view: May 4-June 17, 2022, 8:00am-7:00pm daily
Free admission