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ArtMares 2014

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October 24, 2014

Buried deep in the bowels of what may well be the busiest entertainment weekend in Charleston in years, HallowEast will present the sixth annual edition of ArtMares, a horror-themed art show. If you are not caught up in the hoopla over Ian Anderson, Dennis Miller, Bill O’Reilly, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Evil Dead: The Musical, Venus in Fur, then this art show is probably right up your alley.

It is a bit of a bummer that the date for this show has been carved in stone for a year, and slowly more and more competing events were announced, leading to the point where we have high-profile events happening at The Clay Center, The Municipal Auditorium, The Civic Center Little Theater, The Scottish Rites Temple, Kanawha Players Theater, and The Alban Arts Center all at the same time. It’s an embarrassment of riches, and it might hurt attendance at ArtMares.

However, ArtMares, which takes place on the third floor of Contemporary Galleries, located right behind Appalachian Power Park, starts at 6 PM and runs until 11 Pm, so you have the chance to dash in before or after any other events that you may be goint to this evening. It would be really cool if everybody in the front row at the Dennis Miller/Bill O’Reilly live sex show joint blather fest showed up carrying an oversized painting of severed heads or monsters.

The reception will feature music by the amazing Ryan Kennedy, along with fine edibles provided by Bluegrass Kitchen, The Empty Glass and Kelly Bryant. Admission is free, but a five-dollar donation will not be turned down. This year we’re presenting a preview of ArtMares, so you can get an early look which will hopefully convince you to attend the show and buy artwork and just throw tons of money at all the artists.

Here, with minimal captions, is our look at ArtMares 2014…

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cool stuff by GlenBrogan

Cool stuff by Glen Brogan
More cool stuff by Glen Brogan
Me with one of my pieces. Photo by Lee Harrah
You PopCulteer with one of his pieces. Photo by Lee Harrah
My other piece. There's a story behind this
My other piece. There’s a story behind this
Lee Harrah with his contributions to ArtMares
Lee Harrah with his contributions to ArtMares
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A very striking piece by Joe Bolyard
A very striking piece by Joe Bolyard
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One of the astounding pieces by Eric Holstine
One of the astounding pieces by Eric Holstine
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Famous Monsters by Ian Bode
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That’s it for this week’s PopCulteer. Get ready for our regular features to go full-tilt into Halloween mode for the next week, as we bring you Halloween-themededitions of The RFC Flashback, Sunday Evening Videos, Monday Morning Art, Radio Free Charleston, The PopCult Toybox and more.