Instagram can be a great source of inspiration and positive energy if you carefully curate your feed. Did you know that most of our artists are on Instagram? Perk up your feed by following local artists sharing their inspiration, studios, and works in progress. Here's where to find them:
When you get tired of playing in the snow (we never thought we'd say that in Charleston), you might enjoy a good book and a cup of tea. Fishing For Elephants is a new book by local (and nationally recognized) artist, illustrator, teacher, and author Larry Moore.
If you are a creative, or a collector who would like a peak into the creative process, Larry has so much wisdom and life experience to offer. Plus, he's really funny. Larry's specialty is teaching creatives how to think for themselves, how to get out of the comfort zone, and how to create authentic art. (Also, keep an eye out for Art Mecca's own Robin Howard's work which was featured as an example of assemblage art.)
This book is a fantastic read and the perfect companion for a snowy (!!!) weekend. We're here, so come warm up - then take a walk down to the Horton Hayes Gallery on State Street to see Larry's work. Stop by their studios and you can meet Larry in person and watch him work his magic.
You've got three days until Christmas. Still need the perfect gift? We can recommend something for anyone - just stop by and we'll team up. Don't forget you also need stocking stuffers - because at heart, all adults are just tall five year olds. We can help there too. We know time is short, so we'll just do this in pictures:
Spelling Wands by Lloyd Mandel (we'll explain when you get here).
Tiny adorable pots by Lazy J Pottery
Notecards by Cynthia Decker
Notecards by Robin Howard
Earrings by Kelly Wenner Grossman
....and lots more goodies.
We're open regular hours - even on Christmas Eve. Pop in and we'll give you a hand stuffing a fantastic stocking.