OCTOBER 8, 2009  |  Olivia Pool 

Rebekah Jacob Gallery gets 'Redy' with visual art show


The American College of the Building Arts is hosting its annual Get Redy to Wear party to celebrate the unveiling of masks by local Charleston artists 6-9 tonight at the Rebekah Jacob Gallery, 169 King St.

Get Redy to Wear pays tribute to Charleston's visual art scene and raises funds for the college. At the event, guests can bid on their favorite masks and are encouraged to wear those masks to the larger, sister event called the Red Party which will take place a couple weeks later on Oct. 29 at the Old City Jail

Notable Charleston artists have created masks within their artistic styles using traditional materials like feathers, beads and ribbons as well as nontraditional materials like sweet grass and metal from a chicken coup. The bidding prices for each mask will begin at $100. Participating artists include Jeff Kopish, Max Miller, Leigh Magar, Mary Edna Fraser and others. Most artist will be present at the event this evening.


SEPTEMBER 29, 2010 | Amy Stockwell Mercer

Tim Pakron and Ben Hollingsworth team up for a grassroots show 

Folk Stars

Timothy Pakron and Benjamin Hollingsworth use words like "grassroots" to describe the growing contemporary art scene in Charleston, but in the same breath, they say their work is not very "Charleston-esque." In neighboring downtown studios, these two artists create works that are innovative, thought provoking, and unexpected. "I want to let people know that I'm always evolving," Pakron says.

IMAGE: Ben Hollingsworth

IMAGE: Ben Hollingsworth

The opportunity to exhibit at the Rebekah Jacob Gallery inspired Hollingsworth and Pakron to develop the idea for Folklore. They wanted to play with the concept of reinterpreting traditional subjects and techniques. Pakron says, "My job as an artist is to continue these traditions and make them my own."