North Charleston welcomes new artist in residence

Charlynn KnightWatercolor artist Charlynn M. Knight has been named the 2014 Artist-in-Residence for the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department. Knight will serve as a key resource for the department’s outreach programs, especially in the area of art instruction and services to senior groups, public schools, group homes, and other groups in North Charleston. Knight will be available for visual art residencies of 12-15 hours at a minimum of two-hour increments at North Charleston schools and is also available to host workshops for community groups of all ages.

The North Charleston City Gallery will host an exhibition of Knight’s work throughout January 2014. The gallery is located within the Charleston Area Convention Center at 5001 Coliseum Drive in North Charleston. School liaisons, arts teachers, and the general public are invited to meet the artist at a free gallery reception on Thursday, January 2, 2014, from 5 -7 p.m.

Knight, a native of Charleston, graduated from the College of Charleston in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art and continues to further her knowledge through workshops with national and international artists. She has worked primarily in watercolor for more than 28 years and enjoys the way the medium captures the “glow” and vibrant colors and textures of her subjects. She has taught visual art classes and workshops in all media for children and adults since 1990, traveling to art guilds and organizations as well as offering weekly instruction locally. “As an instructor/teacher, I feel it is very important to share my knowledge and pass on the love of creating and expression through art,” she says. “Art is an amazing tool for building self-confidence and offers freedom of expression. I look forward to sharing the different ways art embraces and expresses who we are in new, creative ways.”

Charlynn Knight Angel Oak, Wise OneKnight has received several awards and has been published in International Artist Magazine. Her paintings are featured in several private and corporate collections, including the City of North Charleston’s Public Art Collection. Presently her work is available at Karen’s Korner in Mt. Pleasant and Laura Alberts Tasteful Options in Daniel Island. (Pictured left: Angel Oak, Wise One.)

Art teachers and school liaisons may initiate the request for FREE services by the Artist-in-Residence by contacting the North Charleston Cultural Arts Department at (843) 740-5854. Community groups are also welcome to submit requests, which will be considered on a first come first served basis. All project requests should be placed at least two weeks in advance, with residences completed by the end of May 2014.

More information about the Artist-in-Residence program, as well as the department’s other programs, exhibits, and events, can be found on the Cultural Arts section of the City’s website.

Via: North Charleston Cultural Arts Department