“My purpose is to portray the beauty and color in our world and its people, especially in the South Carolina Lowcountry, as I experience them with my eyes and within my heart.” - Andrea Hazel
Hazel was born in Charleston, SC where she still resides. After years of teaching and running her own business, Andrea Hazel Photography, she began painting in 2001 and has been immersed in watercolors ever since. Her latest series entitled “How It Was...Charleston in 1963,” depicts scenes of homes and communities that have been demolished and displaced in the wake of Charleston’s rapid growth and development. “The idea was not to point a finger and blame, but to show what happened, and to remember these places,” she has said.
Hazel is a member of the Southern Watercolor Society, the South Carolina Watermedia Society, and the Charleston Artist Guild. Her work is currently on view at the Charleston Artist Guild Gallery.
OPEN STUDIO HOURS
Mondays - 11am - 2pm
Wednesdays - 11am - 3pm
Thursdays - 11am - 2pm
Saturday, November 21, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Gibbes Visiting Artist Series complements our exhibition program and promotes creativity, new art forms, and offers perspective on larger community issues. The program features contemporary artists whose work contributes to a new understanding of art in the South.
Support for our Visiting Artist Series is generously provided by Art Bridges, Art Mag, SC Arts Commission, and the Henry and Sylvia Yaschik Foundation.
Through the utilization of found and natural materials, Jamele Wright Sr. explores and creates conversation concerning the Black American vernacular experience.READ MORE
Collaborative duo, Sardine Press, intertwines their work through the exploration of movement, chaos, and the shared physicality within their printmaking practice.READ MORE
By utilizing slow craft, Clare Hu dissects how Southern myths are acted and re-enacted in the stories and objects surrounding them, and the debris left behind.READ MORE
The objective of Jonathan Rypkema's work is to use shapes to create experiences. His formations are constructed to engage with the viewer on a more physical level.READ MORE