On February 12, 2017, we hosted our 2nd “Pop In”, a pop-up art show in our Show & Tell Art & Design Home Gallery. The original work of 20 artists- both local, as well as national- hung in every room of our home and was available for sale. Kids ran around and played outside, while their parents gathered inside, feeling all warm and fuzzy sipping on bubbly and beer. All guests enjoyed the phenomenal art made by these hardworking artists. Most of the local artists were there answering questions about their process, their inspiration, etc. All were wowed.
On December 17th, 2016 we had our 1st Holiday “Pop In”, a pop-up art show, in our Show & Tell Art & Design Home Gallery. We featured the art work of 20 artists and displayed it throughout our home- from the living room, the kitchen, the bedroom, the kids’ rooms, the Spartanette Trailer and even the loo! It was a festive occasion, where guests imbibed on cocktails and got in the holiday spirit and supported some pretty fabulous creatives.
Yume : dream (in Japanese)
Inspired by 19th century portrait and landscape photography, Nina’s work encompasses various techniques and materials to create compositions that glorify moments in time, the beauty in nature and people. Nina explores such concepts as time and memory as well as the act of remembrance by photographing the landscapes and people of her past and present in hopes of better understanding herself, her family and the places she calls home- Charleston and Okinawa.
Housed in a 19th-century seed house, Worthwhile was the perfect space to show Nina’s new works among their curated collections and oddities from all around the world.
In April 2015, Show & Tell Art & Design was invited to participate in the Digsouth Festival, the southeast’s premier “Innovation Conference”, where our roving art gallery on wheels, a 1948 Spartanette trailer, set up shop for a few days at the conference site. Local Works‘, in conjunction with their neighbors at 1600 Meeting, also invited us to at their co-work space to show and sell our artists’ work.
This was a lovely holiday pop up shop in December 2014, created by Amanda Greeley, founder of the pajama line Tink + Tiger (now photographer and one woman design studio). She curated this eclectic holiday shopping destination in the Harleston Village neighborhood in Charleston, SC. Architectural Digest gave it a shout out online.
“Awe & Awe” was a pop up art show held on Dec. 7th through 17th at “The Ark”, an old, vacant motel on Highway 17N in Awendaw, SC. This raw, unrefined, space provided the perfect frame to showcase a variety of the artists’ work. The featured artists were: Sarah Boyts Yoder, Chambers Austelle, Kristi Ryba, Nina Garner, Townsend Davidson, Kirsten Moran, Beth Coiner, Robin Howard and Raphael T. Melendez. The creative force behind “The Ark” is Tara Justine Derr. Her ever-evolving projects, as well as her endeavors at Darling Farm, can be found at Farmbar.
In October of 2012 before the S & T site was launched, my dear friend Tara Justine Derr asked me to do an installation for the Kinfolk Dinner at Deux Puces Farm in Awendaw, SC. This was a creative gathering presented by Kinfolk Magazine to launch their cookbook, “The Kinfolk Table”. With a mix of handsome taxidermy and antlers hung in unique ways and a grouping of S & T artist, Nina Garner’s mixed media work and collages on book covers, interesting visuals were created for this event in the rugged farm house on this magical piece of land.