The City of North Charleston’s Cultural Arts Department is pleased to announce that works by the artist collective, BAMN’N, LLC, will be on exhibit at the North Charleston City Gallery from November 1-30, 2012. The public is invited to attend a free reception at the gallery hosted by the artists on Thursday, November 1, from 5pm-7pm.
The group exhibition, titled Contemporary Cross Currents, features a collection of paintings, fine craft, and mixed media pieces by members of BAMN’N, LLC, and special guests. BAMN’N is an acronym for By Any Means Necessary, Now. The group describes themselves as socially concerned, aesthetically astute contemporary artists with a mission to support, facilitate, and foster artistic opportunities for contemporary artists through exhibitions, peer mentoring, collections, education, etc. Members include Marty Biernbaum, Arianne King Comer, Hank D. Herring, KTC, and Addelle Sanders. Special guests featured in Contemporary Cross Currents include Susanne Frenzel, Andrea Hazel, Hampton R. Olfus, Jr., Pedro Rodriquez, Francina Smalls-Joyner, and Cookie Washington.
As BAMN’N’s first exhibition, Contemporary Cross Currents aims to draw attention to the rich diversity we share as a contemporary culture. The eleven featured artists use their work to help bridge gaps of misunderstanding between cultures, religions, races, political beliefs, gender and age. “We seek to draw people together, in the shared experience of viewing our art,” explains BAMN’N member, KTC. “We also want to visually touch, move, and inspire through our diverse artistic expressions,” she adds.
The North Charleston City Gallery is located in the common areas of the Charleston Area Convention Center with free parking and admission during regular Convention Center operating hours 9:00am-5:00pm, daily. The gallery is staffed on Friday, Saturday, and Monday only. Inquiries regarding artists or purchase information may be directed to the North Charleston Cultural Arts Department at (843) 740-5854. For information on additional exhibits, programs, and events, visit the Cultural Arts section of the City’s website at www.northcharleston.org.