The Vendue, which opened as Charleston’s first art hotel last year, currently has two new exhibits — or will have, we should say, by this Thurs. June 11. 

The first is a selection of works from John Duckworth’s AWAKE exhibition, a massive multimedia show that the artist premiered at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park last November. Originally, the show featured performance art, a video, and a sound installation as well as paintings of the Buddha, and was designed as an immersive art experience.

Robert Lange Studios’ Megan and Robert Lange, who curate the Vendue’s art collection, invited Duckworth to show some of his Buddha paintings at 26 Vendue, which is the space across the street from the Vendue that houses space for a resident artist to work and a gallery as well as additional guest rooms. The paintings have been up since the end of May and will be on display for the rest of the summer, through August. 

And in the Vendue proper, guests will be able to see a new group exhibit, Fluent, starting this Thursday at a free reception from 6-8 p.m. Artists include well-known locals like Karen Ann Myers, Robert Lange, Nathan Durfee, and Teil Duncan, as well as national and international artists. The show’s theme is motion and fluidity, and invited artists submitted works in various mediums — sculpture, painting, and more — exploring those ideas.

You can find out more about Fluent and about Duckworth’s Buddha paintings on the Robert Lange Studios website

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