Goose Creek’s Art of Sykes Gallery is gearing up for its grand opening. They’ll kick things off with an open-invite reception on Fri. Nov. 4 from 7-10 p.m. The opening exhibition, running through Dec. 31, is free to the public and will showcase various original contemporary art as well as provide opportunities for attendees to talk with the artists.

Also at this time, DeWayne Sykes will discuss pyrography, “the art of decorating wood or other materials with burn marks.” On display will be jewelry and wire sculptures by Eugene Jenkins, paintings by DeWayne Sykes and Faith Sykes, and drawings by Makeeva Omari Spann (MoSART). Normal gallery hours are Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Find our more about Art of Sykes Gallery at