For the past year, local artist Adrienne Antonson has worked as gallery director at contemporary gallery Eye Level Art. In order to devote more time to her art, Antonson recently announced that she is moving to “a small, rural island off the coast of Seattle” in a few weeks. Saturday night’s Ones and Zeros show was Antonson’s last hurrah at the gallery, excepting the occasional guest appearances she promises in the future.
Stepping into her shoes is Caroline Millard, a 2009 graduate of the College of Charleston. She’ll be serving as the gallery coordinator, a slightly different position than Antonson’s. Antonson says that Millard will be working to build ELA’s media contacts and image branding in the community, while owner Mike Elder will return to handling the curatorial duties. Millard has worked in the arts since moving to Charleston three years ago, and she’s contributed to Charlie online magazine, the Post and Courier, and the City Paper. She also worked as the public relations director at CofC Radio (we interviewed her about that for a story last year). Caroline herself says she hopes to “expand Eye Level’s presence in the community by developing a broad spectrum of arts exhibitions” — including one with a trapeze. We’re looking forward to see what Millard can bring to the gallery.