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Penny Beesley Presents a Collection of Mixed Media Works in “Earnest Endeavor” in November at the North Charleston City Gallery

Date: 2 November 2017 00:00 AM to 30 November 2017 23:59 PM
Details: Penny Beesley of Beaufort, SC will present a collection of mixed media works in “Earnest Endeavor,” an exhibition influenced by abstract expressionism. Beelsey’s art will be on display from Nov. 2-30 at the North Charleston City Gallery, located within the Charleston Area Convention Center at 5001 Coliseum Drive in North Charleston. The artist will host a free public reception from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2 at the gallery. Beesley’s uses a spontaneous approach that involved scraps of paper, acrylic paint and mark making. “Working mostly in mixed media, I begin with the looseness and motion of abstract painting layered with some collage elements and then mark making,” Beesley said. “My initial approach is spontaneous and intuitive. I begin by gathering a selection of paint colors and papers often inspired by the environment I live in. I like to work in a series of three to five structures – either canvas, panel or paper. I will begin by energizing the surface without thought, only motion, and as shapes and design come together, I pause, listen to music, walk away for a while, then return. When something interesting happens, I interact again with other processes to bring cohesion and closure. Sometimes it takes a long time!” Beesley’s work is permanently exhibiting at La Petite gallery in Bluffton and the Society of Bluffton Artists gallery in Bluffton. Beesley was awarded First Place at the National Juried Show at Ciel Gallery in Charlotte, NC. Penny Beesley was raised in an art loving family and her weekends were often spent at her father’s elbow in his studio. Art was a focal point during high school followed by Eastern Michigan University, attaining a BFA in ceramics and painting. Inspiration and motivation continue to come from nature’s surrounding stimulus of color, form and light, a background presence of music, man-made or natural, and the emotions brought on by them. For more information, visit