Summer of Wes Art Opening Reception

Summer of Wes Art Opening Reception

20 + Local Artist Displaying works in the Upstairs Gallery

Sat · June 2, 2018

5:00 pm (event ends at 7:00 pm)


Work on View from June 2nd - August 22nd

Opening Reception June 2nd: 5pm - 7pm

Summer of Wes Art Opening Reception
The Charleston Music Hall is thrilled to present The Summer of Wes which will include the screening of 8 Wes Anderson Films, a Wes Anderson Inspired Art Exhibition, and The Music of Wes Concert! Wes Anderson is regarded as one of the most creative film directors and writers of our time. Known for his “meticulously composed and designed shots with precise and very constricted camera movements” (Glenn Kenny), Anderson is a mastermind of creating beautiful and articulate worlds that explore the depths of humanity. From a poorly planned suburban heist, to high school halls, to a large house in New York, to the depths of the great blue sea, to a train in India, to fox holes and dens, to a tiny Northeastern Island, to the top of the Swiss Alps, Anderson’s films wrap us in beautiful palates and plunge us into the despairs of hopes of the human psyche.

Each film will start at 7:30pm with the bar opening at 7pm. The films will be $8 each, or you can purchase an 8 Film Pass for $50.

The Art Opening will be June 2nd from 5pm – 7pm and will be free and open to the public. The exhibit will be on display all summer and will include the work of 20+ artists in all mediums.

The Music of Wes Concert will occur on June 2nd at 8pm and will celebrate the music of Wes’ films Tickets are $15 in advance or $17 at the door.

We commissioned 8 local artists to create a unique film poster for each of the films. Bottle Rocket by Jason Groce, Rushmore by Marshall Hudson, The Royal Tenenbaums by Anne Peyton Sugg, The Life Aquatic by Gil Shuler, The Darjeeling Limited by Seth Deitch, Fantastic Mr. Fox by Becca Barnet, Moonrise Kingdom by Taylor Faulkner, and The Grand Budapest Hotel by Alex Waggoner. The Summer of Wes and Music of Wes posters are designed by Becca Barnet. These specialty poster prints will be for sale all summer at the Box Office.
Venue Information:
Charleston Music Hall
37 John Street
Charleston, South Carolina, 29403