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Phillip Hyman hosts a show of surprises at the Meeting Place

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Leave your expectations behind at the latest event by Eyeball Art Shows, Transition. At this spontaneous exhibit, there's no way of knowing what you will see or hear. In fact, event coordinator Phillip Hyman says he doesn’t even look at the art before accepting entries. “Like I always say, if you think you’re an artist, come ... I create a venue, put the word out to the art community, and they can do with it what they will. It usually draws a lot of people out of the woodwork doing unusual things.” Scheduled for Sept. 21-23 at The Meeting Place in North Charleston, the event is free and open to the public.

When we spoke to Hyman, he was moving in a trash composition by one of the featured artists. Based on past events, large cardboard robots, aerosol prints, and other forms of underground art are just some of the installations likely to be seen.

Contributors include Tony Prete, Meta Sapient, and other artists Hyman describes as “the ones that don’t ask to join other shows.” Friday there will be “experimental computer sampling” and jazz fusion by the bands Circus McGurkis and Wawona, a group that falls into the concrete or industrial music genre. Saturday, the art exhibition and live music continues with acoustic solo artist Joshuah Jarman and punk band The Lungs. Sunday’s eclectic lineup begins with Geoffrey Cormier’s Modern Puppet Show, in which elaborately detailed cardboard shapes are illuminated and move to medieval music improvised for the story. After that, Karen Innella and her troupe will perform Turkish belly dancing.

Hyman says all ages are welcome at this event and with no ticket charge, you’ll get a free chance to see what could possibly be the closest thing to stepping into a Tim Burton movie.

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