Rebekah Jacob Gallery heads up the street

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Rebekah Jacob Gallery is moving on up to Upper King Street. The gallery, currently located at 169 King St., features international artists as well as some of Charleston's own brightest contemporary talents — like Tim Hussey, Ben Hollingsworth, and Timothy Pakron. The current space is small, so it's no surprise that Jacob and her stable of artists are ready to spread out a bit.

The new gallery at 502 King St. (formerly California Closets) will more than triple their space. Jacob has tapped architect William Bates to redesign the building's interior. In a recent blog post, Jacob writes, “William and I diligently balanced the historic elements, such as exposed beams and period brick, with the need for expansive clean white wall space. Mixing what keeps Charleston such a classic arts destination with a contemporary perspective will allow the Upper King Design District to move into the future, and the arts along with it.”

Jacob says the new gallery will open in April, with a grand opening April 12 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Soon after, the gallery will present Confluence, a show of new mixed-media work by Tim Hussey and Bo Joseph. “I can’t think of a more appropriate place to continue making our mark than among our dynamic new neighbors Uptown,” Jacob writes. See rebekahjacobgallery.com for more.

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