Detail of work by Chaplin, entitled "Family Portrait."
Yesterday the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department announced the appointment of painter and muralist Quintin Chaplin as the city's artist-in-residence (AIR) for 2018-2019. North Charleston's AIR provides residencies and workshops to public schools, area seniors, and various community groups now through June 2019.
In a press release Chaplin says, "Being a teaching artist has given me a platform to talk to kids about things like self-awareness, self-esteem, and how to handle peer pressure." Chaplin is a 2013 graduate of Trident Technical College and a 2015 recipient of a certificate from Pixar Animation Studios in Los Angeles. A freelance artist since 2011, Chaplin has created work for local businesses, schools, individuals, and organizations.
This December the North Charleston City Gallery hosts an exhibition of Chaplin's work, with an opening reception on Thurs. Dec. 6 from 5-7 p.m. School liaisons, art teachers, and the public are invited to meet Chaplin at this opening. And, if you're interested in utilizing Chaplin's services as AIR, contact the North Charleston Cultural Arts Dept. by calling (843) 740-5851.