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Critics' Picks: The best arts events in town this week

Events for the week of Nov. 14-21

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The Vendue | All the Blues

The Vendue, "Charleston's Art Hotel," presents a new exhibit, All the Blues, opening next Thurs. Nov. 15 with a reception from 6-8 p.m. Sip and snack on cocktails and canapes while perusing works from 24 artists. Every piece in this exhibit has one thing in common — the color blue.Featured in public areas throughout the hotel, All the Blues is a refreshing nod to (in our opinion) the moodiest color of them all. Participating artists include: Robert Lange, Nathan Durfee, Marina Dunbar, Fred Jamar, Kate Hooray, Jo Hay, Robin Howard, J Louis, Kimberly Santini, Anna Sweet, JB Boyd, Laura Dargan, Karin Jurick, Larry Reinhart, Tanya Clark, Dixie Purvis, Vincent Giarrano, and Michelle Jader.

Thurs. Nov. 15, 6-8 p.m. Free to attend. The Vendue, 26 Vendue Range. Downtown. thevendue.com

Charleston Music Hall | Visually Speaking: PechaKucha Portraits by Jonathan Boncek

As part of the celebration of the 10th anniversary of PechaKucha in Charleston, former City Paper staff photographer Jonathan Boncek has curated a selection of 28 portraits of PechaKucha presenters taken during his tenure at CP.

Through Nov. 30. Free to attend. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. Downtown charlestonartsfestival.com

Meyer Vogl Gallery | Gallery Wall-Apalooza

Meyer Vogl Gallery's small works show features artwork by the gallery's favorite artists and friends. The pieces range anywhere from 6"by6" to 16"x20" and can fill gallery walls, small nooks, or stockings. All art is under $1,000. A portion of proceeds from Gallery Wallapalooza will be donated to Charleston Community Foundation's Lowcountry Unity Fund.

Through Nov. 26. Free to attend. Meyer Vogl Gallery, 122 Meeting St. Downtown. meyervogl.com

535 King St. | INTRO: Annual Pop-up Art Exhibition

INTRO, curated and hosted by Art Mag owner and publisher, Matt Mill and owner of Spire Art Services, Michele Seekings, identifies and showcases work from emerging Southern, contemporary artists. The show's featured artists include Craig Lynberg, Katherine Dunlap, Paul Cristina, Alex Waggoner, Chambers Austelle, Adam Eddy, Anne Rhett, Chris Nickels, Carrie Beth Waghorn, and Sara Pittman. In a press release Mill says, "At Art Mag, we're always thinking about ways to help art lovers discover, connect with, and champion new artists. We are proud to partner with Spire Art Services to highlight these ten talented young artists, and are excited for what this show represents for the future of Charleston arts." Mill and Seekings hope this pop-up exhibition serves as a foundation to develop an annual week devoted to the visual arts.

Through Sun. Nov. 18. Free to attend. 535 King St. Downtown.

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