ideas in metal! - About - Charleston, SC
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About ideas in Metal!
As a Lowcountry artist, the shows and festivals that I participate in are usually local - South Carolina and, now, Georgia.  While the work may end up in the mountains of North Carolina, gardens and homes up and down the East Coast, or even in yards in New Mexico, Idaho or Ohio, I generally don't stray too far from home. I have been graced with a lot of community support for my unique style of metal sculpture. The Piccolo Spoleto Craft Shows as well as the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition are usually highlights for me during the year.  Last year, I was honored to be a part of the Carolinas Recycling Association Annual Conference.  The Folly Beach Sea and Sand Festival was also a great spring time event.  ideas in Metal! has a very full schedule this year - some old favorites and new venues as well.  Check out the events page to find out where you can see the latest creations.
 
ideas in Metal! John D Donehue, Jr. grinding recycled material to create a handmade metal sculpture, fish sculpture for garden. Charleston SC
 
Accomplishments, Awards and Projects:
 
Projects and Commissions:
·        Artist in Residence (City of Charleston)
·        Educators Certification workshops (Charleston & Dorchester Counties)
·        LS3P Architects
·        McKellar & Associates
·        Enwright & Associates Architects
·        City of Isle of Palms
·        Medical University of SC
·        The Beach Company
 
Awards:
·        Piccolo Spoleto Festival Poster Design
·        Creative Spark Patron Purchase Awards
·        Piccolo Spoleto Craft Fair Merit & Purchase Awards
 
Past Solo Shows:
·        Saul Alexander  Charleston, SC
·        City Gallery  Charleston, SC
·        Theatre Art Gallery  High Point, NC
 
A sampling of shows and festivals:
·        Piccolo Spoleto Crafts Fair
·        Southeastern Wildlife Expo
·        Folly Beach Sea and Sand Festival
·        Creative Spark Art on the Beach
·        The Charleston Garden Festival
·        Carolinas Recycling Association
 
Philanthropic Activities:
·        Communities in Schools
·        Charleston Symphony Orchestra
·        Spoleto Festival USA
·        Carolinas Recycling Association
·        Charleston Horticultural Society
·        Charleston Animal Society
·        SC Open Land Trust
·        Trident Academy - Mt Pleasant, SC