Reinventing one’s self is the ticket to continued happiness. As thinking beings we are capable of starting over, trying again, and becoming anew.
This is the mantra of both the holiday season’s inspiring poster child Ebeneezer Scrooge and local Charleston artist, Bernadette Cali.
At opening night of Charleston Stage’s A Christmas Carol, Artistic Director Julian Wiles remarked about the performance’s reinvention theme and how each day we face countless decisions, i.e. opportunities, to be whoever we want to be.
In tune, local artist Bernadette Cali has received this year’s Griffith/Reyburn Lowcountry Artist of the Year to re-invent herself through her art. “The goal is to start my next important phase, new subject matter, new media. As I explore my elder-artist years (the most important years) I want to confront my subconscious, explore issues of space, and get serious,” says Cali explaining how her new work is just the start to a longer term goal of re-entering the art world after an eight-year hiatus.
Bernadette’s new works will be exhibited December 4th- December 31st at the Charleston Library Society (who is going through their own re-invention process as we speak). An opening reception will be held a the Lower King Street library December 4th from 5:30pm-8:00pm during the French Quarter Art Walk.
This holiday season take every opportunity to reinvent yourself. You might surprise yourself.