We are Moving!
Join us for the launch party and ribbon cutting on our new location May 5th, 2023
Hagan Fine Art Gallery is thrilled to announce its move to 125 Church Street and its Launch Party there on May 5, 2023. For the inaugural exhibition, the gallery will feature Amy Dixon’s exhibition titled “Intuitions.” Amy Dixon’s reception will be held on the same day as the gallery’s launch party, which is during Artwalk on May 5, 2023 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm. Hagan Fine Art Gallery (HFA) will kick off their launch party and Amy Dixon’s reception with a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Charleston’s Mayor, John Tecklenburg and other special guests, at 5:00 pm on May 5th. Following the ribbon-cutting ceremony, the gallery welcomes visitors to Amy Dixon’s reception with bubbles and nibbles, and the opportunity to mingle in-person with the artist.
About the building
Hagan Fine Art Gallery's new location, at 125 Church Street, is within easy walking distance to many of Charleston’s fine art galleries, new restaurants, fine shops, and one block away from the historic Dock Street Theatre (the oldest theater in America). One of the things that makes this location particularly special is that the gallery space was formerly home to many beloved Charleston artists, notably Margaret Petterson and John Carroll Doyle. John Doyle, a famous Charleston artist (1942-2014) became an encouraging supporter, mentor and friend to Karen Hewitt Hagan early in her art career. I n 2010, Karen founded Hagan Fine Art Gallery in the French Quarter on State Street, not far from the gallery’s new Church Street location.
“This move feels like coming home, visiting old friends. It’s a slice of history in a beautiful art neighborhood, and in a building that has been a celebrated art destination for decades. It’s an extreme honor to showcase the artists of HFA where so many much-loved Charleston artists have shown their works.”
- Karen Hewitt Hagan
As founder of Hagan Fine Art Gallery, Karen Hewitt Hagan has become a well-known Charleston-based fine artist and passionate art collector with a vision for provide an exciting, inviting spaces for regional and master artists to showcase their works. As such, the new space at 125 Church features a beautifully appointed main area, which branches into many light filled rooms hung with new art (each month). This circa 1801 space (which was historically 3 homes that have now been combined into one retail space) with its old-world Charleston charm on the corner of Church and Chalmers, provides an alluring backdrop for art browsing or private showings.
“We are thrilled to open a new cultural space in this time-honored historic city, one that is dedicated to showcasing exciting and important art and artists from around the globe. Our team has a passion for creating a beautiful and welcoming environment to explore paintings and sculpture, from traditional to abstract - a place where art lovers can connect with the artists and their works.”
- Karen Hewitt Hagan
The Inaugural Show
The first show held at the new location will feature new works from Amy Dixon. A highly collected and well-known abstract artist, Amy Dixon will be presenting 14 new paintings in an exhibition titled "Intuitions". This abstract celebration of our new location will be on display for the month of May.
Amy Dixon is well known for her sophisticated abstract and expressionistic style, which features bold colors, dynamic shapes, and intriguing textures. As an artist who does not necessarily limit herself to one specific style, Dixon explores both abstract and loose representational painting, describing her work as “intuitive, curious, never stagnant, eccentric, energetic, and saturated with color.” Amy is universally praised for her unique brushwork and evocative mastery of expressive art. One collector aptly describes the impact of Amy’s work: “It’s a style of painting that remains in your brain for years until you finally realize you have to just have one of your own. They’re just like nothing you see anywhere else.”
Come celebrate the opening of our new location at 125 Church St. on May 5th
Ribbon cutting at 5pm
Meet the artist, Amy Dixon and enjoy bubbles and nibbles through 8pm.