BASEcamp Artist Gallery
The Digital Corridor supports Beaufort's visual arts community through the BASEcamp Gallery where local artists are invited to display and sell their work. We host a quarterly "artist reception" and invite Corridor members and community art lovers to attend.
Husband, Father, Son, Brother, Friend, Entrepreneur, Consultant, Coach, Speaker, Musician, Artist, Hotelier, Media Producer, Developer, Gardener, Problem Solver, and Digital Corridor member.
Artist: Christopher Knox loves to create. The exhibit is a mixture of several pieces from a decade ago that were a study in color and fit well with the new pieces centered around impressions of the beach- with color as the subject as opposed to activities. "I contend that color in its most basic form must be strived towards as the eye is trained over time to identify common subjects of conformity in any given landscape. By eliminating the familiar payoff of these subjects, one can become more present with how colors evoke emotions. Moreover, the restraint involved in creating these compositions is surprisingly more difficult than one would imagine."
Additionally, he spends time as a prolific songwriter and musician (known as 'Knox' in his solo work and as 'The Scarlet Tree', a project with his wife, Vanessa), and has released three records in the last four years. He also produces video shorts.
Business Professional: Since graduating with a Business Degree from University of Plymouth in the Southwest of England, Christopher Knox has worked professionally in several Fortune 500 companies, technology startups, and in the arts. In 2005, he founded Holler Tree Co., a business consultancy that employed hundreds of "super creatives" and "uber geeks". In 2012, Holler Tree Co. merged with Vega Consulting LLC, which was sold in 2014. Christopher has been largely successful at building highly functional teams with companies like Daewoo Motor America, K-Mart, and Microsoft. As a passionate problem solver, he possesses a keen awareness in navigating relationships to achieve business needs.
Currently, Christopher is managing several real estate investments and is developing a historic property, 607 Bay Street, into an Inn in downtown Beaufort, South Carolina, with his business partner Mike Jacejko. Christopher and his family currently reside on Lady's Island in Beaufort, South Carolina.
USCB Fine Arts Students
Our first installation includes works by students of USCB led by Chair of Fine Arts Dept. Chris Robinson, M.F.A.
Artists featured here: Itzel Guedea, Amanda Mitchell, Yuki Carrera, Alexa Altick, Natalie Howden, Sophie Carrera, Joey Roberts, Taylor Brewer
Chris Robinson, M.F.A.
We are delighted to have as our inaugural opening artist Chris Robinson, M.F.A., along with some of his USCB Fine Arts students.
Chris Robinson is a visual artist, professor of art, and chair of the University of South Carolina Beaufort Department of Fine Arts, as well as a past professor and member of the nanoCenter at the University of South Carolina Columbia. His interests and artwork focus on the development, role, and mediation of complex science and technology in contemporary culture and how it assists in and influences decision-making.
Eric Longo is a local artist creating 2D and 3D art and sculpture. You can view more at the Longo Art Gallery, 103 Charles St in Beaufort, SC.