Mortgage Broker in Nexton, SC

We know that many home loan officers have horrible reputations. Some brokers only see their clients as transactions, and a means to make quick money. They come off as impatient and pushy, failing to understand that this is a very big decision for you. At Mission One Mortgage, we take the opposite approach. We encourage our clients to take as much time as needed to ask us questions and review mortgage documents. We could say that our mission is to exceed your expectations, but we'd rather just show you. From assistance finding FHA, VA, or other loans to refinancing your current mortgage, Mission One is the team you can trust.

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No Additional Fees- Providing our client's services free of charge, using a mortgage broker like Mission One Mortgage can help you scout the best price on loans without a hefty price tag.

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Access to 50 Lenders- With access to a range of loans and interest rates available, Mission One Mortgage can shop for the best loans for your unique needs.

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Accessible to Our Clients- Providing a transparent and communicative service to all our clients, Mission One Mortgage ensures all phone calls are answered or returned in a timely manner.

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To understand the benefits of working with a mortgage broker, you must first understand their role in the home-buying process.

What Does a Mortgage Broker Do?

Your mortgage broker is a third party that works to connect you with mortgage lenders. Essentially, a mortgage broker works as an intermediary between a person who wants to buy a home and the entities offering loans to buy a home. The mortgage broker works with both the borrower and lender to get the borrower approved. They also verify and collect paperwork from the borrower that the lender needs to finish a home purchase. Typically, mortgage brokers have relationships with several home loan lenders. Mission One Mortgage, for example, has access to 50 different lenders, which gives us a wide range of home loans in Nexton, SC, from which to choose.

In addition to finding a home loan lender, your mortgage broker will help you settle on the best loan options and interest rates for your budget. Ideally, your mortgage broker will take a great deal of stress and legwork off your plate while also potentially saving you money.

Help with the Pre-Approval Process

If you're ready to buy a home, getting pre-qualified is a great choice that will streamline the entire process. Your mortgage broker makes getting pre-approved easy by obtaining all the documents needed to get you pre-qualified. In taking a look at your application, they will determine if you're ready for the pre-approval process. If your application needs additional items, the mortgage company will help point you in the right direction to ensure your application is as strong as it can be. Your mortgage broker will also walk you through the different types of loans, from Conventional and FHA to VA and USDA.

In order to be pre-approved for a home in South Carolina, you must have the following:

  • Two Years of W2 Forms
  • 30 Days of Pay Stubs from Employer
  • 60 Days of Bank Statements
  • A Valid Driver's License

Conventional Mortgages

Conventional loans can be used to purchase a new home or refinance your current one. Conventional loans include fixed-rate mortgages and adjustable-rate mortgages. Generally, borrowers must put down a 3% down payment for owner-occupants, 10% for a vacation property, and 20% for an investment home. If you are able to pay 20% of the total cost of the home, you can avoid private mortgage insurance, which is otherwise required. Conventional mortgages are often preferred by buyers with good credit or people needing a non-owner-occupied mortgage.

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FHA Loans

FHA mortgages are issued by the U.S. government and backed by the Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD). This loan is often preferred by first-time homebuyers because it only requires a 3.5% down payment and offers more flexibility with credit requirements and underwriting standards. FHA loans have several requirements you must meet to qualify. Contact Mission One Mortgage today to learn more about FHA loans and whether or not they're best for your financial situation.

USDA Loans

Also backed by the government, these loans are insured by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and don't require money down. These loans have lower insurance requirements when compared to FHA loans, offer 100% financing if you qualify, and allow for closing costs to be covered by the seller. In order to qualify for a USDA loan, you must live in a rural area, and your household income must meet certain standards. These loans are often preferred by low-income citizens who live in rural parts of South Carolina.

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Veteran Mortgages

Also known as VA or Veteran's Affairs loans, these mortgages are reserved for the brave men and women who served in the military. VA loans help provide our military members, veterans, and their families with favorable loan terms and an easy home ownership experience. Often, those who qualify are not required to make a down payment on their home. Additionally, these loans often include less expensive closing costs.

If you are a veteran or the family member of a veteran, contact Mission One Mortgage today to speak with our Vetted VA Professional, Debbie Haberny. Debbie helps our military members, veterans, and their family members obtain home loans utilizing veteran benefits and would be happy to help as you search for a home.

Q. I was talking to my spouse about mortgage brokers, and they mentioned the phrase home loan originator. What's the difference between a broker and a loan originator?

A. The mortgage industry is full of confusing jobs and titles, making it easy to confuse roles and responsibilities. Such is the case with mortgage brokers and home loan originators. Though their roles share similarities, a home loan originator in Nexton, SC, works for a bank or credit union, while a mortgage broker works for a brokerage company. Home loan originators and mortgage brokers are both licensed by the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System (NMLS).

Q. I've heard from everyone that you must have mortgage insurance to buy a home. What is mortgage insurance?

A. Essentially, mortgage insurance helps protect lenders if a borrower forecloses on the home they bought. One advantage of mortgage insurance is that when borrowers pay it, lenders can often grant loans to buyers when they might not have otherwise. Though not always required to buy a home, mortgage insurance is often needed for down payments of less than 20%.

Q. I have just been pre-approved to buy a beautiful home in South Carolina. Is there anything I shouldn't do now that I'm pre-qualified?

A. Mortgage companies like Mission One Mortgage, make getting pre-qualified for a home easy. However, as your loan process continues, your lender is required to run a new credit report before closing on a home. For that reason, it's to avoid any activity that might affect your credit score, such as:

  • Do not become a co-signer on a loan with someone else.
  • Do not quit or change your job.
  • Do not apply for new credit cards, automobile loans, or any other lines of credit.
  • Do not use your credit card to pay for large purchases, like furniture for your new house.
  • Do not avoid payments on current lines of credit, loans, or utility bills.

Q. My brother-in-law recently refinanced his home in South Carolina. What is refinancing, and should I consider refinancing my home too?

A. Refinancing your home basically means you're swapping your current mortgage for a new one, most often with a lower interest rate. If you would like to reduce the term of your loan, lower your monthly mortgage payments, or consolidate debt, refinancing may be a smart option. Many homeowners also choose to refinance if they want to switch from adjustable-rate mortgages to fixed-rate mortgages or to get cash back for home renovations. To learn whether refinancing is a viable option for your situation, contact Mission One Mortgage ASAP, as loan rates change frequently.

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Here at Mission One Mortgage, we believe that the best communities begin with the dream of home ownership. Our mission is to make those dreams come true, with personalized service, expert guidance, and good old-fashioned hard work. As one of the most trusted mortgage companies in Nexton, SC, we have years of experience working with a diverse range of clients, from first-time buyers and investors to self-employed borrowers and non-native English speakers.

Though every mortgage situation is different, one thing never changes: our commitment to clients. Contact our office today to get started on an exceptional home-buying experience.

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Nexton breaks ground on 320-unit for-rent development

What’s next for ?The master-planned community in Summerville broke ground on SOLIS Nexton, a 320-unit multifamily development.Charlotte-based ...

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The master-planned community in Summerville broke ground on SOLIS Nexton, a 320-unit multifamily development.

Charlotte-based Terwilliger Pappas is developing the 11-acre project, which is expected to be completed in late 2022.

SOLIS Nexton plans include for-rent residences that are available in one-, two- and three-bedroom floorplans. The development will consist of nine three- and four-story buildings. Garages also will be available for lease. The new community is located within walking distance to Nexton Square.

“We are excited to add Terwilliger Pappas to Nexton’s expanding list of talented partners who provide high-quality residential offerings that cater to a variety of lifestyles and preferences,” said Nexton’s Vice President of Operations Brent Gibadlo. “From young professionals to families and empty nesters, SOLIS Nexton will blend the best of Nexton living through its thoughtful planning and innovative design.”

Amenities for the new community include a resort-style pool, dog park, peg spa, entertainment lounge, electric car charging stations, a fitness center and private yoga/spin studio. Plans also carved out space for a community pocket park.

“We are thrilled to be located in the heart of Nexton,” said Tom Barker, regional CEO for Terwilliger Pappas. “This is exactly the type of location we’ve been searching for – a walkable location with access to restaurants and other amenities desired by our future residents.”

Additional project partners include Summit Contracting, Group 4 Architecture, which will focus on architect and interiors; and Cline Design Associates and Seamon Whiteside, which will handle civil and landscape architecture.

Terwilliger Pappas was founded in 2013 and develops multifamily apartment communities in Southeast submarkets. The company has regional offices in Raleigh and Atlanta.

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Dayfield Park at Nexton projected to add 500 jobs

Billed as South Carolina’s “most innovative and walkable community,” Nexton has recently announced its designs to build a new commercial property known as Dayrfield Park that will feature office space and residential offerings, as well as retail and service provider options.Extending across 60 acres connecting to Nexton’s Brighton Park, the new project will consist of three phases, each of which will add five buildings to the area. In total, the undertaking — slated to break ground this summer with an exp...

Billed as South Carolina’s “most innovative and walkable community,” Nexton has recently announced its designs to build a new commercial property known as Dayrfield Park that will feature office space and residential offerings, as well as retail and service provider options.

Extending across 60 acres connecting to Nexton’s Brighton Park, the new project will consist of three phases, each of which will add five buildings to the area. In total, the undertaking — slated to break ground this summer with an expected 2026 completion date — is forecasted to deliver 500 new jobs.

Phase One, as detailed in a corresponding media release, is scheduled to combine about 100,000 square feet of commercial space and 20,000 square feet of retail and restaurant additions.

Some of the businesses on board to set up shop in Deerfield Park include The Goddard School daycare center, HYLO Fitness and Go Dog — a pet daycare, boarding and grooming service with an adjoining bar.

“At Nexton, we strive to think one step beyond what is needed to deliver amenities that will improve the daily lives of our residents and employees,” said Nexton Vice President and General Manager Brent Gibadlo. “Dayfield Park will provide an immersive community experience while eliminating or improving the daily commute to the office.”

Speaking on behalf of the collaborating leasing firm was Bridge Commercial Senior Vice President Daniel Pellegrino, who underscored the project’s aim on meeting the needs of Nexton employees.

“Dayfield Park is the first of its kind in the Charleston market to focus on the complete workday beyond the hours of nine to five, further cementing Nexton’s position as the metro region’s third major employment center,” he stated.

Architectural services will be furnished by Rush Dixon Architects and Bello Garris Architects, with SeamonWhiteside serving as the engineering company on the grand-scale construction venture.

Local artist Lori Zareski’s artwork can be seen locally at ART on the Square Gallery in Nexton Square. In addition, she is also a collector of antiques, so she has a booth at Vintage Vibes at 200 N. Main St. in Summerville as well.

ART on the Square will have a general open artists reception for all its artists from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5. If you have never seen the gallery, you must go, as there is so much talent on those walls. While I have profiled several of its artists, I still have more to consider profiling in the future, as I do for those at the Public Works Art Center.

Regan: Lori, how did you get started in art? Did you attend college for art, or are you self-taught?

Zareski: I am mostly self-taught, although I took advertising and design classes at Russell Sage College in New York. It gave me enough background to design logos and ad copy for some local businesses. After that, I began painting murals and trompe l’oeil in homes and businesses. The challenge for me after that has been to condense my artwork onto canvasses and jackets.

R: What medium do you work in most and why? What’s your favorite type of item to create?

Z: I only use acrylic mainly because it is easily manipulated to resemble watercolor or alcohol ink, and it is fast drying. I am very impatient. My favorite thing is accepting commissions that challenge me to think outside the box. I have painted on everything, including walls, furniture, clothing and even hubcaps.

R: What got you into antiques and collectibles?

Z: I bought my first antique at 13 years old. It was a caned rocking chair I still own. My parents took me throughout New York and New England in search of treasures. Because of these adventures, I began crafting what I call “Salvage Art.” It resembles a sort of “I Spy” puzzle. I mostly use a band saw to prepare the wood pieces (chair parts, rulers, croquet mallets, etc.) that make up the assemblages, and then I add a painted canvas to complete the piece. If you look closely enough, you will find some vintage trinkets attached to many of my paintings.

R: Aside from the gallery and the antique store, are you also involved with groups like the Summerville Artist Guild?

Z: I do not belong to any guild or group because we have been traveling for the past few years to care for family. Joining a group is on my to-do list for 2024.

R: Have you ever taught art workshops or classes? Is that something you would like to do?

Z: I have not taught any professional classes yet, but I do tutor numerous friends in painting backgrounds with acrylics. I am trying to work out the details for a workshop this summer at the gallery.

R: You love the 1980s New York street artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. What is it about his work that draws you in?

Z: I attended college in the early 1980s, and the avant-garde style was everywhere. Street art was just becoming mainstream, and I quickly became a fan of his work, not just for the messaging and content but for his freedom of color and mark-making. I feel that freedom when I paint denim jackets. I recently painted vintage album covers on denim for customers. It has been fun to revisit that era.

R: What is coming up for you?

Z: I am always striving to get looser in my artwork, as my background in advertising makes my work more like illustrations. I have some new pieces coming in neutral colors, which is new because I tend to use every color in the crayon box whenever possible. The flea market season has ended for this year, but I will apply again for next year’s shows. I will create a website to sell my custom jackets, but you can always find my work in Summerville and on Instagram.

Visit www.ArtontheSquare.gallery/Lori-Zareski/ or @lorizart_paintsinsc on Instagram for more information.

Mary E. Regan is a guest columnist for the Journal Scene and a freelance publicist with her propublicist.com consultancy. She is always seeking new publicity clients and writing projects. Email mary@propublicist.com with story ideas.

MUSC to build hospital in Nexton

The master-planned Nexton community will soon become a medical destination for Berkeley County.Medical University of South Carolina has proposed a $130 million hospital within the Summerville community. The 128-patient bed facility will include four operating rooms, eight labor and delivery rooms, diagnostic testing and imaging, and emergency services, MUSC Health Chief Strategy Officer Sarah Bacik said.“A large pe...

The master-planned Nexton community will soon become a medical destination for Berkeley County.

Medical University of South Carolina has proposed a $130 million hospital within the Summerville community. The 128-patient bed facility will include four operating rooms, eight labor and delivery rooms, diagnostic testing and imaging, and emergency services, MUSC Health Chief Strategy Officer Sarah Bacik said.

“A large percentage of our current patients originate from Berkeley County, and this is going to really allow our patients to have access within our communities,” Bacik said. “It’s not a surprise to anyone that the growth has outpaced some of the infrastructure.”

MUSC has asked the state for approval to build the community hospital through a certificate of need.

The build is expected to take two and a half years.

Nexton’s Vice President of Operations Brent Gibadlo said a hospital offers a service to the surrounding areas and residents because health care options have become a growing priority for homebuyers.

“There are certain basic things that are important for everyone that don’t change,” he said. “Certainly good schools if people have children and then good health care options. So having a world-class hospital in close proximity is always a wonderful compliment to a community."

Downtown Charleston’s MUSC campus will remain the hub for the educational hospital, while the Nexton campus will book end it with satellite campuses and ambulatory services in between, Bacik said.

“We’re full downtown, and we need to make sure that we can continue to have access to those more acute patients,” Bacik said. “It’s really about getting the patients the right level of care at the right place.”

The need for a community hospital in Berkeley County is critical, said Dr. Dave Zaas, CEO of the Charleston division of MUSC. The hospital’s co-location in Nexton will help with the area’s continued growth.

“That is a lot of our strategy not just in tri-county but around the state,” he said. “Not only delivering the highest quality … but more convenient and ideally at a lower cost. I think that drives our ambulatory growth as well as our statewide strategy.”

Gibadlo said Nexton is just starting to explore the possibilities with MUSC and its idea of community health care, of being more proactive and going out into the community to initiate health and wellness programs. Preventative care could then decrease the need for hospital visits.

“We’ve had conversations with MUSC on how to incorporate some of those programs into Nexton,” Gibadlo said. “That’s everything from community gardens to community fitness programs to even potential opportunities for some of the coordination between MUSC and some of the companies at Nexton.”

Other suggestions include incorporating companies’ health care programs through MUSC and creating wellness programs employees can participate in.

Bacik is already excited for both caregivers and patients because she believes the best care is delivered conveniently to patients, many of whom come from across the state.

“A lot of our patients and staff travel to the peninsula today to receive care or to care for our patients … so if they could receive care 30 minutes closer, that’s a benefit for the communities as well,” Bacik said.

Gibadlo is going on 13 years at Nexton and said there is has another 13 or 14 years left in the business plan. He still remembers those early years, though, sitting in a Welcome Center trailer praying that builders and homebuyers would think outside the box.

Convincing people to give Nexton a chance was hard a decade ago given the location.

Over time, Gibadlo has found that if he pushes the envelope to create value, the innovation is well-received.

“I think the potential for Nexton is really evolving continuously. What we used to think was possible we’ve exceeded now. Maybe we can take it another step,” he said. “A hospital was something we only dreamed about 10 years ago. Now that’s happening.”

Nexton now receives calls almost daily from groups, retailers and home builders who want to create something exciting at the community. Gibadlo said the biggest challenge is prioritizing. If he reacts to every call, he risks losing focus of the long-term vision that Nexton is systematically moving through.

“At the same time, you have to be flexible enough that if you get a call, like from MUSC, you change track a little bit because that’s a great opportunity,” he said.

A community with a master plan allowed Gibadlo and his team to be deliberate about adding a hospital. They could look at the map of the 5,000 acres to find a plot that was accessible, wouldn’t disrupt homeowners with traffic and had surrounding space for businesses the hospital could bring in. Gibadlo believes they will come.

As an educational institution, MUSC’s research and development could lead to job opportunities and potential spin-off businesses, he said.

Together, Gibadlo and his team’s vision for Nexton stem from a love for the region. He knows, however, that with any growth, there will inevitably be challenges. The objective then is to figure out how to make those obstacles positive.

“We look at it and say hey, we can create this employment center in the Charleston region, take some of the pressure off downtown, 526, everyone commuting and bring some of the great things that people love about this region from a quality of life and bring them to another location that can spread them out a little bit,” he said. “Maybe we can play a small role in helping this region continue to be a great place to live. At the heart of it, that’s what motivates us every day.”

Lowes Foods Plans Second Berkeley County Location In Nexton

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. – Lowes Foods, a North Carolina-based supermarket, has plans to add a fifth Lowcountry location, Brookfield Properties recently announced. The supermarket chain will open its second Berkeley County store in Nexton’s North Creek Marketplace in Summerville.An anticipated opening date has yet to be announced. Currently, the only Lowes Foods in...

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. – Lowes Foods, a North Carolina-based supermarket, has plans to add a fifth Lowcountry location, Brookfield Properties recently announced. The supermarket chain will open its second Berkeley County store in Nexton’s North Creek Marketplace in Summerville.

An anticipated opening date has yet to be announced. Currently, the only Lowes Foods in Berkeley County is in Hanahan. Other nearby locations include West Ashley (Charleston County), Mount Pleasant (Charleston County) and Summerville (Dorchester County).

The Nexton grocery store will anchor a new retail center that will also include Domino’s Pizza and Cava, a fast-casual Mediterranean concept. Fifth and Third Bank and a Roper Urgent Care facility will also call North Creek Market home.

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Founded in 1954, Lowes Foods employs nearly 9,000 people and operates more than 80 full-servicesupermarkets in the Carolinas.

Locally owned and operated, Lowes Foods prides itself as a “homegrown company” committed to bringing community back to the table, by providing customers with the freshest and most innovative local products from local suppliers.

To learn more, visit lowesfoods.com.

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. – A national provider of upscale co-working and flexible office spaces recently celebrated the grand opening of its newest location in Berkeley County. Serendipity Labs with the help of the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce cut the ribbon Friday to its new Summerville facility in Nexton Square.

“Come by for a tour to check out this newly constructed 2-level workspace, which features retail, dining, hotels and a variety of fitness options at your doorstep. Conveniently located only 25 minutes from Charleston, and only 5 minutes from Downtown Summerville,” Serendipity Labs recently posted to its official Facebook page.

The standalone Nexton location offers 28,000 square feet of thoughtfully designed workspaces, including private offices, team rooms, co-working spaces and dedicated rooms for business meetings and events, according to a news release.

It also features outdoor patio space and a Lab Café, offering unlimited coffee, tea and fruit-infused water as well as ergonomic desks, chairs, sofas and fast-speed, encrypted internet.

This is Serendipity Labs’ second commercial location in the Charleston area.

Headquartered in Rye, NY and established in 2011, Serendipity Labs Inc., is an American flexible office space company that opens, manages and markets its upscale coworking brand as a service to office asset owners.

A.C. Marriott hotel coming to Downtown Nexton

In a press release dated Nov. 29, Sharbell Nexton, LLC announced the addition of an A.C. Hotel by Marriott in Summerville’s Downtown Nexton area in 2024.The specs of the new construction will consist of a boutique hotel situated on 2.5 acres on the corner of Sigma Drive and Session Street. The four-floor edifice will include 117 rooms.An outdoor pool and courtyard, indoor kitchen and open lounge area, fitness room and meeting space are also part of the package at the new venue.The Nexton venture will be the second ...

In a press release dated Nov. 29, Sharbell Nexton, LLC announced the addition of an A.C. Hotel by Marriott in Summerville’s Downtown Nexton area in 2024.

The specs of the new construction will consist of a boutique hotel situated on 2.5 acres on the corner of Sigma Drive and Session Street. The four-floor edifice will include 117 rooms.

An outdoor pool and courtyard, indoor kitchen and open lounge area, fitness room and meeting space are also part of the package at the new venue.

The Nexton venture will be the second A.C.-flagged property in South Carolina, with the other located in Greenville.

In addition, this project involves Baywood Hotels, a Columbia, Maryland-based company, that specializes in hotel management and development.

Local artist Lori Zareski’s artwork can be seen locally at ART on the Square Gallery in Nexton Square. In addition, she is also a collector of antiques, so she has a booth at Vintage Vibes at 200 N. Main St. in Summerville as well.

ART on the Square will have a general open artists reception for all its artists from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5. If you have never seen the gallery, you must go, as there is so much talent on those walls. While I have profiled several of its artists, I still have more to consider profiling in the future, as I do for those at the Public Works Art Center.

Regan: Lori, how did you get started in art? Did you attend college for art, or are you self-taught?

Zareski: I am mostly self-taught, although I took advertising and design classes at Russell Sage College in New York. It gave me enough background to design logos and ad copy for some local businesses. After that, I began painting murals and trompe l’oeil in homes and businesses. The challenge for me after that has been to condense my artwork onto canvasses and jackets.

R: What medium do you work in most and why? What’s your favorite type of item to create?

Z: I only use acrylic mainly because it is easily manipulated to resemble watercolor or alcohol ink, and it is fast drying. I am very impatient. My favorite thing is accepting commissions that challenge me to think outside the box. I have painted on everything, including walls, furniture, clothing and even hubcaps.

R: What got you into antiques and collectibles?

Z: I bought my first antique at 13 years old. It was a caned rocking chair I still own. My parents took me throughout New York and New England in search of treasures. Because of these adventures, I began crafting what I call “Salvage Art.” It resembles a sort of “I Spy” puzzle. I mostly use a band saw to prepare the wood pieces (chair parts, rulers, croquet mallets, etc.) that make up the assemblages, and then I add a painted canvas to complete the piece. If you look closely enough, you will find some vintage trinkets attached to many of my paintings.

R: Aside from the gallery and the antique store, are you also involved with groups like the Summerville Artist Guild?

Z: I do not belong to any guild or group because we have been traveling for the past few years to care for family. Joining a group is on my to-do list for 2024.

R: Have you ever taught art workshops or classes? Is that something you would like to do?

Z: I have not taught any professional classes yet, but I do tutor numerous friends in painting backgrounds with acrylics. I am trying to work out the details for a workshop this summer at the gallery.

R: You love the 1980s New York street artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. What is it about his work that draws you in?

Z: I attended college in the early 1980s, and the avant-garde style was everywhere. Street art was just becoming mainstream, and I quickly became a fan of his work, not just for the messaging and content but for his freedom of color and mark-making. I feel that freedom when I paint denim jackets. I recently painted vintage album covers on denim for customers. It has been fun to revisit that era.

R: What is coming up for you?

Z: I am always striving to get looser in my artwork, as my background in advertising makes my work more like illustrations. I have some new pieces coming in neutral colors, which is new because I tend to use every color in the crayon box whenever possible. The flea market season has ended for this year, but I will apply again for next year’s shows. I will create a website to sell my custom jackets, but you can always find my work in Summerville and on Instagram.

Visit www.ArtontheSquare.gallery/Lori-Zareski/ or @lorizart_paintsinsc on Instagram for more information.

Mary E. Regan is a guest columnist for the Journal Scene and a freelance publicist with her propublicist.com consultancy. She is always seeking new publicity clients and writing projects. Email mary@propublicist.com with story ideas.

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