Summerville collector to display Chagall, Dali, Picasso pieces

Summerville's Robert S. Seay is offering a free lecture and display of some his paintings, including works by Marc Chagall, Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso.

The lecture is at Charleston's City Gallery at Waterfront Park on April 9 at 6:30 p.m.

Here are all the details from an e-mailed press release:

Charleston residents and visitors will have the rare opportunity to view an eclectic collection of surreal paintings and graphics, April 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park. Robert S. Seay of Summerville, S.C., local collector, will provide about 20 pieces from his personal collection to display during his lecture, “The Art Movement of Surrealism,” including those of Marc Chagall, Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso.

Sponsored by the Charleston Artists Guild, the presentation and exhibit is free and open to the public and is the third and last installment of the “Art and Eats—Art History Lecture Series.” For more information, including details of the pieces that will be on display, please call the Charleston Artist Guild at (843) 722-2425.

The City Gallery at Waterfront Park, owned by the City of Charleston and operated by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs, is a venue for contemporary artwork that is new, vital and innovative, with a focus on broadening Charleston’s arts outlook. The City Gallery provides access to the visual arts for everyone in Charleston, S.C., visitors and residents alike, by offering exhibits that are all admission-free. The City Gallery is located at 34 Prioleau St. in downtown Charleston, S.C, and its hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Noon to 5 p.m. For more information, please call or e-mail the City Gallery at (843) 958-6484 or e-mail