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VISUAL ARTS: Yo Art Project

Yo Art Project This exciting exhibition features posters and photos created by children between the ages of 7-15 from local Title One schools. The works represent the student’s unique insight into their community and highlight the process of discovery fostered by the Yo Art program. Yo Art partners with local artists to provide comprehensive arts education enabling these young people to express themselves and […]

VISUAL ARTS: 2016 Piccolo Spoleto Juried Art Exhibition

2016 Piccolo Spoleto Juried Art Exhibition This annual juried art exhibition showcases recent painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, and photography by South Carolina artists, presenting those artworks receiving prizes alongside a limited selection of pieces identified by the juror as meriting display. This year’s juror is Greg Colleton, an artist and the Director of Operations at Redux Contemporary Art Center. […]

VISUAL ARTS: The Talking Cure

The Talking Cure Work by New York-based visual artist Melissa Stern, including her collaboration with 24 writers, poets, novelists, screenwriters, playwrights and actors. Stern created twelve sculptures, and then asked twelve writers to each chose a sculpture to which they related most intimately. The result is imagined monologues of the goings on in the sculpture’s mind. On View  May 27–June 11 Tue.–Fri. […]

VISUAL ARTS: New Paintings by Tim Hussey

New Paintings by Tim Hussey These large and small scale canvases by local artist Tim Hussey integrate found lists with typography hand-painted by James A. Greene, a local African-American artist known citywide for his restaurant murals and store front lettering. Pulling from outside resources and pre-existing writings, the paintings culminate in an unwitting collaboration between the past and present, strange and familiar—working together to resonate […]

VISUAL ARTS: 37th Annual Piccolo Spoleto Fine Craft Show

37th Annual Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Crafts Show Coordinators Dorinda Harmon, Vicki Vigneault, and Kasey Briggs Dates May 27–29; June 3–5; Fri. & Sat., 10:00am–6:00pm, Sun. 11:00am–5:00pm Venue Wragg Square Address Meeting St. between Charlotte St. and Ashmead Pl. Admission $3 adults, free for children and seniors; $1 adults on Sundays The Piccolo Spoleto Fine Craft Show […]

VISUAL ARTS: King Street— The 500 Block

King Street— The 500 Block Local photographer Jack Alterman presents portraits of the merchants of Charleston’s Upper King Street, a neighborhood that finds itself at a tipping point. As Charleston’s population swells, locally-owned businesses here, which have long epitomized the area, are giving way to major new development. Today the area sits as the epicenter of a new Charleston renaissance. Jack Alterman’s exhibit of over […]

VISUAL ARTS: Ikebana

Ikebana Cone 10 Studios presents an exhibition of Ikebana, the Japanese art of floral arrangement, using dynamic ceramic containers based in nature in reaction to artist and poet Otagaki Rengetsu. Arranging and demonstrating the art, Dr. Robert Earnest is inspired by the Chabana tradition, an ancient style of Japanese flower arrangements used in traditional tea […]

VISUAL ARTS: Beyond the Rainbow

Beyond the Rainbow Charleston based artist, Fletcher Williams III, presents a new body of work drawing upon the themes of destruction, adversity, and childhood. With a combination of sculpture, drawing, painting, and a life-sized installation, Williams transforms a barren concrete space into a small-scale community. Included in the exhibition are several works from his 2015 […]

VISUAL ARTS: The Art of Recovery

The Art of Recovery This award-winning exhibition celebrates the vitality and courage of the human spirit. Presented by the SC Department of Mental Health, the exhibition showcases a talented group of artists and serves as an educational anti-stigma project. Over 90 original artworks from people recovering from mental illness, offering a powerful representation of the person within – his or her pain, fear, recovery, […]

VISUAL ARTS: Kelly Lu’s WAR!

Kelly Lu’s WAR! Growing up as a minority in the South, Kelly Lu rarely saw representations of her race. Her work references ideas of rebellion, the contrast between youth and death, the turmoil of becoming an adult, and the struggle to find an identity. Lu creates semi-autobiographical drawings using ink, marker, and acrylic on various […]

VISUAL ARTS: Pluck and Grow: Artist Talk and Workshop

Wed., June 1, 6:00pm ‘Pluck and Grow’: Artist Talk and Workshop  Gibbes Museum of Art visiting artist, Sonya Clark, is installing Pluck and Grow—a collaborative work with visitors to the newly renovated museum. Using hair as a metaphor for what connects us as humans, separates us into racial groups, and makes us individuals, the artist invites people to contribute their hair stories […]

VISUAL ARTS: Awakening IV: Indigo

June 4 at 4:00pm Awakening IV: Indigo Celebrate the history, culture, artistry, and science of indigo. Join Enough Pie to launch Charleston’s premiere VAT SHACK at the Joseph Floyd Manor Park. Enjoy indigo-inspired artwork by local artists, hands-on indigo dying, and an evening documentary film: Blue Alchemy. Venue: Joseph Floyd Manor Park Address: 2106 Mt. Pleasant Street Admission: Free

VISUAL ARTS: Visual Alchemy: Afrofuturism

Visual Alchemy: Afrofuturism 4th Wall presents a collection of work from Cedric Umoja, Dogon Krigga, and Roni Nicole Henderson. The show fuses three distinct voices who, though working through different mediums, center their works around the elemental function of ritual and magic in black life. The artists present works that employ the “visual alchemy” of the African diaspora and project a bold, brilliant “afrofuture.” […]