Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Netflix production "OBX" looking for preppy extras for Kiawah Island "soiree"

Get preppy and make some cash

Posted by Caylin Gregory on Wed, Jun 19, 2019 at 1:26 PM

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Clear your calendars and throw on your best posh, cocktail outfit if you're looking to make a couple of extra bucks – Netflix’s production OBX is set to film on Kiawah Island next week, and you might be the perfect match for their midsummer soiree scene.

If you’ve followed the show since April, you may remember the initial casting call. This time, they're looking for:

• A bluegrass band
• Midsummer party attendees
• Servers
• Wait staff
• A doorman
• "Security guys"
• and "attendee with luxury vehicle"

For more information about what they're looking for, visit their casting call or email

This coming of age story is centered around four best friends and their summer experiences following a devastating hurricane on the North Carolina Outer Banks. If you’re an adult feeling preppy and willing to forth 10-12+ hours of filming, then this opportunity is yours for the taking.

Keep the filming local and get involved. Find more details about how to become an extra and submit your application by following TW Cast & Recruit.

OBX originally announced filming in South Carolina earlier this year, saying that they were relocating here over the remnants of the anti-LGBT "Bathroom Bill" still on the books in North Carolina.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Art in the City raises money for the Ryan White Wellness Center

Great art, great cause

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Tue, Jun 18, 2019 at 2:15 PM

Party guests gather in white to raise money for a special cause on June 28. - PROVIDED
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  • Party guests gather in white to raise money for a special cause on June 28.
Art in the City, an annual fundraiser for the Ryan White Wellness Center, returns this year, moving into a bigger space to accommodate more guests. Head to the 10th annual event on Fri. June 28 at Redux Contemporary Art Center; tickets are $20 and can be purchased online.

Presented by the Mitchell Hill Gallery (which usually hosts the event), Art in the City raises money for Roper St. Francis Healthcare's Ryan White Wellness Center, which is the tricounty's go-to location for low-to-no cost HIV and STI care.

Attendees can enjoy live performances, music by DJ Trevor D, bites, and local libations. And to really bring home the summertime vibes, all guests are encouraged to wear their best all-white outfits. Your ticket includes the food and access to an open bar, as well as five raffle tickets.

Raffle items include donated pieces of art, jewelry, and crafts from local artists. A silent auction features items like a trip for two to Asheville and a private dinner party by Master Chef season 8 contestant (and local artist) Jennifer Williams.

Doors to Freedom, an organization that provides a safe place for survivors of sex trafficking, have donated a painting as well as the special bracelets they sell to raise awareness about sex trafficking.

Local artist and West Ashley arts advocate Susan Irish is donating two pieces of art to the center, created in collaboration with artist Nicolas Lyford-Pike who lives with deafness and autism. Irish says, "Having a piece of Nicolas' art in a Ryan White Wellness Center event makes sense to me because both young men are superheroes."
The Ryan White Wellness Center is named after a 15 year-old-boy who experienced discrimination because of his HIV status. Art in the City coincides with National HIV Testing Day, held on Thurs. June 27.

The wellness center partners with Greater Than AIDS and Walgreens to offer free HIV testing at the Walgreens on King Street downtown. Learn more about the wellness center online.
Event Details Art in the City
@ Redux Contemporary Art Center
1056 King St.
Charleston, SC
When: Fri., June 28, 6-8 p.m.
Price: $20
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Local artists Mary Edna Fraser and Teil Duncan launch art books this week

Color us happy

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Tue, Jun 18, 2019 at 12:33 PM

Fraser creates batiks inspired by satellite images, maps, and sailing charts - FILE PHOTO
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  • Fraser creates batiks inspired by satellite images, maps, and sailing charts
This week two local, prolific artists, Mary Edna Fraser and Teil Duncan, release specialty art books, bringing the magic of their Lowcountry-inspired works to a coffee table near you.

You can head to a book signing with Fraser and author of The Batik Art of Mary Edna Fraser, Cecelia Dailey, tonight, Tues. June 18 at 5:30 p.m. at the Cannon Street Arts Center. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online (and these tickets are buy one, get one). Sip on beer and wine and snack on apps while learning all about the art of batik.

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Duncan's book, The Color Teil, is officially available today, June 18. The coffee table book chronicles Duncan's artistic journey, featuring over 300 full-color images of her work.

Duncan launched a new series of beach scenes earlier this month and while the originals are already sold out, prints ($90-$150) are still available online

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Monday, June 17, 2019

CCPL debuts new library cards including one designed by local graphic designer

Card carrying book lover

Posted by Caylin Gregory on Mon, Jun 17, 2019 at 4:07 PM

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If you tuned into the ribbon cutting for Wando Mt. Pleasant's library last week, you also saw the unveiling of three new library cards and designs, including the winning design from Charleston County Public Library’s first library card design contest.

The contest urged anyone who was 18 years or older and a had a love for the library to put their artistic and creative abilities toward an original design. Channeling her inspiration through Rainbow Row and downtown landmarks, graphic designer Erika Bilbo Fox won this library card design contest.

(Check out the video below if you’re eager to hear how Fox cultivated her ideas).

Fox's design is a limited edition, so you’d be wise to head to your local branch and grab one sooner rather than later.

If you’re a current CCPL patron looking for a new card, simply request a design with no additional charge. Children 11 or younger even have the option of the card design featuring Owlbert the mascot. With a newly designed card comes a new library card number, so be sure to check any third-party services that use your current card if you get a new one.

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Artist Fred Wilson slated for Gibbes' distinguished lecture series and spring 2020 exhibition

His exhibition at the museum opens in 2020

Posted by Sara Srochi on Mon, Jun 17, 2019 at 11:53 AM

Fred Wilson will speak ahead of his Gibbes exhibition, opening next spring - PROVIDED
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  • Fred Wilson will speak ahead of his Gibbes exhibition, opening next spring
The Gibbes Museum of Art has announced esteemed artist, Fred Wilson, as their keynote speaker for this year's distinguished lecture series, taking place at the Charleston Music Hall on Nov. 12. You can buy tickets online starting on June 21 (although Gibbes members can purchase tickets starting Mon. June 17).

Wilson is best known for using his art to comment on issues of racism and erasure. Since his ground-breaking exhibition, Mining the Museum in 1992, Wilson has gone on to receive numerous accolades, including the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation's Genius Grant, the Skowhegan Medal for Sculpture, the Alain Locke Award from the Friends of African and African American Art at the Detroit Institute of the Arts, a Lifetime Achievement Award from Howard University — the list goes on.

Wilson’s most recent exhibition, Afro Kismet, was first introduced for the Istanbul Biennial in Fall 2017 and has previously been shown in New York and Los Angeles. His exhibition, which opens at the Gibbes in the spring of 2020, utilizes captivating materials, such as tile walls and luminescent glass, to comment on ignored communities of African descent in Turkey.

In a press release Gibbes executive director Angela Mack says, "The Gibbes does not tell Charleston’s story from a singular point-of-view, but rather through a series of artistic lenses and diverse perspectives. We are thrilled to be hosting Fred Wilson for this lecture as someone who challenges assumptions of history, culture, race and conventions of display with his work."

Previous distinguished lecture speakers have included environmentalist Maya Lin, Leonard A. Lauder, Jeff Koons, and Oliver Picasso (Pablo's grandson).

Learn more about Wilson in an interview with the Museum of Glass, below.

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