Thursday, October 10, 2019

The Children's Museum hosts award-winning silhouette artist Clay Rice on Sat. Oct. 12

A profile in profiles

Posted by Lilli Serral on Thu, Oct 10, 2019 at 3:10 PM

Parents and kids alike will love this special experience at The Children's Museum of the Lowcountry as the Museum hosts award-winning artist Clay Rice this Sat. Oct. 12, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Rice, a local artist, is considered one of the finest silhouettists in the world. His work is loved by many, and he can draw and cut a silhouette in just one minute. Rice travels far and wide to bring his art (and family tradition) to families everywhere.

A cool gift for kids and parents alike - PROVIDED
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  • A cool gift for kids and parents alike

A $48 appointment gets you two custom silhouette cut outs of one child and admission to the Children's Museum for the day so you and your kiddo can stay and play. Online registration is required, so head to the CML website to reserve your spot. 

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Market Street welcomes newest Charleston gallery, DE LA Gallery

New art in the heart of Charleston

Posted by Alison Mader on Wed, Oct 9, 2019 at 2:15 PM

Jorge de la Torriente is a self-taught photographer - PROVIDED BY NICHOLAS ESSIG
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  • Jorge de la Torriente is a self-taught photographer
The newest art gallery to open in Charleston is DE LA Gallery, located at 36 N. Market St. The gallery features the work of one photographer, Jorge de la Torriente of Key West, Fla.

Torriente is a self-taught photographer who won the prestigious, international Hasselblad Masters Award in photography in 2018. 

Torriente's photography takes a minimalist and modern approach, incorporating different techniques with exposure time and lighting. In this effect, many of his photos depict natural symmetry and patterns that can be found in both cities and nature from around the world.

The DE LA Gallery on N Market St. is the third of Jorge de la Torriente's galleries and is open every day from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Location Details DE LA Gallery
36 North Market St.
Charleston, sc

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Charleston Crafts Cooperative Gallery now open in new location on Market Street

Bringing art to the heart of Charleston

Posted by Alison Mader on Tue, Oct 8, 2019 at 3:04 PM

Charleston Crafts Cooperative Gallery's new location on N. Market St. - PHOTO COURTESY OF ROBB HELMKAMP
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  • Charleston Crafts Cooperative Gallery's new location on N. Market St.
After 11 years on Church Street Charleston Crafts Cooperative Gallery has moved to a new location at 84 N. Market St., in the heart of downtown. The new location officially opened full-time on Oct. 1. 

Charleston Crafts Cooperative Gallery opened 30 years ago during the Piccolo Spoleto Festival, and it has featured over 300 prominent local artists since its debut. The co-op is owned and run by its current members, and the gallery currently features 41 local and regional artists of various styles and mediums. 

Stop by the new location daily, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. and learn more online at
Location Details Charleston Crafts Gallery and Cooperative
84 N. Market St.
Charleston, S.C.

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Third annual James Sawers Jr. Speaker Series to feature sociologist Wendy Cadge

Religion and the modern American

Posted by Ryan Rothkopf on Tue, Oct 8, 2019 at 2:54 PM

Wendy Cadge is an expert of contemporary American religious demographics - PROVIDED
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  • Wendy Cadge is an expert of contemporary American religious demographics
The third annual James Sawers Jr. Speaker Series sponsored by the Charleston Interreligious Council is being headlined by sociologist Wendy Cadge, a professor at Brandeis University.

The series of talks are open to the public and free of charge, and will be hosted at various locations around Charleston from Nov. 7-9.

As an expert of contemporary American religious demographics, Professor Cadge’s talk, “God Around the Edges: Moral Frameworks in Times of Crisis” delves into the opportunities for scholars to learn about suffering and humanity through the work of chaplains. She will also be leading discussions about the presence of religion in the everyday pillars of experience such as health care and higher education.

The series of talks has been recently named for the late Dr. James Sawers Jr., former president of the Christian-Jewish Council of Greater Charleston.

“I am thrilled to honor Dr. Sawers by talking about the many ways religion is a force for cooperation and conflict in this contemporary world,” said Professor Cadge. “During this series, we will work together to understand how and where people find meaning and purpose in their lives, especially as membership in traditional religious organizations decline.”

Learn more about this keynote talk, as well as the three additional lectures, online at

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Monday, October 7, 2019

Charleston-based Tipalink hopes to provide creators with a new source of revenue

Money, Money, Money

Posted by Heath Ellison on Mon, Oct 7, 2019 at 11:02 AM

Tipalink was launched in August, after creator Derek McKee developed the idea in May - PROVIDED
  • Tipalink was launched in August, after creator Derek McKee developed the idea in May
Getting paid as a young creative is tough, to say the least. Most aspiring creators — whether they’re painters, writers, musicians — have experienced a day in the life of the archetypal starving artist.

Tipalink, a new website locally built and launched, hopes to provide a quick way for fans to pay creatives for their original work.

Created by Derek McKee, the service acts as a supplement to subscription and ad revenue for artists of all kinds.

"I ran a Charleston art shop for two years, some number of years ago," says McKee. "Artists are generally trying to sell their work for more value, a higher price, so they can make a living doing it, if you’re really trying to make it."

The way it works is easy enough: Fans send a tip amount of their choosing to artists. The tips accumulate in a tab, just like a bar or restaurant, and the fans pay the tab when they can. The money is then sent to the artist when the tab is paid.

"A solution like this could also help them monetize, at least accept tips on people that appreciate their work," says McKee. "They follow them, they subscribe to them, but they maybe just don’t have the money to throw $500, $5,000 — maybe just throw $5."

McKee developed the idea for Tipalink in May during a discussion at a tech forum.

"We were all brainstorming different ways of getting around that monetizing, the problem with monetizing content," he says. "It started as a micropayment option… but it quickly morphed into this idea of tipping."

Tipalink officially launched in August, shortly after the release of GroupE, an app used to tip musicians, exclusively.

Artists and fans who are interested can sign up for the service at

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