Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Charleston-based artist Kate March speaks on the topic of 'Underdog' at this month's Creative Mornings

Tune into Zoom on July 24

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Tue, Jul 7, 2020 at 7:20 AM

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Tune into Zoom on July 24 for this month's Creative Mornings Charleston, where you'll hear from self-described multi-hyphenate artist Kate March speaking on the topic of Underdog. The free morning lecture starts at 8 a.m. Be sure to register starting on July 20 at 9 a.m.

March, who is currently based in Charleston, is a performance artist, painter, poet and choreographer who weaves together her many talents to "produce distinctive experiences and concepts that draw audiences into her outré world."

You can find March creating immersive, provocative art through live painting performance solos where she creates large-scale paintings with her body dancing on the canvas.

This month's topic, Underdog, was chosen by the Creative Mornings chapter in Edinburgh, inspired in part by a letter James Baldwin once wrote to his nephew.

Baldwin said: “You were not expected to aspire to excellence. You were expected to make peace with mediocrity […] Take no one’s word for anything, including mine, but trust your experience. Know whence you came. If you know whence you came, there is really no limit to where you can go.”

Learn more about Creative Mornings (and check out videos of past talks) online
Event Details Creative Mornings Charleston: Kate March
When: Fri., July 24, 8 a.m.
Price: Free to attend
Festivals + Events and Lectures + Seminars

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Sunday, July 5, 2020

Miller Gallery hosts fundraising exhibit online through July 16

Art for change

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Sun, Jul 5, 2020 at 8:16 AM

You'll find a piece from Miles Purvis (work pictured here) in this online fundraiser - PROVIDED/ MILE PURVIS (DETAIL)
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  • You'll find a piece from Miles Purvis (work pictured here) in this online fundraiser
Now through July 16 you can shop online art for a good cause at millergallerychs.com. Online exhibit Art For Change features the work of 19 of Miller Gallery's artists, with pieces priced from $125 to $2,200.

All proceeds from this group exhibit benefit R3 Inc, a local nonprofit that works to "empower all youth, regardless of their background, to become healthy, productive, and active members of their communities" as well as the Rick Watkins Memorial Scholarship at CofC and free art classes for underserved Charleston kids at Miller Gallery.

Miller Gallery represents contemporary local and international artists, with a focus on emerging artists working in a variety of mediums.

The gallery is currently open Tuesday-Saturday, noon-4 p.m.
Event Details Art For Change: A Group Exhibit
When: Through July 16
Price: Prices vary
Benefits + Fundraisers and Visual Arts

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Friday, July 3, 2020

Charleston Friends of the Library hosts a safe and sanitized summer book sale

Buy books to benefit the library

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Fri, Jul 3, 2020 at 2:34 PM

Head to the Main Library on July 24-25 to shop a socially distanced book sale - PROVIDED
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  • Head to the Main Library on July 24-25 to shop a socially distanced book sale
On July 24-25 head to the Main Library for That Summer Book Sale, where you can browse through hundreds of (sanitized) used books, CDs and DVDs at super low prices. The semi annual book sale, presented by Charleston Friends of the Library (CFOL), benefits the Charleston County Public Library and all of its programs.

CFOL has had to cancel two book sales in the past few months due to the coronavirus pandemic; they're utilizing every safety protocol they have to make sure this book sale is as sanitized and socially distant as possible. All attendees must wear a mask.

Books, DVDs and CDs start at $1 for paperbacks and $4 for hardback books, with genres that cover everything from mysteries to romances to local histories to classics.

The book sale is open to the public on July 24-25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., with special senior hours from 9 a.m.-10 a.m. each day. Friends of the Library members can shop books on July 23, 4-6 p.m.

The Charleston Friends of the Library is a nonprofit volunteer organization that raises money through book sales to fund library services. Follow them on Instagram to stay up-to-date with initiatives like African-American Perspectives, a collection of titles focused on anti-racism and social justice. These titles are focused on helping CCPL patrons read, listen, learn and grow as they expand their knowledge of race relations.
Event Details That Summer Book Sale
@ Main Library
68 Calhoun St.
Charleston, SC
When: July 24-25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Price: Free to attend
Books + Poetry, Festivals + Events, Fashion + Shopping and Benefits + Fundraisers

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Monday, June 29, 2020

Theatre 99 hosting livestream comedy shows two nights a week

Laughs online

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 5:39 PM

Charleston's improv theater, Theatre 99, cannot reopen to the public because of the current coronavirus pandemic. But, like so many arts organizations and businesses in town, they want to keep producing content for their audience. Now, they've got an easy way for everyone to access live comedy.

Twice a week, Theatre 99 livestreams improv shows. Similar to their regular, in-person shows, Theatre 99 picks the topics for these shows based on suggestions from online viewers.

Theatre 99 asks viewers to donate any amount at theatre99.com. All shows are accessible on Theatre 99's Facebook after they're streamed.

Stay tuned to Facebook for Theatre 99's next shows (including the occasional pop-up show, announced 24 hours in advance).

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Thursday, June 25, 2020

Get more out of the Gibbes with docent gallery hours

Get more from the tour

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Thu, Jun 25, 2020 at 3:25 PM

Got questions? The Gibbes' knowledgeable guides have answers - PROVIDED
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  • Got questions? The Gibbes' knowledgeable guides have answers
The Gibbes Museum of Art reopened to the public earlier this month, enacting new safety precautions to help keep staff and visitors safe during the current coronavirus pandemic.  Now, the museum is offering docent gallery hours, during which the Gibbes' team of knowledgeable docents (guides) will be stationed throughout exhibitions to answer any questions visitors may have.

Docents will be available Wednesdays, 3-5 p.m., Thursdays, 1-3 p.m. and Fridays, 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m.

When visiting the museum be sure to wear a mask and limit your group to no more than three people or immediate family members. There are one-way posted paths throughout the museum and guests are asked to maintain a 6-foot distance from others.

Need a mask for your kiddos? The Gibbes Museum shop will soon be selling youth masks featuring illustrations by Gibbes creative director Erin Banks. Each illustration was created for the G is for Gibbes: A Museum ABC Book.

Pre-order kid masks ($12) online now.

Kids can cover up with masks featuring the designs of Erin Banks - PROVIDED
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  • Kids can cover up with masks featuring the designs of Erin Banks

The Gibbes is open Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, 1-5 p.m.
Location Details Gibbes Museum of Art
Gibbes Museum of Art
135 Meeting St.
Charleston, SC
(843) 722-2706
Tues., Thurs., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Wed. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. 1-5 p.m.
Gallery and Museum

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