Visual Arts, City Picks

Awakening IV: Indigo

When: Sat., June 4, 4 p.m. 2016

Enough Pie hosts Awakening, a series of community gatherings, as part of the 2016 Piccolo Spoleto Festival, and everyone is welcome to attend. Enjoy performances, art installations, and storytelling by several featured artists, including Kristy Bishop, Cara Ernst, Leigh Magar, Heather K. Powers, Catherine Cross, Lamar Hunter, Sharen Mitchell, and more. Guests can listen to music from Ohm Radio 96.3FM and food will be available for purchase from Roti Rolls. The event will also serve as a launch party for Indigo Vat Shack, the first public indigo dye space in Charleston to offer workshops, community dye days, summer camps, and other hands-on experiences with indigo. “Historically indigo has played an important role in the Lowcountry, though most of us cannot recognize the plant or have ever had the opportunity to dye with indigo,” says Cathryn Zommer, executive director of Enough Pie. “We wanted to bring indigo — the dye vats and the growing plants — into a public space where it can be shared with everyone.” The evening will culminate in an outdoor screening of Blue Alchemy, a documentary about the history of indigo, with filmmaker Mary Lance in the audience.

Elizabeth Gelbaugh

Price: Free

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