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Critics' Picks: The best arts events in town this week

Events for the week of April 17-24

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Charleston Museum's Teresa Teixeira discusses black artisans and their history in Charleston. - PROVIDED
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  • Charleston Museum's Teresa Teixeira discusses black artisans and their history in Charleston.
Charleston Museum | Storeroom Tour: Black Artisans
Go behind-the-scenes in the Charleston Museum’s Historic Textiles collection with curator of historic textiles, Teresa Teixeira, as she discusses black artisans in Charleston, both enslaved and free, and their work. In the Museum’s storeroom, learn the story of a man who constructed feather fans that eventually earned enough to purchase freedom for himself and his wife. Register online for this exclusive experience, behind-the-scenes at The Charleston Museum. Light refreshments provided. Registration is required (ages 12 and up) and space is limited.

Thurs. April 18 at 5:30 p.m. $55/non-members, $40/members. Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. Downtown. charlestonmuseum.org
You'll want to eat the gorgeous works of Stewart-Sanabria, opening at the Mitchell Hill Gallery this Friday. - DENISE STEWART-SANABRIA
  • Denise Stewart-Sanabria
  • You'll want to eat the gorgeous works of Stewart-Sanabria, opening at the Mitchell Hill Gallery this Friday.
Mitchell Hill Gallery | Sumptuous
Sumptuous, a solo show by Denise Stewart-Sanabria features hyperrealistic work, including pieces from Stewart-Sanabria’s exhibition at the Huntsville Museum of Art and pieces created in collaboration with British Design House, Style Library. Stewart-Sanabria recently chatted with Art Mag about her work, saying: I consider my paintings to be anthropomorphic culinary paintings. I use food as stand-ins for humans; like actors on a stage, the food depicts a narrative or some kind of emotional statement.”

Fri. April 19, 5-8 p.m. Free to attend. Mitchell Hill, 438 King St. Downtown. mitchellhillinc.com

St. Andrew’s Regional Library | Author Talk w/ Scott Poole
Scott Poole will discuss his book, Wasteland: The Great War and the Origins of Modern Horror during this special event. His talk will focus on how soldiers’ and civilians’ experience of the Great War created a dark vision of the world in film, art and literature. This program is recommended for history buffs and horror movie fans alike. Poole’s book will be available for purchase at this event, and proceeds will go to CCPL’s Friends of the Library.

Thurs. April 18 at 6:30 p.m. Free to attend. St. Andrew’s Regional Library, 1735 N. Woodmere Blvd. West Ashley. ccpl.org



Joyce Yang returns to Charleston for a special two night performance. - PROVIDED
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  • Joyce Yang returns to Charleston for a special two night performance.
Gaillard Center | Russian Romantics
After becoming an instant hit with the CSO in 2017, beloved pianist Joyce Yang returns to Charleston to close out the season with a night of Russian romantic music. Yang will play Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3, which Prokofiev pieced together from scraps of music he had written here and there over the previous years. The piece steadily grew in popularity, and is now considered one of the most cherished piano concertos ever written.

April 19-20 at 7:30 p.m. $21+. Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St. Downtown. charlestonsymphony.org

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