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North Charleston Cultural Arts Department November 2016 Programs/Events/Classes
10/31/2016 2:26:55 PM
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10/31/2016 2:41:41 PM

--Special Events--

Veterans Day Tribute - Veterans Story Swap and Special Ceremony

The Department of Defense and the Veterans Day National Committee once again selected North Charleston as a Regional Site for Veterans Day 2016. The City will honor all veterans with a special program featuring a keynote address by retired U.S. Army Capt. Florent "Flo" Groberg. Musical entertainment will be provided by the School of the Arts Jazz Band.  Veterans interested in attending should contact cdambaugh@northcharleston.org or the Recreation Department at 843-745-1028. The Cultural Arts Department will host a public pre-program Story Swap session from 9:30-10:30am as well as a military photo and video display by Joint Base Charleston’s Combat Camera unit.  The story swap offers veterans an open opportunity to share memories and stories about their service. Veterans interested in signing up to share their stories are asked to contact the Cultural Arts Department at 843-740-5854 or culturalarts@northcharleston.org.     

Free Admission/Free Parking

Felix C. Davis Community Center

4800 Park Circle, North Charleston

Friday, November 11, 2016

Story Swap 9:30-10:30am, Official Program 10:30am-1:00pm


North Charleston City Gallery Exhibit – Cory McBee 

In Breaking Waves, local artist Cory McBee presents a collection of acrylic paintings inspired by her life on the coast that vary from whimsical to traditional. With influences ranging from Curtis Jeré, Paul Rand, and Renaissance masters she describes her work as a journey through color, pattern, and form. The artist will host a free public reception at the gallery on Thursday, November 3, from 5:00-7:00pm.

Free Admission/ Free Parking 

North Charleston City Gallery (w/in Charleston Area Convention Center)

5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston

On view: November 3-29, 2016  

Gallery hours: Tue. 12-5pm, Wed. 11am-5pm, Thu. 11am-7:30pm, Fri. 11am-5pm

Free public Reception: Thursday, November 3, 5:00-7:00pm

North Charleston City Hall Exhibit- Hispano/Latino Group Show

Circulo Hispano de Charleston will present a group exhibition featuring works in a variety of subjects and media by Hispano/Latino artists from Charleston and Palmetto Luna Arts in Columbia, SC, as well as Mexican painter Cornelio Campos. The non-profit organization is dedicated to promoting Hispano/Latino culture and supporting education of the Spanish language. A free public reception hosted by Circulo Hispano de Charleston will be held at City Hall on Thursday, November 10, from 6:00-8:00pm.

Free Admission/ Free Parking 

North Charleston City Hall, 2nd Floor, 2500 City Hall Lane, North Charleston

On view: November 10-December 10, 2016
Viewing hours: 8:00am-8:00pm daily

Free Public Reception: Thursday, November 10, 6:00-8:00pm 

National Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition

The eleventh annual National Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition FY16/17 is currently installed at the stunning North Charleston Riverfront Park.  The eleven month exhibition features twelve established and emerging artists from three states displaying imaginative and thought provoking sculpture.  Visitors can enjoy the sculpture displays among ten acres of walking paths, a fishing pier, boardwalk, playground, and children’s play fountain. 

Free Admission/Free Parking

North Charleston Riverfront Park

1001 Everglades Avenue, North Charleston

On display through March 22, 2017, park open daily


Jazz Concert - USAF Heritage of America Band Rhythm in Blue 

Enjoy an evening concert with the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band’s Rhythm in Blue Jazz Ensemble from Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Hampton, Virginia. Rhythm in Blue features the diverse talents of 13 professional musicians whose commitment to excellence has earned worldwide acclaim and military distinction. The band incorporates a wide repertoire of jazz and fusion, from big band swing to cutting-edge contemporary music. The concert is free, but general admission tickets are required. For tickets (limit 6), send a self-addressed stamped envelope with request to:   Tickets/ City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department/ P.O. Box 190016, North Charleston, SC 29419-9016.  Tickets may also be obtained from the Cultural Arts Department office located on the 2nd floor of North Charleston City Hall (2500 City Hall Lane, North Charleston, SC 29406). Ticket holders must be seated 15 minutes before the concert.  Unclaimed seats will be released to non-ticket holders at that time.

Free, advance ticket required. 

Lightsey Chapel Auditorium at Charleston Southern University

9200 University Boulevard, North Charleston

Wednesday, November 16, 2016


--Classes, Workshops & Camps--

Creative Arts Workshop Alcohol Ink Scarf with Belle Anderson

Create your own wearable masterpiece on a 54” fringed scarf with the vibrant colors of alcohol ink. Local award-winning artist, Belle Anderson, will guide participants through the unique process of using this fluid medium.  Materials are provided. 

Fee: $15.  Registration closes November 17. Call 843-740-5854.

Olde Village Community Building

4820 Jenkins Avenue, North Charleston

Saturday, November 19, 2016


Workshop - Flower Arranging: The Secret Language of Ikebana

Ikebana, the art of Japanese flower arrangement, is considered an art form in its own right alongside painting and sculpture. It is a representation of the Japanese spiritual philosophy that stresses harmony between man and nature. What distinguishes ikebana from Western forms of flower arrangement is the heavy reliance on negative space to create an asymmetrical, lively composition. Under the instruction of Kathy Huang, participants will complete two arrangements to take home: one in the ikebana style and one in the free style. Influenced by her grandmothers, who were master gardeners in Asia, Kathy Huang has unique training in cut flower arrangements of the Japanese Ikebana style.  She has been inspired by her adventurous travels while living and working in the United States for the past 30 years and has studied under ikebana masters in Asia. Materials are provided.

Fee:  $40, materials included.  Registration closes October 31.  Call 843-740-5854.

The Olde Village Community Building

4820 Jenkins Avenue, North Charleston

Thursday, November 3, 2016


--Artist Opportunities--

North Charleston City Gallery Exhibitions FY2017-18

Professional visual artists may apply individually or with a group to exhibit original works at the North Charleston City Gallery, located in the common areas of the Charleston Area Convention Center Complex, for July 2017-June 2018. This location offers great exposure for artists seeking to reach local patrons as well as out-of-state visitors.  Exhibits are rotated on a monthly basis and may feature two or more artists concurrently. Apply online at NorthCharlestonCulturalArtsDepartment.Slideroom.com. There is no fee to apply. Deadline for submission of application: November 30, 2016

2017 North Charleston Arts Festival Participation Opportunities 

National, regional, and local artists and performers in the areas of music, dance, theatre, visual arts, photography, crafts, media arts and literature are welcome to apply to participate in the 2017 North Charleston Arts Fest May 3-7.  This annual celebration of the arts provides more than 30,000 residents and visitors with an array of free and moderately priced performances, exhibitions, and activities that take place throughout North Charleston and the surrounding area. The performer/presenter application will be can be accessed at NorthCharlestonArtsFest.com/apply. There is no fee to apply.

Deadline for submission of Artist applications: Thursday, December 15, 2016 

2017 North Charleston Arts Fest Design Competition

South Carolina visual artists are invited to submit entries for consideration as the official design of the 2017 North Charleston Arts Fest. The selected design will become part of the City’s Public Art Collection and will be featured in all advertising and promotional material. The winning artist will be awarded $500 and will be recognized in special press releases as well as during the Artist Reception of the Festival.  There will also be an opportunity for the artist to exhibit original works at the North Charleston City Gallery during the 2017 festival.  The Design Competition application can be accessed at NorthCharlestonArtsFest.com/apply. There is no fee to enter.

Deadline for submission of entries: Thursday, December 15, 2016

11th Annual African American Fiber Art Exhibition

African American fiber artists from across the nation are invited to participate in the 11th Annual African American Fiber Art Exhibition: Move on Up and Reach the Higher Ground, a component of the 2017 North Charleston Arts Fest. The theme for this year’s exhibition is inspired by the aspirational music of the 1970’s that sought to unify and lift the spirit of our nation, specifically songs such as Stevie Wonder’s Higher Ground and Move On Up by Curtis Mayfield. As we find ourselves, once again, in a time of great division and unrest, the challenge for this special exhibit is for artists to create a fiber work, such as an art quilt, doll, wearable art piece, etc., that explores the ideas of creating a better world, journeying toward self-awareness, and ascending to a position of loving acceptance of all citizens. Organized and presented by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, and curated by Torreah “Cookie” Washington, this unique opportunity offers African American fiber artists a showcase to exhibit their original and innovative designs. The application will be available on November 1 and can be accessed at NorthCharlestonCulturalArtsDepartment.SlideRoom.com.

Deadline for submission of application: Wednesday, March 1, 2017


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