The Charleston Gaillard Center announces Prints in Clay, a day-long multimedia artistic and educational exploration into the many significant contributions of African-Americans to the history and culture of the community. The four-part program consists of a historical tour, a visual exhibit, a curated dinner, and an evening concert. This program was developed in partnership with The Slave Dwelling Project and Historic Charleston Foundation.
“BEYOND THE BIG HOUSE” TOUR @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Step inside the back buildings and former work lots of Charleston’s private houses during the second annual Beyond the Big House Tour, September 15, 2018, presented by The Slave Dwelling Project, the Charleston Gaillard Center and Historic Charleston Foundation. Kitchens, carriage houses, slave dwellings and even churches where the enslaved worshiped have survived to tell the stories of African Americans in early Charleston, their lives and immense contributions to the fabric of our city.
THE FOOD OF THE AFRICAN DIASPORA, CURATED DINNER BY DR. JESSICA HARRIS @ 5:00 pm
This amazing culinary event curated by Dr. Jessica Harris celebrates the contributions of African-American culture to Lowcountry cuisine. The dinner features a three-course meal, historically-informed and designed by Dr. Harris, featuring cuisine of the African Diaspora. This three-course, curated dinner features agricultural products essential to cooks of the mid-eighteenth and nineteenth centuries; the dinner will blend context with cuisine, mouth-watering delights with historical background. This three-course, curated meal will also include beer, wine and a specially curated signature cocktail.
STILL, WE RISE! FEATURING J’NAI BRIDGES AND LOWCOUNTRY VOICES WITH ARRANGEMENTS BY WYCLIFFE GORDON @ 7:30 pm
The Charleston Gaillard Center presents a powerful evening of African-American Spirituals sung by mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges, accompanied by an instrumental septet and choir with Musical Director and Commissioned Arranger Wycliffe Gordon. The program will be accompanied by a photographic exhibit on The Slave Dwelling Project, from September 10 through September 21. This program is presented in partnership with Historic Charleston Foundation.
Tickets for “Beyond the Big House Tour” ($40 + applicable fees) and The Food of the African Diaspora ($89 + applicable fees) on sale now. Tickets for Still, We Rise! Featuring J’Nai Bridges and Lowcountry Voices with Arrangements by Wycliffe Gordon on sale now. Multiple ticket packages are available.
BY PHONE: (843) 242-3099: ONLINE: www.gaillardcenter.org
IN PERSON AT THE TICKET OFFICE: Charleston Gaillard Center at 95 Calhoun Street. Ticket Office hours are Monday – Friday 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
The photo exhibit will be on display at the Charleston Gaillard Center from Monday, September 10 through Friday, September 21. Hours: Monday – Friday: 9AM – 6PM | Saturday, September 15: 11AM – 8:30PM