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North Charleston Cultural Arts Department September 2013 Programs/Events/Classes
Published:
9/1/2013 11:00:03 AM


--Exhibitions--
City Gallery Exhibit
The South Carolina Watermedia Society’s Annual Exhibition, on loan from the SC State Museum Traveling Exhibition Program, is a juried exhibition of works by members of the SCWS. The show features pieces covering a variety of subjects by some of South Carolina’s most talented artists. Selections for the 36th annual exhibit were made by water-colorist Linda Baker.
Free Admission/ Free Parking
North Charleston City Gallery (w/in Chas. Area Convention Center)
5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston
On view: September 2-30, 2013
Gallery hours: 9:00am-5:00pm daily

The Meeting Place Window Exhibit
Local illustrator Baird Hoffmire will display work inspired by how social commentary and observations about the world we inhabit can be coded into symbols, both in obvious and subtle ways. His work features elements from memory, emotion, and old family photos combined with influences from comic books, pop culture, and current events. The public is invited to attend a free reception hosted by the artist on Friday, September 6, from 6:00-8:00pm.
Free Admission/ Free Parking
The Meeting Place, 1077 East Montague Ave., North Charleston
On view: September 2-October 31, 2013
Window viewing anytime
Free public reception: Friday, September 6, 2013; 6:00-8:00pm

National Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition
The eighth annual National Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition FY13/14 is currently installed at the stunning North Charleston Riverfront Park.  The eleven month exhibition features nine established and emerging artists displaying imaginative and thought provoking large-scale sculpture.  Visitors can enjoy the sculpture displays among ten acres of walking paths, a fishing pier, boardwalk, playground, and children’s play fountain. Organized and presented by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department.
Free Admission/Free Parking
North Charleston Riverfront Park, 1001 Everglades Avenue, North Charleston
On display through March 2013, park open daily


--Performances—
Dinner Theatre
The Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre presents Sherlock Holmes and the Charleston History Mystery. When a member of the infamous Charles Townson family is murdered, the World's Greatest Detective, Sherlock Holmes, is drawn into a Lowcountry case of mystery, history, spooks, and specters. Join the Master of Logic himself for an Historical City Tour truly for the lazy — where without ever leaving your theatre seat you will explore Charleston's past, present, and ... other worldly… and where should you choose to volunteer, you may actually play a victim, villain, or vile vision! Professional actors, volunteer audience roles. Menu includes Trattoria Carbonara – Classic roman dish, spaghetti pasta, glazed onion, crisp pancetta, cracked pepper, creamy egg & Italian cheese sauce. Catered by Embassy Suites.
Tickets: $40 each, group discounts available.
Call Pam Smith at 843-740-5847 to purchase by Tuesday, September 17.
Charleston Area Convention Center Ballroom, 5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston
Friday, September 20, 2013
Doors open for dinner at 7:00pm

North Charleston Farmers Market Concerts
The Farmers Market takes place every Thursday through October 31. The market offers an abundance of fresh, locally grown produce, and features art & craft booths, food vendors, and entertainment. Enjoy live music every 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Thursday. Shelly Waters Duo will perform Louisiana swamp classics and Americana favorites on September 5. Olu’ Olu’ will present vintage tunes and stylish originals on September 19. Chuck “The Cat” Morris will be performing blues songs on September 26.
Free Admission/Free Parking
Felix C. Davis Community Center grounds, 4800 Park Circle, North Charleston
Thursdays, September 5, 19 & 26, 2013
Market open 12:00-7:00pm / Concert 4:00-6:00pm

--Classes, Workshops & Camps--
Creative Arts Workshop
Sweetgrass Basket making workshop for adults with Sarah Hammond. Participants will learn the basics of the historical art form of sweetgrass basket weaving. Materials are provided.
Fee: $15. Registration open one month to two days prior to class. Call 843-740-5854.
The Meeting Place, 1077 East Montague Avenue, North Charleston
Saturday, September 28, 2013
10:00am-12:30pm

Painting Workshop w/ Deborah Meyer - Color
Adults ages 18 and up will focus on color studies to expand painting knowledge using visual references selected by the teacher. Students must bring their own materials: paints, brushes, canvases, easels (if use of table is not preferred).
Fee: $28 per workshop or $125 for series of 5 workshops
Registration closes one week prior to day of session. Call 843-740-5854.
The Meeting Place, 1077 East Montague Avenue, North Charleston
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
9:30am-12:30pm
Studio Session w/ Deborah Meyer
Adults ages 18 and up will receive one-on-one assistance to develop and refine paintings that students have in progress or that are ready to be tackled. Students must bring their own materials: paints, brushes, canvases, easels (if use of table is not preferred).
Fee: $25 per session or $120 for series of 5 sessions.
Registration closes one week prior to day of session. Call 843-740-5854.
The Meeting Place, 1077 East Montague Avenue, North Charleston
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
9:30am-12:30pm

Watercolor Painting for Teens
This course is designed to introduce students ages 13-18 to watercolor painting through direct exposure to the properties and methods of this challenging medium. This is an ideal course for future architect students, for those wanting to reinforce their observation skills, or for those who wish to bolster their rendering capabilities. For the more advanced, there will be discussions and projects designed to increase individual progress. Closely followed by the instructor, Robert B. Reed, the lessons will be limited to a comfortable number of students set in a fun-filled environment. Materials are provided.
Fee: $180 for four workshops, 3 hours each.
Registration closes one week prior to workshop. Call 843-740-5854.
The Meeting Place, 1077 East Montague Avenue, North Charleston
Saturdays, September 7, 14, 21 & 28
1:00pm-4:00pm

North Charleston Farmers Market Art Demonstrations
The North Charleston Farmers Market takes place every Thursday through October 31. The market offers an abundance of fresh, locally grown produce, and features art & craft booths, food vendors, and entertainment. Enjoy visual art demonstrations by local artist groups every 2nd Thursday. Members of the Goose Creek Artists Guild will present a painting demo on September 12th.
Free Admission/Free Parking
Felix C. Davis Community Center grounds, 4800 Park Circle, North Charleston
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Market open 12:00-7:00pm /Demo 4:00-6:00pm












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