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North Charleston Cultural Arts Department June 2014 Programs/Events/Classes
Published:
6/1/2014 10:46:24 AM

 

--Exhibitions--

 

City Gallery Exhibit

Concurrent solo exhibitions.  Orangeburg, SC, artist Alvin Staley will present a collection of work spanning over 30 years in his exhibit Icons and Images:  Christian Metaphors. Alvin’s artwork expresses his Christian beliefs, concerns, doctrines, and fascination with the souls of people, with many pieces depicting personalized icons that represent his visual concept of Deity. In Carolina Soul, North Charleston artist DeWayne Sykes will display pieces created through a technique called Pyrography, which involves burning images into wood using an electrical tool or a pit fire. The subject matter of his work is influenced by his Lowcountry heritage, religious inspiration, and cherished childhood stories. The public is invited to attend a free reception hosted by the artists on Thursday, June 5, from 5:00-7:00pm.

Free Admission/Free Parking

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

5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston

On view: June 2-30, 2014    

Gallery hours: 9:00am-5:00pm, daily

Free public reception: Thursday, June 5, 2014; 5:00-7:00pm

 

The Meeting Place Window Exhibit

Local artist Deborah Meyer, along with students of her monthly painting workshops, will exhibit a variety of pieces ranging from portraits to landscapes with a focus on form and technique.

Free Admission/Free Parking

The Meeting Place, 1077 East Montague Avenue, North Charleston

On view: June 2-30, 2014    

Window viewing anytime

 

National Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition

The ninth annual National Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition FY 14/15 is currently installed at the stunning North Charleston Riverfront Park.  The eleven month exhibition features eleven established and emerging artists from seven 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. 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 22, 2015, park open daily

 

JOY! – 8th Annual African American Fiber Art Exhibition

This annual, juried exhibit showcases art quilts created by African American fiber artists from throughout the US. The 8th installment features works inspired by the emotion of joy.  Joy can be seen in the eyes of a child or felt while dancing; it can be heard in an exuberant holler when we hear fantastic news or in a squeal of delight when receiving a surprise gift.  Joy can be expressed in many ways and this year’s theme challenged artists to show the world their joy through a variety of traditional and non-traditional fiber techniques. Selections were made by award-winning and nationally exhibiting textile artist, Torreah “Cookie” Washington.

Free Admission/Free Parking

North Charleston City Hall, 1st & 2nd floors

2500 City Hall Lane, North Charleston

On view: April 30-June 20, 2014; 8:00am-8:00pm daily

 

Landscapes of Mozart & Beethoven – Works by Gingi Martin

Most of Gingi Martin’s art is dedicated to an ongoing thesis tribute to Ludwig van Beethoven and, more recently, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. In Landscapes of Mozart & Beethoven, she presents a display of introspective oil paintings and found-object sculpture inspired by the lives and music of these famed Classical and Romantic Era composers. Her interpretation of landscapes is not representational, but rather what results from listening to music, walking in Nature, depicting places Beethoven and Mozart lived or roamed, and through the process of creating the art itself. Virginia “Gingi” Martin received a Bachelor of Arts in Music and Art from Hiram College (Hiram, OH), and a Master of Fine Arts from the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences at the Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY). Her work has been exhibited in venues throughout NY, PA, and SC, and has received numerous awards.

Free Admission/Free Parking

North Charleston City Hall, 3rd Floor

2500 City Hall Lane, North Charleston

On view: April 30-June 20, 2014; 8:00am-8:00pm daily

 

Becoming Southern Steampunk – Works by Lillian Trettin

Lillian Trettin specializes in contemporary narrative art inspired by Southern literature and lore, shaped by memories of growing up in Appalachia and her fondness for speculative fiction.  In this exhibit, Trettin presents a series of work about personal transformation and reckoning with one’s heritage. Multi-media portraits of the artist’s alter ego reflect the process of resolving a conflicted sense of Southern Womanhood. Progressing from static to active images, Trettin’s works of cut-paper collage and collographic and silkscreened prints reflect her process of reexamining southern heritage; learning to embrace some aspects and leave others behind. Lillian has exhibited in SC, NC, and VA, and her work can be found in a number of collections throughout the Carolinas, Michigan, Texas, and Washington DC.

Free Admission/Free Parking

North Charleston City Hall, 3rd Floor

2500 City Hall Lane, North Charleston

On view: April 30-June 20, 2014; 8:00am-8:00pm daily

 

Pieces – Works by Maribel Acosta

Maribel Acosta is a Cuban born visual artist, actress, director, and educator. Her passion for the visual and performing arts has always motivated her to express ideas and feelings, and has pushed her to play with space and translate ideas both physically and through imagery. Each object, each place, and each color in her work has a story. Her characters are travelers who discover spaces, elements, landscapes, and feelings. In Pieces, Acosta presents a collection of mixed media works made using acrylic on canvas, with added elements of linocut, xylography, and textures in oil and chalk pastels. Each piece shows the vision of the artist in every place that she has passed, and in every city where she has lived. That vision has recently taken root in Charleston, the place that most captivates her and reminds her of her native Havana. The exhibit will also include works from a new series called Masks and Wings, inspired by the topic of honesty and human relations. Acosta received her training as a visual artist from The National Academy of Fine Arts San Alejandro, the oldest and most prestigious fine arts school in Cuba. Her work has been exhibited in Cuba, Ecuador, France, and the US.

Free Admission/Free Parking

North Charleston City Hall, 3rd Floor

2500 City Hall Lane, North Charleston

On view: April 30-June 20, 2014; 8:00am-8:00pm daily

 

Through the Lens – Group Photography Exhibition

This group exhibition highlights works by members of Female Photographers in Charleston (SC), a collective formed in early 2013 consisting of local professional and hobbyist female photographers. A variety of photographs created through digital and alternative processes, including tintypes, will be featured, with subjects ranging from portraits to landscapes to abstract forms. The group aims to promote the craft of photography to women in the community and meets monthly at The Meeting Place in North Charleston.

Free Admission/Free Parking

10 Storehouse Row

2120 Noisette Boulevard, North Charleston

On view: April 30-June 20, 2014; Mon.-Fri. 8:00am-5:30pm

 

Nature’s Palette – Works by Charlynn M. Knight

Professional water media artist and native Charlestonian, Charlynn M. Knight, creates paintings that depict the beauty of the everyday.  Her approach with watermedia captures the “glow” and vibrant colors and textures of her subjects, which include the marshes, avenues of oaks, architecture, beaches, and Deep South beauty and charm that the South Carolina Lowcountry has to offer. Knight currently provides art instruction in North Charleston schools and for community groups as the City’s Artist-in-Residence. Her work has been published in International Artist Magazine and her paintings are featured in several private and corporate collections, including the City of North Charleston’s Public Art Collection.

Free Admission/Free Parking

North Charleston City Hall, 2nd Floor

2500 City Hall Lane, North Charleston

On view: April 30-June 20, 2014; 8:00am-8:00pm daily

                              

2nd Annual Wearable Art Competition & Exhibition

This unique exhibition showcases inspiring designs in the form of wearable art garments, ensembles, and accessories by emerging and established designers and wearable art artists from across the nation. Wearable art pieces in a variety of styles created through diverse techniques and materials will be on display and available for sale. Awards were determined by renowned textile artist, Torreah “Cookie” Washington, who specializes in quilted fiber art murals, elegant wedding gowns, unique soft accessories for special occasions, and Goddess blessing dolls.  

Free Admission/Free Parking

North Charleston City Hall, 2nd Floor

2500 City Hall Lane, North Charleston

On view: April 30-June 20, 2014; 8:00am-8:00pm daily

 

--Performances--

Summer Children’s Theatre

John Tudor Magic presents The Magic Is In You! Get motivated and uplifted while having fun!  The Magic Is In You! is a high energy, interactive stage show stressing positive values through the “magic” of personal choices. For all ages. Two performances at two locations.

Tickets: Children $2, Adults Free. Group reservations required. Call 843-740-5854.

Friday, June 13, 2014

2 performances at 2 locations:

10:00-11:00am at Northwoods Park & Recreation Center, 8348 Greenridge Rd., North Charleston

2:00-3:00pm at the Felix C. Davis Community Center, 4800 Park Circle, North Charleston

 

Summer Children’s Theatre

Storytree Theatre presents Puss In Boots. Storytree proudly presents the world premiere of this imaginative retelling of the classic fairy tale.  Meet Puss, an awesome little cat who wins the favor of a king and secures a bright future for his master, Toby (the Miller’s Son).  Children of all ages will cheer for Puss as he discovers his own cleverness and teaches his human friends to have faith in their individual inspirations and abilities.  Best suited for ages 5 and up.  Two performance times.

Tickets: Children $2, Adults Free. Group reservations required. Call 843-740-5854.

Ferndale Community Center, 1919 Piedmont Avenue, North Charleston

Friday, June 27, 2014

2 performance times - 10:00-11:00am & 2:00-3:00pm  

 

North Charleston Farmers Market Concerts

The Farmers Market takes place every Thursday through October 30. 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. Caxton Beaty will perform acoustic indie rock on June 5.  Enjoy Tropical Swing by The V-Tones on June 19 and Atmospheric Jazz Americana by The Paul Quattlebaum Duo on June 26.

Free Admission/Free Parking

Felix C. Davis Community Center grounds, 4800 Park Circle, North Charleston

Thursdays, June 5, 19 & 26, 2014     

Market open 12:00-7:00pm / Concert 4:00-6:00pm

 

 

--Classes, Workshops & Camps--

 

Hand Printing on Fabric Workshop

This Creative Arts Workshop for adults features hand printing on fabric with Ink Meets Paper’s Allison Nadeau.  Learn to plan a design from initial sketches and brainstorming to final sketches and color choices. Participants will customize a set of cotton dish towels using the freezer paper stencil method and by printing with common household objects. Materials are provided.

Fee: $15.  Registration open one month to two days prior to class. Call 843-740-5854.

The Meeting Place, 1077 E. Montague Avenue, North Charleston

Saturday, June 28, 2014

10:00am-12:30pm

 

North Charleston Farmers Market Art Demonstrations

The North Charleston Farmers Market takes place every Thursday through October 30. The market offers an abundance of fresh, locally grown produce, and features art & craft booths, food vendors, and entertainment. Enjoy live demonstrations by local visual artists every 2nd Thursday. Members of the North Charleston Artist Guild will offer art demos on June 12.

Free Admission/Free Parking

Felix C. Davis Community Center grounds, 4800 Park Circle, North Charleston

Thursday, June 12, 2014     

Market open 12:00-7:00pm / Demo 4:00-6:00pm

 

Summer Arts Camps

Details for each camp are listed below. A minimum number of registered students are required for the camps to take place, so register early.  Materials and snacks are provided.  Download the Summer Arts Camp Registration form from the City’s website at www.northcharleston.org under Cultural Arts or contact the Cultural Arts Department at 843-740-5851 to request a print copy. Registration for each camp ends one week prior to start date.

 

Visual Arts Camp I

For children ages 5-8 taught by the City’s Artist-in-Residence, Charlynn Knight.  Children will have the opportunity to experience various art media with an emphasis on watercolor painting.

Fee: $50

Olde Village Community Building, 4820 Jenkins Avenue, North Charleston

Monday-Friday, June 9-13, 2014

9:00am-12:00pm

 

Visual Arts Camp II

For children ages 9-13 taught by the City’s Artist-in-Residence, Charlynn Knight.  Students will receive more in-depth instruction in visual art using various art media with more skill development in watercolor painting.  This will be a good opportunity to strengthen art portfolios for the more serious student while having fun!  Students of all ability levels will benefit from the opportunity to be creative!

Fee: $50

Olde Village Community Building, 4820 Jenkins Avenue, North Charleston

Monday-Friday, June 16-20, 2014

9:00am-12:00pm

 

Drama Camp I

For children ages 5-8 taught by local theatre professional, Adrianne Dukes.  Students will learn dynamic skills for acting in fun ways to build confidence and stage presence with inspiration coming from familiar fairy tales/children’s stories. 

Fee: $50

Olde Village Community Building, 4820 Jenkins Avenue, North Charleston

Monday-Friday, June 23-27, 2014

9:00am-12:00pm

 

Drama Camp II: Two Week Performance Workshop

For children ages 9-13 taught by local theatre professional, Adrianne Dukes.  Students will have the opportunity to learn more intensive drama skills in a 2 week Performance Workshop format focused on creating a performance for parents and the community at the end of the camp.

Fee: $100

Olde Village Community Building, 4820 Jenkins Avenue, North Charleston

Monday-Friday, July 7-18, 2014

9:00am-12:00pm

 

African Drum & Dance Camp

For children ages 5-13 taught by Queen Atterberry of WOSE Dance Theatre.  Students will learn rhythms and techniques of drumming and dance from West African influences.  An informal performance for family and friends will showcase the skills learned in the camp.

Fee: $50

Olde Village Community Building, 4820 Jenkins Avenue, North Charleston

Monday-Friday, July 21-25, 2014

9:00am-12:00pm

 

 


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