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North Charleston Cultural Arts Department March 2015 Programs/Events/Classes
Published:
3/1/2015 12:46:09 PM


--Exhibitions--


North Charleston City Gallery Exhibit - Summerville Artist Guild

Members of the Summerville Artist Guild will present works in a variety of mediums and subjects as part of their 39th Annual Judged Show.  The public is invited to attend a free reception hosted by the artists on Thursday, March 5, from 5:00-7:00pm.

Free.  North Charleston City Gallery (within Charleston Area Convention Center), 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston, SC 29418

On view: March 5-31, 2015

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

Free public reception: Thursday, March 5, 2015, 5:00-7:00pm


North Charleston City Hall Exhibit – Bob Doster

Internationally acclaimed artist Bob Doster of Lancaster, SC, will present a collection of his whimsical, abstract steel sculptures. Doster has participated in a number of one-man and international shows and his work is in collections around the world. 

Free Admission/Free Parking

North Charleston City Hall

2nd Floor, 2500 City Hall Lane, North Charleston

On view: February 2 – March 31, 2015

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


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


--Performances--


Dinner Theatre - A Journey Through the Music of African Americans

Join celebrated psalmist, songwriter, and internationally touring vocalist Christal Brown-Gibson on a musical journey highlighting the legendary voices of African American artists from the early 1900s to the present. Brown-Gibson will perform songs from a variety of music genres, including spirituals, jazz, blues, and gospel, with costume changes to portray famed artists such as Etta James, Billie Holiday, Dorothy Moore, and Mahalia Jackson. Menu includes pecan roasted, Dijon & maple basted salmon with smoked tomato jam. Catered by Embassy Suites.

Tickets: $40 each, group discounts available. $12 for play only.

Call Pam Smith at 843-740-5847 to purchase by Tuesday, Mar 10.

Charleston Area Convention Center Ballroom, 5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston

Friday, March 13, 2015

7:00pm


--Classes, Workshops & Camps--


Creative Arts Workshop – Drawing Portraiture w/ Stephen Herchak

Participants will learn the fundamental lessons of drawing and applying the universal principals of perspective and proportions to portraiture using a live model with Stephen Herchak.  Herchak is Charleston native, artist, art instructor, and tour guide. Realistic in style, his artwork focuses on local subjects and historic themes. Materials are provided.

Fee: $15.  Registration closes on March 26. Call 843-740-5854.

Olde Village Community Building, 4820 Jenkins Avenue, North Charleston

Saturday, March 28, 2015

10:00am-12:00pm


Monthly Lecture Series – The Proactive PhotographerTM

Join Doug Cunningham and Stan Foxworthy of D&S Group, LLC, for casual, monthly presentations on the subject of photography. March’s presentation will focus on what to do with your image files, digital asset management, non-destructive editing programs, plug-ins for editing, and archiving your images.

Free & open to the public 

Olde Village Community Building, 4820 Jenkins Avenue, North Charleston

Monday, March 2, 2015

7:00-8:00pm


Summer Arts Camps – REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 1!

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 Arts & Culture section of the City’s website at www.northcharleston.org 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

Children will have the opportunity to experience various art media with an emphasis on printmaking and mixed media techniques.  Taught by the City’s Artist-in-Residence, Alexandra Roberts.

Fee: $50 

Olde Village Community Building, 4820 Jenkins Avenue, North Charleston

Monday-Friday, June 8-12, 2015

9:00am-12:00pm 


Visual Arts Camp II - For children ages 9-13

Students will receive more in-depth instruction in visual art with more skill development in printmaking and mixed media techniques.  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!  Taught by the City’s Artist-in-Residence, Alexandra Roberts.

Fee: $50

Olde Village Community Building, 4820 Jenkins Avenue, North Charleston

Monday-Friday, June 15-19, 2015

9:00am-12:00pm


Drama Camp I - For children ages 5-8

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.  Taught by local theatre professional, Adrienne Dukes.

Fee: $50

Olde Village Community Building, 4820 Jenkins Avenue, North Charleston

Monday-Friday, June 22-26, 2015

9:00am-12:00pm


Drama Camp II - For children ages 9-13

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.  Taught by local theatre professional, Adrienne Dukes.  

Fee: $100

Olde Village Community Building, 4820 Jenkins Avenue, North Charleston

Monday-Friday, July 6-17, 2015

9:00am-12:00pm


African Drum & Dance Camp - For children ages 5-13

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. Taught by RBM African Drum & Dance director, Rajeeyah Mujahid.

Fee: $50

Olde Village Community Building, 4820 Jenkins Avenue, North Charleston

Monday-Friday, July 20-24, 2015

9:00am-12:00pm


--Special Events--

St. Paddy’s Day Block Party & Parade

Come join the biggest St. Patrick’s Day celebration in the Lowcountry! The 11th annual celebration will feature live music across three stages, bagpipe music, a mechanical bull, food vendors & trucks, corned beef and cabbage, Irish trivia, a Kid’s Zone with jump castles, face painting, local artisans, and much more. This year’s party will kick off with a parade starting at Park Place East (adjacent to East Montague Avenue and across from Park Circle Community Center) at noon. The parade route will go down East Montague Avenue to the block party location near Virginia Avenue. East Montague Avenue will close from Park Place East to O’Hear Avenue at 11:30am and stay closed for the duration of the parade. East Montague will close between Virginia Avenue and Jenkins Avenue at 9:30am for set up and remain closed for the duration of the block party. 

Free. Olde Village area, East Montague Ave. between Virginia & Jenkins Ave., North Charleston

Saturday, March 14, 2015

12:00-7:00pm

--Artist Opportunities--


9th Annual African American Fiber Art Exhibition

African American fiber artists from across the nation are invited to participate in the 9th Annual African American Fiber Art Exhibition: Maya Angelou, a component of the 2015 North Charleston Arts Festival. This year’s exhibition calls for fiber art inspired by the life of Maya Angelou, a phenomenal woman, daughter of the South, Mother of the Civil Rights Movement, Speaker of Truth to Power, and inspiration to so many women from all walks of life. The challenge for this tribute exhibit is to create a fiber work, such as an art quilt, doll, wearable art piece, etc., that expresses your personal relationship to Maya, her work, and her life.  How has she made your artistic journey more meaningful? What were her words that inspired you to keep keeping on? How did she help you to RISE?  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 December 1 and can be accessed at NorthCharlestonCulturalArtsDepartment.SlideRoom.com.

Deadline for submission of application: Monday, March 2, 2015


2015 SC Palmetto Hands Fine Craft Competition & Exhibition

The 14th annual South Carolina Palmetto Hands Fine Craft Competition & Exhibition will be on display at the Charleston Area Convention Center (5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston, SC 29418) from May 1-9, during the North Charleston Arts Festival. Fine craft artists and artisans from across South Carolina are welcome to submit an application for participation. As the state’s only fine craft competition and exhibition, objects juried into the exhibit may compete for cash prizes totaling up to $6,500.  Entries must be submitted via www.northcharlestonculturalartsdepartment.slideroom.com beginning on December 15.

Deadline for submission of entries: Monday, March 16, 2015


2015 North Charleston Farmers Market Entertainment

Individual musicians, duos, trios, and bands may submit applications to provide musical entertainment at the North Charleston Farmers Market held every Thursday at the Felix Davis Community Center from mid-April through October.  Market hours are noon-7:00pm, with performances scheduled for 4:00-6:00pm.  Proposal forms are available on the Arts & Culture section of the City’s website, northcharleston.org. 

Deadline for submission of application to perform: Monday, March 2, 2015


North Charleston Arts Festival Exhibition and Vending Opportunities

The 2015 North Charleston Arts Festival will be presented May 1-9. This annual nine-day 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. Applications for Art & Craft Vendors, Food Vendors, Youth Art, and Art Walk are now available. Applications for Juried Art Competitions and Exhibitions (Fine Art and Photography) will be available on March 3. All applications can be found at NorthCharlestonArtsFest.com/apply.

Judged Art entry drop-off: April 29, 30 & May 1, 2015

Photography drop-off: April 29 & 30, 2015

Youth Art drop-off: April 29 & 30, 2015

Deadline for Art Walk application: April 15, 2015

Deadline for Art & Craft Vendor application: April 15, 2015

Deadline for Food Vendor application: April 15, 2015

 

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