Art & Literature

“That Holiday Book Sale” is set for December 1-2 in Mt. Pleasant

Looking for some extra stocking stuffers this Christmas?  Shopping for Kwanzaa or a New Year’s Party?  Come shop the Charleston Friends of the Library Holiday Book Sale, and support your library system for the holidays.  ‘That Holiday Book Sale’ is set for Friday, December 1st from 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m and Saturday, December 2nd from 9:00 a.m.…

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Forget Me Not, an Award-Winning Stage Play on Alzheimer’s Disease, to be Presented at Royal Missionary Baptist Church

Saturday, November 11, AfricanAmericansAgainstAlzheimer’s, an UsAgainstAlzheimer’s network, will present the national award-winning play, Forget Me Not, at the Royal Missionary Baptist Church (1807 Pearson Street) from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.  The play, directed by Garrett Davis of the Forget Me Not Project, takes the audience into the life of a family facing Alzheimer’s disease and shows the disease’s impact on relationships…

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African American Fiber Artists Sought For 2018 Exhibition

African American fiber artists from across the nation are invited to participate in the 12th Annual African American Fiber Art Exhibition: I’m NOT Every Woman, I’m a PHENOMENAL Woman!, a component of the 2018 North Charleston Arts Fest. The challenge for this year’s special exhibit is for artists to create a fiber work, such as…

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REWIND: Rainbow Rowed deserves an encore

By Natalie Prioleau Just two Sundays ago, some of Charleston’s best and brightest in politics, education, music and poetry collaborated at PURE Theatre in the original production “Rainbow Rowed: A Civic Engagement.” Set up as a panel discussion which was led by a “clueless mediator” (KJ Kearney of Charleston Sticks Together), the production provided an…

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November 2-5 Declared Charleston to Charleston Literary Festival Weekend

City of Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg has officially proclaimed November 2 – 5, 2017 as Charleston to Charleston Literary Festival Weekend. The Charleston Library Society, in its 269th year of existence has partnered with the Charleston Trust in Sussex, U.K., to bring a new literary festival to Charleston, S.C. The inaugural Charleston to Charleston Literary Festival…

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Applications Now Open For 2018 North Charleston Arts Fest

The City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department is seeking performers and presenters in music, theatre, dance, visual art, media art, and literature for participation in the 2018 North Charleston Arts Fest to be held May 2-6 at various venues throughout North Charleston, SC. National, regional, and local artists, as well as ethnic/cultural groups and…

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The Spelman College Department of Dance Performance and Choreography Teaches Through the Lens of Black Feminist Theory

Spelman College’s newly formed Department of Dance Performance and Choreography has chosen a unique approach to teaching the next generation of dancers, choreographers and change makers by accentuating Black feminist theory. As a result of integrating the works of notable Black feminist writers and activists such as bell hooks and Audre Lorde throughout the curriculum,…

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2018 North Charleston Arts Fest design competition underway

The City of North Charleston is calling upon South Carolina visual artists to participate in the 2018 North Charleston Arts Fest Design Competition.  The winning piece will become the official art design of the 2018 North Charleston Arts Fest, taking place May 2-6, and will be featured on all promotional materials and merchandise, including billboards,…

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Charleston’s Cocktail Bandits debut their first book ‘Holy Spirits: Charleston Culture Through Cocktails’

By Natalie Prioleau It’s post-tourism season in Charleston, but imagine touring the city this fall, indulging in its local cuisine, spirits and history with two charismatic, intelligent and beautiful black women as your guides! The Cocktail Bandits, Johnny Caldwell and Taneka Reaves, are providing that experience for food and beverage enthusiasts everywhere with the release…

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