Art & Literature

NYC Based Harambee Dance Company Returns To Charleston To Celebrate 25th Anniversary 

Harambee Dance Company, a New York based African American dance company, celebrates its 25th Anniversary with an “Evening of Dance”.  The event is set to take place on Saturday, July 6, 2019, 6p.m. at James Island Charter High School Theater, Charleston, SC.   This spectacular event will feature Harambee Dance Company’s signature pieces which blend traditional African…

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The Gibbes Museum of Art’s Distinguished Lecture Series Presents Fred Wilson

The Gibbes Museum of Art have announced that renowned artist Fred Wilson will be the keynote speaker at the museum’s annual Distinguished Lecture Series, taking place at Charleston Music Hall on Wednesday, November 13. “The Gibbes does not tell Charleston’s story from a singular point-of-view, but rather through a series of artistic lenses and diverse perspectives,” says Angela Mack,…

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New Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Profiles Revolutionary African American Men

A new traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian presents the narrative of a nation through the profiles of significant African American men who are icons in the country’s historical and cultural landscape. “Men of Change: Power. Triumph. Truth.” launches a three-year, 10-city national tour at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati Aug. 17. The…

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“One Thousand and One Nights” Dazzles Spoleto with a Spectacular Dance Theater Performance

By Hakim Abdul-Ali The occasion was a Saturday evening wind down to a successful 2019 Spoleto Festival USA programmatic season culminating with me checking out an 8 PM show at the Charleston Gaillard Center’s Martha and John M. Rivers Performance Hall. The program I observed was officially listed as “One Thousand and One Nights” featuring…

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“I Am… Contemporary Women Artists of Africa” Opens at the Smithsonian June 20

“I Am… Contemporary Women Artists of Africa” will open at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art June 20. Featuring works by 28 of Africa’s leading modern and contemporary artists, all of whom are women, this exhibition highlights the vital contributions of women to numerous issues, including the environment, identity, politics, race, sexuality, social activism,…

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Grassroots Charleston organization seeks to empower and prepare community with new book and initiatives

Sow the Seed is hosting their first event in the Lowcountry to celebrate the release of their literary project, “We Overcame,” and formally introduce themselves to the community. The event is taking place Thursday, June 20th, 2019, starting at 6:30 PM in Summerville, SC. Sow the Seed was founded by T.Lynne Fladger, and was created…

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City of North Charleston Seeking New Artist-in-Residence

Each fiscal year the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department contracts a professional visual artist to serve as the City’s Artist-in-Residence (AIR). The department is currently seeking to fill the position for fiscal year 2019/20. The City’s Artist-in-Residence serves as a key resource for the department’s outreach programs, especially in the area of art…

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