Art & Literature

Lowcountry Artists Organize for Covid-19 Crisis

Local artists have joined together to respond to the havoc that SARS-COV-2 and Covid-19 have caused for the world and the arts community. SLAY is an acronym for “Support Lowcountry Artists Y’all.” This is a relief effort for the Arts Community led by noted Bluffton based artist, Amiri Farris. Amiri wanted to do something about…

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10th Annual Youth Essay & Art Contest – Great Home Schooling Activity During COVID-19 Global Crisis for Financial Literacy Month

  In celebration of National Financial Literacy Month, OneUnited Bank, the nation’s largest black-owned bank, is proud to announce its 10th Annual “I Got Bank!”  National Financial Literacy Contest where ten children will win a $1,000 savings account.  To support families who are home schooling their children due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Bank is…

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Special Charleston Stage Online Theatrical Event for Easter Weekend: A Free Live Stream of “The Seat of Justice”

Charleston Stage, as a gift to the community will present a free streaming video recording of its acclaimed 2016 production of The Seat of Justice, available for viewing all Easter weekend – April 10, 11 and 12, 2020. The Seat of Justice, an original play by Charleston Stage Founder, Julian Wiles, tells the true story…

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College of Charleston’s Annual Student Art Competition Goes Virtual

By Amy S. Mercer For more than three decades, budding artists have proudly displayed their work across a variety of mediums from photography and sculpture to painting and prints at the annual Young Contemporaries exhibition at the College of Charleston’s Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art. Now in its 35th year, the Young Contemporaries competition faced a new challenge…

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Author/Illustrator Sharon Jones-Scaife Announces Children’s Book Release, “Lil’ Marco Plays Hide and Seek”

Author/Illustrator Sharon Jones-Scaife announces the upcoming release of a new book for kids, ‘Lil’ Marco Plays Hide and Seek.’ Through a story of hide and seek, featuring the series character, Lil’ Marco, Jones-Scaife highlights the importance of being prepared when faced with weather-related emergencies. The new children’s book is slated for release May 3, 2020.…

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Charleston’s Poet Laureate announces new “pay what you want” poetry book, publishing company and pop-up virtual readings

  Marcus Amaker, Charleston’s first Poet Laureate, has unleashed his latest project. The Birth of All Things is a 104-page poetry book about an eclectic mix of subjects: battle droids, Björk, the black experience, beats, the blues, Bessie Coleman, a beautiful baby, and more. The cover art features work from Florida digital artist Nick Davis.…

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Charleston Symphony To Livestream Previous Masterworks Performance “Pictures at an Exhibition” In Collaboration With Artist Mary Whyte’s “We the People: Portraits of Veterans In America” Exhibition

The Charleston Symphony will livestream their previous Masterworks performance, Pictures at an Exhibition, featuring the orchestra performing iconic works by Copland, Respighi, and Mussorgsky on Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28, at 7:30pm. Mary Whyte’s new collection, We the People: Portraits of Veterans in America will be projected on the screen. A Charleston resident, Mary Whyte is…

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New Book Alert: Stephanie G’s “Stepping Into Who You Are”

Stephanie Gilmore, aka Stephanie G, is a talk show host, public speaker, actress, author, writer, producer and CEO of Devoe Gilmore Entertainment, LLC. Devoe Gilmore Entertainment launched in August 2011 with the production of The Stephanie G Show, in which Gilmore discusses power packed topics that emphasize healing, wisdom and encouragement. Gilmore’s interview roster includes…

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