Art & Literature

North Charleston Seeking Teaching Artists for Elementary After School Arts Enrichment Program

The City of North Charleston has been committed to providing after school programs in public elementary schools within city limits since 2008. One component of these programs is to provide arts enrichment classes through the City’s Cultural Arts Department. The department provides a multi-disciplined roster of artists to teach these classes and is currently seeking…

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Nominations open for Enduring Spirit Awards: Recognizing the outstanding achievements of African American women in the Midlands

The Friends of African American Art & Culture, a membership affiliate of the Columbia Museum of Art, will accept nominations for its Enduring Spirit Awards from Wednesday, July 25 through Friday, August 17, 2018. The Enduring Spirit Awards honor the outstanding achievements of African American women in the Midlands who are working to improve their…

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Artist Christopher “kolpeace” Johnson Raising Funds and Taking Requests to Further His Blossoming Career Through Grad School

By Damion Smalls Christopher Johnson is a real one. Whether it’s being showcased at the 2018 North Charleston Arts Fest, wowing crowds with live artistic performances around the nation, or motivating the youth with his words of encouragement and reflection, Johnson has seen his profile rise tremendously in recent years. This fall, the artist widely…

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National Best-Selling Author Terry McMillian Will Headline 3rd Annual Charleston African American Book Festival

One of America’s most beloved and critically-acclaimed authors, Terry McMillan, will be the featured speaker at this year’s Black Ink Book Festival. McMillian became the empowering voice of a generation of women with her New York Times #1 bestsellers Waiting to Exhale and How Stella Got Her Groove Back. She will join 60 black authors…

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S.C. State Fair accepting competitive exhibit entries

The South Carolina State Fair is accepting entries for this year’s competitive events. More than $300,000 in premiums will be offered in agriculture, art, crafts, flowers, and livestock again during this year’s 149th anniversary fair, which runs October 10-21. “Our competitive events are a hallmark of our annual fair and showcase the amazing talents of…

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The First Ever Write On! Literacy Festival To Feature Nic Stone, Grady Hendrix and Hannah Barnaby

On Saturday, August 4 from 11am-3pm, the Charleston County Public Library Main Branch will be hosting the first-ever Write On! Literacy Festival. Featuring headlining authors Nic Stone, Grady Hendrix and Hannah Barnaby, this all-ages festival will include additional author talks, panel discussions, book signings and sales, and a special Innovation Zone where people can explore literacy…

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