Event Calendar

Oyotunji African Village announces its year long celebration of its 50th Anniversary as the first authentic Yoruba Village in North America. And its yearly reading.

Wed Jan 0 1

First Day Hike

Start the New Year out right with a ranger-led hike on an easy 2-mile loop trail. Learn about the history of Hampton Plantation AND get your steps in!

Join us as we discuss the impact of pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes in the Tri-County. The discussion will be facilitated by a representative of the Healthy Tri-County organization, and relevant information and helpful resources will be shared during this program.

Enjoy 3 Courses for $30 at The Watch Rooftop Kitchen & Spirits during Charleston Restaurant Week.

Event Date: January 9th-January 19th

Times of Event: 

Sunday-Thursday 11am-11pm 

Friday-Saturday 11am-12am

Join us for our member board meeting for important planning and discussion!

Topic: 

Upcoming programming and dates, 2019 recap, and other CompTIA news

Panelists: 

– Jamison Cary, President

– Robin Ward, Vice President

– Kevin Kirts, Treasurer

– Edward Cavadias, Director

– Joel Baumgardner, Director

Learn how to write a great resume during a workshop that features instructional videos from Lynda.com, a valuable learning resource that’s accessible to all CCPL patrons with a valid library card.

Join us as we discuss the impact of pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes in the Tri-County. The discussion will be facilitated by a representative of the Healthy Tri-County organization, and relevant information and helpful resources will be shared during this program.

Passing down your family history is a gift that will last for generations. Come see how you can use the Digital Lab to help create family photos and videos, and preserve oral histories from family members. This session also covers how to digitally preserve family photos and videos. Registration is required, and space may be limited. Please call 843-795-6679 or email [email protected] to register.

Join your Chamber and celebrate the opening of Third Monkey Sports! In addition to networking opportunities, you have a chance to meet community members and special guests, and be entered to win our giveaway!

Help us support this valuable addition to the North Charleston business community!

Gift bags will be given out as a show of gratitude for attending, while supplies last!

Join us as we discuss the impact of pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes in the Tri-County. The discussion will be facilitated by a representative of the Healthy Tri-County organization, and relevant information and helpful resources will be shared during this program.

Elderly citizens are part of one of the most vulnerable segments of our population in the Lowcountry. Learn about the warning signs of physical abuse and financial fraud, along with the legal landscape related to these unfortunate situations during an hour-long workshop presented by attorney and former trial lawyer Rob Hadden of Hadden Law Firm, LLC in Mount Pleasant.

The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston is pleased to present an exhibition of work by Butch Anthony of Seale, Alabama. The exhibition will consist of new images, assemblages, and installations created specifically for our galleries. As a multi-faceted self-taught artist, Butch Anthony creates works that investigate and appropriate images from the American vernacular. His practice includes painting X-ray like skeletons on top of antique portraits in elaborate, often gilded frames. An avid collector of unique and bizarre objects, he created the Museum of Wonder, a modern-day cabinet of curiosities filled with art, artifacts, and antiques including the world’s largest gallstone and an actual footprint from Sasquatch. Anthony also hosts the Possum Trot Auction, a weekly junk and art auction (featured on television’s American Pickers) on his 80-acre parcel of land that has been in his family for generations. He has also built The Museum of Wonder Drive-Thru, the first drive-through art and antiques gallery, also on his property. In addition to making and selling art, building unique roadside attractions, and collecting found objects to incorporate into his own artwork, Anthony built his own house and several outbuildings which have been featured in the New York Times.

Though Anthony’s work emanates from the folk art or vernacular idiom, his works are unmistakably original in concept and execution. The term “folk art” is generally applied to traditional media such as wood carving, quilt-making, functional pottery, weaving–items that are passed down from generation to generation. Anthony’s work often has a charming immediacy because of the familiarity of the selected materials, yet this surface appeal is often undermined by the conceptual premise. Some images evince a biting sarcasm or ironic wit, while others poke fun at our consumerist society. There are several layers of meaning embedded in Anthony’s work. For a few of the pieces in this exhibition, the artist hired a Chinese painter to create 5 x 7-foot enlargements of appropriated images he sent. Anthony then reworks the surface of these commissioned paintings, melding appropriation and global commerce with insouciant graffiti-like embellishments. Now, many of these paintings become more elaborate with the addition of bones, artifacts, and shadow boxes that amplify the visual and conceptual presence of the piece.

As a sculptor, Anthony’s work often employs the detritus of our disposable society. He has become adept at creating imaginative combinations that subtly comment on the human condition. These assemblages then gain strength by being seen in the context of his other works, creating a kind of chain reaction that reinforces his primary message.

This exhibition brings together several of Anthony’s creative explorations over the past few years. Singular portraits, assemblage objects, and installations combine to create a working model of the inside of Anthony’s mind.

Gallery hours are 11:00AM – 4:00PM Monday – Saturday. Open until 7:00PM on Thursdays. Closed on Sundays. Gallery admission is free!

Quilter Coulter Fussell’s early-developed artsview perceives craft and other arts as indistinguishable from one another. Painting, sculpture, and textile work are one solitary entity in her mind. From youth, the combination developed into an unintentional mash-up, resulting in quilts and textile works that defy expectations of the medium. Fussell relies on the no-holds-barred nature of contemporary painting rules to free her compositions from the constraints of pattern. In turn, she simultaneously relies on the strict discipline of traditional craftwork to act as a self-editing tool. 

Fussell learned to sew by watching her mother, Cathy Fussell, who is herself a renowned quiltmaker. She was determined to be an artist, which—in her young mind—meant that she should be a painter. All through her twenties, Fussell’s focus was painting. However, in a series of firsts, this focus shifted when the birth of her first child prompted her to create her first quilt. Fussell found the issues she had attempted to explore through painting were better addressed with fabric. For Fussell, fabric’s limitations in palette and material offered an infinite amount of freedom in their strictures. Fussell’s work, unlike traditional quilts, does not adhere to a predetermined pattern. Instead, her work retains the wholeness of a quilt while utilizing techniques one would expect to find in painting. For instance, foreground and background are established with the purposeful balance of light and dark materials. In this way, Fussell’s work blurs the lines between art and craft, positing that both practices have an element of functionality and non-functionality.

Conventional quilts are anchored by their wholeness, most often achieved through geometric pattern. Fussell’s work breaks with this traditional fabrication to instead produce quilts that are painterly in composition while retaining the conceptual wholeness of a quilt. Fussell follows no patterns and does not sketch before she begins composing her work. She paints in textiles, positioning small squares of silk and bolts of antique fabrics on the floor of her studio, moving and layering pieces until she is satisfied with their relationship. The result is an object that reverently heeds the quilting process that has been passed down from generation to generation in Fussell’s family and in families across the globe. The result is also an object that confronts this tradition, challenging the viewer to find room for quilts that are paintings and paintings that are quilts.

Fri Jan 1 7

ArtRAGEous

Sumter Opera House
21 N. Main St. Sumter, SC 29150

The Sumter Opera House celebrates 125 years with Artrageous and this one-of-a-kind interactive performance that incorporates many different art forms on the same stage. Combining captivating vocals, intricate choreography and exciting music, Artrageous takes you on a visual journey and a high energy ride of inspiration, creativity, and engagement. They have produced over 2500 shows both nationally and internationally, touring since 1990. We welcomed them to the Sumter Opera House stage in October 2018, and we can’t wait to have them back on January 17th at 7:30 pm.  Be sure to join us before the show for lots of fun and CAKE!

Join the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston to celebrate the opening of their first exhibitions of 2020, Butch Anthony: Inside/Out and Coulter Fussell: The Raw Materials of Escape.

All College of Charleston students, faculty, and staff, and current Halsey Institute members receive free admission to our opening receptions. Non-members will be charged $5 admission.

Inside/Out is an exhibition of work by Butch Anthony of Seale, Alabama. The exhibition will consist of new images, assemblages, and installations created specifically for our galleries. As a multi-faceted self-taught artist, Anthony creates works that investigate and appropriate images from the American vernacular. “Inside/Out” brings together several of Anthony’s creative explorations over the past few years. Singular portraits, assemblage objects, and installations combine to create a working model of the inside of Anthony’s mind.

Learn more about “Butch Anthony: Inside/Out” here: bit.ly/ButchAnthony

Quilter Coulter Fussell’s early-developed artsview perceives craft and other arts as indistinguishable from one another. Painting, sculpture, and textile work are one solitary entity in her mind. From youth, the combination developed into an unintentional mash-up, resulting in quilts and textile works that defy expectations of the medium. Fussell relies on the no-holds-barred nature of contemporary painting rules to free her compositions from the constraints of pattern. In turn, she simultaneously relies on the strict discipline of traditional craftwork to act as a self-editing tool.

Learn more about “Coulter Fussell: The Raw Materials of Escape” here: bit.ly/CoulterFussell

Sponsored by Icebox 🥂

Join us at Jackson Cottages, Charleston’s newest outdoor venue space, located in the heart of downtown Charleston.  Enjoy some oysters, food trucks, live music, and corn hole with your closest friends and family. 

Join the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston for an artist talk with Coulter Fussell as she speaks about her work in the exhibition The Raw Materials of Escape. Free admission – open to all!

Quilter Coulter Fussell’s early-developed artsview perceives craft and other arts as indistinguishable from one another. Painting, sculpture, and textile work are one solitary entity in her mind. From youth, the combination developed into an unintentional mash-up, resulting in quilts and textile works that defy expectations of the medium. Fussell relies on the no-holds-barred nature of contemporary painting rules to free her compositions from the constraints of pattern. In turn, she simultaneously relies on the strict discipline of traditional craftwork to act as a self-editing tool.

Learn more about Coulter Fussell: The Raw Materials of Escape here: bit.ly/CoulterFussell

Mon Jan 2 0

2020 MLK Parade

Please join us as a member of the audience on Monday, January 20 at 10 AM! 

The parade route will run from Burke High School along Fishburne Street, then north to Sumter Street, east along Sumter Street to King Street, and then south to Marion Square, turning east onto Calhoun Street. See you there!

Save The Date – Feb 27-29th 2020.
Charleston Metropolitan Church of Christ will be hosting The National Urban Ministry Conference
Our Theme: “Chucktown, the Holy City”
Presenters are from Charleston Local Organizations that will be providing much needed information to bring our communities together towards helping each other.
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This event is open to the public. Cost is $100 per person, which covers multiple sessions, food, logo bag & t-shirt. One of our youth, Javin Jordan, submitted his design for our  
t-shirts and he says, “Never walk away from someone who deserves help, Your hand is God’s hand for that person”.

Please register soon online:
https://nationalurbanministryassociation.org
Seating is limited and Feb 27th-29th 2020 is quickly approaching. Also, check out our Presenters. With God’s help, together, we can make the Chucktown a true Holy City!

The Lee Barbour Quartet will showcase their unique explorations and technical mastery to close out the Charleston Jazz Festival’s Local Band Day. Lee is a gifted guitarist and composer who has performed and recorded with several international artists, including Jazz is Phish, guitar legend Joe Beck, Fred Wesley (James Brown), Earl Klugh, Elise Testone (American Idol) and Cary Ann Hearst (Shovels and Rope). Joining Lee on this incredible evening will be Jonathan Lovett, Ron Wiltrout, and special guest Justin Stanton from jazz supergroup Snarky Puppy!

 

Lee Barbour – Guitar

Justin Stanton – Trumpet

Jonathan Lovett – Keyboards

Ron Wiltrout – Drums

The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston is teaming up with The Naked Lady Society for a clothing swap! Folks of all styles, shapes, sizes, and ages are welcome! Clean out your closet, meet other amazing people, support local causes, and update your wardrobe in an environmentally friendly way. Bring any stylish clothes you’re not feeling anymore and swap them for a FREE wardrobe refresh.

We will be sharing information on causes that support local people in need. The Naked Lady Society donates unswapped clothes to My Sister’s HouseICNA Relief Shifa Free Clinic Charleston, or Lowcountry Orphan Relief.

This event is hosted in partnership with CharlestonGOOD and the College of Charleston’s Office of Sustainability.

Join us as we discuss the impact of pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes in the Tri-County. The discussion will be facilitated by a representative of the Healthy Tri-County organization, and relevant information and helpful resources will be shared during this program.

Cameron & The Saltwater Brass is a horn-heavy group that blends a helping of funk, a cup of jazz, and a dash of gospel. A Sousaphone lays down the bass lines and brings that unique ‘New Orleans’ sound to the party. Cameron and company are Charleston favorites and have been serving up their sounds in Charleston for more than 7 years. Come to Forte Jazz Lounge and ‘Shake Everything You Got’ with Cameron & The Saltwater Brass!

Cameron Handel – Trumpet
Kevin Patton – Saxophone
Gavin Smith – Trombone
Bryan Motte – Guitar
Chris Bluemel – Sousaphone
Jeff Handel – Drums

Sumter Opera House
21 N. Main St. Sumter, SC 29150

Hailed as the “premier American ragtime ensemble”, the Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra prides itself in their authentic performances of silent films.  Hear and see the silent comedy “One Week” starring Buster Keaton just as it was originally presented at the debut. A newly wedded couple attempts to build a house with a prefabricated kit, unaware that a rival sabotaged the kit’s component numbering.  Come join us at the Sumter Opera House on January 24th at 7:30 pm as we re-create an experience that very well may have happened here!

Join us for an evening of connection, education and fun!

Our Annual Leader Gala sponsored by BCBS of South Carolina is the premiere celebration of leadership in the Charleston metro area.

This signature event is celebrated by over 200 leaders in attendance to uplift the work of leadership in our community and collectively share in the achievements of all.

The beautiful Pavilion at Patriots Point Links is the perfect setting for this wonderful night! Find information for the venue here: http://bit.ly/2Rmjh0Y

RSVP & learn more here: http://bit.ly/2DDxazJ

Silent Auction
During the event we will host a silent auction benefitting our Leader in Me program. This auction provides necessary funding for our program to adopt schools in the metro area and forward the thought that all children deserve to be great!

William Brian Moody Leader Award
We will also be presenting the William Brian Moody Leader Award to a deserving community member.

Remarkable jazz violinist Regina Carter is one of today’s most original and daring musicians. Classically trained, Regina grew up in Detroit, where she absorbed all the music that Motown had to offer. Though her work draws upon a wide range of musical influences – including Afro-Cuban, Swing, Bebop, Folk, and World – she has crafted a signature voice and style on the violin. She has performed with Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, Wynton Marsalis, Kenny Barron, Billy Joel, Cassandra Wilson, and many others. A recipient of the MacArthur “genius” award and a Doris Duke Artist Award, Regina Carter is widely considered the finest jazz violinist of her generation.

Don’t miss the 6thAnnual Charleston Jazz Festival as it presents The World of Regina Carter.

The evening begins with a performance by the Monty Alexander Trio, followed by the Charleston Jazz Orchestra performing with vocalists Jane Monheit and Freddy Cole.

Originally from Kingston, Jamaica, Grammy-nominated pianist Monty Alexander is an American classic, touring the world relentlessly with various projects delighting a global audience drawn to his vibrant personality and soulful message. A perennial favorite at Jazz festivals and venues worldwide, his spirited conception covers a repertoire spanning a broad range of jazz and Jamaican musical expressions – the American songbook and the blues, gospel and bebop, calypso and reggae.

Blessed with “a voice of phenomenal beauty” (Stephen Holden, New York Times), Jane Monheit has had plenty of milestone moments in establishing herself as one of today’s best and most important vocalist-musicians. The twice Grammy-nominated singer has released 12 solo albums and has collaborated with Michael Bublé, John Pizzarelli, Terence Blanchard, among many others. Her latest release, The Songbook Sessions: Ella Fitzgerald, pays joyous tribute to the legendary singer, while sharing a definite portrait of herself.

The legendary Freddy Cole, a four-time Grammy Nominee (most recently a 2019 Grammy Nominee for Best Jazz Vocal Recording) was born in 1931, the youngest of Edward and Paulina Nancy Cole’s five children. His three elder brothers, Eddie, Ike and Nat (twelve years Freddy’s senior) were all musicians taught by their mother. At the young age of 88, Freddy Cole’s career continues to ascend as he has moved into the front ranks of America’s homegrown art form with a style and musical sophistication all his own. Nominated for a 2019 Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Recording, masterful vocalist and pianist, Freddy Cole captivates listeners with his elegant presence, subtle phrasing, and intimate singing style.

The Charleston Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of Robert Lewis, has been performing for audiences in the Lowcountry for over 10 years. The Charleston Jazz Orchestra is comprised of 18 accomplished jazz musicians and is an entertaining and educational example of the rich history of jazz in Charleston. The Charleston Jazz Orchestra offers a six-concert subscription series known for its unique, enthusiastically received performances that contribute mightily to the ever-evolving Lowcountry arts scene. 

Johns Island Regional Library
3531 Maybank Highway John's Island, SC 29455

Film producer Betsy Newman hosts this screening and discussion of the Emmy award-winning documentary “Charlie’s Place.” During segregation, the Myrtle Beach area was a popular destination for Gullah Geechee people. Many famous black musicians played the white clubs in Myrtle Beach but couldn’t stay at the white hotels. After-hours, Charlie Fitzgerald welcomed them to his club, Charlie’s Place, and his motel, the Whispering Pines. He also opened his doors to white patrons, and in 1950 Charlie’s Place was attacked by the Ku Klux Klan. Today, Charlie’s Place is the focus of the revitalization of the historic black Carver Street community. This screening is shown through the courtesy of South Carolina ETV. This program is sponsored by the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission.

Best-selling novelist Cassandra King Conroy and award-winning journalist Tony Bartelme will be the featured speakers at the 23rd Annual Southern Author Series sponsored in February by The Timrod Library in Summerville.

Cassandra King Conroy kicks off the Southern Authors Series on February 9. Her recently published memoir, Tell Me a Story: My Life with Pat Conroy, is the author’s tribute to her late husband. Novelist Mary Alice Monroe describes the book as “breathtakingly tender and heartbreakingly true.” The memoir is the latest work by Ms. Conroy, author of five novels, including the NY Times best seller The Sunday Wife and The Same Sweet Girls. Ms. Conroy is a contributor to Southern Living and CoastalLiving magazines and is the honorary chair of the Pat Conroy Literary Center in Beaufort, SC.

On February 16, the Timrod will host Tony Bartelme, senior projects reporter for the Post and Courier. A three-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, Bartelme combines the investigative talents of a journalist with the compelling narrative skills of a story teller. His work has exposed government corruption and explored diverse issues ranging from changes in ocean plankton to the global shortage of doctors. His most recent work is A Surgeon in the Village, which chronicles the efforts of an American neurosurgeon to teach brain surgery in a remote Tanzanian village. The book has been lauded by Tom Brokaw as “lyrical, inspirational, and altogether rewarding.”

Presentations on both days begin at 2:00 pm at the Bethany United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 118 W. 3rd S. Street, Summerville. A “meet the author” Lowcountry reception will follow next door at the Timrod Library. Tickets for Timrod members are $20 ($30 for both events); non-members $25 ($40 for both events). Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Timrod Library, 217 Central Avenue. For more information, or to purchase tickets in advance, contact the Timrod at (843) 871-4600 or through Facebook.

Join the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston for the first Halsey Talks of 2020!

Halsey Talks are an ongoing series of roundtable discussions on intriguing concepts in art. While they may take advantage of exhibitions on view at the Halsey Institute, they are open-ended in nature. As a platform for a deeper understanding and discussion of fascinating ideas in art, Halsey Talks are open to all.

In the revered halls of art museums around the world, high art forms are usually confined to specific media: oil on canvas, marble, bronze, and so on. But are these the only materials that we consider to be fine art? Recently, curators and arts institutions have been paying more attention to other media, including textiles, collage, and ceramics.

What does this shift say about the nature of art? Is art dependent on what it is made of? Is there a distinction between so-called fine art and what we consider crafts?

Halsey Talks: Arts & Craft is held in conjunction with the Halsey Institute’s current exhibitions Butch Anthony: Inside/Out and Coulter Fussell: The Raw Materials of Escape.

JOIN US FOR OUR JANUARY HAPPY HOUR AT MUNKLE BREWING! 

Help us foster and develop leaders in our community at this month’s happy hour event.

Engage in valuable conversation and build connections with fellow leaders in the Lowcountry. As an important part of the mission of Charleston Leaders, your presence at our January Happy Hour is invaluable! RSVP today!

EVENT DETAILS

January 30, 2020

Location: Munkle Brewing
1513 Meeting Street Road, Charleston SC 29405

Time: 5pm – 7pm

To kick off the spring season of NBF Presents, join 2019 National Book Award Finalists Jericho Brown, author of The Tradition, and Akwaeke Emezi, the author of Pet, for a discussion on breaking convention to create brand-new forms, worlds, and hybrid genres, and what disruption and invention means for the future of literature. The event will feature brief readings, a moderated conversation, and question-and-answer session followed by a book signing with Blue Bicycle Books.

This program is presented by the National Book Foundation and Charleston County Public Library, in partnership with Black Ink Book Festival, and is free and open to the public.

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP online.

About Jericho Brown

Jericho Brown is the recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award and fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Brown’s first book, Please (2008), won the American Book Award. His second book, The New Testament (2014), won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award and was named one of the best of the year by Library Journal, Coldfront, and the Academy of American Poets. He is also the author of the collection The Tradition (2019), which was nominated for the 2019 National Book Award. His poems have appeared in Buzzfeed, The Nation, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The New Republic, Time, and The Pushcart Prize Anthology, and several volumes of The Best American Poetry anthologies. He is an associate professor and the director of the Creative Writing Program at Emory University in Atlanta.

About Akwaeke Emezi

Akwaeke Emezi made their young adult debut with Pet (Make Me a World/Random House Children’s Books), a Finalist for the 2019 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. An honoree on the National Book Foundation’s “5 Under 35” list, a longlist nominee for the Carnegie Medal for Excellence, and a shortlist nominee for the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize, Akwaeke continues to receive accolades for their adult debut, Freshwater. The autobiographical novel also received rave reviews from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, and Los Angeles Times, among others, as well as starred reviews from Library Journal and Booklist. Their sophomore adult novel, The Death of Vivek Oji, is forthcoming in 2020 from Riverhead Books.

Join the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston’s curators and your fellow members for a casual morning of coffee and conversation sponsored by Counter Culture Coffee in Charleston.

“Inside/Out” is an exhibition of work by Butch Anthony of Seale, Alabama. The exhibition will consist of new images, assemblages, and installations created specifically for our galleries. As a multi-faceted self-taught artist, Anthony creates works that investigate and appropriate images from the American vernacular. “Inside/Out” brings together several of Anthony’s creative explorations over the past few years. Singular portraits, assemblage objects, and installations combine to create a working model of the inside of Anthony’s mind.

Learn more about “Butch Anthony: Inside/Out” here: bit.ly/ButchAnthony

Quilter Coulter Fussell’s early-developed artsview perceives craft and other arts as indistinguishable from one another. Painting, sculpture, and textile work are one solitary entity in her mind. From youth, the combination developed into an unintentional mash-up, resulting in quilts and textile works that defy expectations of the medium. Fussell relies on the no-holds-barred nature of contemporary painting rules to free her compositions from the constraints of pattern. In turn, she simultaneously relies on the strict discipline of traditional craftwork to act as a self-editing tool.

Learn more about “Coulter Fussell: The Raw Materials of Escape” here: bit.ly/CoulterFussell

Giant Book Sale. Previously owned Books, Audio Books, CDs, DVDs.

 

Very reasonable prices from $0.50 to $2.00. Premium books priced individually. Sponsored by the Friends of the Summerville Public Library. Proceeds to benefit the George H. Seago Public Library. We accept cash, checks and credit cards. Refreshments provided by the ALP  Ladies Auxiliary.