Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Call for Art: Fabulon, Alliance for the Arts, 1858 Prize

You could win $10,000

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 2:18 PM

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If you're an artist in Charleston looking to get your stuff out there, then look no further. There are currently a bunch of art organizations looking for entries. Read on for details.

Fabulon: Back to the Garden
All mediums are accepted for Fabulon Art Gallery's upcoming exhibition, Back to the Garden. The show will, according to its description, "illuminate artists' ideals on nature and reverence for what we have. Artists will share views on ecology, sustainability, and global warming." Applicants should provide three-five representative examples of their work, an artist statement, and a $35 application fee. The deadline for submission is March 17, with an opening reception to be held on April 8 from 5-8 p.m. Learn more here.

Alliance for the Arts: ArtPop
The Charleston Regional Alliance for the Arts and ArtPop Street Gallery are launching an outdoor advertising initiative (with billboard space donated by Adams Outdoor Advertising) to promote five visual artists on billboards across the tri-county area. ArtPop started in Charlotte, N.C. in 2014 and Charleston will be the 13th city to participate. Any visual artist from Charleston, Berkeley, or Dorchester counties can submit works until March 3. Learn more here.

The Gibbes Museum of Art: 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art
Entries are now open for the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art, an award presented by the Gibbes' Society 1858. The $10,000 prize is awarded to an artist, as the description reads, "whose work contributes to a new understanding of art in the South. Artists from the Southeast are eligible to apply ($25 fee) and applications are accepted now through May. Learn more here.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Register now for this Friday's Creative Mornings talk on 'Mystery' with Bad Bitches founder Sarah Adams

Hop on board

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 9:45 AM

This Friday's Creative Mornings Charleston talk is all about mystery. We'll leave you with that. No really, we'll tell ya a little bit more. The basics: get to Le Farfalle at 8 a.m. and snag a breakfast pizza (as if the free coffee weren't incentive enough). You'll be settling in to listen to Sarah Adams, founder of the Bad Bitches, among many other culinary ventures, talk about, well, we aren't sure yet. But we'll bet it's mysterious. Sign up here starting at 10 a.m.

Sarah Adams, a CofC grad, has been working in F&B for 15 years now. She's worked under FIG's Mike Lata and Jason Stanhope, where she moved her way to the position of sous chef. She's also been the sous chef at Woodberry Kitchen in Baltimore, MD; cooked on a dock in Maine's Cranberry Islands; and spent time staging in kitchens from Portland to the East Coast. Follow her on Instagram to keep up with her wanderings.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Participating in the Women's March on Washington? Make posters at The Junction Friday night

Power to the peaceful

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 9:22 AM

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If you are heading up to D.C. next weekend to join in the Women's March on Washington, you may want to head to The Junction Kitchen & Provisions Friday night from 5-8 p.m. There a group of local artists, including Alison Brynn Ross and Krista Engler, and women will be designing posters for the event.

Attendees are asked to bring materials like poster board and permanent markers and you can have your poster hand-lettered by local artists. There will be drinks and dinner specials as well.

If you can't make it to the Junction, you can check out downloadable poster files here.

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Charleston's Shepard Fairey creates inauguration protest posters

"Greater Than Fear"

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 9:13 AM

Shepard Fairey, Jessica Sabogal, and Ernesto Yerena's posters will run in the Washington Post on Jan. 20 - KICKSTARTER
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  • Shepard Fairey, Jessica Sabogal, and Ernesto Yerena's posters will run in the Washington Post on Jan. 20
Charleston native Shepard Fairey is no stranger to political art. He's the man behind 2008's famous "HOPE" poster, after all, which is still one of the most iconic images of President Barack Obama's eight years in office. Fairey, who initially supported Bernie Sanders for president, and later, Hillary Clinton, is back with more political posters — ones that will be used to protest President-elect Donald Trump on inauguration day.

According to PBS Newshour, this new poster series, "We The People," features three portraits from Fairey, along with one each from Colombian American muralist Jessica Sabogal and Chicano graphic artist Ernesto Yerena. The artists are collaborating with the Amplifier Foundation, a nonprofit that "amplifies" grassroots movements. A Kickstarter to fund the posters has already raised over $345,000 (with the original pledged goal of $60,000).

Shepard Fairey grew up in Charleston - JONATHAN BONCEK
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Amplifier is also helping get this art into the hands of people who want to use it to protest during the inauguration. Because large-sized signs are prohibited, Amplifier's plan is to buy full-page ads in the Washington Post on Jan. 20 that feature the "We The People" images, which can be torn out and carried by protestors.

Earlier this week Fairey talked to PBS about "We The People." In the interview he says, "There is a lot of division right now. Trump is not a healer. Art, on the other hand, is healing and inclusive, whether topically it celebrates humanity, or whether it’s just compelling visuals to make a human connection."

Fairey also explains the reasoning behind the portraits he chose to put on the posters, saying, "It’s hard to encapsulate the complexity of what we’re facing, going into this Trump presidency, in three images. But we chose three groups that are vulnerable. In the history of the U.S., there are a lot of people who fled persecution from Europe on the basis of religious identities."

Read the full interview on PBS Newshour. And if you want to join in protest but can't make it to D.C., head to Charleston's Women's March on Washington, held at Liberty Square at 11 a.m. Sat. Jan. 21.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Itinerant Literate pairs with local restaurants for a book club and pop-up series

Bookworms unite

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Wed, Jan 11, 2017 at 1:07 PM

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We first wrote about Itinerant Literate in 2015, when Julia Turner and Christen Thompson told us about their plans to crowdfund a mobile bookstore. Those plans have come to fruition, and you can find the bookworms all over town, at farmers market and other pop-ups. Now they've paired our two favorite activities, drinking and reading, at both The Junction Kitchen & Provisions and the Brew Cellar.

The Junction serves as the home of a monthly book club, the Get Lit bookclub — the next meeting is Tues. Jan. 24 at 6:30 p.m. — featuring book talk, of course, as well as a three-course tasting menu paired with wine. The menu is inspired by a food mentioned in the book and the Junction's owner Kimana Littleflower, along with the chef, explains the reasoning behind each course. The event costs $25. Learn more here.

Books and Beer, held on the second Saturday of every month at the Brew Cellar, will have Itinerant Literate dropping by for guests to peruse their selection from 1-7 p.m. We make our best book choices will sipping on a nice cold beer.

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