Thursday, May 14, 2009

The Charleston Arts Coalition launches

Posted by John Stoehr on Thu, May 14, 2009 at 12:05 PM

The Charleston Arts Coalition launches it’s first product,, today at Robert Lange Studios from 6-8 p.m. with a reception following at Shine at 9 p.m.

The website provides a much-needed venue for Charleston’s creative arts community online. It includes profiles, calender listings, postings, and more; all available simply through signing up.

From literature to cuisine, Charleston culture has it all. Celebrate the arrival of the site with Shine’s street cuisine, wine from British Wine Merchants, and DJ Icebread on the turntables.

The event is free to members, guests are asked to contribute a $5 donation. Space is limited, so send an email to if you plan on attending. For more information, visit —Moira Phillips

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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Redux's Bazaar this weekend

Posted by John Stoehr on Thu, Apr 30, 2009 at 5:56 PM

The Redux Contemporary Art Center hosts The Holy City Craft Bazaar on Sat. May 2 from noon-10 p.m. The third annual festival has done a great job so far at bringing local artists, artisans, and musicians together for a good cause. The bazaar is open to anyone who has creative work to share, including a variety of artwork, clothing, and jewelry. Vendors will be selling handmade crafts from noon-4 p.m. and Charleston's very own nonprofit community kitchen, One World Cafe, will provide great food.

Bands include: The Huspa Concept, Hypnosquad, Know Nothing Party, The Loose Ends, Oicho Kabu, Precious Moments, Short Shorts, Small Pox, Surfin Serf. To promote awareness and education of creativity in the Charleston arts scene, local record label Malted Milk will release the second edition of a Zine/Compilation of local art, poetry, and music. It's all. Call (843) 637-1707 or visit for details. —Reina Gascon-Lopez

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Art and Artists of Kulture Klash 4

Posted by Joshua Curry on Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 12:09 PM

Sometimes it's easy to lose sight of who is actually behind all the diverse artistic expression at the bi-annual art party. We interviewed four artists with work at Saturday's Kulture Klash 4.

John Horne

Talks about his key ramp sculpture and the idea behind it.

Carl Janes

Creator of the putt-putt course shares his golden balls.

More images of the Putt Putt course

Karin Olah

Talks about painting with fabric and Charleston's beautiful blue skies.

Red Confabulation

Rocky Horror

Discusses his approach to live music.

Excerpt from "Dharma"
Dharma Excerpt

And lastly, in case you missed the actual artwork, here are some of the paintings and sculptures at Kulture Klash 4. Unfortunately, the majority of the art had no name or title next to it, so we can't ID these. Readers are welcome to leave more information in the comments.

Friday, April 3, 2009

The first arts summit is coming

Posted by John Stoehr on Fri, Apr 3, 2009 at 3:56 PM

College of Charleston's very own Charleston Student Advocates for the Arts is joining forces with the City of Charleston for the First Arts Advocacy Summit on Sat., April 11 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Taking place at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park, CSAA and guests will come together to talk about and promote the arts. By providing a creative outlet for expression and new ideas during forums, CSAA is able to reach CofC and artists alike to teach and learn more about advocacy and networking opportunities.

Speakers for the event include: Ellen Dressler Moryl, director of the City of Charleston's Office of Cultural Affairs; Scott Shanklin-Peterson, president of the South Carolina Arts Alliance; James Braunreuther, fine arts coordinator of the CCSD; and Brett Lott, member of National Council on the Arts and the advisory board on the National Endowment of the Arts.

A reception following the event will be at Yo Burrito, 77 Wentworth St.

To attend or for more information, RSVP to —Reina Gascon-Lopez

Kulture Klash 4

Posted by John Stoehr on Fri, Apr 3, 2009 at 10:59 AM


For the hipsters of Charleston, get ready. Kulture Klash 4 tickets are now on sale. The eclectic mix of visual art, dance, and music from locals has become a favorite destination for the savvy, and often trendy, Holy City crowd. On Sat. April 18 from 8 p.m.-2 a.m., Kulture Klash 4 takes place at larger venue in the Navy Yard at Noisette; just to make sure the growing group of fans can completely enjoy the festivities and variety of artwork. Since Earth Day is right around the corner, KK4 is making sure to keep up with the times by making sure that all the food vendors of the day stick to the eco-friendly use of compostable or recycled plates, napkins, and flatware for the hungry event-goers. Not only is the venue bigger this year (for even more great artwork!) and the event is eco-friendly, a recycled fashion collaboration will be one of the planned events of the day to coincide with going green. Tickets are only $10 in advance and $15 at the door. You can also swing by Suite Sole on 47 Spring St. and snag a couple (cash only); or get them on —Reina Gascon-Lopez


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