Friday, August 17, 2018

WATCH: Dusty Slay talks Goodwill, picture frames, and three-for-$5 on Fallon

Dusty Slays

Posted by Lauren Hurlock on Fri, Aug 17, 2018 at 4:02 PM

On Wednesday, local stand-up veteran Dusty Slay made an appearance on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. In it he talks Goodwill, his hat, taking off his shoes, and making a good deal.

Slay has previously appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and the 2018 Charleston Comedy Festival.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The Principle Gallery presents '50 Portraits of Charleston' by artist Kyle Stuckey

A portion of proceeds go to charity

Posted by Christina Burnley on Wed, Aug 15, 2018 at 1:04 PM

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In a world full of chaos, artist Kyle Stuckey, has decided to bring the community together through the power of art. His latest show, 50 Portraits of Charleston: The Heartbeat of the Holy City, opens on Fri. Oct. 5 from 5-9 p.m. at the Principle Gallery and showcases 50 portraits of everyday Lowcountry residents.

These 50 Charleston denizens come from diverse backgrounds, and all walks of life. From doctors to public servants, they are young, old, and everything in between. The one thing they all have in common, according to Stuckey, is that they make a positive impact on the community.

In a press release, Stuckey explains: “I want to create a show highlighting the beautiful diversity that makes a vibrant community and showcasing the people that work to make this city the best it can be. I also believe that art in all forms is one of the most important aspects of life. Like most people, I grew up thinking that only two types of people did art: the wealthy who could spend lots of money or the strange starving artist who created the art. But now I realize everyone should (and can!) have art in their lives — whether as a buyer, an appreciator, a model, or an artist.”

This show will focus on giving back to the community, with 25 percent of all paintings sold donated to Teacher’s Supply Closet, a local organization that provides school supplies for under-served schools.
Event Details 50 Portraits of Charleston: Heartbeat of the Holy City
@ The Principle Gallery
125 Meeting St.
Charleston, SC
When: Fri., Oct. 5, 5-9 p.m.
Price: Free to attend
Visual Arts

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Monday, August 13, 2018

Longtime Chs. comic Dusty Slay will be making Jimmy Fallon giggle on Wednesday

Slayin' Jimmy, from Kimmel to Fallon

Posted by Lauren Hurlock on Mon, Aug 13, 2018 at 5:06 PM

On Wed. Aug. 15, former Charleston stand-up darling Dusty Slay will be cracking jokes on NBC's The Tonight Show. He'll have good company, joining him on the show are: Michael Che and Colin Jost, co-anchors of Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update sketch; Henry Golding, star of Crazy Rich Asians; and pro golfer Justin Thomas.

Tune in on Wed., Aug. 15 at 11:35 p.m. on NBC. We can't wait either. To pass the time, watch the clip from when Dusty was featured on Kimmel in January.

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George Gallery presents first exhibit in their new Broad Street spot this October

Stop and go

Posted by Christina Burnley on Mon, Aug 13, 2018 at 1:09 PM

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The George Gallery presents the first exhibition in their new 54 Broad St. location this October. The showcase titled, Stop and Go, brings Birmingham, Al.-based artist Catherine Booker Jones to the Lowcountry in her second solo exhibition of her career, and her second show with George Gallery. Stop and Go opens on Fri. Oct. 12 with a reception from 5-7 p.m.

Jones will be using this exhibit to explore a more vulnerable side of her work, which viewers will discover through the inner workings of complex ideas and emotions. Jones' work will allow the web to unravel with the most basic elements of color theory and shape, while remaining clever and unexpected.

Locals and visitors alike are encouraged to come celebrate this new chapter for both the artist, and George Gallery.
Event Details Stop and Go
@ The George Gallery
54 Broad St.
Charleston, SC
When: Fri., Oct. 12, 5-7 p.m. and Oct. 12-Nov. 3
Price: Free to attend
Visual Arts

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Leo Twiggs wins Society 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art

"In a city where my ancestors were first brought ashore as slaves"

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Mon, Aug 13, 2018 at 10:19 AM

Leo Twiggs' Requiem for Mother Emanuel No. 3 creates a grotesque image of Mother Emanuel - COURTESY LEO TWIGGS
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  • Leo Twiggs' Requiem for Mother Emanuel No. 3 creates a grotesque image of Mother Emanuel
Yesterday the Gibbes Museum of Art announced that Orangeburg, S.C. artist Leo Twiggs is this year's Society 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art winner. The 84-year-old artist was selected from more than 247 artists across the South and is the first South Carolinian to take home the prize of $10,000.

The 1858 Prize is presented each year by Society 1858, a member auxiliary group of the Gibbes comprised of young professionals; the prize is "awarded to one artist whose work demonstrates the highest level of artistic achievement in any media, while contributing to a new understanding of art in the South."
In a 2016 interview with Twiggs, City Paper talked to the artist about the work he created, "Requiem for Mother Emanuel No. 3," after the Emanuel AME tragedy. He said, "When the Mother Emanuel incident happened, obviously, I was very moved. I had been to the Emanuel Church. I had been to Charleston. What I tried to do is show it as a ragged instrument that now has bloody connotations because you see there is blood sprayed all over it."
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In a press release, the Gibbes shared Twiggs' reaction to winning this year's 1858 Prize: "I am on Cloud Nine. It is an unbelievable feeling coming at this time in my career. For it to happen at the Gibbes, in a city where my ancestors were first brought ashore as slaves, and just 45 miles from where I was born and did my first drawings on the back side of discarded wallpaper, is humbling and heartwarming."

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