Friday, December 7, 2018

Full 2019 Charleston Comedy Fest lineup announced, tickets on sale now

Giggle gang

Posted by Lauren Hurlock on Fri, Dec 7, 2018 at 4:53 PM

Charleston Comedy Fest released the full line up for the 2019 festival today, and we're pretty pumped.

To peep the whole lineup and score your tickets now, visit

In addition to Rory Scovel and Jamie Lee, there will be performances from Mary Kay Has A Posse, Moral Fixation and H.A.M.P.S., improv from Archer's Amber Nash, Reformed Whores, The Magic Negro and Other Blackness, Jamie Kennedy, and more.

For the full line up and tickets, visit

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

After 18 months, Redux's King Street spot finally gets a sign

And she's beautiful

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Tue, Dec 4, 2018 at 5:01 PM

Redux executive director Cara Leepson and operations and creative director, Greg Colleton. - PROVIDED
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  • Redux executive director Cara Leepson and operations and creative director, Greg Colleton.
Congrats, Redux. Today the art center finally got a sign (in addition to their building's  'Big Bertha' signage, which references its other inhabitant, a storage company). Executive director of Redux, Cara Leepson, says that she never thought she'd be this excited about a sign.

After 18 months in the spot, though, it's nice to let passersby know what's going on inside of 1056 King St. Which is to say, a lot. Head by Redux anytime this month to see Camela Guevara's new exhibit, Care Work. You can also check out a selection of pieces from the Redux archive, on display in smaller exhibit space, Gallery 1056. 
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And, this Thurs. Dec. 6 from 5-8 p.m., Redux hosts their monthly open studios, which is free and open to the public. It's an opportunity to chat with artists and maybe even purchase some of their wares (hello holiday gifts.

Keep up to date with everything Redux is up to online at

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Monday, December 3, 2018

Terrace Theater screens Indie Grants "works-in-progress" films on Thurs. Dec. 6

Supporting S.C. production professionals

Posted by Tim Housand on Mon, Dec 3, 2018 at 2:55 PM

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Indie Grants partners with Terrace Theater for a one-time special event: a viewing of the 2018 Indie Grant short film productions, this Thurs. Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. This event, which is free and open to the public, will be a “works-in-progress” screening, a sneak preview of the year’s films for a South Carolina audience before they get sent out to international film contests and juries. A Q&A and reception will follow the screening.

Indie Grants is a program sponsored by the South Carolina Film Commission and Trident Technical College. Created in 2010 as a means to “support indigenous South Carolina production professionals and generate professional training environments for Trident Tech film students,” Indie Grants has funded over 30 short films since its inception. The films have gone on to be shown at internationally recognized film competitions such as Sundance, Austin Film Festival, and Atlanta Film Festival.

The films that Indie Grants chooses to fund and support represent a broad range of genres. One of this year’s selections for the works in progress screening is Whistler’s Mother, a “dark fable” as described by director Robbie Robinson that explores the origins of the woman portrayed in James McNeill Whistler’s most famous painting.

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Saturday, December 1, 2018

TODAY: Crafty Bastards is open for business until 4 p.m.

Support your local crafters

Posted by Sam Spence on Sat, Dec 1, 2018 at 10:25 AM

You may even find fresh air plants at Crafty Bastards - ASHLEY ROSE STANOL FILE
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  • You may even find fresh air plants at Crafty Bastards
Are you a sucker for exquisite, handmade, creative goods made by local artisans and crafters? Then swing by Crafty Bastards today (Saturday) at the Joe 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Come take a stroll on the concourse at the ballpark today and take care of a few Christmas wishlist items for someone special (or yourself) and support the local creative community in the process. Charleston is one of the best cities in America to shop local, after all.

This week's City Paper profiled a number of the folks featured today, but there are dozens more set up all day today at the Joe. (There'll even be some sweet pups who are looking a good home.) The fancy arts and crafts fair today marks the second annual Charleston Crafty Bastards after years of smashing success in D.C. spearheaded by the Washington City Paper (no relation.)

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Friday, November 30, 2018

Get your wildlife fix with the Gibbes' exhibit featuring the watercolors of Ogden Pleissner

From Wyoming to S.C.

Posted by Tim Housand on Fri, Nov 30, 2018 at 2:11 PM

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This January the Gibbes Museum of Art will be exhibiting the artwork of American watercolor painter Ogden M. Pleissner. The exhibit, Lying in Wait, will present Pleissner’s skill in capturing hunting and fishing scenes, reflecting his own interests as an outdoor sporting enthusiast. Lying in Wait opens on Jan. 18 and will be on display through May 12, 2019.

Pleissner was born in Brooklyn, but his real passions laid outside the Big Apple. After graduating from the Art Students League in New York, he utilized his skill for painting in a variety of roles and commissions around the world: in the Pacific during WWII as a war painter, in post-war France, and in London. Despite this international pedigree, Pleissner had a real love affair with the American West, especially Wyoming, where he spent many summers as a child and gained an appreciation for hunting, fishing, and other outdoor activities.
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Pleissner was considered a contemporary master of Realism while he was alive. His paintings emphasize the natural beauty of the land but also capture humans engaged in various actions. As it’s written in Lying in Wait's description: “Pleissner had a gift for capturing fleeting moments of time — the tug on a fishing line or the pregnant pause as a hunter sets his sights.”

The 48 watercolors that will be on display at Gibbes are indicative of Pleissner's reputation as a painter of sporting art. The paintings, which were completed at various points in the artist’s 50+ year career, are based off his own sporting experiences throughout the United States, from Wyoming and Vermont — and all the way down to South Carolina.
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Event Details Lying in Wait: Sporting Art by Ogden M. Pleissner
@ Gibbes Museum of Art
135 Meeting St.
Charleston, SC
When: Jan. 18-May 12
Price: $15/adult, $13/senior and military, $10/student, $6/youth
Visual Arts

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