Wednesday, November 15, 2017

West Ashley and Folly Beach library branches reopen after Hurricane Irma damage repairs

Books to be read

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 12:05 PM

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We may have made a big to-do about how lucky Charleston was to miss the major impacts of this fall's Hurricane Irma, but some buildings in the area weren't so fortunate. Following repairs to damage caused by Hurricane Irma, the Folly Beach and West Ashley CCPL branches will reopen within the next few weeks.

The West Ashley Library, located at 45 Windermere Blvd., reopens on Mon. Nov. 27, and The Folly Beach library, located at 55 Center St., reopens Fri. Dec. 1. For more information on Charleston County Libraries, head to ccpl.org.
Location Details West Ashley Library
45 Windermere Blvd.
West Ashley
Charleston, South Carolina
(843) 766-6635
Library

Location Details Folly Beach Community Center
55 Center St.
Folly Beach
Charleston, South Carolina
General Location

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Tonight: Prism-CofC presents second annual Charleston Stars Gender Pageant

Performance art

Posted by Mary Scott Hardaway on Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 11:14 AM

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Tonight marks the second annual Charleston Stars Gender Pageant, hosted by Prism- College of Charleston. Prism (formerly Gay-Straight Alliance) is a student-led organization that aims to provide a close community for LGBTQ+ students and allies.

Prism Vice President Mikayla Drost says that the "aim of the Charleston Stars Gender Pageant is to give the College of Charleston campus and surrounding community the opportunity to be a part of a unique experience that explores gender as a performance art. We will have performances from students at The College as well as from local drag queens." 

The event begins at 7 p.m. at the Sottile Theatre and is free and open to the public.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Fritz Porter hosts month-long photography exhibit Wild Horses of Cumberland Island

Wild, wild horses

Posted by Mary Scott Hardaway on Tue, Nov 14, 2017 at 4:02 PM

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Fritz Porter Design Collective, in conjunction with ARC Fine Art of Fairfield, CT, presents a photography exhibit Wild Horses of Cumberland Island. starting Thurs. Nov. 30 through Sat. Dec. 30.

Photographer Anouk Krantz uses two key elements in her work: space and perspective. Krantz has captured the beauty of Cumberland Island in her book, embracing the "island's raw elements in all of its seasons." The main focus of the work is the Island's wild horse population, which has thrived for generations in this remote, wild world.

There will be an artist reception and book signing Fri. Dec. 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition will include a selection of limited edition prints ranging in size from 23 x 35 inches to 36 x 55 inches.

Location Details Fritz Porter
701 East Bay Street
Downtown
Charleston, SC

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New exhibit features historic photos of Charleston Museum, the country's first museum

We're No. 1

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Tue, Nov 14, 2017 at 3:07 PM

Exterior view of the Charleston Museum when located at 121 Rutledge Avenue. - COURTESY OF THE CHARLESTON MUSEUM, CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA
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  • Exterior view of the Charleston Museum when located at 121 Rutledge Avenue.
The Charleston Museum presents a new exhibit of old photos in its Lowcountry Image Gallery, The Early Days: A Photographic History of America's First Museum. Spoiler: the Charleston Museum is America's first museum. Catch the exhibit now through May, 2018.

Founded in 1773, the Charleston Museum was overseen by a number of local organizations before moving into the newly built Thomson Auditorium on Rutledge Ave. in 1907. By the 1970s the building had fallen into disrepair; under the directorship of Donald Herold, the collections were moved to 360 Meeting St., where the museum is currently located.

Taken during the Charleston Museum/Thomson Auditorium fire. - COURTESY OF THE CHARLESTON MUSEUM, CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA
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  • Taken during the Charleston Museum/Thomson Auditorium fire.

The Meeting Street location opened to the public in 1980. In October of 1981 a fire destroyed the old Thomson Auditorium, leaving only the portico with its four columns.

The exhibit features images of the Museum's time in Randolph Hall at CofC, the old museum on Rutledge Avenue, and images of the Museum's current location. 
Event Details The Early Days: A Photographic History of America's First Museum
@ Charleston Museum
360 Meeting St.
Downtown
Charleston, South Carolina
When: Through May 14, 2018
(843) 722-2996
Visual Arts and Exhibits

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Cone10 holding strong on Morrison Drive, hosts holiday event on Fri. Dec. 1

Here to stay (for now)

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Tue, Nov 14, 2017 at 1:03 PM

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Cone10 Studios, located at 1080 Morrison Drive, was supposed to close up shop earlier this year, according to one of Cone10's owners, Susan Gregory. Good news pottery lovers — Cone10 is holding strong at its current location, after the sale of the building recently fell through.
Cone10 will hold their annual holiday show and sale on Fri. Dec. 1 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. And Gregory also assures us that Cone10 will start class sessions again in January. Stay up to date with the little clay studio that could by following their Facebook.

Event Details Cone10 Holiday Party & Sale
@ Cone 10 Studios
1080-B Morrison Drive
Downtown
Charleston, South Carolina
When: Fri., Dec. 1, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Fashion + Shopping, Holiday Happenings and Visual Arts

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