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
  • Courtesy of the Charleston Museum, Charleston, South Carolina
  • 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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Stephen Colbert named 'Bad Hombre of the Year' in GQ magazine

He's always our man of the year

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Tue, Nov 14, 2017 at 10:23 AM

As part of their annual naming of "Men of the Year," GQ honored a Charleston native — none other than late-night host Stephen Colbert, who took home the title of Bad Hombre of the Year. Colbert joins Colin Kaepernick as GQ's Citizen of the Year, Kevin Durant as Champion of the Year, and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman of the Year.

In the story, out today, "Stephen Colbert Makes America Great," writer Anna Peele sits down with Colbert for a little Q&A. When asked how Trump's election changed Colbert's relationship with his audience, Colbert says, "Perhaps they sense how grateful I am to be onstage with them. I need this job. I get the same sort of release that I think the audience is looking for."

And, Colbert even admits to wanting to give Trump the benefit of the doubt, as part of his goal of "looking for community." Says Colbert, "There's an aspect of wanting to love other people, you know? ...Nobody wants to hear the word 'love.' That's a four-letter word. That's a comedy-killer. Because while it's a happy idea, love is very serious. It's not the sort of thing you should say out loud. I'm even hesitant to say it out loud in this interview. I want to give people the benefit of the doubt. Even the president! When he started, I said, 'Give him a chance but not an inch.'”

Read the full interview online at gq.com.


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Monday, November 13, 2017

Call for artists: Gibbes Museum, Enough Pie, and North Charleston Arts Fest

Come one, come all

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Mon, Nov 13, 2017 at 10:02 AM

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Fall weather means spring art shows, right? Three arts organizations are on the search for artists for upcoming events. Read on for details.

Gibbes Museum, Visiting Artist
Now through Nov. 30, the Gibbes Museum of Art is accepting applications for its spring and summer 2018 visiting artist series. The residency is open to both emerging and established artists in South Carolina, and interested artists can submit a proposal for a 4-6 week session online.
This year's visiting artists included Stacey Kirby, Becca Barnet, Charles Williams, and Patrick Dougherty. Learn more about the Gibbes' current visiting artist, Yvette Dede, at gibbesmuseum.org (or pssst, by checking out our arts feature, out this Wed. Nov. 15).

Enough Pie's annual Awakening arts fest encourages everyone in the community to get involved. - PROVIDED
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Enough Pie, Collaborators for Awakening: Motion
Starting today, Mon., Nov. 13, through Fri. Dec. 15, Enough Pie seeks collaborators for next year's Awakening, a multi-disciplinary arts event series. This year's Awakening embodies the theme of "motion," envisioning projects that creatively share solutions for mobility and connectivity on roads in the Upper Peninsula.
You can learn more about Awakening: Motion at tonight's knitting circle at St. Julian Devine Community Center, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the John L. Dart Library this Fri. Nov. 17 from 10 a.m.-noon, or online at enoughpie.org/awakeningcall.

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North Charleston Arts Fest, African-American Fiber Artists
Now through Thurs. March 1, 2018, the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department is accepting entries from African-American textile artists from around the country for an exhibition presented as a component of the 2018 North Charleston Arts Fest. The arts festival takes place from May 2-6 and the exhibition, titled I'm NOT Every Woman, I'm a PHENOMENAL Woman!, will be on display through June 22.
Every year the fiber exhibition is curated by award-winning and nationally exhibiting textile artist, Torreah 'Cookie' Washington, offering a showcase for African-American artists to display their original designs. The challenge for this year's exhibition is to create a fiber work, such as a quilt, doll, or wearable art piece, that pays tribute to extraordinary African-American women. For more info email culturalarts@northcharleston.org or call (843) 740-5854.

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