Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Charleston County libraries continue book drive in honor of Cynthia Graham Hurd

Fostering better readers

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Tue, Jun 27, 2017 at 10:02 AM

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Last month Charleston County Public Libraries announced an initiative to collect new and gently used books throughout the month of June in honor of the late Cynthia Graham Hurd, a 31-year CCPL librarian. Today CCPL announces yet another month-long book drive, held throughout July, with six county libraries serving as drop-off points. Bring new and gently used children's books to Dorchester Road Regional Library, Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library, Johns Island Regional Library, Main Library, Mt. Pleasant Regional Library, and Otranto Road Regional Library through July.

Partnering with Live5 News, Wells Fargo, and Mellow Mushroom, CPPL's book drive supports Reading Partners, a local nonprofit whose trained volunteer reading partners deliver one-on-one tutoring to students who are six months or more behind grade level in reading.

“Reading Partners supplements in-school tutoring with a ‘take reading home’ component, which the book drive will directly impact. Each student enrolled in Reading Partners brings home more than 30 books per year,” says Reading Partners Board Chairman Richard Star.

You can also donate books at four local Mellow locations including the Mellow Mushrooms in North Charleston, Summerville, West Ashley, and downtown.

Learn more about the book drive and other CCPL summer programs at ccpl.org.

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Artist-in-residence wanted by North Charleston Cultural Arts Department

Looking for their Lowcountry Bob Ross

Posted by Kristen Kornbluth on Tue, Jun 27, 2017 at 9:22 AM

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The North Charleston Cultural Arts Department is on the hunt for a new artist-in-residence, a position filled by a different visual artist every fiscal year.

The artist-in-residence will be an essential part of the outreach department, instructing the public through workshops and lessons, demonstrating for schools and community groups, and sharing their skills with the city. The individual will have opportunities to display their work at local schools, the North Charleston City Gallery, and the North Charleston Arts Fest.

Applications will be accepted until Fri. July 21. The position will run from August 2017 to June 2018 and will pay $25 an hour for up to 300 hours. Interested artists should send photos of their work and a resume/CV by email to kyeadon@northcharleston.org or by mail to to the attention of Krystal Yeadon at City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, PO Box 190016, North Charleston, SC, 29419-9016.

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Monday, June 26, 2017

Olympic figure skater Tara Lipinski tied the knot in the Holy City this weekend

Olympic-sized wedding

Posted by Kristen Kornbluth on Mon, Jun 26, 2017 at 1:07 PM

Best known for her achievements in the figure skating world, Olympic gold medalist Tara Lipinski was married this past week at Middleton Place in Charleston, according to People Magazine. Other than competing in the Olympics and being the youngest person to win a World Figure Skating title, Lipinski has an extensive acting portfolio and has been involved with hosting and producing television programming.

Lipinski's husband, Todd Kapostasy, is a television and sports producer; the two met when she presented an award to him at the Sports Emmys. They dated for two years before getting married.

The pre-celebration ceremony was at Boone Hall, and the wedding included food catered by CRU Catering, making this a truly Charleston occasion.

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Charleston Pour House announces 7th annual mural competition

The writing on the walls

Posted by Mary Scott Hardaway on Mon, Jun 26, 2017 at 12:12 PM

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If you've ever visited the Charleston Pour House, you know it's a veritable mural-lovers dream; from the scribbled "Mindy hearts Joey" on the bathroom stalls to the eye-popping, colorful wall art on the patio, freedom of expression is at the fore.

PoHo and Charlietown Prints will be reviewing applications to fill 15 new mural spaces for the 2017 mural competition. Entries must be sized based on where the artist wants to paint: 8'x8'(deck area, one spot available), 4'x8'(deck area, one spot available), 6.5'x11'(wooden fence behind The Lot, three spots available), 8'x10'(back yard area, 10 spots available). Applicants must be 18 or older, submit samples of the proposed mural image, and can submit only original work.

The 15 murals will be chosen in early August by a panel of Pour House staff and Charlietown Prints; artists are encouraged to channel "Love, Live, and Music" when creating their pieces.

Public voting will run Sept. 3 through 10. First, second, and third place winners will be announced on Sept. 13. The first place winner receives a $500 cash prize, one year admission into Pour House shows, and their mural image will be used as the new design for PoHo T-shirts. The second place winner receives a $200 cash prize, a $50 Pour House gift certificate, and three months of free admission to shows. The third place winner receives a $100 cash prize, a Pour House merch package, and one month of free admission to shows.

The deadline to submit mural images is Aug. 1; email submissions to kim@charlestonpourhouse.com and todd@charlietownprints.com.

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Local attorney Trey Jameson speaks at next Friday's Creative Mornings Charleston

We're pro pro-bono

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 2:36 PM


Today Creative Mornings Charleston (CMCHS) announced that local attorney Trey Jameson will speak at next Friday's morning lecture on the topic of survival. As always, tickets are free — just be sure to snag yours right at 10 a.m. on Monday morning. This talk is held at the Riley Park Club at 8 a.m. Here's to hoping Bill Murray shows up.

So how does an attorney fit into the world of creatives? In a pretty cool way, actually. In an interview with CMCHS Jameson said, "My artist pro-bono program is my most rewarding work. I mentor a deserving creative in the community for six months to establish a profitable business with appropriate IP protection and serve as a business advisor once legal work is done, with no charge for legal fees. I believe your biggest imprint is being a part of the community, not the size of your wallet." We can get behind that, Trey.

Learn more about Jameson and his firm, Jameson Law, at jameson-law.com.

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