2017 Fall Arts Preview 

Your guide to the newest local art in Charleston

Enough Pie, Redux Contemporary Art Center, and Engaging Creative Minds hold pre-game bazaar in advance of Arts Matter Day
Enough Pie, Redux Contemporary Art Center, and Engaging Creative Minds hold pre-game bazaar in advance of Arts Matter Day Give a little

Wed. Sept. 6 from 6 to 10 p.m., Redux will be throwing a pre-game bazaar with food, drinks, live music — DJ Party Dad, Contour, and Secret Guest — a local craft and clothing market, and more. All you have to do is show up with a five dollar donation. — Mary Scott Hardaway


Comedy, food talk, and pop culture found in these Charleston podcasts
Comedy, food talk, and pop culture found in these Charleston podcasts Hearing Voices

Could it be the year of the podcast? Sure, people have been listening to podcasts for years now, but wasn't 2017 the year of the beloved Southern gothic tale, Shit Town? Wasn't 2017 the year City Paper added Best Podcast to our Best of Charleston issue? It's the year of the podcast, y'all — and Charleston's cashing in. — Heath Ellison


The Artful Dodger
The Artful Dodger How legal battles and dissatisfied artists drove a wedge between Rebekah Jacob and the arts community

The first indication that something was wrong arrived in the form of an anonymous note, postmarked April 29, 2014, Charleston, S.C. Richard Sexton, a veteran photographer based out of New Orleans, received a strange notice in the mail. He had been working with the Rebekah Jacob Gallery since April 2009. — Dustin Waters


Charleston Stage celebrates 40 years of making theater and driving change
Charleston Stage celebrates 40 years of making theater and driving change Altruistic Wiles

Act One: The curtain rises on a polite, plucky young man from a South Carolina cotton farm, who has found his way to the big city of Charleston. There, he lands a spot at a storied, ornate theater, gathers a few folks, starts putting on shows — and in the process elevates the community through the transformative power of theater. Sound like the setup for a feel-good Broadway musical? — Maura Hogan


Fall Arts Picks

Pan American Modernism: Avant-Garde Art in Latin America and the United States

Pan American Modernism: Avant-Garde Art in Latin America and the United States

Gibbes Museum of Art

Tuesdays, Thursdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sundays, 1-5 p.m. and Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Continues through Jan. 7

The Gibbes Museum of Art debuts its Pan American Modernism: Avant-Garde Art in Latin America and the United States exhibition on Oct. 6, showcasing the artistic presence of modernism across the Americas between 1919 and 1979. The focal point is "modernism as an intercontinental phenomenon" and how it manifested when combined with the influence of Latin American artists. "Pan American Modernism focuses on the breadth of modernism that exists in the Pan American regions and the similarities shared among individuals in these various parts of the Americas," says Angela Mack, executive director of the Gibbes. Mack's aim is to give the general public a fuller understanding of modernism and how it led to influence other art forms. The art will be divided into five sections: Mexican Muralism and Its Legacy, The Female Muse, Abstract Expressionism, Modernist Photography, and Geometric Abstraction and Its Legacy. Corresponding events with this exhibition include live music by the Garage Cuban Band, a public tour of the exhibit with curator Pam Wall, and a screening of a film about Cuban life.

Henri Matisse: Jazz & Poetry on Paper

Henri Matisse: Jazz & Poetry on Paper

Columbia Museum of Art

Through Jan. 15, 2018

Take a trip up I-95 this fall to check out the Columbia Museum of Art. If you're really smart about it you'll make the trek on a second Sunday, when admission is free. The museum is always rotating and refreshing its exhibits and starting this September you can check out a particularly cool one, Henri Matisse: Jazz & Poetry on Paper, which features 81 of Matisse's works. The early 20th century French artist was best known for his use of color in the modes of expressionism, post-impressionism, and Fauvism. On Fri. Sept. 15 Columbia Museum's curator, Catherine Walworth, leads a talk and tour, Cutouts, Courtiers, and Cowboys: Henri Matisse's Romantic Modernsim.

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