Henry Middleton Portrait, New Gallery, Crafty Exhibit, Heaven and Hell, Redux B-day 


Portrait of Old Dead White Man Found

A portrait of Henry Middleton, founder of Middleton Place, and the first president of the Continental Congress, has been identified in London. The portrait was painted by Benjamin West, according to a press release. Middleton's identity was determined because of his distinctive gold clothes, which he wore in other portraits. —John Stoehr

New gallery on johns Island

A second Dobbin Gallery opened last month at the Freshfield's Village on Johns Island. The new outlet features Alice Ann Dobbin's wildlife paintings. Her work can be found all over the U.S., Europe, and Australia. Aside from the wildlife collection, the new gallery includes oil and water-color paintings, fine porcelain, handmade jewelry, and sculpture from local and national artists. Call (843) 768-0450 or go to www.dobbingallery.net. —Mark Glenn

They're Crafty

North Charleston's Cultural Arts Department hosts the Art and Fine Craft Co-Op at the Olde North Charleston Meeting Place. The exhibit began on Nov. 7 and continues to feature paintings, prints, sculptures, fine crafts, and jewelry, all of which will be on sale. The exhibit is ongoing until Dec. 28. Admission is free. For more, call (843) 745-1087. —MG

Heaven and Hell

On Nov. 21 at 8 p.m., CofC music students, directed by Robert Ivey and new opera program director David Templeton, will stage scenes from the light and dark sides: Gounod's Faust, Mozart's Don Giovanni, Carlysle Floyd's Susannah, Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice, Guys and Dolls, and Damn Yankees!. It's not easy to build a top-notch music program. If you love opera or want to get involved in the education of a budding star, call CofC's music department at (843) 953-5927 to help. As for Heaven and Hell, the show is at the Simons Center for the Arts, 54 St. Philip St. Tickets are $5-$10. For more, call (843) 953-5440 or (843) 953-5927. —JS

They Say It's Your Birthday

Redux Contemporary Art Center's birthday bash goes down Nov. 21 from 6-10 p.m. and features an art auction. Over 50 works will be up for bid from artists like Jarod Charzewski, Julie Henson, Sharon Lacey, Seth Curcio, Nathan Durfee, and plenty more. Pulse Trio will be performing live to give the bash some extra punch. For more information, go to www.reduxstudios.org. —MG


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