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South Carolina to Honor 2014 Folk Heritage Award Winners
Congratulations to Chris Boutwell of Lexington and Anita Singleton-Prather of Beaufort, who have been named the 2014 Jean Laney Harris Folk Heritage Award recipients! The S.C. State Legislature will present the awards upon adjournment in the House Chamber, midday on May 8 at the Statehouse.
Boutwell, of Lexington, is being honored as a bluegrass musician. Since the 1960s, he has performed with numerous bands and mentored generations of bluegrass musicians. He shares the history of the music by telling stories about the songs he plays and is considered a “walking encyclopedia” of bluegrass knowledge.
Singleton-Prather, of Beaufort, is an entrepreneur, Gullah advocate, entertainer and master storyteller. She brings Gullah culture to countless people through “Aunt Pearlie Sue,” a character inspired by her grandmother. She is also the founder of the musical performance group The Gullah Kinfolk.
Following the Statehouse ceremony, a reception will be held at the Capstone House on the campus of the University of South Carolina. This informal event gives supporters and the general public the opportunity to celebrate the recipients’ artistic skills and lifetime commitment to the preservation and promotion of traditions rooted in place and community. The reception will take place in the Capstone Campus Room on the first floor.
The Folk Heritage Award is named for the late Jean Laney Harris, an ardent supporter of the state's cultural heritage. The award was created by the legislature in 1987 to recognize lifetime achievement in the folk arts. The artistic traditions represented by the award are significant because they have endured, often for hundreds of years. The South Carolina Arts Commission and McKissick Museum at the University of South Carolina jointly manage the awards program.
For more information about the awards ceremony or reception, contact Saddler Taylor, McKissick Museum, at (803) 777-7251 or Doug Peach, S.C. Arts Commission, at (803) 734-8764. Also visit the McKissick website at www.cas.sc.edu/mcks/, or the S.C. Arts Commission website at SouthCarolinaArts.com.
Young artists with disabilities invited to apply for exhibition
VSA and Volkswagen Group of America announce the 2014 Emerging Young Artists Program Call for Entries.
Emerging young visual artists with disabilities, ages 16-25, are invited to reflect on the theme The Journey -- internal and external, personal and communal, human and technological. Our journeys shape our aesthetic and environmental terrain and define our daily lives.
Fifteen artists will be selected to travel to Washington, D.C. for workshops and a reception on Capitol Hill. Selected work will tour nationally. With the generous support of Volkswagen, awards include a $20,000 grand prize, $10,000 for first place, $6,000 for second place, and 12 awards of excellence at $2,000 each.
For more information and to apply, visit VSA's website. Deadline for entries is June 30, 2014.
Piccolo Spoleto seeking artists for annual outdoor art exhibition
Submission deadline: March 14
South Carolina 2D artists are invited to submit artwork for consideration to Piccolo Spoleto's Juried Outdoor Art Exhibit, which runs May 23 - June 8 during Spoleto Festival USA. All 2D media is eligible and must be the original work of the artist. As this is an outdoor art exhibition, all artists are required to have a professional display tent and display walls and are required to be onsite daily to represent their work for the full 17 days of the exhibit.
The application is available online. Submissions deadline is March 14, 2014.
Please send all applications to:
City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs
180 Meeting Street, Suite 200
Charleston, SC 29401
About Piccolo Spoleto
Since it began in 1979, Piccolo Spoleto has firmly established itself as an essential ingredient of Spoleto Festival USA's special and unique magic. Piccolo Spoleto, the official outreach companion festival to Spoleto Festival USA, showcases more than 4,000 local and regional artists by presenting a series of mostly admission-free events in the downtown area of Charleston each day during Spoleto. In addition to visual arts exhibits, Piccolo Spoleto offers classical music, jazz, dance, theatre, poetry readings, children’s activities, choral music, ethnic cultural presentations, crafts and film. Piccolo Spoleto is produced by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs.
Hardeeville Elementary participates in statewide honor choir for first time
In 1999, Patricia H. Croft with the Elementary Division of the South Carolina Music Educators Association dreamed of creating a South Carolina Elementary Honor Choir. Her vision was to promote choral singing for elementary students, raise the quality of existing elementary choral programs and provide much-needed professional development for South Carolina's elementary music teachers.
Croft secured a $1,000 grant from the South Carolina Arts Commission to help finance the first choir and contracted with Henry Leck, founder and artistic director of the Indianapolis Children's Choir, to come to South Carolina for this new project. Leck made suggestions for the statewide audition that are still followed today. Croft and other teacher volunteers listened to 600 children singing "America" on the first audition tapes. Leck sent a challenging list of music to be taught, and the teachers of the first choir members began preparing the students for the weekend's rehearsals in Greenville. The first performance was held at the Hyatt Regency in Greenville to a standing-room-only audience.
This year, 465 students from 95 schools auditioned for the 2014 choir and 242 were selected. The choir performed at the SCMEA's annual conference in North Charleston Feb. 6-8. Two of those students, Tre’Mari Cunningham and Isaac Taliaferro, (pictured right) presented Hardeeville Elementary School in Jasper County.
Jasper County elementary school students Tre’Mari Cunningham and Isaac Taliaferro were selected to participate in the South Carolina Elementary Honor Choir in Charleston. The choir performed Feb. 6-8 for a crowd of about 1,000.
Cunningham, a student at Hardeeville Elementary, and Taliaferro, a student at Ridgeland Elementary, auditioned under the direction of Hardeeville music teacher Brandon Hutson.
“We had an audition through the school where I listened to the fourth- and fifth-grade kids and taught them the requirements,” Hutson said. “We narrowed it down to 16, and then we had another audition and narrowed it down to six. Tre’Mari and Isaac were among the top six.”
Hutson said every student had to sing the same song during the school auditions.
“They were all based on the same requirements and were scored on a rubric of pitch, rhythm, tempo and consistency,” Hutson said.
Taliaferro started the year out at Hardeeville Elementary when Hutson was auditioning students for the choir. The 11-year-old relocated to Ridgeland after the audition CDs were sent to the choir judges. After he was selected to be in the choir based on his audition score, his father brought him to Hardeeville each Friday.
“It’s pretty awesome to see that two of our kids made it out of so many that auditioned in the state,” Hutson said. “That’s impressive. They only missed one point.”
The school-wide auditions included all of the fourth- and fifth-graders who are required to take music as part of their curriculum.
This is the first year the school has participated in the statewide honor choir. Hutson attended the S.C. Music Educators Conference last year and saw the choir perform.
“When I saw them perform, I knew our kids had to do that because it was such as mass of students that were able to represent their school and district,” Hutson said. “We have some great talent in Hardeeville and I knew we had to get our kids to audition.”
Of the 465 students who auditioned, Taliaferro and Cunningham were among 240 who scored high enough to make the honor choir.
Cunningham said participating in the choir event in Charleston was a fun and exciting experience.
“We rehearsed for nine hours,” Cunningham said. “We went for three days, from Thursday to Saturday. Rehearsal didn’t seem that long, though, because it was fun.”
Guest clinician Cristi Cary Miller came from Putnam City, Okla., to assist and teach the students.
“I liked what she (Miller) did; it was fun,” Cunningham said. “She was teaching us things like how to move your mouth, going high and low and used different things that were fun to make us do it. When we were practicing we used games. … It was hard work, though. Sometimes the teacher would be fun with it, but then she’d stop being fun and start teaching. She would never yell but she would be serious, because she’s a teacher.”
Cunningham and Taliaferro were friends before participating in the choir, but it has brought them closer together.
“Me and Tre’Mari were already friends before the event,” Taliaferro said. “But to find out before we were going to be in the same thing was shocking and we knew the experience was going to be fun.”
According to Taliaferro’s grandparents, who attended the event, Cunningham’s uncle and Taliaferro’s first cousin sang together in school.
Cunningham wants to be a singer when he grows up and hopes to play the piano. Taliaferro hopes to sing more.
“We saw a lot of people that we knew at the event,” Taliaferro said. “It was more boys than girls. The way it affected me was that I think it helped me with being on stage performing in front of a lot of people so when you grow up you won’t be scared or anything.”
Joseph Taliaferro, Isaac’s grandfather, commented on his experience in the audience.
“The instructor was excellent and the crowd was very obedient,” he said. “It was a wonderful experience for these two young kids and for us, too.”
Tre’Mari and Isaac will not be eligible for the statewide choir again next year because they will be moving up to middle school. There is currently no statewide honor choir for middle school students, but Hutson and others hope that will change.
Via: S.C. Music Educators Association (choir history), Savannahnow.com
Walterboro to host 20th annual South Carolina Humanities Festival
Walterboro, S.C. and the Colleton Museum & Farmers Market are rolling out the red carpet for humanities, culture, and arts during the 20th annual South Carolina Humanities Festival, taking place March 6 - 9, 2014.
Sponsored by The Humanities CouncilSC, the festival offers more than 25 cultural opportunities over four days. Events include a World War II Symposium, a sweetgrass basket making course, a Gullah rag quilt class, tours of artists' studios, a guided driving tour of Colleton County, a gardening workshop, and much more. Many events are free; some require reservations and ticket purchases.
The evening event on March 7 is a screening of the film Homegoings. The film takes an up-close look at the rarely seen world of undertaking in the black community, where funeral rites draw on a rich palette of tradition, history and celebration. Following the film, a panel will discuss South Carolina homegoing traditions, and participants can enjoy A Soulful Dinner with Soul Music.
For a complete schedule and ticket information, visit the The Humanities CouncilSC website.
The festival is presented by The Colleton Museum & Farmers Market in partnership with the South Carolina Artisans Center, Colleton Center, Colleton County Arts Council, Colleton County Historical & Preservation Society, Colleton County Memorial Library, Walterboro - Colleton Chamber of Commerce, City of Walterboro and Colleton County.
PURE Theatre’s Lab focuses on playwrights
From Charleston City Paper:
On a recent night at PURE Theatre, several of PURE's core members gathered to read the first draft of a play called Romeo and Naomi Ramirez, written by playwright and Savannah College of Art and Design professor Kathryn Walat. This wasn't in preparation for an upcoming production — none of the actors had rehearsed, and there was no guarantee any of them would interact with the play again once the reading was over. The evening's focus was on the playwright, who would be hearing her characters' voices for the first time.Walat is one of the latest participants in PURE Lab, a play development program that's the quiet, cerebral sister to the theater company's more public face. The Lab has been a part of PURE since the company's founding 11 years ago, says co-founder Sharon Graci, when it was formed as a typical playwriting workshop, with several playwrights getting together to share their writing and critique each other's work. At that time, Lab participants were expected to produce something that would be staged at PURE — for example, Graci's husband and PURE co-founder Rodney Lee Rogers wrote Waffle Haus Christmas, which the company performed in 2011, as part of the Lab.
The program's format has since changed. "It's had a lot of permutations through 11 seasons, and this one seems to be the best fit for us," Graci says. "It's grown into something that doesn't have production associated with it. can be what it's going to be." The Lab is designed to offer playwrights whatever they need in order to move their work forward, whether that's a first or second draft reading by PURE's seasoned actors, or conversations with directors like Graci to help conceptualize staging possibilities. Generally, the Lab spends 18-24 months helping develop a play, although certain works progress much faster. Sometimes, PURE commissions plays that also go through the Lab process; in those cases, playwrights often have a deadline, as the play is destined for one of the company's regular seasons. The Lab has ended up being a kind of complement for the theater company. "The company is very actor-centric, and the Lab is very playwright-centric," Graci says.
That's especially true with established playwrights like former Lab participant Arlene Hutton (the playwright behind Last Train to Nibroc and As It Is in Heaven, both of which have been staged locally by the College of Charleston) and Walat, whose award-winning plays have premiered Off-Broadway and at celebrated theaters around the country. She met Graci when she moved to Savannah from New York four years ago. "I was looking for play companies interested in doing new, challenging work and developing new work," Walat says. That search led her to PURE, and she became a frequent audience member despite the two-hour drive to Charleston. Eventually, she and Graci began discussing her work, which led to the recent reading of Walat's play, Romeo and Naomi Ramirez, that Graci organized under the auspices of the Lab. "It's a loose reimagining of the Romeo and Juliet story, set in a Florida high school," says Walat. "The play is in its beginning stages, and this was the first opportunity to hear it outside my head and computer. That's so valuable for a writer."
As is the policy for all Lab readings, the actors went in cold. Though it seems counterintuitive, a cold reading is much more useful than a rehearsed one for a playwright, allowing her to experience her work more objectively. "A lot of times a not-right actor in a role can do damage — the words will sound less than they are. And it works the other way too. A great actor in a not-great role can make it sound better than it is," Graci says. "So a cold reading is extraordinarily helpful." That goes for the actors as well, who have to find the voices of their characters on the fly.
Romeo and Naomi Ramirez may make an appearance as a fully staged production on the PURE stage at some point, or it may not. Walat could even decide that she wants to workshop something else with the Lab, and that would be OK too. "For someone like Arlene Hutton or Kathryn, their careers are complex. Production's not always the best thing for that script," Graci says. "With Kathryn, what I would say is the Lab is more of a relationship with her, not with the work."
And Walat is ecstatic about that. "It's been such an amazing experience," she says. "To be able to say, 'I really feel like I need to hear ' and to say, 'Great, we'd love to do a reading,' — that's allowed me to jump back into the writing. It's been so meaningful to relocate and find an artistic company like this."
Via: Charleston City Paper
Call for entries: South Carolina Arts Foundation Art Auction and Sale
Submission deadline: March 24
The South Carolina Arts Foundation seeks South Carolina artists to participate in the 2014 Art Auction & Sale. The auction and sale will be held in conjunction with the South Carolina Arts Awards, including the Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Governor's Awards for the Arts and the Jean Laney Harris Folk Heritage Awards. The 2014 Art Auction & Sale is the centerpiece of the South Carolina Arts Gala, an evening celebration of the South Carolina Arts Awards, on Wednesday, May 7, 2014. The gala will be held in the Grand Hall at 701 Whaley in the historic Olympia Mills neighborhood.
The project was originally conceived as a sales opportunity for artists and as an opportunity to build and promote arts patronage. Artists included in the 2014 Art Auction & Sale will be selected by a panel composed of members of the South Carolina Arts Foundation and arts professionals.
Works included in the auction and sale must be original and of high artistic quality; have a broad appeal; be representative of the artist's style and framed with appropriate hanging devices. In general, 2-D work should be in the size range of 24" height and 36" width (inclusive of frame) to conform to the size of the freestanding wall system and 3-D work should be freestanding or should be able to fit on a pedestal that is 24" x 24." The parameters for dimensions are provided as a guide and should not be interpreted as absolute dimensions. There are some exceptions for accommodation of larger work.
In the silent auction, the price provided by the artist will be listed as the minimum bid. If sold, the minimum bid will be split 75/25 (artist/SCAF). The purchase amount over and above the minimum bid will go to the South Carolina Arts Foundation. In the art sale, the price provided by the artist will be the published price. If sold, the price will be split 75/25 (artist/SCAF).
Artists are requested to provide high-quality digital images of the work(s) selected to be included in print and online promotional materials.
To be considered for the auction and sale, please submit the following materials by March 24 to: 2014 Art Auction & Sale, South Carolina Arts Foundation, 1026 Sumter Street, Suite 200, Columbia, SC, 29201:
- DVD or CD containing up to 10 images in a jpeg format with a maximum resolution at or less than 1024 x 768 pixels of representative or available works. Please indicate if the work is available (A) or representative (R).
- Checklist including title (to correspond with file title on submitted DVD or CD), date, medium, size (h x w x d), price;
- Resume or bio;
- Artist statement (not to exceed 250 words);
- Self-addressed stamped envelope for return of materials.
If you have any questions, contact Harriett Green, South Carolina Arts Commission, 1026 Sumter Street, Suite 200, Columbia, SC 29201; fax: 803.734.8526; phone 803.734.8762 or e-mail email@example.com
Image: 2013 Art Auction and Sale: works by Clay Burnette and Clark Ellefson
North Charleston Arts Festival design competition winner announced
The City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department is pleased to announce Bluffton, S.C, artist Amiri Geuka Farris as the winner of the 2014 North Charleston Arts Festival Design Competition. Farris’ mixed media piece, "Gullah Islander Toss," will be used to promote the Arts Festival, taking place May 2-10. In addition, the piece will become part of the City’s Public Art Collection.
Gullah Islander Toss
Farris’ design was selected from 53 entries by artists from across the state. The review panel judged the entries based on quality, originality, appeal to festival patrons from a broad range of backgrounds, and ability to convey the spirit of the festival as a public celebration of arts and culture.
According to Farris, "Gullah Islander Toss" honors the traditions of the Gullah-Geechee culture and is also an attempt to draw a greater focus to what he calls “a celebration of history.”
“You will see elements like dance and rejoicing with references to important cultural elements like the land, cast net making, and artistic traditions,” he explains.
The piece is composed of a number of layers that involve design elements such as Adinkra symbols, paint drips, and paint embellishments. The dynamism of these elements represents the passing of time and movement into the future. As with many of Farris’ works, the piece makes reference to specific Gullah traditions and historic elements while blurring the boundaries between traditional and contemporary modes of representation.
In addition to the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Farris' work has been exhibited and displayed in permanent collections nationally and internationally. He was named the 2008 "Artist of the Year" by the historic Penn Center on St. Helena Island and is the current artist-in-residence at the Gullah Museum of Hilton Head Island. His client list includes numerous cultural, educational, and commercial organizations including the Telfair Museum of Art, The Savannah Children's Museum, Hilton Head/Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, Youth Opera International, the Gullah Museum of Hilton Head Island, Historic Penn Center Landmark, Savannah Jazz Festival, Heritage Jazz Festival, The Boys & Girls Club, The Coastal Discovery Museum, and many others.
His work is currently featured locally in an exhibition curated by Jonathan Green titled "Spirit & Memory: Contemporary Expressions of Cultural Heritage," on view at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park in Downtown Charleston. Farris' art studio, located at the Sea Island Art Center at the University of South Carolina's Beaufort campus, is open by appointment.
Farris’ work, including the winning piece, will be on display at the North Charleston City Gallery throughout the month of May 2014. The gallery is located within the Charleston Area Convention Center at 5001 Coliseum Drive in North Charleston. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. daily and admission and parking are free. The public is invited to meet the artist at the gallery on May 3 and 4 during the Main Event of the North Charleston Arts Festival. T-shirts and posters featuring the winning design will be available for sale.
For more information about the North Charleston Arts Festival, call (843)740-5854, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit NorthCharlestonArtsFest.com.
Via: North Charleston Cultural Arts Department
USC School of Music faculty rack up national reviews
USC’s School of Music faculty members are world-renowned musicians recording and traveling the globe. The Carolina family and Columbia community can enjoy dozens of concerts on campus by School of Music faculty throughout the year. These recent reviews of the latest performances and recordings will offer a taste of what you can experience on campus.
Associate professor Joseph Eller’s recent CD, “Bach in Time,” was reviewed by Pizzicato, Remy Franck’s classical music journal (translated from German) and in the 2013 American Record Guide. In addition to Eller, USC faculty members Jerry Curry, harpsichord, Robert Jesselson, cello, Jared Johnson, organ, Tina Milhorn Stallard, soprano are also heard on the CD.
“…Eller’s arrangements are not exactly easy, but allow him to use his stupendous instrumental skills to take this risk. Eller impressed with his phenomenal breathing technique that allows him to play long melodic lines, or even virtuoso cliffs effortlessly…” --Pizzicato
“…Eller has a pleasant timbre and excellent technique, and his phrasing is both expressive and genuine...his colleagues are solid, and the entire cast sells Eller's transcriptions very effectively.” -- American Record Guide
In December, USC professor of violin, William Terwilliger with pianist Andrew Cooperstock of Opus Two, presented a performance of music by Gershwin to a standing-room only audience at Bruno Walter Auditorium in New York City. The concert was reviewed by Jeffrey Williams for New York Concert Review.
“…I was expecting a smaller crowd because of the holiday weekend and the early afternoon starting time. Imagine my surprise, upon arriving, at the sight of a long line of about seventy people all hoping to get in, even though the hall was already filled! …Opus Two boasts the combined talents of William Terwilliger, violin, and Andrew Cooperstock, piano...Images by African-American period photographer, Richard Samuel Roberts, were projected on a large screen behind the performers and were a perfect visual accompaniment to the music...This was the sort of imaginative conception that one hopes for, even expects, when two exceptional musicians who really are of the same mind and spirit join together. Opus Two fulfilled this expectation throughout the concert. 'Short Story, for Violin and Piano,' was the only work originally written for this combination by Gershwin himself...the fine performance from the duo made that point clear. Kudos to Opus Two, for both their sophisticated reading and for sharing this little-known gem, which should gladden the heart of any Gershwin fan. The Three Preludes for Piano, also arranged for violin and piano by Heifetz, followed and were played with stylish assurance...Opus Two played with appropriate elegance and wit in yet another winning performance....” --Jeffrey Williams for New York Concert Review
USC assistant professor, Greg Stuart, has received a trio of accolades. Michael Pisaro's 2013 “piece asleep, forest, melody, path” for field recordings in Congaree National Park and live performance premiered under Stuart’s direction with an ensemble of 30 USC School of Music and South Carolina Honors College students. Written for Stuart, the Columbia Museum of Art performance was reviewed by music critic Steve Smith in The New York Times ArtsBeat section on January 15.
"… I keep returning to this as-yet unreleased recording of a November 2013 concert in Columbia, S.C., in which Mr. Pisaro’s close collaborator Greg Stuart leads a 30-member ensemble in a patient, unpredictable, exceedingly beautiful mingling of simple structures, improvised textures and field recordings." -- New York Times ArtsBeat, Steve Smith
The New York Times Dec. 18 ArtsBeat, reviewed Nick Hennies and Greg Stuart’s performance of Kunsu Shim’s “Love.”
"Kunsu Shim, a South Korean composer based in Germany, busies two percussionists in his hour-long 2004 piece 'LOVE': one patting out simple rhythmic patterns using a variety of implements, the other countering with a sustained scrape and purr on rubbed surfaces. Gradually and almost inexplicably in this lucid, mesmerizing account, the two approaches fuse into a singular strain of austere sound poetry."
Ian Parsons’ PBS blog “The Sound Barrier” had this to say about “Closed Categories in Cartesian Worlds”
"…the interplay of their subtly changing frequencies creates a treasure trove of sonic detail, must surely constitute one of the most richly challenging, richly rewarding, pieces of music to be released not only in 2013, but for a very, very, long time indeed…”
Michael Harley, assistant professor of bassoon and Alarm Will Sound member, was mentioned in this New York Times Music Review, reviewing an Alarm Will Sound concert at the Met Museum.
“…The piece that best demonstrated Alarm Will Sound’s unusual versatility was “Four Genesis Settings,” Mr. Pierson’s compelling arrangement of four passages from Mr. Reich’s biblical opera, “The Cave.” Alongside the skilled soprano Mellissa Hughes, three Alarm instrumentalists — the violinist Courtney Orlando, the violinist and violist Caleb Burhans and the keyboardist Michael Harley — sang Mr. Reich’s lean, buoyant melodies potently, with instrumental accompaniment subtly shifting and beguiling throughout.”
Caleb Burhans' CD "Evensong," which Alarm Will Sound plays the bulk of, made it onto NPRs 50 Favorite Albums of 2013.
“Caleb Burhans is a musical sponge. He's soaked up Episcopal church music as a long time chorister, he's played in disco and rock outfits and, as a multi-instrumentalist, he's a member of a half-dozen new music ensembles. It all contributes to his agility as a composer, startlingly apparent on his strong, beautiful debut album, 'Evensong.' …There's a trompe l'oeil for the ear with 'The Things Left Unsaid.' It poses as a single cello fed through a loop pedal, but in acoustic reality it's a gorgeously blended cello octet. Discoveries are around every corner in “Evensong,” a thoroughly engaging introduction to a formidable young composer.” —Tom Huizenga
Via: USC School of Music
A final reminder about the First Novel Competition!
The March 3 deadline is near! We hope you've finished your manuscript and are ready to send it our way. Applications must be postmarked (or hand-delivered to the S.C. Arts Commission offices before 5 p.m.)
The South Carolina First Novel Prize recognizes one of South Carolina’s exceptional writers by providing a book contract with Hub City Press. Eligible applicants are writers who have not published a novel. A submitted manuscript must be an original work, and self-published books are ineligible, including e-books.
Find all the details online.