Hey! Ho! Let’s go! Celebrate the summer exhibition The Ironic Curtain: Art from the Soviet Underground with a free event for all ages. Explore underground art and culture scenes with a night of punk rock performances from Columbia Arts Academy, throwback hip-hop sets from DJ Kingpin, a skate demo from Bluetile Skateshop, a pop-up vinyl shop from Scratch N’ Spin, upcycled vintage clothing and accessories pop-ups from The Beautiful Neighborhood and Internet Crush by Nori Noir, arcade games from Transmission Arcade, art activities from the CMA, and more. Food available for purchase from Chubby’s Burgers, Karen’s Mobile Kitchen & Catering, and Gorilla Boost Co. (vegan). Event admission free and appropriate for all ages. Gallery admission $10 or less for the general public; free for members (join or renew online).
“The Supper Table” in Camden
Bassett Gallery Opening: The Supper Table, an homage to the 40th anniversary of Judy Chicago’s 1979 exhibit, is a multidisciplinary arts project celebrating the history of SC women and contemporary SC women artists. Whereas Chicago’s The Dinner Party celebrated 39 women in place-settings with 999 tiles beneath, The Supper Table will celebrate 12 women from SC history with 12 place-settings and 120 tiles installed on movable panels. The 12 place-settings are being created by SC women visual artists and the 120 tiles, each naming a groundbreaking SC woman, are being decorated by the public.
Halsey Member Meet-up: Meet the New Dean and New Director
Join the College of Charleston’s Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art Thursday, Wednesday, June 23 at 5 p.m. for a happy hour Member Meet-up over Zoom, featuring the new Dean of the College of Charleston’s School of the Arts, Dr. Edward Hart, and the Halsey Institute’s new director, Katie Hirsch. Hart succeeds Dean Valerie Morris, who served as the School of the Arts dean from 1998-2020. Hirsch takes the helm of director following the December 2020 retirement of Mark Sloan, who had served as Chief Curator and Director since 1994. The new leaders will share their vision for the future of these two important cultural institutions in Charleston. This event is open to all levels of Halsey Institute membership; RSVP to halseyRSVP@cofc.edu. Join or renew your membership at halsey.cofc.edu.
Artist Mentors Needed at Galaxy 169
Galaxy 169 is looking to recruit interested, intrinsically motivated, and committed artists with a desire to help cultivate a group of young people. Galaxy 169 is a training and development center established in Fairfax, SC (Allendale County). The center's purpose is to provide a safe and conducive space for the wholistic development of youth. If you are an artist and would like to assist with mentoring, teaching networking skills, helping create opportunities, honing artistic talent, and showcasing different ways to be an artist, please apply by June 30.
Free Indigo Dyeing Workshop at The L.W. Paul Living History Farm
The L.W. Paul Living History Farm will host a free hands-on workshop on indigo dyeing, May 8th at 2 p.m. Participants will learn about the history of indigo in South Carolina and have the opportunity to design and dye their own handkerchief. Space is limited to 15 people; pre-registration is required ( contact Marian Calder at 843-915-7861 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
The L.W. Paul Living History Farm is located at 2279 Harris Short Cut Road, Conway, SC.
Call for Entries: Local Artists Needed for 27th Annual Judged Show
Winners will be awarded first, second and third place cash awards in the following categories: acrylic, mixed media, oil, pastel, photography, watercolor or 3D. Registration is required by June 25, at the gallery (at 6 Church Street in Old Town Bluffton), or register online. The cost to register is $25 for SOBA members and $45 for non SOBA members. The deadline for dropping off your art is from 9 to 11 a.m. July 5 at the Center for Creative Arts, located next door to the SOBA gallery at 8 Church Street. No entries will be accepted after 11 a.m. Full list of rules available online.
Charleston Symphony Tour of Homes – Historic Charleston
The Charleston Symphony Orchestra League, Inc. (CSOL®) announces its first ever Tour of Homes in downtown historic Charleston. For 44 years, the CSOL has hosted a month-long Designer Showhouse, a home transformed by area designers. Due to the pandemic, changes to the timing and format were made this year. The CSOL is holding a shorter event, still showcasing beautiful design and historic architecture. The homes and gardens can be visited on self-guided tours Saturday, May 22nd or Sunday, May 23rd, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Call for Makers: Home Grown Fair
Calling all local makers and creators! We are excited to announce the launch of our quarterly Local Artisans' and Makers' Market, Home Grown Fair. Our first outdoor market will take place on Saturday, May 1st, 2021 outside of Figs Cafe & Farmacy in Downtown Anderson, SC. We are seeking talented makers in a variety of media to sell their work on site. Check out the vendor application for more information. Application deadline: April 10th.
Call for Artists: “Go Figure” Public Art Project
"Go Figure" is a public art project featuring our region's contemporary visual artists, inspired by current events and the desire to connect safely with each other again—without COVID-19, without racial injustices, and without exclusion. In 2020, we as a culture were radically altered, as our collective narrative of who we are as a community was and continues to be strengthened, inspired, and encouraged to embrace all experiences, stories, and figures. Spartanburg Art Museum's goal for Go Figure is to create a public art project that expresses how we want to re-emerge together as a community, united. Any artist residing in SC or NC over the age of 18 may apply. There is no fee to submit. We will consider up to three designs per artist/collective. Deadline: April 15, 2021.
Call for Artists: 2022 Dalton Gallery Exhibitions
The Arts Council of York County is accepting proposals for 2022 gallery exhibitions in the Dalton Gallery at the Center for the Arts in Rock Hill. Each year the Arts Council presents six to eight exhibits. Artists wishing to be considered for a 2022 solo or group exhibition must submit proposals to the ACYC Gallery Manager by 5 p.m. April 2, 2021. Prospectus online. The Arts Council is a non-profit organization committed to creating and supporting a thriving arts community in York County, South Carolina.