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Call for Applications: SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities

The SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities is now accepting applications for summer programs and the tuition-free, residential high school. All South Carolina residents in grades 6-11 are eligible to apply online at SCGSAH.org for the 2021-2022 school year. Located in downtown Greenville, the Governor’s School offers pre-professional training in creative writing, dance, drama, music, and visual arts. Students attend from all over the state to learn from established, practicing artists in an environment that provides the resources needed to hone their artistic abilities including specialized arts studios, state-of-the-art performance halls, dedicated rehearsal spaces and a world-class library. Application deadlines vary by program. Apply by Nov. 30 to receive an application fee waiver.

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2021 North Charleston Arts Fest Participation Opportunities

Regional and local artists and performers in the areas of music, dance, theatre, visual arts, media arts, and literature are invited to apply to perform or present during 2021 North Charleston Arts Fest, April 28-May 2. The five-day celebration of the arts offers an array of events and activities including concerts, theatre presentations, exhibitions and installations, children’s programs, workshops, and demonstrations, throughout the City of North Charleston. The review panel will select applicants from all art disciplines to create a mix of free and ticketed events that are geared to meet the interests of a cross-section of ages, cultures, and backgrounds. Deadline for submission of artist applications: Tuesday, December 15, 2020

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South Carolina Artists Group Yard Art Faire

South Carolina Artists group has created a space for artists of all genres to show and sell their creations, at the SCA Yard Art Faire, an open air art market at historic Robert Mills House in Columbia, November 7th. Admission and parking are free.

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Will Penny’s Neutral Zone

Will Penny's Neutral Zone is an immersive installation featuring a combination of digital and experimental media, representing the artist’s interests in simulation, interactivity, and techno-romanticism. Borrowing from a range of sources including science fiction, fantasy art, gestural abstraction and other artistic formal conventions, the works within Neutral Zone take multiple approaches to representing experience as fragments and components of a larger whole, mediated through time-based video and sculptural works. The slippage between simulation, illusion and reality is the space in which the Neutral Zone is situated. The installation is on view September 8th through October 23rd, at University Place Gallery, an extension of Francis Marion University, located in the newly renovated Rainwater Building in downtown Florence.

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The Artist Next Door – Fall Show

For the past four years, Greenville stained glass artist Sherrill Hill has hosted 20 local artists for The Artist Next Door Fall Show. This year's 5th anniversary event is completely outdoors, in Greenville's North Main neighborhood, where customers can shop directly from the artists, for paintings featuring textured oils, abstract acrylics, and scenic watercolors; functional and sculptural ceramics; stained glass; fiber art; jewelry; and custom wood and iron works. The Artist Next Door Fall Show will be held October 4th from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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Central to Their Lives: Southern Women Artists in the Johnson Collection

Central to Their Lives: Southern Women Artists in the Johnson Collection spans the decades between the late 1890s and early 1960s, examining the particularly complex challenges Southern women artists confronted in a traditionally conservative region during a period in which women’s social, cultural, and political roles were being redefined and reinterpreted. For the very first time, this landmark exhibition will be on view in its hometown of Spartanburg, at the Rosalind Richardson Center for the Arts at Wofford College. Among the works are paintings by Wenonah Bell, Margaret Law, Josephine Couper, and Blondelle Malone, speaking to the artists’ indelible legacy in the Upstate and beyond. Central to Their Lives is open to the public exclusively on Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., September 8th through December 19th. Admission is free, but reservations are required 24 hours in advance (call 864-597-4940 or email artmuseum@wofford.edu). Masks are required for all; visit Wofford's website for the latest campus health protocols. You can also view the digital exhibition in Wofford's virtual gallery.

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Dis/placements Conversation | Tanja Softić + Dr. Marian Mazzone

Tanja Softić works across the media of printmaking, drawing, photography, and book arts to explore questions of cultural belonging, hybridity, and memory. Softić was paired with writer Dr. Marian Mazzone for Dis/placements: Revisitations of Home, a virtual exhibition presented by The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston. The project features 10 artists whose works deal with issues of displacement from their ancestral homeland. Each artist was asked to submit works that speak most directly to the idea of "home." Artists were paired with writers who have offered their own reflections on the work and its relationship to the concepts of home and displacement. You're invited to a Dis/placements Conversation with Tanja Softić and Dr. Marian Mazzone on Facebook Live, October 22nd at 6 p.m.

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Please Have a Seat: A Conversation on Eileen Gray

The Columbia Museum of Art invites you to join Curator Catherine Walworth for a virtual conversation about architect and furniture designer Eileen Gray, a pioneer of the Modern Movement in architecture. Walworth and Adrienne Montare, founder of the Columbia Design League and executive director of AIA South Carolina, discuss Gray’s career and its relevance today, including the recent acquisition of a Gray chair to the CMA collection. Please Have a Seat: A Conversation on Eileen Gray will take place on Facebook Live October 4th, with a live Q&A following the talk.

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Virtual Family Fun Night with Columbia Children’s Theatre

The Columbia Museum of Art wraps up the summer's Virtual Family Fun Night series with the Columbia Children’s Theatre's special premiere of Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Rock Experience, based on the hit children's book by Mo Willems and inspired by fashionable items in the CMA collection. Watch on Facebook September 11th at 6:30 p.m.

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Through it all I RISE! | An Exhibit by Keith Tolen

In his exhibit, Through it all I RISE!, artist Keith Tolen aims to show that "regardless of what we do as human beings, there is a greater power. The greater power transcends all physical, even visual forms." The three faces that he shares in his work "reflect attempts to call on higher forces." Two black and white images "reflect the action of just trying to hold yourself together." A closeup of a face with hands placed nearby shows "an act of frustration, but that is not the end of the story." A blue man is symbolic of both a silhouette and a mugshot; "the face is in the position of the mugshot, but that does not mean there is guilt. The use of blue with an orange background challenges the viewer to consider oppositions and possibilities. There is an upward gaze that calls on hope." Tolen, with Through it all I RISE!, invites you to "keep HOPE alive!" The Arts Center of Kershaw County in Camden presents this exhibit by Keith Tolen, on view September 17th through October 16th.