Laurel Posey

Hyphenated: The Works of Dan Hernandez and Arturo Rodriguez

Each year, the School of Visual Art and Design (SVAD) invites visiting artists to campus to exhibit their work and share their ideas, influences, research, and motivations with students, faculty, and the public. This fall SVAD is partnering with the McKissick Museum to showcase the works of Dan Hernandez and Arturo Rodriguez at the University’s museum. Both artists work with a variety of borrowed imagery ranging from video games to pre-renaissance painting (Hernandez) and from cartoons to American home décor (Rodriguez). In their working processes, both artists combine these source materials in different ways to create new visual forms. Much like hyphenated words, these forms function as the product of their parts, but also suggest new meaning through their unique composition.

Laurel Posey

Recycled Art Contest

Artists are invited to participate in our 4th Annual Recycled Art Contest. The theme for all artwork should relate to the Port Royal Sound – think ocean, animals, beaches, local culture & history, and fun in the sun! Entries must be recently created from at least 80% recyclables or trash material. $2000 in prize money will be awarded in several categories. Registration and $10 entry fee are due no later than October 20. Contest limited to first 100 entries. All art submissions are due November 5/6 to the Maritime Center. Judging will take place the week of November 8.

Laurel Posey

CMA Underground

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).

Laurel Posey

“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.

Laurel Posey

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.

Laurel Posey

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.

Laurel Posey

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 calder.marian@horrycounty.org). The L.W. Paul Living History Farm is located at 2279 Harris Short Cut Road, Conway, SC.

Laurel Posey

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.

Laurel Posey

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.

Laurel Posey

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.