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

The End of the Road Bluegrass Band Performs at the Horry County Museum

The Horry County Museum and the AVX Foundation present a free traditional bluegrass concert by The End of the Road Bluegrass Band, July 24th 1 p.m. The End of the Road Bluegrass Band is a regional band based out of Conway, South Carolina. Formed in 2001, the band plays traditional bluegrass and bluegrass gospel music. They have performed in multiple venues and churches, including a monthly concert series held by the Rivertown Bluegrass Society and the Southeastern Bluegrass Association of SC. The band also performed at the first annual Sea Mountain Fiddlers Convention and Bluegrass Festival where they shared the stage with such bands as Alan Bibey & Grasstowne, Carolina Blue, and The Virginia Luthiers.

Laurel Posey

Mounds, Mortars and Mysteries: Native American Society in the Wateree Valley

The Horry County Museum and the AVX Foundation present Mounds, Mortars and Mysteries: Mississippian Period Archaeology in the Wateree Valley - A.D. 1200-1670, July 10th at 1 p.m. Antiquarians and archaeologists have been investigating the Native American societies living along the Wateree River since the early 19th century. A concentration of mounds, artificially constructed monuments of earth, were noted here in one of the earliest publications on the archaeology of the United States in 1848, yet we still have only scratched the surface. Recent investigations combined with a synthesis of all known information has led to a more informed understanding of these vibrant societies just prior to European contact and colonization.  This slide illustrated lecture will share information on the sites, artifacts, foodways and the rich culture of South Carolina Native Americans.

Laurel Posey

Documentary Film: Uncommon Folk

The 2021 Horry County Museum Documentary Film Series continues with the SCETV film Uncommon Folk. There are some artists that fall outside of the definition of fine art. Sometimes referred to as folk, outsider, visionary or memory artists, most are driven to create something that has a special meaning to them. Some use objects from their own backyard, or illustrate personal visions or cultural history, while others use art to cope with life. Some are celebrated locally, while the work of others goes unseen until their deaths. One thing they have in common is that they are destined to leave their impression on this world through their work. Free screening at 1 p.m. July 21st.

Laurel Posey

2021 North Charleston Farmers Market

The 2021 North Charleston Farmers Market takes place every Thursday through October 28. The market offers fresh, locally grown produce, as well as art & craft vendors, specialty foods, and live music (5-7 p.m.). In addition, the market features a different food truck each week. Free Admission/Free Parking

Laurel Posey

Joe Mullins and The Radio Ramblers, Presented by Bluegrass Spartanburg

Led by a true banjo veteran, Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers are bringing their popular and growing brand of traditional Bluegrass music to Spartanburg. As a group they are true industry and fan favorites, having won eight International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) awards, including 2019’s Entertainer of the Year. From the hard-driving “That Old Wheel” and the fun, upbeat “Bacon In My Beans,” to the emotional “A Folded Flag” and soulful vocals of “I Want To Know More,” their entire playlist is strong evidence that Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers are at the top of their game.

Laurel Posey

Work by Abraham Brown at the Maritime Center

The Port Royal Sound Maritime Center in Okatie will display the work of local mixed media artist Abraham Brown, April 1 through June 30. Over 20 pieces will be on view and for sale during his show. Admission is free.

Laurel Posey

Aunt Pearlie Sue Performs at the Newberry Opera House

Newberry Arts Center and CREATE Newberry, Inc. present master storyteller, educator, and performer, Ms. Anita “Aunt Pearlie Sue” Singleton-Prather, June 23rd at 12:30 p.m. at the Newberry Opera House. Through her character Aunt Pearlie Sue, she will entertain and educate about Gullah culture on the coast of South Carolina. Inspired by her grandmother’s heritage, Ms. Singleton-Prather has performed in character at the White House and at the Beaufort Gullah Festival, and she has appeared on numerous SCETV educational documentaries. Additionally, she wrote and co-produced Tales from the Land of Gullah and Circle Unbroken: Gullah Journey from Africa to America, broadcast nationwide on PBS. Her performance is made possible by the non-profit organization CREATE Newberry, Inc. and a grant received from SouthArts.

Laurel Posey

Film Screening: The Snowbird Cherokees

The 2021 Horry County Museum Documentary Film Series continues with the SCETV film The Snowbird Cherokees. Deep in the mountains of western North Carolina is the isolated Cherokee community of Snowbird. The ancestors of these Native Americans managed to flee U.S. soldiers in 1838 when the Cherokee Nation was forced to march the Trail of Tears to Oklahoma. This film explores the daily lives and culture of the present-day Cherokees, while looking into the history and culture of these Native Americans. The film is free and will be shown at 1 p.m., Wednesday, June 16th.

Laurel Posey

Snow Wolf to perform the Native American Flute at the Horry County Museum

The Horry County Museum and the AVX Foundation present a free Native American Flute concert by Snow Wolf on Saturday, June 12th at 1 p.m. Those attending will experience the healing sounds of the Native American Flute and the Lore around this legendary instrument. Snow Wolf is a Native American style Flute Musician of Shoshone and Mohawk descent. Originally from Idaho, he spent much of his childhood in South Carolina and New Mexico. His love for the sounds of Native American Flute music began early in life. While living in New Mexico he spent much of his time in the desert visiting historical places and learning the lore of nearby tribes, most notably the stories of the Kokopelli (the traveling flute player).