Film: “Hearts & Hands: The Influence of Women & Quilts on American Society”
The Horry County Museum is celebrating quilts throughout March. Join us for the film "Hearts & Hands: The Influence of Women & Quilts on American Society." This film presents a vital part of American history: the role played by women and their textiles in the 19th century’s great movements and events including the Civil War, the abolition of slavery, westward expansion, the suffrage and temperance movements. The film explores the astonishing lives and accomplishments of ordinary, often anonymous women as well as chronicling the lives of extraordinary individuals such as Harriet Tubman, Elizabeth Keckley, Frances Willard and Abigail Scott Duniway. The film is free and will run on a loop all day, March 11th and 24th
Quarantunes – Instinto Norteño (Virtual)
McKissick welcomes the talents of Instinto Norteño as part of the Quarantunes digital musical performance series. Led by brothers Jaime and Adrian Real, Instinto Norteño have quickly established themselves across the Palmetto State, performing a genre of music called norteño, based in the Northern region of Mexico with roots in Texas and Mexico. McKissick partners with the Koger Center for the Arts to livestream the performance February 26th at 7pm. This event will be livestreamed on both the Koger Center and McKissick Museum Facebook pages.
Off the Wall and Onto The Stage: Dancing the Art of Jonathan Green
CCB embraces Gullah culture with William Starrett’s original repertoire, "Off the Wall and Onto the Stage: Dancing the Art of Jonathan Green." The ballet, conceived and choreographed by Starrett, was created in 2005 as a tribute to the world-renowned award-winning artist Jonathan Green, known for his vibrantly colorful art depicting Gullah life in South Carolina’s Lowcountry coast. When describing the inspiration for his art, Green says, “While the southern soul is often portrayed as angst or peace, the southern spirit is filled with creative healing energy, always evolving and growing in its creativity and adaptability. While there are pains in life and survival, I view the South today as appropriating the best of its cross-cultural heritage constructing a new sense of place and an enhanced sense of purpose.”
Black Hawk’s View of American History
Imagine sitting around a campfire with Black Hawk, war chief and leader of the Sauk tribe, listening to the stories of creation and legends of his grandfathers. The audience is drawn down the path through time to encounter Black Hawk's Band on the eve of battle. Storyteller, historian, and Cherokee descendant Brian "Fox" Ellis weaves true history with folklore to create a tapestry of symbolic language, drawing the audience into Black Hawk's world with traditional chants and drumming sounds to celebrate the First Nations of this land and to begin to see the world through Native eyes. Greenville Chautauqua and Spartanburg County Libraries present this free virtual show March 16 at 7:00pm. To register go to HistoryComesAlive.org or https://tinyurl.com/y5xqsxja.
Documentary Film – “Barbecue & Homecooking: Food That Makes You Smile”
The 2021 Horry County Museum Documentary Film Series continues with "Barbecue & Homecooking: Food That Makes You Smile." The film was made to promote folklore and folklife experiences visitors might have in the economically-depressed four counties of the Region III SC National Heritage Corridor. These counties bear primary roots to the beginnings and growth of barbecue in South Carolina. This film explores eateries where the cooks heading up the kitchens or barbecue pits have agrarian family roots and were first taught on wood stoves or by the side of heralded barbecue pit-men. They maintain today’s recipes with ingredients and cooking methods learned at the side of mothers, fathers, aunts, uncles or grandparents . Showing Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 1 p.m.
Documentary Film Series Continues with “Southern Stews: A Taste of the South”
This documentary, introduced and narrated by Southern food writer John Egerton, takes the viewer across the South to connect the dots between such Southern stews such as Burgoo and Brunswick. The traditions of cooking communal stews in huge black iron pots stirred with wooden paddles has long been a way of Southern gatherings-whether at hunt clubs, church or family reunions, during holidays, or special events such as commemorating the end of harvests or to feed workers helping out at hog killing time. These stews required a number of workers, with a division of labor usually split between women who would prepare vegetables for the stews and men working in shifts under a stew-master to constantly stir the stew for up to 18 hours before serving.
Documentary Film Series Continues With “Between the Waters”
The 2020 Horry County Museum Documentary Film Series continues with Between the Waters. This 30 minute film, part of the Carolina Stories Series by SCETV, shares the history of Hobcaw, named after a Native American word meaning "between the waters." The event offers a chance to learn the Native American and African American history of Hobcaw as well as the history of environmental conservation that continues at the site. The film is free and starts at 1 p.m. December 23rd. The Horry County Museum Documentary Film Matinees will continue throughout 2020. For a full list of films, visit horrycountymuseum.org.
“The Story of Catawba Pottery” Virtual Exhibit
USC Lancaster's Native American Studies Center presents "The Story of Catawba Pottery," an exhibit from the Center's galleries about the Catawba Indian pottery tradition.
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
Visions from India: 21st-Century Art from the Pizzuti Collection
The Columbia Museum of Art presents "Visions from India: 21st-Century Art from the Pizzuti Collection," featuring painting, sculpture, and multimedia works from India and its diaspora. The exhibition showcases a remixing of traditional crafts with paintings, radical new applications, and interactive sculpture; by both established international artists and younger rising stars, including Sudarshan Shetty, Bharti Kher, and Jitish Kallat. On view October 17th through January 10th, and accompanied by related programming both on-site and online.
Note: Capacities are limited, so advance tickets are recommended. Safety precautions are in place. Learn more about visiting the CMA.