“Memories” and “Altered Landscapes” in Florence
The Adele Kassab Gallery, located within the Hyman Fine Arts Center of Francis Marion University in Florence, presents "Memories," an installation by Symon Gibson, and "Altered Landscapes," an exhibition by Scotty Peek, on view September 29 - November 20. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The gallery adheres to all current safety precautions and guidelines.
“Sensational Sigal Exhibition” of Musical Instruments
The Sigal Music Foundation is celebrating their renaming with the Sensational Sigal Exhibit, featuring highlights from the musical instrument collection of Marlowe A. Sigal while exploring the life of the man behind the gift. The exhibition features a broad range of objects including a robust display of keyboard and wind instruments. On view September 25th through December 31st at Carolina Music Museum in Greenville.
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.
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.
“Visions from India” Preview Day
The Columbia Museum of Art celebrates the opening of "Visions from India: 21st-Century Art from the Pizzuti Collection" with a Preview Day, October 16th, featuring extended hours, a lively day of art, and free admission. Capacities are limited with timed reservations, so book your space in advance.
Note: The CMA is implementing cleaning and physical distancing practices to safeguard staff and visitors. Face coverings are required for everyone over the age of two.
“Visions from India” Virtual Evening for Educators
The Columbia Museum of Art invites educators to a virtual sneak preview of the fall exhibition Visions from India: 21st-Century Art from the Pizzuti Collection, highlighting work from 20 contemporary artists from India and across its diaspora. Works in the show range from delicate beadwork to large-scale kinetic installations. The October 14th event will also include virtual tour offerings and lesson plans, and a talk and Q&A with Curator Catherine Walworth. Free, but registration is required, and space is limited to 100 participants. Professional development renewal credit forms are available.
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McKenzie Beach Memories – Art by Natalie Daise
Those driving on Highway 17 in the Pawleys Island area may have noticed the ruins of an old motel behind a fence and a street sign saying "Old Beach Road." That is what is left of McKenzie Beach, once a popular and well-known vacation resort. But what made it important then was that it was a beach for African-Americans at a time when direct access to the Atlantic oceanfront in the Jim Crow South was extremely limited. Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet presents McKenzie Beach Memories - Art by Natalie Daise, an exhibition of paintings used as the illustrations for the book McKenzie Beach Memories, published by CLASS Publishing. The works are on view in the Wall Lowcountry Center through October 15th.
Gratitude: Fabric Art by Cookie Washington
Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet presents Gratitude, fabric art by Cookie Washington of Goose Creek, showcasing creations from throughout her career that exemplify the power and resilience of the human spirit. Her project themes have included African American history, spirituality, portraits, and music. The exhibition is on view through November 26th in the Wall Lowcountry Center Auditorium. Hours are 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.
Autumn Nights in the Field of Light
Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet hosts Autumn Nights in the Field of Light, a new event showcasing Bruce Munro’s Field of Light, an immersive light display covering Brookgreen’s arboretum. A Lowcountry supper of Frogmore stew, roasted oysters, and chicken bog will be served; and guests will be invited to stroll through the installation, which features over 12,000 stems of light in softly moving colors. Autumn Nights in the Field of Light will be held every Friday and Saturday in October from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Kathryn Freeman Virtual Exhibition: Animal Dreams
Dog & Horse Fine Art in Charleston presents Animal Dreams, a virtual exhibition by Kathryn Freeman. While the artist's magical realism paintings have always been sanctuaries for humans, they are now sanctuaries for the animals in this new series, her fourth fall exhibition. Her beloved animals are enjoying bedtime stories, dancing to a cello and entertaining their humans while they all stay at home. The works are viewable online from September 12th through November 7th.