Laurel Posey

Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? Songs from the Great Depression

Amidst the economic hardships of the Great Depression, many people used music to voice their frustrations and lift their spirits. Join us at the L.W. Paul Living History Farm from 1 to 2 p.m. June 26th as we feature songs both cheerful and sad from America’s most trying decade. This program is free, but space is limited and reservations are required. To reserve your spot, call 843-915-5321 or e-mail hcgmuseum@horrycounty.org. The L.W. Paul Living History Farm is open Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and teaches the agricultural history of Horry County from 1900-1955. The farm is free and open to the public and is located at the corner of Hwy 701 North and Harris Short Cut Road in Conway, SC.

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

Virtual Curator-Led Tour: Wunderkammer and You Are Here

Halsey Institute curators Bryan Granger and Katie Hirsch will lead members on a virtual tour of the current exhibitions "Dan Estabrook: Wunderkammer" and "Jibade-Khalil Huffman: You Are Here." Using antiquated forms of photography, such as salt prints and tintypes, Estabrook examines the objecthood of photography and its ability to represent the truth. Using unrelenting movement, Huffman’s work draws on all senses, utilizing video, audio, text, and the ultimate tool: the viewer’s own experience. Thursday, July 15 at 7 p.m., you can explore the exhibition, get insider knowledge, and meet other Halsey Institute lovers. RSVP to halseyRSVP@cofc.edu.

This event is for all levels of Halsey Institute membership. Join online or call (843) 953-5652 with questions.

Laurel Posey

Zoom Book Launch With Alex Michaelides and Will Cathcart

On June 24 at 4 p.m., the Charleston Library Society virtually welcomes best-selling author Alex Michaelides to celebrate the release of his second novel, "The Maidens" the week after its release. This Zoom conversation will cover all aspects of Alex’s work process and the excitement behind this highly-anticipated thriller. Alex will be in conversation with Charlestonian journalist & editor, Will Cathcart during this event. Tickets are $35 for a signed book package with Zoom access. All ticket purchasers will receive an email from dreutter@charlestonlibrarysociety.org on the afternoon of the event with the Zoom links and password. (If you do not receive an email by June 24 at 3 p.m., please call 843-723-9912.)

Laurel Posey

NC Writers’ Network Squire Summer Writing Workshops 2021

North Carolina Writers' Network (NCWN) presents the Squire Summer Writing Workshops, offering an intensive course in a chosen genre (fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry), with ten hour-and-a-half sessions over the four days of the program. Registrants work in-depth on their own manuscript samples, as well as their colleagues’, while also studying the principles of the genre with their instructor. Other features include faculty readings, panel discussions, and open mic sessions for residents. Faculty includes Kathryn Kirkpatrick (Poetry); Mark Powell (Fiction), and Zackary Vernon (CNF). Registration and payment deadline is July 7th. Fees vary depending on NCWN membership and on-campus housing. (Some scholarship aid is available; deadline to apply is June 25th.)

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Native American Studies Center Hosts Contemporary Artist-in-Residence Alex Osborn

The Native American Studies Center at the University of South Carolina Lancaster hosts Contemporary Artist-in-Residence Alex Osborn, June 3-19. Osborn demonstrates his work with photography, digital collage, and drawing, creating an evolving art installation; covering a range of topics in his presentations, including traditional Catawba artforms, artistic mediums he works with, identity through art, cultural documentation, and contemporary art in Catawba and Native American culture today. Demonstrations can be viewed live via Facebook or Zoom, Thursdays & Fridays from 6 to 8 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This work is supported by a RISE grant from the Office of the Vice President for Research at the University of South Carolina.

Laurel Posey

Chef Jeff Henderson – Summer Reading Headliner for Lexington County Public Library

The Lexington County Public Library System will kick off their adult summer reading events by hosting a virtual live conversation with New York Times Best Selling author Chef Jeff Henderson, June 1 at 6:30 p.m. The creator of Food Network's reality series, "The Chef Jeff Project," host of “Family Style with Chef Jeff,” and the star of the nationally syndicated series, "Flip My Food with Chef Jeff," he is also the best-selling author of two books. Jeff Henderson shares his emotional journey of redemption from the streets to the stove. Register to attend this free virtual event by visiting the Lexington County Public Library program webpage or the library's Facebook page.

Laurel Posey

Lecture and Book Signing with Susan McMillian – Images of America: North Myrtle Beach

In 1968, the family-based Cherry Grove, Ocean Drive, Crescent, and Windy Hill Beaches were consolidated into one municipality, gaining a stronger presence with a new name of North Myrtle Beach. Looking back at North Myrtle Beach’s underpinnings, Roberts Pavilion (later renamed OD Pavilion), Fat Harold’s, and The Pad led the Carolina Shag dancing phenomenon for which Ocean Drive is famous. When Hurricane Hazel struck in 1954, vintage cottages and early guest hotels were replaced by Mid-Century Modern motels with a fresh vibe. The Horry County Museum and AVX Foundation present a lecture and book signing with Susan McMillian for her new publication, Images of America: North Myrtle Beach, on Saturday, June 19th at 1 p.m. Books are available for purchase in the Museum lobby.

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Virtual Evening for Educators at Columbia Museum of Art

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, the CMA is offering up this session as a time to relax, restore, and refresh through art and mindfulness. Join us virtually for chair yoga with Stacey Collins, owner of City Yoga; a guided mindfulness artmaking session with Columbia artist Julie K. Hansard; and a thoughtful slow-looking experience in the CMA collection galleries with Curator of Education Glenna Barlow. Plus, get a sneak peek of upcoming exhibitions The Ironic Curtain and 30 Americans with Curator Catherine Walworth. Small teacher appreciation gift bags including artmaking supplies, a candle from Kiroka Essentials, a cocktail/mocktail mixer kit, and CMA swag will be available at the CMA Welcome Desk for pickup. Free. Registration is required and space is limited.

Laurel Posey

2021 North Charleston Arts Fest

The City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department proudly presents the 2021 North Charleston Arts Fest. This annual event highlights regional and local artists and performers in the areas of dance, theatre, music, literature, and visual art. For more than 38 years the festival has made quality arts programming affordable and accessible to the widest spectrum of the public, attracting residents and visitors to experience a variety of free and modestly priced performances, workshops, exhibitions, and activities in multiple venues, including libraries, community centers, businesses, and parks. Enjoy concerts, theatre presentations, dance performances, virtual programs, workshops and demonstrations, exhibitions, and more.