Artist Talk: An Evening with Alex Osborn
As part of USC Lancaster's 16th Annual Native American Studies Week, Alex Osborn (Catawba), the Native American Studies Center’s summer Contemporary Artist-in-Residence, presents a talk about his work with photography, digital collage, and drawing, and his completed art installation in the Center’s Five Points Gallery. Presented via Zoom and in person on Thursday, November 18 at 6 p.m. Register to attend the virtual lecture. Thank you to OceanaGold/ Haile Operation for their generous support of the 16th Annual Native American Studies Week.
16th Annual Native American Studies Week
USC Lancaster's 16th Annual Native American Studies Week celebrates the contributions of Indigenous inventors and engineers to the field of STEAM. Events include an art exhibit opening, an artist talk, programs on the chemistry of pottery and Indigenous medicine and health practices, and an Indigenous foodways lecture. Events, both virtual and in-person, are free. The Week begins Monday, November 15 at 12:15 p.m., with the last program held Friday, November 19 at noon.
Indigenous Science and the Three Sisters Diet
On Friday, November 19 at noon, North Augusta-based Chef Dave Smoke-McCluskey (Mohawk) discusses the science of nixtamalization and its impact on the agricultural Indigenous diet. Chef McCluskey’s Lunch and Learn Lecture is held in conjunction with the 16th Annual Native American Studies Week.
Special thanks to OceanaGold/ Haile Operation for their generous support of this program and other programs held as part of our 16th Annual Native American Studies Week!
To attend the lecture in person, please call (803) 313-7172 or email email@example.com to reserve your spot. To attend via Zoom, register online.
Hyphenated – Closing Reception &. Lecture
Join McKissick Museum and 2021-2022 Elizabeth M. Marion Visiting Artist Arturo Rodriguez for the closing of Hyphenated: The Works of Dan Hernandez and Arturo Rodriguez. A free reception October 21 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. will feature an artist talk with Arturo Rodriguez at 6 p.m. Register for your tickets online or by calling 803-777-7251. There are only 35 in-person spots available for the artist lecture, which will also be live-streamed.
The Changing Cultural Climate in Museums – Lecture by Stephanie Johnson-Cunningham
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 6 p.m. at the Columbia Museum of Art - The cultural climate in museums is currently facing a reckoning brought on by COVID-19 layoffs, museum closures, the death of George Floyd, and the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement in 2020. One of the voices calling for change is Stephanie Johnson-Cunningham. Johnson-Cunningham is the founder of Museum Hue, an organization she co-founded in 2015 that is dedicated to advancing Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color in the cultural field. She will present the vision for Museum Hue, as well as outline strategies and tools for making museums more inclusive, accessible, and relevant.
Carolina Knives: Meet the Makers
Saturday, October 2, 11am-3pm at McKissick Museum - Bladesmiths featured in Carolina Knives: The Roots of a Revival will gather throughout the day to talk with visitors about the contemporary custom knifemaking movement. South Carolina’s Bobby Branton and North Carolina’s Andy Sharpe will be in attendance. Free, with no registration required.
NC Writers’ Network 2021 Fall Conference
The North Carolina Writers' Network (NCWN) 2021 Fall Conference is a full weekend of sessions and programs on the craft and business of writing. Tyree Daye (poetry), Marianne Gingher (nonfiction), and Mesha Maren (fiction) will lead master classes; NC Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green will give the Keynote Address. The weekend includes faculty readings, open mics, and meetings with agents and editors.
Horry County Museum Lecture Series: Picturing the Past
Horry County Museum Curator Hillary Winburn explores Horry County’s history and stories through the Museum’s photographic collection, September 25. Winburn graduated from The College of Charleston in 2005. Before becoming Curator for the Horry County Museum and the L.W. Paul Living History Farm, Ms. Winburn volunteered with The Friends of the Hunley and worked with the Historic Charleston Foundation and the Horry County Library. In 2018, she graduated from the Jekyll Island Museum Management Institute. She is a member of the South Carolina Federation of Museums and the Southeastern Museum Conference.
Sit a Spell, facilitated by Dr. Kameelah Martin
The Sit a Spell conversation series aims to encourage thoughtful conversation on a variety of topics and issues presented in the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art's current exhibition, Namsa Leuba: Crossed Looks in an intimate setting within the galleries. Join the Halsey Institute and our featured facilitator, Dr. Kameelah L. Martin, Director of African American Studies and Professor of African American Studies and English at the College of Charleston, in the exhibition space for free-form conversations during your lunch break on Wednesday, September 15. Free admission for all - don't forget to bring your mask!