“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.
NC Writers’ Network Writingest State Online Conference 2020
North Carolina Writers' Network presents its Writingest State Online Conference 2020, a five-day festival for writers held online November 10th through 14th. The festival features classes and conversations on the craft and business of writing, as well as a keynote address by North Carolina Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green, a Pre-Conference Tailgate, a Prompt Party to get creative juices flowing, online Open Mic readings, Happy Hour virtual gatherings, and an Agents & Editors panel discussion. The registration deadline is November 9th.
Penny Healy: USA From Sea to Shining Sea
Lowcountry artist Penny Healy is showing her love for her country, one state flower at a time. She captured all 50 state flowers and seascapes for her upcoming exhibit, USA From Sea to Shining Sea, on view at The Society of Bluffton Artists (SOBA) gallery. The exhibit will run October 4th through 30th with an opening reception October 11th from 3 to 5 p.m.
The Society of Bluffton Artists’ Vintage Print Pop-Up Online Auction
The Society of Bluffton Artists will hold a “Vintage Print Pop-Up” online auction with rare and vintage prints from the 1950s-1980s, The prints will be on view September 8th through 30th in the Featured Artist Room of the SOBA’s Center for Creative Arts and gallery in Old Town Bluffton. An opening reception will be held September 19th from 5 to 7 p.m. Online bidding starts at 3 p.m. September 9th and ends at 7 p.m. September 30th. The artwork also will be available to purchase at a “buy now” price. The winning bidders can pick up their purchases October 1st through 3rd at the Center for Creative Arts, located next door to the art gallery on Church Street.
Short Story & Poetry Competitions – Readings and Awards
The Arts Council of York County will host an awards ceremony and readings for its 17th Annual Literary Competition, highlighting the best in short stories and poetry from across the Southeast United States; and its 9th Annual Youth Literary Competition, highlighting the best in short stories and poetry by students enrolled in K-12 programs from across York County, South Carolina. The event is scheduled for November 5th, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM, at the Center for the Arts in Rock Hill. Sponsored by the Perihelion Book Club.
Myrtle Beach International Film Festival
The Myrtle Beach International Film Festival is billed as the "East Coast’s answer to the Sundance Film Festival," and boasts more than 70 of the best films from around the world. Attendees will enjoy features, documentaries and shorts in two-hour blocks throughout the five-day event. The festival takes place April 21-25.
North Charleston Arts Fest, with Exhibition, Competition, & Vendor Opportunities
The North Charleston Arts Fest is an annual celebration of the arts, providing more than 30,000 residents and visitors with an array of free and moderately priced performances, exhibitions and activities that take place throughout North Charleston. The city's Cultural Arts Department is accepting submissions for the Palmetto Hands Fine Craft Competition & Exhibition, and vendor applications for the Arty Block Party and the World Arts Expo at Riverfront Park. Prospectuses and forms are available for the Tri-County Youth Art, Tri-County High School Sculpture, judged Photography, and judged Fine Art competitions and exhibitions. For requirements, deadlines, and additional information, visit NorthCharlestonArtsFest.com/Apply. The 2020 North Charleston Arts Fest will be held April 29th through May 3rd.
Reception for Humor, Parody, and Satire: The Artwork of Tom Farris and Chris Olszewski
As part of the University of South Carolina-Lancaster’s 15th Annual Native American Studies Week, the Native American Studies Center hosts a reception for Humor, Parody, and Satire, an exhibition featuring the contemporary work of artists Tom Farris (Otoe-Missouria-Cherokee) and Chris Olszewski (Chippewa). Guests will have the opportunity to speak with Farris during the March 26th reception.
Olszewski will discuss his interactive work with canvas automobile covers at a Lunch and Learn session March 20th.
Farris will give an interactive painting demonstration, March 26th starting at 9:30 a.m.
Koger Center Upstairs Gallery: Mullen 2017-2020 Exhibition Opening
The Koger Center for the Arts in Columbia presents Mullen 2017-2020, works by South Carolina artist Philip Mullen, in The Upstairs Gallery. Mullen says, "Paintings should be started fast and finished slow. The slower the finish the longer the creativity remains in the artist's mind and the less likely that the work will be declared done prematurely. The new Koger show includes the slowest and richest group of paintings in my career. The most recent work in this show, a 6X10 foot canvas, was put on the current canvas in 1992, with parts of unfinished paintings from as long ago as 1976 used as collage, and finished in 2020: A forty-four year painting." The exhibition will officially open March 18th, with a reception from 5:30 to 7:00pm and an artist's talk at 6:00pm.
The Earth Has Music
The effects of environmental clean up (or lack thereof) on low income areas and the Santee Cooper nuclear scandal are among the immediate environmental issues faced by South Carolina and touched on in Glow Lyric Theatre's new production, The Earth Has Music. It features a pastiche of dance, folk music, new operatic compositions from Greenville composer Jon Grier, and original poetry by South Carolina poet Keller Cushing Freeman. Performances are March 13th and 14th at 7:30pm, at The Fine Arts Center in Greenville. The Bartram Sierra Club joins Glow as a community partner on this event, providing a pre-show reception in the lobby at 7pm and well as a thought-provoking panel talk back after the show.