Sandra Wenig’s “In and Around the Sea Shore”
The Society of Bluffton Artists will be exhibiting "In and Around the Sea Shore," the seascape-inspired paintings of longtime SOBA member and Lowcountry artist Sandra Wenig, October 4-31 at its gallery in Old Town Bluffton. The Gallery will host a free opening reception Sunday, October 10 from 3-5 p.m.
SOBA is at the heart of the flourishing art hub in Old Town Bluffton’s historic district at the corner of Church and Calhoun streets. As a non-profit art organization, SOBA offers regular art classes, featured artist shows, exhibitions, scholarships, outreach programs and more. The gallery is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sundays.
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.
Travis Newman: SOBA Featured Artist
The Society of Bluffton Artists will be showing the stunning 3D paintings of Bluffton artist Travis Newman at its gallery in Old Town Bluffton (6 Church Street). The retired Marine only began painting two years ago, but his artwork is truly eye-catching. Newman's "In My View" exhibit will be on display September 6-October 4, and the artist will be hosting a free opening reception at the gallery from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday, September 12. There is no admission cost to the exhibit.
Exhibition | Namsa Leuba: Crossed Looks
The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston presents Crossed Looks, the first U.S. solo exhibition of Swiss-Guinean artist Namsa Leuba. The show will feature over 90 works from the photographer’s projects in Guinea, South Africa, Nigeria, and Benin, and it will premiere new work created in Tahiti. As a photographer working across documentary, fashion & performance, Namsa Leuba’s images explore the fluid visual identity of the African diaspora. With a dual heritage between Guinea and Switzerland, Leuba draws inspiration from her own experience growing up between two different cultural traditions. The exhibition is free, on view August 27th, 2021 - December 11th, 2021. The galleries are open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday - Friday, and until 7 p.m. on Thursdays.
Join the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston on Friday, August 27 from 6:30pm-8pm to celebrate the opening. This event is free admission. Check halsey.cofc.edu for up-to-date COVID-19 policies and event details.
Dutch Fork Choral Society Rehearsals Start with Registration/Meet-n-Greet
Dutch Fork Choral Society's 2021-2022 season will start August 31 with be a Registration/Meet-n-Greet, 6:45 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the fellowship hall at Mount Horeb Lutheran Church in Chapin. First rehearsal will be September 7, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. (arrive at 6:45 to visit, get music ready, etc.). Note the change of location. Masks required for the meet-n-greet and all rehearsals.
Tour and Tasting Notes from the Underground
Enjoy a guided tour of The Ironic Curtain: Art from the Soviet Underground. Afterward, sample wine expertly paired with works from the exhibition and explained by Danielle Robinson of Advintage Distributing. Includes light refreshments. Please register to reserve your spot. If you are coming with a group of friends, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be seated with one another.
Free First Thursday at the CMA
Enjoy free admission and extended hours courtesy of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina.
Ask Me About the Art! Head to the galleries at 6:30 p.m. to chat with our friendly docents about the art you see. Get insight on art from our knowledgeable group of interpretive guides. Docents will be stationed throughout the galleries to chat and answer questions about works on view. Look for their “Ask me about the art!” buttons to learn more.
Also at 6:30, catch a live performance from The Dubber and a screening of his new video for "Simple Song (LIES)" in the CMA Theater.
In the evening, be on Boyd Plaza to enjoy live music from Marshall Brown and Rose Hotel, food vendors, and beer and wine available for purchase from The Whig. Plaza events presented by First Thursdays on Main.
Opening Reception for “Carolina Knives: The Roots of a Revival”
Join us as we come together to celebrate the opening of "Carolina Knives: The Roots of a Revival," an exhibit showcasing over 100 examples of utilitarian and decorative knives by Carolina knifemakers. This reception is free; register for your tickets online or by calling 803-777-2876.
A Safe Send-Off: An Exhibition Closing Event
Join the Halsey Institute staff on Friday, July 16 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for a fun and informal “ta-ta” to our current exhibitions, "Dan Estabrook: Wunderkammer" and "Jibade-Khalil Huffman: You Are Here!" Drop by the galleries for a last look at the exhibitions, say hello to Dan Estabrook, and enjoy remarks from our director and director of exhibitions. We are able to host a maximum of 50 individuals in the galleries at any one time during this event. While face coverings are no longer required for campus visitors, guests for this event will need to observe a three-foot physical distance from others. We will also maintain a contact tracing list for this event. Find out more by emailing halseyRSVP@cofc.edu.