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City of North Charleston seeks new artist-in-residence for FY18/19

Application deadline: Friday, June 29, 2018 Each fiscal year, the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department contracts a professional visual artist to serve as the city’s artist-in-residence (AIR). The department is currently seeking to fill the position for fiscal year 2018/2019. The city’s artist-in-residence serves as a key resource for the department’s outreach programs, especially in the area of art instruction. The selected artist will share his/her unique skills, talents, and experiences by providing free visual art residencies, workshops, and demonstrations to public schools, recreation facilities, and community groups within the city limits of North Charleston. Local visual artists with a willingness to share their talents and an ability to work with students of all ages are invited to apply for the part-time, contracted position by Friday, June 29, 2018. At the written request of art teachers and school liaisons, the AIR will conduct visual art residencies at North Charleston schools throughout the 2018/2019 school year. Additional workshops will be coordinated at the request of community groups, as well as during the 2019 North Charleston Arts Fest. The AIR will also offer instruction during the department’s summer arts camps in June 2019. In addition, the AIR will present an exhibition of his/her work at the North Charleston City Gallery from Dec. 2018 through Jan. 2019. Additional exhibition opportunities are available during the North Charleston Arts Fest in May. Past artists who served in the position include:

  • Camela Guevara (2017/18),
  • Caroline M. Self (2016/17),
  • Daryle Halbert (2015/16),
  • Alexandra Roberts (2014/15),
  • Charlynn Knight (2013/14),
  • Kristy Bishop (2012/13),
  • Lori Starnes Isom (2011/12),
  • Deborah Meyer (2010/11),
  • and Robert Maniscalco (2009/10).
Rate of pay for this part-time, contracted position is $25 an hour for up to 300 hours completed from Aug. 2018 through June 2019. Program supplies are provided. A background check is required. Interested artists should submit quality photographs or digital images of their work along with a current résumé or CV by 5 p.m. Friday, June 29, 2018. Application materials may be emailed to kyeadon@northcharleston.org or mailed to the attention of Krystal Yeadon at City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, PO Box 190016, North Charleston, SC, 29419-9016. For more information about the Artist-in-Residence program, or the department’s other programs, exhibits, and events, visit the Arts & Culture section of the City’s website at www.northcharleston.org or call 843-740-5854. Photo by Matthew Henry from Burst

Artist, students creating a legacy with sculpture at Indian Land school

Harrisburg Elementary School in Lancaster County received a $10,155 Arts in Basic Curriculum Advancement grant from the South Carolina Arts Commission. These grants support ongoing comprehensive planning, strategic projects and implementation of standards-based arts education initiatives. Find out more about the ABC Project. From the The Fort Mill Times Article and photos by Stephanie Marks Martell

Bob Doster at Harrisburg ElementaryHarrisburg Elementary is the latest school in Lancaster County School District to create its own unique legacy sculpture with local artist Bob Doster, who has been working with schools and students since the 1970s. Approximately 150 fifth graders each drew a self portrait on steel. Doster helped them use a plasma cutter to finish the pieces. He will assemble the individual portraits into the final piece, which will be displayed in front of the school. The sculpture is designed to be cumulative, with the option for future students to add onto it in coming years. The project was funded through a state Arts in Basic Curriculum grant. This is Harrisburg Elementary’s first year receiving the grant, which will also be used for professional development for teachers and a puppet show, says Harrisburg Elementary art teacher Melissa Hinson. “All of our schools have worked with Bob,” said Hinson, who first met Doster at a pottery demonstration at Beaufort Elementary. “He does a good job. He’s always willing to be a teacher,” Hinson said. “Bob’s been around students so long now, he’s good at knowing what to say. He knows that this is new to them and it’s great to see that patience modeled.” doster_harrisburg_elem-9164Harrisburg Elementary third grade teacher Jennifer Galbraith recalls working on a project with Doster to create a bench nearly 20 years ago when she was a student at North Elementary in Lancaster. “I remember it was really cool that my bench was there when I was teaching there,” Galbraith said. “A lot of our teachers have been students under him at some point. I run into them all over the state,” Hinson said. “I just wanted the students to meet him. I’m always a big fan of children using materials they wouldn’t normally use. When again are they going to use a plasma cutter? Probably never. They were all terrified, and then they walked away saying, ‘That was great.’”

City of North Charleston appoints new artist-in-residence

Caroline SelfThe City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department has appointed painter Caroline Self as artist-in-residence (AIR) for 2016/17. The city’s AIR serves as a key resource for the department’s outreach programs, especially in the area of art instruction. The selected artist shares his/her unique skills, talents, and experiences by providing services to public schools, seniors, and various community groups within North Charleston city limits. Self will be available for visual art residencies of 12-15 hours at a minimum of two-hour increments at North Charleston schools and is also available to host workshops for community groups of all ages. Self is a contemporary, abstract expressionist artist inspired by the vivid paint colors and textures made famous by Vincent Van Gogh and the unique abstractness of paintings by Wassily Kandinsky and Willem de Kooning. Self’s passion blends color and texture into a poetry of fluidity, tension, and/or juxtaposition. She has painted for as long as she can remember, and her works have found homes from coast to coast. Most recently, her piece, Life, won a purchase award at the 41st Lyndon House Arts Center Exhibition juried by Jock Reynolds, director for the Yale University Art Gallery. Self was the arts education program specialist at the Lyndon House Arts Center in Athens, Ga., for almost nine years before moving back to the Charleston area with her husband in 2016. In addition, she was a long-term substitute art teacher for the Normal Park Museum Magnet Elementary School in Chattanooga, Tenn. She has developed a track record of creating innovative classes, programs, award-winning camps, and exhibits for countless groups, children, and events. As an arts teacher, Self enjoys sharing her art passion to create lasting, meaningful experiences. She believes that creativity, innovation, and adaptability are highly desirable skills and is excited to facilitate experiential learning using art to make connections through integration. The North Charleston City Gallery will host an exhibition of Self’s work throughout December 2016 and January 2017. The gallery is located within the Charleston Area Convention Center at 5001 Coliseum Drive in North Charleston. School liaisons, arts teachers, and the general public are invited to meet the artist at a free gallery reception on December 1, 2016, from 5 -7 p.m. Arts teachers and school liaisons may initiate the request for free services by the AIR by contacting the North Charleston Cultural Arts Department at (843)740-5851. Community groups are also welcome to submit requests, which will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis. All project requests should be placed at least two weeks in advance, with residences completed by the end of May 2017. More information about the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department’s AIR program, as well as the department’s other programs, exhibits, and events, can be found on the Arts & Culture section of the City’s website at www.northcharleston.org.

City of North Charleston seeking new artist-in-residence

[caption id="attachment_26718" align="alignright" width="250"]Daryle Halbert Artist in residence Daryle Halbert[/caption] Local visual artists invited to apply. Deadline is July 8. Each fiscal year the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department contracts a professional visual artist to serve as the city’s artist-in-residence. The department is currently seeking to fill the position for fiscal year 2016/17. The artist-in-residence serves as a key resource for outreach programs, especially in the area of art instruction. The selected artist will share his/her unique skills, talents, and experiences by providing free visual art residencies, workshops, and demonstrations to public schools, recreation facilities, and community groups within the city limits of North Charleston. Local visual artists with a willingness to share their talents and an ability to work with students of all ages are invited to apply for the part-time, contracted position by Friday, July 8, 2016. At the written request of art teachers and school liaisons, the artist-in-residence will conduct visual art residencies at North Charleston schools throughout the 2016/17 school year. Additional workshops will be coordinated at the request of community groups, as well as during the 2017 North Charleston Arts Fest. In addition, the artist-in-residence has the option to present an exhibition of works at the North Charleston City Gallery from December 2016 through January 2017. Additional exhibition opportunities are available during the North Charleston Arts Fest in May. Rate of pay for this part-time position is $25 an hour for up to 300 hours completed from August 2016 through June 2017. Program supplies are provided. A background check is required. Interested artists should submit quality photographs or digital images of their work along with a current résumé or CV by 5 p.m. on Friday, July 8, 2016. Application materials may be emailed to kyeadon@northcharleston.org or mailed to the attention of Krystal Yeadon at City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, PO Box 190016, North Charleston, SC, 29419-9016. For more information about the artist-in-residence program, or the department’s other programs, exhibits, and events, visit the Arts & Culture section of the city’s website at www.northcharleston.org or call 843-740-5854. Via: North Charleston Cultural Arts Department

I-Park accepting applications for 2016 artists-in-residence program

Application deadline: January 25, 2016 I-Park, located in rural East Haddam, Conn., announces its 2016 multi-disciplinary artists-in-residence program. The program is open to those working in the following creative disciplines: visual arts, creative writing, music composition/sound art, architecture, moving image and landscape/garden/ecological design. Self-directed residencies are being offered from May through November 2016. Most residencies are four weeks in duration. International applicants are welcome. I-Park provides to each artist private, comfortable living quarters in a renovated 1850s-era farmhouse, a private studio space and a food program. In addition to attentive staff support, shared workshop space and an array of tools, equipment and site materials are available on request. Work samples are evaluated through a competitive, juried process. A $30 application fee helps defray the cost of the independent selection panels. Accepted artists are responsible for their own work materials as well as transportation to and from the area. The program is otherwise offered at no cost to invited artists. There will also be two special programs scheduled for 2016: a Composers + Musicians Collaborative Residency as well as a Family Friendly Residency, an experimental program focused on artists with dependent children. Details to be announced on the I-Park homepage and in a mailing to the I-Park database in early January. Program details, application form and comprehensive FAQ are available online at www.i-park.org. For more information, write to info@i-park.org or call (860) 873-2468 (M-F, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Via: I-Park

Glacier National Park invites applications for Artist-in-Residence program

Application deadline: January 31, 2016 Located in Northwest Montana, the Glacier National Park Artist-in-Residence program offers professional artists focused time to creatively explore the natural and cultural resources of this astounding landscape. It also allows artists the opportunity to share their work with an international audience through educational programs and exhibits. Each session of the Artist-in-Residence program offers the artist four weeks of uninterrupted time to pursue their artistic discipline. It also provides the artist with a furnished house located in the park. In celebration of the 2016 National Park Service Centennial, the Glacier Artist-in-Residence program is seeking professional artists whose work reflects upon the past 100 years and/or looks forward to the future of our national parks. The artist is required to present several public programs during their residency. The programs must be related to their experience as the artist-in-residence and can be demonstrations, talks, exploratory walks, or performances. Digital images of selected work produced as a part of the residency may be used in park publications, websites and presentations for education and outreach. Artists of all disciplines are encouraged to apply. Applications are available online at www.callforentry.org. The deadline to apply is January 31, 2016. For more information contact the park at 406-888-7851. Via: Glacier National Park

Applications invited for the Lillian E. Smith Writer-in-Service Award

Application deadline January 15, 2016 The Lillian E. Smith Center for Creative Arts (owned and operated by Piedmont College in Demorest, Ga.) sponsors the annual Writer-in-Service Award, which includes a two-week residency at the Center, a $500 honorarium, and a $300 travel allowance. The award is open to U.S. residents working to advance writing through public service careers or volunteer work. Eligible activities include, but are not limited to, arts education, literacy instruction, prison arts and education, English as a second language instruction, art-related therapies, etc. While the work of writing instructors and volunteers is vital to the community, the demands often limit personal writing time. This award provides an opportunity for those writers who, like Lillian E. Smith, recognize “the power of the arts to transform the lives of all human beings.” lilliansmithAt a time when oppression related to racial and gender identities was developing with greater visibility around the world, Lillian Eugenia Smith found herself compelled to speak out for rational thinkers who were becoming increasingly aware of the urgent need for social change. Born into a Southern family and raised in a society still trying to recover from the "War Between the States" and the traumas of two subsequent global conflicts, Smith decided she was in the right time and place to speak courageously against segregation. She had been schooled first hand in a culture which had perpetuated such oppressions, and she had a vision of how the journey ahead should be undertaken. One of the first 20th century white Southerners to champion the cause of desegregation, Smith used her creative vision through writing and through her truthful, honest, and engaging personal presence to work for social justice. The Lillian E. Smith Center is located in Rabun County, Ga., just outside the town of Clayton. It is approximately 1.5 hours northeast of Atlanta and 1.5 hours from Asheville, Chattanooga, Knoxville, and Greenville. Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, the Center’s terrain is hilly and forested, featuring hiking trails, streams, and waterfalls. The campus that now houses the Center was once the Laurel Falls Camp for Girls, owned and operated by Lillian Smith from the mid-1920s to the 1940s. Three of the original cottages of the camp have been updated and are equipped to provide both lodging and small studio space. For more information or to apply, visit the Center's website. The application deadline is Jan. 15, 2016.

City of North Charleston appoints new Artist-in-Residence

[caption id="attachment_22126" align="alignright" width="150"]Daryle Halbert Daryle Halbert[/caption] The City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department has appointed painter Daryle Halbert as Artist-in-Residence (AIR) for 2015-2016. The City’s AIR serves as a key resource for the department’s outreach programs, especially in the area of art instruction. The selected artist shares unique skills, talents, and experiences by providing services to senior groups, public schools, group homes, and various other groups within the city limits of North Charleston. Halbert will be available for visual art residencies of 12-15 hours at a minimum of two-hour increments at North Charleston schools and is also available to host workshops for community groups of all ages. Halbert was born and raised in Detroit, MI and received his B.F.A. there from The Center for Creative Studies in 1990. He went on to earn an M.F.A. at Howard University in Washington, D.C. in 1996, creating many public murals during his studies. Following a four-year career as a graphic designer for Tower Records and Video in Washington, D.C., Halbert relocated to Philadelphia, PA, where he became an active member of the arts community through exhibiting his work in local galleries and teaching art at the Renaissance Advantage Charter School. In 2002, he completed an AIR program at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnston, VT, and later, in 2009, completed the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program. Halbert moved to Charleston, S.C. in 2011 and is currently a member of the Charleston Artists Guild. Since moving to Charleston, Halbert has become very interested in the rich African American history and culture of the South Carolina and Georgia Lowcountry. His most recent paintings depict scenes of Lowcountry cuisine, agriculture, music, and folklore. He views his work as a means to educate and inform and is passionate about inspiring others to develop their artistic talents. The North Charleston City Gallery will host an exhibition of Halbert’s work throughout January 2016. The gallery is located within the Charleston Area Convention Center at 5001 Coliseum Drive in North Charleston. School liaisons, arts teachers, and the general public are invited to meet the artist at a free gallery reception on Thursday, January 7, 2016 from 5-7 p.m. Art teachers and school liaisons may initiate the request for FREE services by the AIR by contacting the North Charleston Cultural Arts Department at (843) 740-5851. Community groups are also welcome to submit requests, which will be considered on a first come first served basis. All project requests should be placed at least two weeks in advance, with residences completed by the end of May 2016. More information about the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department’s AIR program, as well as the department’s other programs, exhibits, and events, can be found on the Arts & Culture section of the City’s website at www.northcharleston.org.

City of North Charleston welcomes new artist-in-residence

AlexandraRoberts_NCAIR14-15The City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department has appointed mixed media artist Alexandra Roberts as Artist-in-Residence for 2014-2015. The City’s Artist-in-Residence serves as a key resource for the department’s outreach programs, especially in the area of art instruction, by providing services to senior groups, public schools, group homes, and other groups within North Charleston city limits. Roberts will be available for visual art residencies of 12-15 hours at a minimum of two-hour increments at North Charleston schools and is also available to host workshops for community groups of all ages. Born in Virginia, Roberts moved to South Carolina as a child. Visual art has always been a major part of her life; she participated in various art clubs and advanced art programs throughout her early education. As a high school junior, she was accepted into the prestigious Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities in Greenville, S.C. Roberts graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) with a BFA in Fine Arts in 2006 and immediately pursued the career she is most passionate about, community arts, by obtaining an MA in Community Arts in 2007. Through MICA’s Community Arts Partnership (CAP) program, she had the opportunity to teach art and promote community involvement to young people in the Better Waverly Community in Baltimore, Md. Currently, Roberts is a freelance artist and art instructor with the Casey Community Center in Goose Creek. She is also a teaching artist with the City of North Charleston’s After School Arts Enrichment Program and served as the 2014 North Charleston Arts Festival’s resident artist to create a sculpture with students at the Persephone Moultrie Community Center. She enjoys sharing her passion for art with students of all ages, and her classes consist of working with a variety of materials, such as papers, paint, ink, and much more. Robert’s art is an exploration of media culminating in a symphony of color and texture, with much of her work inspired by personal experiences, observations in society, and her work as a community artist. The North Charleston City Gallery will host an exhibition of Robert’s work throughout January 2015. The gallery is located within the Charleston Area Convention Center at 5001 Coliseum Drive in North Charleston. School liaisons, arts teachers, and the general public are invited to meet the artist at a free gallery reception on Thursday, January 8, 2015, from 5-7 pm. Art teachers and school liaisons may initiate the request for FREE services by the Artist-in-Residence by contacting the North Charleston Cultural Arts Department at (843)740-5851. Community groups are also welcome to submit requests, which will be considered on a first come first served basis. All project requests should be placed at least two weeks in advance, with residences completed by the end of May 2015. More information about the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department’s Artist-in-Residence program, as well as the department’s other programs, exhibits, and events, can be found on the Arts & Culture section of the City’s website. Image: Zophia (detail) Via: North Charleston Cultural Arts Department

City of North Charleston seeks Artist-in-Residence

Each fiscal year the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department contracts a professional visual artist to serve as the City’s Artist-in-Residence. The department is currently seeking to fill the position for fiscal year 2014/15. The City’s Artist-in-Residence serves as a key resource for the department’s outreach programs, especially in the area of art instruction. The selected artist will share his/her unique skills, talents, and experiences by providing free visual art residencies, workshops, and demonstrations to public schools, recreation facilities, and community groups within the city limits of North Charleston. Local visual artists with a willingness to share their talents and an ability to work with students of all ages are invited to apply for the part-time position by July 9, 2014. At the written request of art teachers and school liaisons, the Artist-in-Residence will conduct visual art residencies at North Charleston schools throughout the 2014/15 school year. Additional workshops will be coordinated at the request of community groups, as well as during the 2015 North Charleston Arts Festival. In addition, the Artist-in-Residence has the option to present an exhibition of his/her work at the North Charleston City Gallery throughout January 2015. Additional exhibition opportunities are available during the North Charleston Arts Festival in May. Rate of pay for this part-time position is $20 an hour for up to 300 hours. Program supplies are provided. A background check is required. Interested artists should submit quality photographs or digital images of their work along with a current résumé or CV by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Application materials may be emailed to culturalarts@northcharleston.org or mailed to the attention of Nancy Rodriguez at City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, PO Box 190016, North Charleston, SC, 29419-9016. For more information about the Artist-in-Residence program, visit City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department or call (843) 740-5854. Via: North Charleston Cultural Arts Department