South Arts announces the 2021/2022 Southern Circuit
S.C. adds a new screening partner venue
Today, South Arts announced the 24 screening partner venues and 10 films and filmmaking teams selected for the 2021/2022 Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers.
This long-running South Arts program connects U.S.-based documentary filmmakers with communities throughout the South to share their work, discuss the art and process of filmmaking, and engage with audiences about issues impacting their communities.
All films will be screened online for audiences of each screening partner venue, with each screening followed by a pre-recorded 30-minute conversation with the filmmakers discussing their film's subject matter and the filmmaking process. Each film will be available for attendees to view on demand during a four-day window allowing viewers to stop and resume at their leisure. As a precaution for health and safety in the COVID-19 pandemic, filmmakers will not tour in the Fall. Films will be presented online, though some screening partners may also host in-person screenings for their communities. In-person screenings and discussions with filmmakers in attendance will resume for Spring 2022.
“This year’s selections broach a range of important, timely topics including border and immigration issues, confederate monuments, healthcare justice, and domestic violence,” said Teresa Hollingsworth, program director. "South Arts has a strong commitment to equity and inclusion in all of our programs. We are proud to affirm that commitment in our selection of feature-length documentaries and their creators, with many sharing a direct connection to the subject matter and communities represented.”
Curious about where you can take in the films? South Carolina's screening partner venues are:
- The Arts Center of Clemson; Clemson, SC
- Presbyterian College; Clinton, SC
Here are the films and filmmakers for the new season:
- And So I Stayed – Daniel A. Nelson and Natalie Pattillo, Directors
- At the Ready – Maisie Crow, Director
- Duty Free – Sian-Pierre Regis, Director
- Lily Topples the World – Jeremy Workman, Director
- Los Hermanos/The Brothers – Marcia Jarmel and Ken Schneider, Directors
- My Name is Pauli Murray – Betsy West and Julie Cohen, Directors
- Not Going Quietly – Nicholas Bruckman, Director
- The Neutral Ground – CJ Hunt, Director
- Proper Pronouns - Megan Daniels, Director
- Stateless – Michèle Stephenson, Director
Since its inception in 1975, Southern Circuit has brought some of best independent filmmakers and their films from around the country to communities throughout the South. The program is made possible through a partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.
SCAC staffer named to role in Ga. + arts job opening
Change remains among life's constants*
Ask anybody who works in the arts and they'll tell you: the faces change a lot.
That leads to a fair bit of upward mobility as the deck is reshuffled, and is definitely one of many benefits of working in the sector. For the second time in 2019, the South Carolina Arts Commission is losing a valued staff member to an arts leadership role in another state. Oconee (Ga.) Cultural Arts Foundation just named La Ruchala Murphy
its new executive director.
Murphy serves on the SCAC grants team and is a county coordinator for Abbeville, Calhoun, Cherokee, Greenwood, McCormick, and Newberry counties. She also stepped in to lead SCAC artist development initiatives earlier this year when Joy Young became executive director of the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville
The Winthrop alumna is also an artist
and an absolute treat with whom to work. She is completely deserving of this promotion, will do an amazing job, and will be sorely missed. Your SCAC team is proud of and happy for you!
Application deadline: May 30, 2019
The Arts Center of Clemson (ed. note: the town, not school) is searching for its next clay technician coordinator—the person who will run its clay studio and clay programs. Please note it is a 10-hour/week position.
Does this, ahem, fire you up? Read more and apply via this link
* With full self-awareness we acknowledge this might be the SCAC's unofficial theme of 2019, but we're being up-front about it.
The Arts Center of Clemson is hiring
Application deadline: Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019
The Arts Center of Clemson is hiring a program administrator/volunteer coordinator.
Participate in the conceptualization, development, implementation, and evaluation of strategies to further the achievement of The Arts Center’s culture, mission, and program goals. For more information and to apply, please visit our website
Deadline is January 10, 2019.
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The Arts Center of Clemson’s 20 x 20 Clay Invitational Exhibit and Sale
The third annual 20 x 20 Clay Invitational Exhibit and Sale will be held at The Arts Center of Clemson September 13-15.
Twenty professional potters from South Carolina and North Carolina will display at least 20 pieces of pottery each. More than 400 pieces of contemporary and traditional works in clay make up this one-of-a-kind exhibit and sale. Clay Different Ways, a curated exhibit, will open at the same time.
The idea for the 20x20 annual sale was sparked by Clemson professor Mike Vatalaro and Tommye Hurst, executive director of The Arts Center of Clemson. The concept was fueled by Vatalaro’s knowledge of a now-famous gathering of potters in the New England area. Potters who are considered professional and highly skilled invite potters whose work they admire. Each year different potters are invited to participate, along with a few who have participated before. The South Carolina potters for 2013 are Alice Ballard, Chris Troy (work pictured right), Justin Guy, Kathy Veverka, Mike Vatalaro, Andrew Coombs, John Turner, Marquerite Palmer, Rob Gentry, David Stuart, Winton and Rosa Eugene, and Carol Clarkson.
The Collectors Choice Preview Gala on Friday, Sept. 13 is a ticketed event that begins at 6:30 p.m. Purchase tickets by contacting The Arts Center at (864) 633-5051 or by visiting the website. Tickets are $15 for members of The Arts Center and $20 for non-members.
The public is invited to attend the exhibit and sale on Sept. 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sept. 15 from noon to 4:30 p.m. Admission is free.
Via: The Arts Center of Clemson
Rare opportunity to view both parts of State Art Collection exhibition
For nearly three weeks, both installments of the largest traveling exhibition of State Art Collection work will be on display at the same time. Contemporary Conversations Part II is on view now through Jan. 31 at the Arts Center of Greenwood. Contemporary Conversations Part I runs Jan. 14 - Feb. 6 at three locations in Clemson: The Arts Center, and Clemson University's Lee Gallery and the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts.
This is the first time that both parts of Contemporary Conversations have been "on the road" simultaneously.
Curated by Eleanor Heartney, author and contributing editor to Art in America and Artpress, Contemporary Conversations is composed of 118 works by 95 contemporary South Carolina artists. The exhibition is designed to suggest both the quality and diversity of the state's cultural heritage and includes everything from hard-edge geometric abstraction to surrealist-tinged dreamscapes. Works are inspired by social issues, memory, local and national history, imagination, art of the past and aesthetic theory. Together these works reflect the many voices and diverse concerns of South Carolina artists.
Established in 1967 as one of the first programs of the South Carolina Arts Commission, the State Art Collection is composed of 448 works in a variety of media and styles produced by 277 artists. Visit the South Carolina Arts Commission's website to preview the Contemporary Conversations gallery of work and the list of artists, and read more about the State Art Collection.
Want to bring the State Art Collection to your community? Contact Harriett Green at (803) 734-8696. In addition to Contemporary Conversations, two additional traveling exhibitions are available: The African American Voice and Points of Departure: Vessel Forms from the State Art Collection.