Tuning Up: Monuments Men reprise
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cool damp morning (again), and more coffee is in order (evergreen). Grab yourself a(nother?) cuppa and check out this news from Charleston. The SCAC Facebook shared it last night
, but it's too good not to post on The Hub.
Remember the 2013 movie The Monuments Men
that starred George Clooney, Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray, and John Goodman, among others? The Hub does (and remembers the book too). Both were based on a WWII-era unit of the U.S. Army that canvassed Europe to recover and or protect artistic and other cultural treasures in the war-ravaged region, many of which were stolen stockpiled by Hitler and the Nazis during his heinous purge of Jews and others.
Well, per the Post & Courier, the Army just commissioned a Citadel professor to start the unit back up
(paywall alert). James Bezjian will become a captain in the Army Reserves and serve alongside 30-some other academics and military officers. Bezjian, as a former member of the South Carolina State Guard, checks both boxes.
The Hub won't steal the P&C's thunder, so go read Thomas Novelly's excellent story
about what the revived unit is charged with doing. And if you find yourself lying around the house anytime soon, do read the book or stream the movie from Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, Google Play or iTunes, or other services for $3-$5.
Tuning Up: Tom Stanley exhibition + repurposed harbor trash
"Tuning Up" is a morning post series where The Hub delivers curated, quick-hit arts stories of interest to readers. Sometimes there will be one story, sometimes there will be several. Get in tune now, and have a masterpiece of a day. And now, in no particular order...
Looking for a little structure?
Hampton III Gallery delivers. Tom Stanley: Structures
begins a week from tonight with a reception from 7-9 p.m. The Winthrop/Rock Hill artist received a Verner Award this past spring for his body of work. He'll also be present for "coffee and conversation" Saturday, Dec. 8 from 11 a.m. to noon. 3110 Wade Hampton Blvd., Taylors. Free.
Many people's trash is a few people's art.
Plastic scraps from Charleston Harbor made for trashy art in a Lowcountry contest (Post & Courier
The Citadel invites artists of all ages to submit designs for 175th celebration
The Citadel invites artists of all ages to submit designs to be considered as the image commemorating the military college’s upcoming 175th anniversary. The milestone anniversary will be celebrated during the 2017-18 academic year. The winning design, which will be announced at the first home football game on Sept. 2, will grace t-shirts, banners, posters, and The Citadel magazine. The winning artist will receive $1,000.
Entries are being accepted through May 1, 2017.
- All designs must be vertical in orientation.
- All media is acceptable.
- Entries must be submitted in one of three ways: as a high-resolution digital image, a stretched canvas, or bound foam core. Digital submissions should be emailed to DesignContest@citadel.edu.
- A signed consent waiver must be submitted via postal mail.
The winning artist will be notified by Aug. 1 and will be invited to the Sept. 2 football game against Newberry College in Johnson Hagood Stadium, where the unveiling will take place.
Find complete contest details online.
Via: The Citadel