Tuning Up: More Cane Bay arts excellence + free poetry series and museums

Good morning! 

“Tuning Up” is a morning post series where The Hub delivers 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…

  • What’s in the water in Cane Bay? We recently shared a story about Cane Bay Elementary, and we return to talk about their high school. The Congressional Art Institute holds a national competition each year, and thousands of applicants take part for a chance to have their artwork displayed for one year at the U.S. Capitol. Cane Bay high school senior Jorge De La Cruz was named this year’s winner for the South Carolina district. He will be awarded with other national district winners in an award ceremony in Washington. Read (and watch) more from ABC News 4 here.
  • African-American poet series at McLeod Plantation: Poet Marilyn Nelson visits McLeod Plantation Historic Site in Charleston on Sunday, June 3 for a reading and reception (325 Country Club Dr., James Island). Free to the first 50 guests; additional guests will have to pay the historic site’s admission fee to enter the property.
  • Free museum admission for active-duty military families: Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the U.S. Department of Defense, and museums across America. Each summer since 2010, Blue Star Museums have offered free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Go here to find participating museums nationwide! The list of museums participating in 2018 will be updated all summer long. Reading this from a museum? Museums interested in participating should email bluestarmuseums@arts.gov.