Saturday, June 28

Creative Spaces Open Discussion - Developing a unified Center for the Arts in Charleston

Panel Information:
Open discussion to be held on July 1 at 7:00p.m, Creative Spaces: Developing a unified Center for the Arts, to follow up the Creative Spaces panel discussion hosted at Redux Contemporary Art Center on April 24, 2008.

Where & When:

All interested parties are invited to join the newly created Charleston Arts Coalition from 6:30 – 8:00 PM at Theater 99, located at 280 Meeting Street, downtown Charleston, South Carolina, above the Bicycle Shoppe, with an entrance to the upstairs at the rear of the building. (843) 853-6687

Panel Members:
The panel will consist of Chris Price, of PrimeSouth Group, LLC, urban planner Tripp Muldrow, of Arnett Muldrow & Associates, Jonathan Brilliant, local artist and Gibbes Museum employee, and Fred Delk of Columbia Development Corp., with Buff Ross serving as moderator. The panel is comprised of individuals that have worked on collaborative projects similar to the vision of The Peoples Arts Center.

What to Do:
Spread the word and support the project. The arts are a vital part of Charleston, benefiting the economy, tourism, real estate and the general cultural capitol of the city. The arts in Charleston must be advanced through the development of a space that could provide the living artists of Charleston with support and a venue to interact effectively with the public. Visitors planning on attending the event on July 1 are encouraged to draft questions and email them to ahead of time as there will only be minimal time to answer questions the night of the event.

Monday, June 23

Wednesdays at the Waterfront

A summer lecture series merging Art and Conservation during Vanishing Landscapes, a Piccolo Spoleto Festival Juried Art Exhibitoin.

Each Wednesday, beginning July 2nd, through August 6th, at 12:00 pm. The artist will discuss their work, joined by a Coastal Conservation League staff member who will present the relevant environmental issue and provide an important context in which to view the exhibition.

7/2 Artist, Lidia Cuellar Richardson (1st Prize) "On a Cloudy Day"
CCL Program Director Nancey Vinson "How Clean is Charleston's Air?"

7/9 Artist, Carol McGill (Mayor's Award) "Scorched Earth"
CCL Project Manager Ben Moore "A Clean Energy Policy for South Carolina"

7/16 Artist, Lynne Riding "Pritchard Island Series"
CCL South Coast Office Director, Patrick Moore "Our Fragile Marsh Islands"

7/23 Artist, Paul Hitopoulos "Divided Waters"
CCL North Coast Office Director, Nancy Cave "A Coal Plant's Impact on the Pee Dee River"

7/30 Artist, Rick Rhodes, "526"
CCL Project Manager, Lisa Jones Turansky "A New Way to Work"

8/6 Artist, Karen Silvestro (2nd Prize) "Loss & Bloom"
CCL Project Manager, Hamilton Davis "Development East of the Edisto"

Wednesday, June 4

Opening, Thursday 6/5: Saul Alexander Gallery @ 5:15, Kennedy's @ 6:00

Email for more information