Monthly Archives: July 2010

Woodworking and Music tonight…what more could you want?

Aster Hall will debut woodwork by Charlie Moore and Raven Toney with photography by Diana Lauderdale of Factory Cactus tonight with a reception from 5:30-8:30.  The group has an interesting theme of incorporating the past and present…

Toney creates functional furniture exclusively from salvaged wood.  Moore utilizes both antiques tools of yesteryear and modern machinery of today in the creation of sleek contemporary pieces.  Lauderdale has been traversing our great country since the 70’s and highlights Americana with an interest in recycled and salvaged materials.

Knowing the folks over at Aster Hall, this will be a great time.  Visit them tonight at 481 King Street.

After visiting Aster Hall, head over to Eye Level Art where Two Man Gentleman Band with The Amazing Mittens will be taking the stage.  103 Spring Street, 8-11pm.  Billed as “raucous & vaudeville” it sounds like a good time to us!

Two Man Gentleman Band Tonight at ELA!

Darius Rocks Gillon Street!

Our excitement for the morning:  Darius Rucker of Hootie and the Blowfish fame, is filming  a music video right in front of our office!  We heart Darius!

Take the Stage with Flowertown Players!

Flowertown Players will be holding open auditions for “The Philadelphia Story” on Tuesday, July 27 and Wednesday, July 28 at 7pm. Auditions will be held at the James F. Dean Theatre is downtown Summerville, 133 S. Main Street.

Directed by John Melfi, the show centers around privileged socialite and divorcee Tracy Lords, who has decided to remarry after her disastrous first marriage to C.K. Dexter Haven. The press descends upon the extravagant wedding ceremony, bringing with it a charming young reporter and Tracy’s ex-husband Dexter.  Tracy’s devotion to her new husband is put to the test.  She soon finds herself caught in a confusing love triangle between the past, the present, and the future.

There are roles available for five women, ages 15 to 50, and six to eight men, ages 20 to 60. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Excerpts of the scenes being used for the auditions can be found on the theatre’s website,, through “The Philadelphia Story” link. The show will run from September 17 through October 3.

Sean Lakey
The Flowertown Players

Make your proposal now!

No, we’re not asking you to get down on one knee or anything.  The City Gallery at Waterfront Park is inviting all contemporary artists to submit their fine art exhibition proposals.  It can be installation, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, you name it.  You may propose group or solo shows–but if you want a solo show, we advise you make sure you can fill it!  This space is a gift from the city of Charleston to artists and art lovers everywhere.  So make good use of it!

Submission deadline is September 1, 2010 by 5 pm.

Drop off your proposals in person at the City Gallery, email it to Gallery Coordinator Erin Glaze at, or mail it to the City Gallery, but make sure it’s there by 5 pm on September 1st!

Proposal packet should include: letter of intent, Curriculum Vitae, press clippings, high resolution images–minimum  300 dpi, people! projected budget, including but not limited to: artwork shipment/transportation, gallery guide/brochure, postcard invitation, outside exhibition banner, opening reception catering and beverage, installation materials, etc.

City Gallery at Waterfront Park, 34 Prioleau Street, Charleston, SC 29401.  843.958.6484

They Paint. They Sculpt. They Draw.

2010 Redux Summer Art Institute Exhbition

Opening Reception Friday, July 23, from 5 – 8 pm.  On view through July 31.

Redux Contemporary Art Center has been the premier venue for contemporary art creation, exhibition and support for years, and their educational component has been an incredibly active component of the center.  Each summer, local professional artists devote their time and talents to teaching promising Charleston County School District high school art students.  Exceptional and provocative programming along with strong and sustained growth and community outreach like this certainly speak to Redux’s well deserved award of $70,000 from the Andy Warhol Foundation earlier this summer.

This year, 30 students were selected from a highly competitive pool of applicants.  They have spent 3 weeks of intense study of painting, drawing and sculpture with artists Sara Ferguson, Brian Kane and Tony Csavas.  Come see the products of their hard work on Friday night at from 5- 8 pm.  All exhibitions are free and open to the public.

Redux Contemporary Art Center, 136 St. Phlip Street, downtown Charleston.  843.722.0697

Hot Summer Nights Series Presents the Folly Beach Arts and Crafts Market

Sunday might be a day when things wind down, but on Folly Beach the weekend is still going strong.  So pull yourself away from that fourth or fifth mimosa or bloody mary, settle up your brunch tab, and procrastinate a little more on that thing you have to do before Monday, because starting at 3pm and lasting until 9pm the Folly Beach Arts and Crafts Market on W. Erie and Center streets in the heart of Folly is just getting into full swing.

On July 25, music, food, drink and an abundance of art are the main attraction, and a welcome one from your typical weekend meander among other Folly stand-bys.  The Arts and Crafts Market lasts from Friday to Sunday, but Sunday is when it hits its stride.

If you’re a painter, photographer, glass blower, or whatever, the Folly Beach Arts and Crafts Market is an open forum for established and fledgling artists alike.  Booths for artists are going fast, and at fifteen bucks a pop, they’re not likely to stay vacant for long.  This is a great opportunity to showcase your art while simultaneously hanging out in the heart of Folly – because let’s admit it, you’ll be here anyway, so why not make a Sunday out of it?

If you’re interested in renting a booth or need more information, contact Janelle Wilfong at