Florence County Museum Adult Studio Workshops Spring Series – Charleston Sweetgrass Baskets

Florence County Museum Adult Studio Workshops
Spring Series
9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Lunch Break from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Registration Required, Ages 16+
Saturday, May 25, 2019:
Charleston Sweetgrass Baskets
Instructor: Sarah Edwards-Hammond
$125, all materials included, 15 Participant Maximum
All Skill Levels
Experience the art of weaving (sewing) a Charleston sweetgrass basket, one of the oldest art forms of African origin in the United States. Participants will construct a small basket with fragrant sweetgrass, pine needles for accent, and palmetto strips to secure the basket.
Sarah Edwards-Hammond, one of Charleston’s finest Sweetgrass Basket Artists, was taught this unique form of art by her mother, the late Mrs. Estelle Edwards. Mrs. Edwards was taught the craft by her mother-in-law, Mrs. Florence Mazyck-Edwards. Sarah is listed on the South Carolina Art Commission Roster for Artists, she is an active member of the Sweetgrass Basket Association, she has served with the Hand Weaving Guild of American, and the Sweetgrass Basket Cultural Art Festival. After retiring from the Charleston County School District, working as an office manager for thirty-one years, she travelled the state of South Carolina to various schools teaching students this African experience that vividly illustrates the beauty of a diverse culture.
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Florence Regional Arts Alliance 2019 Arts Awards Night

Florence Regional Arts Alliance presents its

2019 Arts Awards on May 7th, 2019

As part of its mission to recognize those making a difference in the community through the support, development and growth of the arts, the Florence Regional Arts Alliance presents for the following four awards:

The John W. Baker Distinguished Service Award recognizes an individual from Florence County who has significantly impacted the quality of life in our community through his/her activities, contributions, and/or accomplishments in the arts.

The Business and Arts Partnership Award recognizes a Florence County business for its vital commitment to the arts as evidence by operational and/or project support provided on a substantial and ongoing basis.

The Outstanding Arts Organization is presented annually to the Florence County arts organization that has a tremendous impact on the community. This may be through programming, projects, resource development, advocacy or other innovation. No organization may win this award twice in a four year period.

The Greg Fry Arts Educator Award Recipient is presented annually to an educator who either resides or works in Florence County. Public and private schools educators are eligible for this award, as well as individuals in higher education and those who teach through registered 501(c)(3) arts organizations.

Arts Awards are based on nominations submitted by the community.

Nominations may be submitted through the Florence Regional Arts Website at http://www.florenceartsalliance.org/awards/  through March 25, 2019.   The awards themselves will be a piece of artwork created by local artist Tiffany Thomas.  Thomas is the recipient for the 2018 Arts Award for Business and Partnership.

The 2019 Arts Awards will be presented at a reception on May 7th at 6pm within the Waters Building.

The Artists of the South Carolina Cotton Trail

The Artists of the South Carolina Cotton Trail will be exhibiting at The Rice Museum’s Prevost Gallery in Georgetown, SC, beginning April 6 through May 10.

 

An opening reception, free to the public, will be held April 6 from 2 pm until 4 pm with light refreshments.

 

This multi-media exhibit will showcase the works of the ASCCT members from the six county region that encompasses the Cotton Trail region of South Carolina.

 

The ASCCT supports its fellow regional artists and promotes the tradition of the fine visual arts in the medias of Clay, Drawing, Fiber, Glass, Mixed Media, Painting, Paper (Printmaking), Photography and Sculpture.

Florence County Museum Adult Studio Workshops Spring Series – Polyhedra, From 2D to 3D

Florence County Museum Adult Studio Workshops Spring Series
9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Lunch Break from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Registration Required, Ages 16+
Saturday, March 23, 2019: Polyhedra, From 2D to 3D
Instructor: Adrian Rhodes, Professional Artist
$80, all materials included, 12 Participant Maximum 
All Skill Levels
How do you take your artwork from flat to sculptural? Using polyhedral patterns, participants will take an analogue approach to creating designs that wrap around a shape, thinking about how to create artwork that is interesting and exciting in both a 2D and 3D viewing. Experiment with pattern and value as you work through the issues of paper construction to create beautiful lightweight forms.
Adrian Rhodes is a Hartsville native who uses paper and printmaking as a basis for complex mixed media installations. She has both an MFA and BFA from Winthrop University, and currently teaches printmaking at the University of South Carolina. Her work is frequently seen in exhibitions throughout the Carolinas. See more of her work at www.adrianrhodes.com.
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LCCT Auditions for Peter Pan, Jr.

The Board of The Lake City Community Theatre has chosen Peter Pan Jr. for the youth play which will be performed  Saturday, June 1st (2 shows) and Sunday June 2nd at the Blanding Street Auditorium 125 S. Blanding St.in Lake City.
Auditions for youth ages 8 (must be 8 yrs.old by auditions) through age 18 will be Sunday March 10th at 1:30pm and Tuesday March 12th at 6pm.  Auditions will be held at the Blanding Street Auditorium in Lake City.
All audition materials will be provided.  If you are auditioning it is very important that you bring an adult with you as well as a complete list of known conflicts between the audition date and the performance dates.
Jan Lingle who is also directing our adult show Dearly Beloved will be the director and Cliff Gardner will be the music director.
More information email Marge Ern curtaincall530@yahoo.com