Juried Art Exhibition

Venue: The Historic Dock Street Theatre Drawing Room
Address: 135 Church Street
Admission: FREE
On View: Thursday, September 27 and Friday, September 28 9:00am to 7:00pm
Monday, October 1 – Wednesday October 3 9:00am to 4:30pm
Thursday, October 4 and Friday, October 5 9:00am to 7:30pm
Call (843)724-7305 for Weekend Hours

Annually, this juried art exhibition features Southeastern artists who work in a range of styles and media. Viewers can discover oil paintings, watercolors, pastels, mixed media and graphite works during this exhibition.

This year’s juror is Victoria Smalls, Program Manager for the International African American Museum. Smalls joined the International African American Museum after five years of service with the Penn Center National Landmark District as Director of History, Art and Culture, Director of Development and Public Relations from 2012 through 2017.

First Prize
Addelle Sanders – Community

Second Prize
Bob Graham – The Sleeping Man

Third Prize
Amiri Farris – Moja past print future

Honorable Mentions
Jaclyn Wukela – Lemesha II


Lynda English – Island Fishing

Featured Artists:

Debbie Broadway, ‘Harriet Tubman- Moses, Soldier, Scout, Woman of God’
Lynda English, ‘Island Fishing’
Amiri Farris, ‘MOJA Past Print Future’
Bob Graham, ‘The Sleeping Man’
Carla Johannesmeyer, ‘Bajan Orange Swan Street’
Kim LeDee, ‘The Choice is Yours: 50th Commemoration of the Orangeburg Massacre’
Kenish Magwood, ‘A Tribute to the Emanuel 9′
Addelle Sanders, ‘Community’
Elayna Shakur, ‘Butterfly Free’
Nina Uccello, ‘AME Church’
Jaclyn Wukela, ‘Lemesha II’
Ellen Zisholtz, ‘Mississippi Welcomes You’

Poetry and Storytelling- Damon Fordham

Date: Monday, October 1
Time: 6:00pm
Venue: City Gallery
Address: 34 Prioleau
Admission: FREE, Please reserve your seat by clicking here.
Hosts: Charleston Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Coordinators: Warachal E. Faison, MD/Tribal Raine

Damon Lamar Fordham was born in Spartanburg, SC. He received his master’s degree in history from the College of Charleston and the Citadel, and his undergraduate degree at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. He currently teaches United States and African-American History at Virginia College and Charleston Southern University in Charleston, SC and has taught US History and African-American Studies at the College of Charleston. He was a weekly columnist for the Charleston Coastal Times from 1994 to 1998, as well as the author of Mr. Potts and Me, 2012, Voices of Black South Carolina-Legend and Legacy, 2009, True Stories of Black South Carolina, 2008, and coauthor of Born to Serve-The Story of the WBEMC in South Carolina in 2006. He conducted research for Sweetgrass Baskets and the Gullah Tradition by Joyce Coakley in 2006.  He has also appeared in the Turner South Network Commercial My South Speaks, 2006, and the History Channel Documentary The American Revolution, 2005. He has served as a commentator for the British Broadcasting Company’s documentary The Real Amos and Andy and the South Carolina Educational Television Documentaries All the Children of All the People, Where Do We Go from Here, and Africans in America-A South Carolina Perspective.

College of Charleston Gospel Choir

Date: Monday, October 1
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Sottile Theatre
Address: 44 George Street
Admission: $10 tickets at the door, free admission for College of Charleston students with ID

The College of Charleston Gospel Choir presents Hymns to Now.  This years concert will feature a modern twist of classical traditional hymns that were arranged by students and faculty at the college.