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’

Literary Corner with Tayari Jones

Date: Tuesday, October 2
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: City Gallery
Address: 34 Prioleau Street
Admission: Reserved Seats are now SOLD OUT. Standing Room will be available based on capacity at the door.

Tayari Jones is the author of the novels Leaving Atlanta, The Untelling, Silver Sparrow, and New York Times bestseller An American Marriage. Published in February, An American Marriage is a 2018 selection for Oprah’s Book Club and was also chosen by President Barack Obama for his Summer Reading List. Her novel, Silver Sparrow, was designated as an NEA Big Read title in 2016. Her writing has appeared in Tin House, The Believer, The New York Times, and Callaloo. A member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers, she has also been a recipient of the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, Lifetime Achievement Award in Fine Arts from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, United States Artist Fellowship, NEA Fellowship and Radcliffe Institute Bunting Fellowship. She holds degrees from Spelman College, University of Iowa, and Arizona State University. Tayari is currently a Professor of Creative Writing at Emory, and previously taught at Rutgers-Newark University, she recently served as the Shearing Fellow for Distinguished Writers at the Beverly Rogers, Carol C. Harter Black Mountain Institute at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

She previously visited Charleston for the 2016 MOJA Arts Festival, but her scheduled appearance fell on the date that an evacuation order was announced in anticipation of Hurricane Matthew. MOJA is delighted to be able to have her return this year.


Date: Tuesday, October 2
Time: 7:00 pm
Venue: Circular Congregational Church
Address: 150 Meeting Street
Admission: Free

Join OneBeat for a one-time performance created in response to the environmental works of contemporary composer John Luther Adams. In the past, artists and musicians have depicted the natural world as ethereal and majestic while at times overwhelming and threatening.  To illustrate the sublime was to evoke feelings of awe and human insignificance.  Now, in an age of rapid technological and digital evolution, humanity itself has become a powerful and sometimes overwhelming geophysical force. In this age, is it still possible to discover unexpected beauty—and, if so, will we be forced to reimagine the sublime’s most spectacular form?  In response to these questions, OneBeat artists will enliven The Circular Congregational Church, a space that continues to be a significant site for human connection and communion, leading the audience in an intimate and shared sonic experience. Event is free and open to the public.