33rd Annual MOJA Arts Festival Juried Art Exhibition

33rd Annual MOJA Arts Festival Juried Art Exhibition


On View: September 29-October 9, 2016; Monday-Friday, 10:00am-5:00pm
Venue: Avery Research Center
Address: 125 Bull Street
Admission: Free

Featuring new works by regional artists, this annual juried art exhibition invites submissions from artists living in the Southeast, welcoming a range of works in oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, printmaking, drawing, photography, graphics, fiber, sculpture, metals, ceramics, basketry and mixed media.

This year’s juror is Greg Jenkins, the Operations Manager and Chief Preparator at the Gibbes Museum of Art, having worked with the Gibbes since 1983. A native of Charleston and a graduate of Chicora High School, Mr. Jenkins has a lifelong interest in art. He was the 1986 MOJA Arts Festival poster artist and is a member of the MOJA Arts Festival Planning Committee.

Artists featured:
Jeffery Callaham, Judith Chamberlin, Katherine DuTremble, Meyriel J. Edge, Maria Espinosa, Susanne Frenzel, Bob Graham, Earnest Hampton, Karyn Healey, Shirley Holmes, Chuck Hooker, Katherine Houghton, Rachel Jones, Hampton Olfus, Jenifer Padilla, David Sanders, Tyson Smith, James St. Clair, and Matt Wilson

Art Forms & Theatre Concepts, Inc. present Stick Fly

Thursday, September 29 and Friday, September 30 at 8:00pm; Saturday, October 1 at 2:00pm; Sunday October 2 at 4:00pm
Venue: Historic Dock Street Theatre
Address: 135 Church Street
Admission: $26 Adults; $21 Seniors & Students

This wickedly funny, award-winning drama tells the story of the LeVay family, an affluent, African American family, as they gather at their Martha’s Vineyard home. The two brothers bring their girlfriends home to meet their parents for the first time—at the same time. A relaxing family weekend quickly turns into a sharp discussion about race, class and identity as long standing tensions bubble under the surface reaching a boiling point when family secrets are revealed.

Stick Fly arrived on Broadway in 2012 and the Wall Street Journal called the play “A must see, fascinating, arrestingly fresh.” The New York Times calls it, “a juicy family drama” that “supplies enough simmering conflict, steamy romance and gasp-worthy revelations to satisfy just about anyone…” The play’s author, Lydia R. Diamond is an important, modern voice in American theatre today and explores themes of families, class and identity in her works.

Harold Smith Adult Tennis Tournament

Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2 at 9:00 am
Venue: St. Andrews Parks and Playground
Address: 1095 Playground Road
Admission: Free
Coordinators: Carl Campbell, Phil Burke, Brian Burke and Nathaniel Mercer

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The Harold Smith Adult Tennis Tournament is a USTA sanctioned tournament.  Entry deadline for participants is Wednesday, September 28 by noon ($38.00 for adult singles; $23 per player for adult doubles).  For more information, please call Phil Burke at (843) 763-4360.

Gospel Concert: A Gospel Celebration

Sunday, October 2 at 4:00pm
Venue: Trinity United Methodist Church
Address: 273 Meeting Street
Admission: $11 General Admission
Coordinator: Theresa J. Hilliard

This year’s gospel concert promises to be an inspiring and moving celebration. The featured artists are The Voices for Christ, Hebron Zion Young Adult Choir, and Mt. Horr AME Church Young Adult Choir. The Mistress of Ceremony is Ms. Lynn Boone.

Lynn Boone: Lynn comes from a musical and multi-talented family who taught that with God as the head of your life, nothing is impossible. She graduated from Bishop England High School and earned a degree in Communications from Winthrop College in Rock Hill, SC. She is a lifelong member of Salem Missionary Baptist Church where she serves in various capacities: Youth and Children’s Choir Director, Youth Advisor, Team of Directors, Website Committee and Church Anniversary committee. She also works with the Praise Dancers and serves as the Assistant Church Secretary. She sings with the Boone Singers, and the Voices of Deliverance of Charleston with whom she had the opportunity to perform in Italy and Switzerland. Lynn appeared in concert as one of the Gospel Divas also for the MOJA Gospel Segment. In 2001, Lynn opened for the legendary R& B artist, Stephanie Mills and has appeared in several Art Forms and Theater productions such as Ain’t Misbehavin’ and I Sing from my Soul. Lynn appeared as a soloist with the Charleston Symphony Gospel Chorus accompanied by the Charleston Symphony Orchestra. She is a member of the Charleston Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., where she currently serves as the Chaplain and is a member of the Delta Tones. Three years ago, Lynn founded The Family That Sings that features her entire family in concert.

Mario Desaussure: A native of Charleston, SC, Elder Mario Desaussure is the eldest son born to the late Bruce “Sandy” Desaussure and the late Annette Moore Desaussure. He is an anointed psalmist who began singing at the tender age of 3, in the Alpha Omega Reformed House of God Church, under the leadership of his great-grandfather, the late Bishop Aaron H. Moore, Sr. He is a 1998 graduate of R. B. Stall High School and attended Benedict College for three years, but returned home to care for his mother and father until their passing. He is planning to return to college and further his education majoring in Elementary Education with a minor in Business Administration.  He has sung for various groups and national recording artists throughout the lowcountry and also the United States, such as Mike Brown and F.O.C.U.S., The Anointed Voices of Praise of Huger, SC, Trinity Inspirational Choir, Pastor Sam Dennis, New Generation of Praise, Vashawn Mitchell, Dorinda Clark-Cole and Ricky Dillard, just to name a few. Mario has also received various awards and recognition for his gift that God has given to him. But most of all, he is a child of the Most high God. He takes no credit for anything but gives God all praise, glory and honor for everything he has allowed to happen throughout his life. He is a firm believer that God will make ways out of no way and will open doors that man thought should be closed. His motto is, “if I can help somebody as I pass along, then my living shall not be in vain.”

The Voices for Christ: The Voices for Christ is a young adult gospel choir at Greater Zion AME Church in Awendaw, SC. The vision for this group came from Charles ” Chuckie” Singleton, Jr seeing a need for a young adult choir in the church. Everyone was eager and receptive to the idea and the group was formed in late 2010. The choir enjoys ministering through song and believes strongly in faith, fun, and fellowship. The Voices for Christ lives by the motto, “I give my life, my love, my all to Christ.”

Hebron Zion Young Adult Choir: In the spring of 2008, what started off as a dream finally became reality. This choir is joyful in praise, worthy in song, and a mighty force to be reckoned with. The Hebron-Zion Young Adult Choir is highly involved within the community assisting with a variety of community outreach programs and ministries and continuing to praise the Lord with their ongoing community support. The choir is currently under the leadership of Kim LaBoard, who has served as the president since 2013. Hebron Zion Young Adult Choir currently performs every second Sunday with a music staff which includes: Ms. Phyllis J. LaBoard the music director and organist, Mr. David Taylor the guitarist, Mr. George Roper on the trombone, and the percussionist Mr. James J. Grant. Hebron- Zion Young Adult Choir members include: Devanee LaBoard-Nelson, LaVerne LaBoard, Rayven Jones, Teresa Simmons ,Tia LaBoard-Brown, Titilola Bligen, Velvett Simmons, Joi Coaxum, Kimberley LaBoard, Marquita Jenkins, Sarah Rucker, Sedera Freeman, Shana Robinson, Terri Jenkins, Audrey LaBoard, Jermaine Jenkins, and Johnathan Brown.

Mt. Horr AME Church Young Adult Choir: This 15 member gospel choir was organized by the late Rev. Rufus Cochran more than 20 years ago as the young adult choir. They sing every 2nd Sunday of the month, giving praises to our Lord and Savior. The members are Delores B Seabrook, Darcy Wright-Mcteer, Christine Blake, Shirley Blake, Queenie Gathers, Regina F. White, Tamiko Rivers, Melonde Brown, Kevin Singleton, Robert Holmes, Jovan Roberts, Courtney Green, Allina Deas, and Dollie Fludd.

Choraliers Music Club of Charleston

Sunday, October 2 from 7:30-8:30pm
Venue: St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
18 Thomas Street

One of Charleston oldest choral groups, the Choraliers Music Club of Charleston will present a Gullah-Geechee Explosion, consisting of Gullah Folklore, Unarranged & Arranged Spirituals, Gospel, Blues, and excerpts from Porgy and Bess.

Pop Life! Celebrating the Music of Prince

Sunday, October 2 at 8:00pm
Doors open at 7:00 pm
Venue: Charleston Music Hall
37 John Street
$21, Reserved Seating

After a thrilling, SOLD OUT performance of Nothing Compares 2 U: A Tribute 2 Prince at the historic Charleston Music Hall, Charlton Singleton and Friends RETURN for PART TWO! Pop Life! Celebrating the Music of Prince promises to be another show-stopping night of music and love celebrating one of the most recognizable and iconic mega superstars of our time, Prince Rogers Nelson. Join Charlton, Quiana Parler, and newly named Poet Laureate of Charleston Marcus Amaker as they lead the Superfunkacalifragisexy Tribute Band through PART TWO of what was and will again be an amazing night of energy, artistry, and of course…LOVE!

Charlton Singleton – Vocal

Quiana Parler – Vocal

Marcus Amaker – Princely Knowledge and Vocal

Timothy Smalls – Drums

LaVanta Green – Bass

Greg Loney – Guitar

Stephen Washington – Keys

Calvin Baxter II – Keys

Mike Brown – Hammond Organ

Mark Sterbank – Tenor Sax

Michael Quinn – Tenor Sax

Christopher Williams – Alto Sax

Demetrius Doctor – Trombone