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’

Rhythm Drone

OneBeat in association with The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art presents Rhythm Drone

Date: October 3
Time: 1:00pm
Venue: Stern Student Center Garden
Address: 71 George Street

Rhythm Drone is a collaborative public performance that invites audiences to join OneBeat’s global musicians and students from the Palmetto Scholars Academy, in a unique musical meditation. Participants are invited to join our artists as we each maintain a rhythmic pattern over an extended period of time, until each performer can transcend their individualist self awareness. The performer instead focuses on their interaction with other players, acting as a living metaphor for social responsibility. As time passes the performer witnesses how their relationship to the individual and the whole, the conscious and the unconscious, evolves. This event is free and participatory – open to any and all who are interested in an exploration of sound, language and communication.

Poetry and Storytelling-Horace Mungin

Date: Wednesday, October 3
Time: 6:00pm
Venue: City Gallery
Address: 34 Prioleau Street
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

Horace Mungin was born in Hollywood, South Carolina in 1941 and his family moved to New York City in 1946. In 1989 Mungin moved to Ridgeville, SC. Mungin started writing poetry in the mid-sixties during the genesis of the Black Arts Movement. During this period, he published two anti-drug volumes of poetry, “Dope Hustler’s Jazz, 1968” and “Now See Here, Homes, 1969.” Some of his early writings appeared in The New York Times, literary magazines, and poetry anthologies. In the early seventies, Mungin helped found Black Forum Magazine, a widely acclaimed national publication for writers and was its first editor. In the late seventies, Mungin wrote a column for a Charleston, SC weekly newspaper that employed satire to explore a variety of political and social issues. The column was later syndicated to ten other weekly newspapers and had a six year run (’78 – ‘84). In 1991 a collection of those columns was published under the title Sleepy Willie Talks about Life. Recent published books include A Different Point of View, 2013, Truth & and Absurdities, 2014, and …Or Does It Explode, 2016.

West Ashley Farmers Market Celebrates MOJA

Date: Wednesday, October 3
Time: 3:00-7:00pm
Venue: Ackerman Park, 55 Sycamore Avenue

The West Ashley Farmers Market hosts an energetic afternoon of family-friendly MOJA programming and activities. This animated market features fresh goods from local farmers, growers and food concessionaires alongside live performances that celebrate African-American and Caribbean culture.

Harbor Cruise featuring First Class Band

Wednesday, October 3, Boarding at 7:30 pm, Cruising from 8:00-10:00pm
Venue: Harbor Walk Dock at Aquarium Wharf
Address: 360 Concord Street
Admission: $25 General Admission. Cash bar and snacks available for purchase.

This is an evening you don’t want to miss! Join us on the water for breathtaking views, perfect harbor breezes, and fun and funky music that will keep you dancing all night long. First Class Band is providing the entertainment for the evening as the Spirit of Charleston sets sail around the harbor, with snacks and drinks available on board at the bar.

All Hands Productions Presents “The New Adventures of Brer Rabbit”

Date: Wednesday, October 3
Time: 9:30 am
Venue: Charleston County Public Library
Address: 68 Calhoun Street
Admission: Free

Join Brer Rabbit and his friends for stories, music, and humor in this production by puppeteer, David Stephens.

Swahili Workshop

Date: Wednesday, October 3
Time: 3:30pm
Venue: West Ashley Public Library
Address: 45 Windermere Blvd
Admission: Free

The workshop is designed for children and adults to feel comfortable while:

- Learning why Swahili is so important to the Low Country.
- Discovering Swahili words they use daily while speaking English.
- Speaking to each other in Swahili.
- Creating art for Swahili phrases.

Swahili is presented as writers of Swahili grammar present it-one of the twelve great languages of the world.


Date: Wednesday, October 3
Time: 7:00pm
Venue: Redux Contemporary Art Center
Address: 1056 King Street
Admission: Free

A neighborhood is a living organism: it breathes, struggles, and changes with the generations, and in an increasingly global world, the value of the neighborhood becomes ever more important, albeit more threatened. This October, a group of musicians from around the globe visits one Charleston, SC neighborhood to learn about its history, its struggles, and celebrations, and to collaborate with residents to create original art.  An ensemble of global musicians from OneBeat will perform original musical works inspired by stories from residents and Tiny Businesses engaged in the conNECKtedTOO project of North Central Charleston neighborhood, in partnership with Charleston Rhizome Collective. A celebration of a neighborhood and its history, the evening will begin with a series of pop-up performances in local storefronts, culminating with a performance at Redux Contemporary Art Center at 7 pm.

This performance is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the South Carolina Arts Commission.