Something to Take My Place: The Art of Lonnie Holley

Something To Take My Place: The Art of Lonnie Holley
On view through October 10, Monday-Wednesday & Friday-Saturday, 11:00am-4:00pm; Thursday, 11:00am-7:00pm
Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, 161 Calhoun Street
Admission: Free

Image Courtesy of the New York Times

Presented by the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston, Something to Take My Place: The Art of Lonnie Holley is a multi-faceted showcase of American self-taught artist and musician Lonnie Holley.  The artist’s first solo museum exhibition since 1994, this exhibition features a selection of the artist’s assemblage works since the early 1990s, with an emphasis on recent work.

Lonnie Holley incorporates natural and man-made objects, already imbued with cultural and artistic associations, into narrative sculptures that commemorate places, people, and events.  These objects “speak” to Holley, unleashing his creative imagination.  According to catalogue essayist Leslie Umber, “Like many traditional practices and folkways, his work functions to keep people alive in his memory and map his own existence in relation to theirs.  It is deeply autobiographical, but encompasses other planes – the conjoined stories of African Americans and all people born into legacies of struggle and oppression; personal history as American history.”


Art Forms & Theatre Concepts, Inc. present Stick Fly

All performances have been cancelled due to weather & road conditions.

Sunday, October 4
Historic Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church Street

The award winning drama “Stick Fly” tells the story of the LeVay family, an affluent African-American family, as they gather at their Martha’s Vineyard home for the weekend; brothers Kent and Flip have each brought their respective ladies home to meet the parents for the first time. Kent’s fiancée Taylor is an academic whose absent father was a prominent author, and now she struggles to fit into the LeVay’s upper-crust lifestyle. Kimber, on the other hand, is a self-described White Anglo-Saxon Protestant who works with inner-city school children, and fits in more easily with the family. Joining these two couples are the demanding LeVay patriarch Joe and Cheryl, the daughter of the family’s longtime housekeeper. As the two newcomers butt heads over issues of race and privilege, longstanding family tensions bubble under the surface and reach a boiling point when secrets are revealed. Written by Lydia R. Diamond. Directed by Art Gilliard.

The opening on Friday, October 2 will provide the occasion to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Art Forms & Theatre Concepts, Inc.

Community Tribute Luncheon

SPONSORED BY: Porter-Gaud School, AT&T, Total Wine & More

Saturday, October 31
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Porter-Gaud School, Washington Hall, 300 Albemarle Road, Charleston, SC 29407
Donation:  $40 (Advance Reservations only – CLICK HERE; for questions call Romaine Marion-Heyward 843-724-7308)
Coordinator:  Garcia Williams

At this annual outdoor awards luncheon, the MOJA Arts Festival bestows awards on selected community leaders in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the quality of the life in their community. The 2015 MOJA Arts Festival Planning and Community Tribute Luncheon Committees are proud to salute this year’s leaders.

Community Tribute Luncheon 2015 Honorees:

Ms. Quiana Parler  -  Artist
Mrs. Miriam Green  -  Business
Mr. Paul Stoney  -  Civic & Community Service
Mr. Robert Sanders  -  Contribution to MOJA
Mr. Delbert Foster  -  Education
Ms. Marjory Wentworth  -  The Arts
Ms. Savannah Jones  -  Media
Dr.  Kevin Rice  -  Medicine
Mr. Theron Snype  -  Government
Ms. Asa Lake  -  Outstanding High School Student
Mr. William Pugh  -  Outstanding High School Student
Ms. Vernesha Moore  -  Outstanding College Student
Ms. Quinetha Fraiser  -  Rising Star
Reverend Charles Heyward  -  Religion

Poetry & Storytelling: Open Mic

Saturday, October 3
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture, 125 Bull Street
Admission: Free

Coordinator: Warachal E. Faison, M.D.

Hosted by:  Charleston Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Regional and local poets and writers are invited to perform. Please join us in listening to some wonderful poets and feel free to make your way up to the mic to let us hear your talent.

Charleston Boxing Club Annual MOJA Cup

Sponsored by:  The Charleston Boxing Club

Saturday, October 3
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm (weigh-in at 4 pm for participants)
Arthur Christopher Gymnasium, Hagood & Fishburne Streets

Admission: $10 General; $5 Youth; Free for Children under 8
Tickets available at the door only

Coordinators: Al “Hollywood” Meggett and Osei Terry Chandler

Image Courtesy of Charleston Parks Conservancy

This yearly event is sanctioned by U.S.A. Boxing.  It highlights some of the region’s best up and coming talents.  Come enjoy an evening of different weight classes boxing in the ring.

R&B Concert – Eddie Levert, Freddie Jackson and Carl Thomas

CHARLESTON, SC – Saturday’s MOJA Arts Festival Concert featuring Eddie Levert, Freddy Jackson, and Carl Thomas has been canceled. No make-up date has been scheduled.

All ticket refunds will be issued beginning Tuesday, October 6 at 9AM. Below is information about receiving your refund.


Your refund will be automatically issued (onto the card with which the tickets were purchased) within the next 5-7 business days. No further action is required.


Please bring your ticket(s) to the Riley Park box office any time between 9AM-5PM Monday-Friday beginning at 9AM on Tuesday, October 6. You must have your printed ticket(s), a photo ID, and the card with which the tickets were purchased (if applicable) to claim your refund. Refunds WILL NOT be available on Monday, October 5. Refunds will only be issued in person.

Please call the Riley Park Box Office at 843-577-3647 with questions.

Saturday, October 3
8:00 pm
Gates open at 7:00 pm.
Joe Riley Stadium, 360 Fishburne Street
Admission: $26 to $51 for reserved seating, $66 for table seating and $100 VIP seating and meet and greet.