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’

PURE Theatre presents Sweat

Thursday, October 4 at 7:30pm; Friday, October 5 at 7:30 pm; Saturday, October 6 at 7:30 pm; Sunday, October 7 at 3:00pm
Venue: Historic Dock Street Theatre
Address: 135 Church Street
Admission: Reserved Seating $32 Adults; $15 Students with ID
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PURE Theatre presents Sweat by Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright Lynn Nottage.

Filled with humor and tremendous heart, Sweat tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets, and laughs while working together on the factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in a heart-wrenching fight to stay afloat.

Winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize.

Gullah/Geechee Gala at Gullah Roots

Date: October 7
Time: 3:00-7:00pm
Venue: Gullah Roots
Address: 4391 Dorchester Road, North Charleston
Admission: Free

The Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition, Gullah Geechee Angel Network and All Mobile ProductionsTM(AMPTM) will host an afternoon of authentic Gullah/Geechee cultural expression at “Gullah Roots” in North Charleston. Queen Quet, Cheiftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation will host the affair and present on the living traditions of the Gullah/Geechee Nation. Attendees are asked to dress to impress in their Gullah/Geechee gear and African attire for the “Gullah/Geechee Gala.”

Cum fa jayn we and bring de famlee. Admission is free.

Email GullGeeCo@aol.com or call (843)276-8703 for more information. Make sure you do not miss the closing part of the MOJA Celebration in the Gullah/Geechee Nation.

MOJA Finale

Date: October 7
Time: 6:00pm until 11:00pm
Venue: Hampton Park
Address: 30 Mary Murray Boulevard
Sponsored by: Meeting Street Schools
Admission: FREE

Close out the Festival in style! Everyone in your family will enjoy this spirited celebration of all that the MOJA Festival has to offer.  From fascinating craft vendors and fantastic food choices to an evening of live music, featuring Hot Buttered Soul playing the best of classic soul and R&B, this party is sure to entertain.

Juried Art Exhibition Juror’s Talk

Date: Sunday, October 7
Time: 2:00pm
Location: Dock Street Theatre Drawing Room
Admission: FREE

Join Exhibition Juror Victoria Smalls as she discusses the works she chose for this year’s MOJA Festival Juried Art Exhibition.

Victoria Smalls serves as Program Manager for the International African American Museum.  Smalls joins the International African American Museum after five years of service with the Penn Center National Land District as Director of History, Art and Culture, Director of Development and Public Relations from 2012 through 2017.

For more information about the works in the Juried Art Exhibition, click here.