MOJA 2019 Juried Art Exhibition

On View during performances September 26 through October 6
Venue: Cannon Street Arts Center
Address: 134 Cannon Street

The City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs invites artwork submissions for inclusion in the 2019 MOJA Arts Festival Juried Art Exhibition. The MOJA Arts Festival is an 11-day, multi-disciplinary celebration of African-American and Caribbean culture, produced by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the MOJA Planning Committee. MOJA’s wide range of events include visual arts, dance, gospel, jazz, poetry, R&B, classical music, storytelling, theatre, children’s activities, traditional crafts, ethnic food, and more. This year’s festival and exhibition dates are Sept. 26 – Oct. 6, 2019. The 2019 MOJA Arts Festival Juried Art Exhibition will be held at the Cannon Street Arts Center, with local artist and arts educator Alvin Glen serving as juror.

Juror Alvin Glen:

A native of Dorchester, South Carolina, Alvin B. Glen began drawing at an early age. Graduating from South Carolina State University in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science degree in art education, he went on to become a certified art instructor, band director, and was voted Teacher of the Year. He currently teaches art at Harleyville-Ridgeville Middle School, and has been an art teacher for 31 years. Alvin’s mixed-media work, most often made with pencil, fabric dye, spray paint, and watercolor, is especially inspired by children and the elderly. He sometimes creates work reminiscent of people and events from his past, church, school and even his students. Alvin has competed in many juried exhibitions, served previously as a juror, and has exhibited in solo and group art exhibitions extensively, including at the Columbia Museum in Columbia, SC, Black Arts Festival in Atlanta, GA, MOJA Arts Festival in Charleston, SC, Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC, I.P. Stanback Museum at S.C. State University in Orangeburg, SC, Spartanburg Arts Center in Spartanburg, SC, and a host of other venues. His work can be found in numerous private, public and corporate collections.

Over There and Here is Me and Me

By Katrina Andry

On view August 23 – December 7
Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art
College of Charleston | 161 Calhoun Street
Free Admission | Find out more at halsey.cofc.edu

The work of Katrina Andry probes the power structures of race-based stereotypes. Using printmaking and installation, she creates visceral images that beckon viewers to examine their own preconceived notions of society. For her exhibition at the Halsey Institute, Andry explores the stereotypes that engender gentrification. As Charleston’s neighborhoods are rapidly changing in multifarious ways, this exhibition provides a springboard for community-wide conversations on gentrification.