On behalf of The Miller Gallery and Charleston artist Olivia Bonilla, you're invited to a special opening reception featuring Bonilla’s newest collection of work, Grass is Greener on Thursday June 8 from 6 til 9pm. Sip crisp beverages and enjoy Bonilla’s first solo showcase in Charleston. The pristine, camera-ready warehouse space at Silver Hill Studios creates the perfect venue for Bonilla’s larger-than-life confectionary sculptures in Grass is Greener. A first generation Colombian-American artist, Bonilla focuses on unconventional materials such as pigmented cement and automotive paint in an array of hues, bringing us a fresh addition to the contemporary sculpture scene since 2018. During Grass is Greener visitors will experience a visual playground Cement transforms into frothy landscapes, resin drips appear wet to the touch, and automotive paint culture cross pollinates with Pop Art. This exhibition is an invitation to navigate nostalgia in a new way. Indulge in not-so- edible resin confection. Giant cement cupcakes, a towering wall of rainbow gummy bears, a 4 foot tall tongue-tied cherry, and a “sculpture garden” awash in color are just a few of the enchanting elements you’ll experience in this art show. A show for all ages, for Grass is Greener Bonilla brings back the color palettes of the 70s- 90s, three-dimensionally. Bonilla has taken the better part of a year to develop the largest works in this collection, eloquently adding to her artistic vocabulary. By creating her own silicone molds of sculpted cement she has been able to deepen the narrative of her work. Bonilla will be debuting a new series of classical sculpture reproductions that embody the bridge between Art History and color theory. With a BFA in painting, Bonilla revisits the influence of her classical training through an interpretation of the infamous “Nefertiti” sculpture and the “Head of David’'. Timely subjects to be included in her first large scale solo show, these two antiquated subjects have been brought back from the dead with a nod to today’s cultural celebration of Queens and sexualized masterpieces from the history books. We hope you’ll join us for June 8th, 9th or 10th at Silver Hill Studios to view Grass is Greener. See the show information attached for specified viewing hours and important parking notes. For a full catalog of the artwork, additional questions, or for inquires to purchase, please contact us [email protected]. Opening night: June 8 from 6-9pm Viewing hours: June 9 from 11-7, June 10 from 11-3 Silver Hill Studio is located at 2140 Amaker Street. Please see parking instructions
Charleston Battery Home Game (Summer Nights $3 Beer) – Wednesday, June 7th vs. Detroit City FC 7:30 PM Come enjoy warm weather in the Lowcountry with $3 beers all night long - The Charleston Battery announced Monday the dates and opponents of the club’s 2023 USL Championship schedule. Charleston will play a 34-match schedule across 32 weeks from March through October. Single-game tickets and Season Memberships are available now and can be purchased through tickets.charlestonbattery.com. “The 2023 campaign will be the toughest, most talented and most competitive season in USL history,” said Battery Head Coach Ben Pirmann. “That’s what our sport is all about: competing. We’re so excited and honored to be able to don the Black and Yellow this upcoming season. “We’re focused on improving every single day. We want to look in the mirror, make improvements, and then give our all every week for this club and community. Playing in Charleston at Patriots Point is a special honor, or passion and determination will be on full display for our supporters to enjoy.” The Battery are slated to play every team in the league; home-and-away series against every team in the Eastern Conference and six home and six away matches against teams in the Western Conference. The top eight clubs of each conference will advance to the USL Championship Playoffs. Breaking down the home matches by day of the week, the Battery play one on Wednesday, three on Friday and 13 on Saturday. Charleston will face four clubs for the first time, including Phoenix (H), Monterey Bay FC (H), Oakland Roots SC (H) and El Paso Locomotive FC (A). Five of the Battery’s first eight games are home matches. The Black and Yellow will host Phoenix, Tampa Bay Rowdies, Hartford Athletic, Louisville City FC and Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC through April. Defending league champions San Antonio FC will visit Charleston for the first time on May 13 after the inaugural meeting in 2022. Western Conference sides Monterey and Oakland trek east to play the Battery on May 20 and August 4, respectively. Fellow BBQ city club Memphis 901 FC host the Battery on June 24 and then arrive in Charleston on August 26. Five of the Battery’s final eight games will also be played at home, with Memphis, San Diego Loyal SC, FC Tulsa, Miami FC and Birmingham Legion FC coming to Patriots Point. The home clash against Legion FC on October 14 is the regular season finale. The USL Championship Playoffs will remain a single-elimination format, culminating in the 2023 USL Championship Final on a to-be-determined date taking place in mid-November. “The Battery are one of the most historic teams in North America, we want to honor this club with our performances and effort, and return Charleston to prominence in the playoffs,” said Coach Pirmann. Fans can stay tuned for announcements on theme nights for the 2023 season which will be unveiled in the coming weeks. Single-game tickets are available now and fans can cash in on incredible per-match savings with a 2023 Season Membership! Lock in your spot at Patriots Point now at tickets.charlestonbattery.com.
Ever wanted to learn more about bourbon, the differences between Rye, Blended, Straight and more? Then join us every 1st Tuesday of the month as our Certified Bourbon Steward, Will Baber, teaches on the finer points of Bourbon, through a variety of tastings and pours featuring some of the best Bourbons available. "Will was our Bourbon sampler tour guide for the evening. Great job and well knowledgeable in all things Bourbon/whiskey." - Greg S. - Yelp Limited Seating. Join us for a bourbon tasting class and learn about the history, production, and tasting of this iconic American spirit. In this class, you will taste four different bourbons from different regions of the United States. You will also learn about the different flavor profiles of bourbon and how to properly taste it. This is a great opportunity to learn more about bourbon and to enjoy some delicious whiskey with friends. The class will be led by a certified bourbon expert who will share their knowledge and passion for this spirit. You will learn about the different types of bourbon, the history of bourbon production, and the different flavor profiles of bourbon. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about this fascinating spirit. This is a great event for anyone who loves bourbon or who is interested in learning more about it. The class is fun and informative, and you will leave with a deeper understanding of this beloved American spirit.
On the first Tuesday of every month, Parisian-inspired restaurant Félix offers a tasting menu with paired cocktails. The next dinner will take place on Tuesday, June 6th, with seatings from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm. With five-courses total, each dish is accompanied by a signature Cathead Vodka-inspired cocktail, selected to highlight Félix’s curated menu. Guests can expect the following libations to accompany their meal: Watermelon Sugar – Honeysuckle Vodka with Watermelon and Basil Shrub, Lemon Juice, Simple Syrup, Soda, and Chilled Watermelon Ice Cubes Milky Chance – Bitter Orange Vodka with Clarified Milk Punch, Citrus, Tea, and Simple Syrup Sweet Caroline – Fat Washed Pecan Vodka, Demerara, Benedictine, and Bitters Not Quite an Espresso Martini – Hoodoo, Cold Brew Infused Hoodoo Chicory Liqueur, Cocchi di Torino Vermouth, Averna, and Bitters Raspberry Beret – Raspberry Vodka with Orange Juice, Lemon Juice, Simple Syrup, Green Chartreuse, and Egg White The cost is $65 for the coursed meal and an additional $85 for drink pairings ($150 total). For reservations, call the restaurant at (843)-203-6297. You can also book through Resy, but would still need to alert the restaurant that you would like to participate in the pairing dinner. Félix is located at 550 King Street.
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