The concept of the Urban Garage comes from the idea that the average person living in a modern city often has limited space. A shared, community workshop provides a little getaway that mimics dream garages and a DIY shop with some incredible breakfast and beer options as well
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.
Join us for a community discussion held on the Common Ground with Commonhouse Aleworks as part of our event series Brewing on Books: A Community Book Club. This series focuses on local topics of interest for community members. For Park Circle's annual Gay Pride Festival, we're hosting author Harlan Greene for a discussion of Charleston's little-known LGBTQ history from the author's new book, The Real Rainbow Row. Along with the author's books, we'll have further LGBTQ+ titles from our curated shelves available at the event. Cheers! Books are available from Itinerant Literate: The Real Rainbow Row: tinyurl.com… Why We Never Danced the Charleston: bit.ly… About the Book Though Charleston has a reputation for holding onto the past longer than most other places, it could not avoid the shock of change. Much has been written of the city’s history of civil rights, and its rich African American, women’s, ethnic, and religious past. One of the minority groups long left out of the club has been Charleston’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and other sexual minorities community. It’s not that they haven’t been here all along, making history, contributing greatly to the creation of one of America’s most distinctive cities. But, even now, with so many people out and acknowledged, marching in the streets, being elected to public office, and marrying, there are still discrepancies. There are no statues to LGBTQ people (while some discriminatory statutes linger), and very few official mentions anywhere. While other pasts blaze brightly, there is just a flickering of knowledge about local LGBTQ history. About the Author Harlan Greene is author of the novels Why We Never Danced the Charleston, What the Dead Remember and The German Officer's Boy. His non-fiction works include Charleston: City of Memory (with photographs by N. Jane Iseley), Mr. Skylark: John Bennett and the Charleston Renaissance and Slave Badges and the Slave-Hire System in Charleston, South Carolina, 1783-1865 (with Harry S. Hutchins Jr. and Brian E. Hutchins). With James Hutchisson, he co-edited Renaissance in Charleston: Art and Life in the Carolina Lowcountry, 1900-1940. The Real Rainbow Row is his latest release.
You are invited to the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Nautical Bowls, operated by Mark and Monique Wallace. The ceremony will take place on Tuesday, June 6 at 2:00 p.m. This local business offers superfood bowls as quick meals that do not compromise your healthy lifestyle
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