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
The Junior League of Charleston (JLC) a women’s leadership organization devoted to training the next generation of female leaders, will present “The Power of Women in Leadership: Who Will You Impact?” in partnership with Pinckney Carter Company on Monday, September 25, at Davies Auditorium. This two-hour panel, moderated by local TV personality Carolyn Murray, will feature community members sharing their successes and roadblocks to becoming local leaders. The event is free and open to the public. “We invite our entire community to join us for an inspiring discussion about how all of us can make an impact here in Charleston,” states Amy Jenkins, Executive Director of the JLC. This panel event, one of many celebrations taking place as the JLC celebrates its centennial year, will feature a conversation centered on how to make an impact as a leader in the community. The Honorable Stephanie McDonald; The Honorable Tamara Curry; Tracey Blanchard, Co-Founder & Owner of Village Gourmet Specialties aka Big T Coastal Provisions; and Stephanie Tillerson, AICP and Town Administrator Kiawah Island will share their insight into the vital role strong women leaders can play in the hour-and-a-half panel discussion. There will be a social/networking event starting at 5:30 pm for attendees to network prior to the panel at 6:30 pm.
Thaddeus Street Jr. Education Center - College of Charleston
Women's & Gender Studies will be hosting a week-long series – Land, Body, History: vectors of knowledge from global Black feminist perspectives. There are three events that are also open to the public: Diaspora, Conflict Bodies, and the Power of Art Tuesday, September 26, 2023 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM Thaddeus Street Jr. Education Center The Septima Clark Auditorium (Room 118) 25 St. Philip St. Charleston, SC 29401 Event Description: Panel discussion on Diaspora, Conflict Bodies, and the Power of Art. WGS scholar-in-residence, Régine Jean-Charles (Northeastern Univ.) in conversation with Kameelah Martin, Robert Sabb, and Cady Walker '23. Moderated by WGS director, Lauren Ravalico. This event will be recorded live for WGS podcast, What IFF? West African Foodways: Talk & Taste Wednesday, September 27, 2023 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM Trident Technical College Palmer Campus Culinary Amphitheater 66 Columbus St. Charleston, SC 29403 Event Description: Discussion, cooking demo, and sampling with Chef Binta N'Daw Young (Bintü Atelier), John Cropper (History, African Studies), and WGS scholar-in-residence, Régine Jean-Charles (Northeastern Univ.). Moderated by WGS director, Lauren Ravalico.
Jammin' for Jenn - A benefit for Jennifer Drummond Weigh Station Duo Sounds of Blackfox Capt Geech + The Shrimp Shack Shooters Paul Marhofer as Long Haul Paul Monday 9.25.23 Charleston Pour House Deck Stage 5pm doors /6pm show *Jack of Cups Container Kitchen Takeover *Silent Auction *Drink Specials Tickets = gofund me: https://gofund.me/e15061d7 $10 suggested minimum donation @ the door
Blue Bicycle Books welcomes Michael Harriot Mon., Sept. 25, 6:30 pm as he discusses Black AF History: The Un-Whitewashed Story of America (Morrow., 432 pp., $32.50). About the book: In Black AF History, Harriot removes the white sugar coating from the American story, placing Black people squarely at the center. Harriot speaks hilarious truth to oppressive power, subverting conventional historical narratives with little-known stories about the experiences of Black Americans, from the African Americans who arrived before 1619 to the un-conquerable bandit who inspired America’s first police force. With chapters on “The Church Fight That Started Slavery,” “Construction,” and “The Race War III: The Conspiracy Theory That Was True,” Black AF History tells the stories of influential Black Americans with the comedic energy of Richard Pryor and the critical eye of Howard Zinn, revealing the rebellions and revolts standard American “history” doesn’t want you to know about. About the author: Michael Harriot is a columnist at theGrio.com where he covers the intersection of race, politics, and culture. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, The Atlantic, NBC, BET, and on his mother’s refrigerator. He is a political commentator on MSNBC and CNN and has been honored by the National Association of Black Journalists for commentary, digital commentary, and TV news writing. His college course “Race: An Economic Construct” was adapted by university economics departments across the country as a model for teaching the combination of history, economics, politics, and class structures.
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