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Festivals & Special Events Nov. 7-29: City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs presents the Charleston Farmers Market. Each weekend, market goers can discover an abundance of the Lowcountry's finest locally grown produce, plants, herbs and seedlings for sale in Marion Square in the Historic District of Downtown Charleston. Take home fresh baked bread and pastries or enjoy a variety of food and beverages at the sidewalk café. The Charleston Farmers Market also offers an amazing assortment of juried arts and crafts, providing the best selections from talented local artisans. Marion Square, corner of King & Calhoun Sts. Nov. 7, 14, 21, 29 from 8a.m.-2p.m. For more info, call (843) 724-7309 and visit www.charlestonarts.sc. Nov. 13-Jan 3: James Island County Park presents Holiday Festival of Lights. Magic is the discovery of the extraordinary, a moment when everything else is forgotten, and when wonderment is shared. Magic embraces and connects us. Find your magic in the millions of sparkling lights and hundreds of displays at the Holiday Festival of Lights. Grand Opening Celebration: Join us as we kickoff the 2009 Holiday Festival of Lights season! Activities include a tree lighting ceremony, the announcement of the postcard & gingerbread competition winners, & loads of fun for the entire family! Free with your regular Holiday Festival of Lights admission. James Island County Park. Opening Celebration on Nov. 13 from 6:30-7:30p.m. Festival and Gift Shop Hours: Sun.–Thur. from 5:30–10p.m.; Fri.-Sat. from 5:30–11p.m. Admission is $10 per vehicle or 6 Greenbax for 1-15 guests; $25 per vehicle for 16-30 guests; $100 per vehicle for 31+ guests. Receive a $2 discount per vehicle (Mon. – Wed.) with the donation of a canned food item (discount only applies to $10 admission); donations benefit the Lowcountry Food Bank. Gold Passes are not valid for entry. For more info, call (843) 795-4386, email kvarn@CCPRC.com, and visit www.ccprc.com. Music Nov. 27-28: North Charleston Coliseum presents Widespread Panic. North Charleston Coliseum, 5001 Coliseum Dr., N. Charleston. 8p.m. Admission is $32.50. For more info, call (843) 529-5000 and visit www.northcharlestoncolisempac.com. Nov. 28: North Charleston Performing Arts Center presents Legends of Hip Hop. Featuring Doug E. Fresh, Slick Rick, Whodini, Big Daddy Kane, and DJ Rob Base. 8p.m. Admission is $36.50-$76. For more info, call (843) 529-5000, email firstname.lastname@example.org, and visit www.coliseumpac.com. Theatre & Musical Theatre Nov. 27-Dec. 19: Village Playhouse presents Shipwrecked. A show for the entire family, Shipwrecked An Entertainment-The Amazing Adventures of Louis De Rougemont (as told by himself) is a fantastical romp of good old-fashioned storytelling. It is the late 19th century and we sail off to the far side of the world with Louis and relive his amazing adventures with him. Village Playhouse, 730 Coleman Blvd., Ste. C, Mt. Pleasant Nov. 27-28, Dec. 4-5, 11-12 & 18 at 8p.m.; Dec. 3 at 7:30p.m.; Dec. 5 at 3p.m. 2 Admission is $25/adult; $23/senior; $20/student. For more info, call (843) 856-1579 and visit www.villageplayhouse.com. Nov. 27 – Dec. 19: PURE Theatre presents It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play by Joe Landry. For more info, call (843)723-4444, email email@example.com, and visit www.puretheatre.org. Tours Ongoing: Historic Charleston Foundation offers tours of the historic Aiken-Rhett House. Mon.-Sat. 10a.m.-5p.m., Sun. 2-5p.m. Aiken-Rhett House, 48 Elizabeth St. Admission is $10. For more info, call (843) 723-1159 and visit www.historiccharleston.org. Ongoing: Old Charleston Walking Tours presents Art Discovery Walking Tours. View artistic treasures at the Gibbes Museum of Art and then walk in the footsteps of the artists who created them. This 2-hour tour highlights the many historic sites that have inspired artists for centuries. Admission is $20. For more info, call (843) 568-0473 and visit www.oldcharlestontours.com. Ongoing: The College of Charleston Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture offers tours of the building and museum galleries. 125 Bull St. Mon.–Fri. 10a.m.-5p.m., Sat. Noon-5p.m. Admission is Free. Group tours by appointment only. For more info, call (843) 953-7609 or visit www.cofc.edu/avery. Ongoing: Boone Hall Plantation presents live presentations that cannot be found on any other plantations in the area and are part of what helps make Boone Hall unique. However, these shows are seasonal so check in advance for performance dates and times. 1235 Long Point Rd., Mt. Pleasant. Admission is $17.50/adults; $15/seniors, military, and AAA members; $7.50/children; Free/children 5 and under. For more info, call (843) 884-4371 and visit www.boonehallplantation.com. Ongoing: Cabbage Row. The section of Church St. used as the inspiration for “Catfish Row” in the Dubose Heyward story, “Porgy.” This story was the basis for Gershwin’s opera “Porgy and Bess,” which is a fictionalized glimpse of black life during the 1920’s. The character “Porgy” was based on an actual Charlestonian, Samuel Smalls. Church St. at Tradd St. Admission is Free. For more info, call (800) 868- 8118. Ongoing: The National Park Service manages the Charles Pinckney National Historic Site which is open daily for tours. Charles Pinckney, a principal author and signer of the United States Constitution, owned seven plantations. Enslaved Africans and African-Americans on Lowcountry plantations developed a unique culture known collectively today as “Gullah.” Gullah people made significant contributions not only to the Lowcountry plantation system but also to American culture in general. A remnant of his Lowcountry plantation, Snee Farm, is preserved today as Charles Pinckney National Historic Site. Charles Pinckney National Historic Site, 1254 Long Point Rd., Mt. Pleasant. Open daily, 9a.m.-5p.m. For more info, call (843) 881-5516 and visit www.nps.gov/chpi. 3 Tours Ongoing: Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site includes an interactive museum with a “digital dig,” self-guided history trail, a full-size replica sailing ship built onsite, experimental crop garden, talk to archaeologists at work and leave time for the Animal Forest natural habitat zoo and 80 acres of gardens that includes an elegant live oak alle’ and the Legare-Waring House. Charles Towne Landing, 1500 Old Towne Rd. Open daily 9a.m.-5p.m. $5/adult; $3.25/S.C. Senior; $3/youth age 6-15; Free for children 5 and younger. For more info, call (843) 852-4200 and visit www.charlestownelanding.travel. Ongoing: Charleston City Hall Council Chamber The Chamber is the second oldest Council Chamber in continuous use in the U.S. The Chamber contains twenty-seven black walnut desks made for the Council members in 1818. The two chandeliers, originally lit with gas, date back to 1850. Above the main floor is a Visitors’ Gallery encircled by a bowed cast iron railing. Exposed earthquake rods are incorporated into the design of the hand-painted tin paneled ceiling, the perimeter of which contains the original 1896 Thomas Edison light bulbs that burned in the room until 1983. The Chamber also serves as an art gallery displaying a priceless collection of original oil portraits of figures important to state and national history, including likenesses of four United States Presidents. A beautiful full-length portrait of George Washington dates to 1791, painted in commemoration of his week-long visit to Charleston during his Presidential Tour of the Southern States. All figures exhibited have a particular association with Charleston beginning in the Pre- Revolutionary Era and continuing through the War of Independence, the Antebellum Period, the Civil War, Reconstruction Era, and the Civil Rights Movement. Charleston City Hall, 80 Broad St. Mon.-Fri. from 8:30a.m.-5p.m. Admission is Free. For more info, call (843) 724-3727 and visit www.charlestoncity.info. Ongoing: The Charleston Museum. America’s first museum showcases cultural and natural history of South Carolina’s coastal region. Enjoy the rich variety of exhibited objects ranging from ancient fossils and an enormous whale skeleton to Civil War artifacts and historic Charleston silver. Explore Kidstory, the new hands-on children’s exhibit! Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. Mon.-Sat. 9a.m.–5p.m.; Sun. 1-5p.m. Admission is $10/adults; $5/children 3-12; Free/children under 3. For more info, call (843) 722-2996. Ongoing: The mission of the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry is to spark the love of learning in all children. Through interactive, interdisciplinary, hands-on environments and experiences with the arts, sciences and humanities, children will develop creative thinking and problem solving skills, and a belief in their own potential. Open Tues.-Sat. 10a.m.-5p.m.; Sun. 1-5pm. (closed Thanksgiving Day) Admission is $7/children & adults; free for CML members and children under 1. Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry, 25 Ann St. For more info, call (843) 853-8962 and visit www.explorecml.org. Ongoing: Confederate Museum. 188 Meeting St., corner of Meeting and Market Sts. Open Tue.- Sat. 11a.m.-3:30p.m. Closed on Sun. and Mon. $5/adults and teens; $3/children 6-12; Free/children under 6. For more info, call (843) 723-1541 and visit www.csa-scla.org. Ongoing: Drayton Hall is a National Historic Landmark and a property of the National Trust for Historic preservation. Built in 1738, it is the oldest and finest colonial plantation house in Charleston. It is the only plantation that survived the Civil War intact and is noted for its hand-carved woodwork and plasterwork. After seven generations, the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, and numerous hurricanes and earthquakes, the main house remains in nearly original condition. Drayton Hall, 3380 Ashley River Rd. Open daily 8:30a.m.- 4p.m. Admission is $14/adults; $8/youth ages 12-18; $6/children ages 6-11; free/children ages 5 and under; $8/grounds only. For more info, call (843) 769-2605 and visit www.draytonhall.org. 4 Tours Ongoing: The National Park Service presents tours of the Fort Sumter Monument & Museum. Liberty Square Visitor Education Center, 340 Concord St. Open daily 11:30a.m.-4p.m. $14/adults; $12.50/seniors; $8/children 6-11. For more info, call (843) 883-3123 and visit www.nps.gov/fosu/index.htm. Ongoing: The Gibbes Museum of Art presents Cell Phone Tours, allowing visitors to access in-depth info about the museum’s collection and specific objects by using their personal cell phones. Signs will be placed near select art objects and visitors can choose what they want to learn about and take the tour at their own pace. Visitors simply call a local Charleston number, (843) 303-9062, and follow the prompts. Free. The Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. Open Tues.-Sat., 10a.m.-5p.m.; Sun. 1-5p.m. For more info, call (843) 722-2706 or visit www.gibbesmuseum.org. Ongoing: Hampton Plantation offers historic house museum tours, interpreting colonial architecture and rice plantation life. Rutledge Rd. Thur.-Sun. from Noon-4p.m. Guided tours are offered on the hour with the last tour beginning at 3p.m. $4/adults 16 and over; $2.50/SC seniors; $3/children 6-15. For more info, visit www.southcarolinaparks.com/park-finder/state-park/1142.aspx. Ongoing: Charleston Museum presents tours of the historic Heyward-Washington House. Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. Mon.-Sat. 10a.m.-4:30p.m., Sun. 1-5p.m. Free for members; non-members $10/adults, $5/children 3-12 years old. For more info, call (843) 722-2996 and visit www.charlestonmuseum.org. Ongoing: The Hunley. On the night of February 17, 1864, the H.L. Hunley embarked on a dangerous mission that would forever mark her place in history. Eight men, led by Lt. George Dixon, entered an experimental vessel that was to become the first successful submarine in world history, with a mission to sink an enemy ship, the USS Housatonic. That night, the Hunley rammed her spar torpedo into the hull of the Housatonic. She then surfaced long enough for her crew to signal their comrades on the shore of Sullivan’s Island with a blue magnesium light,(or lantern) indicating a successful mission. The shore crew stoked their signal fires and anxiously awaited the Hunley's safe return. But minutes after her historic achievement, the Hunley and all hands onboard vanished into the sea without a trace. Warren Lasch Conservation Center, 1250 Supply St. (on the old Charleston Naval Base), North Charleston. Sat. from 10a.m.-5p.m. & Sun. from Noon–5p.m. Last tour begins at 4:40p.m. Admission is $12/advance; $10/members, senior citizens, and military; Free/children under 5; to order, call (877) 448-6539 or order online at www.etix.com. For more info, call (843) 743-4865 ext. 10 and visit www.hunley.org. Ongoing: Charleston Museum presents tours of the historic Joseph Manigault House. Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. Mon.-Sat. 10a.m.-4:30p.m., Sun. 1-5p.m. Free for members; non-members $10/adults, $5/children 3-12 years old. For more info, call (843) 722-2996 and visit www.charlestonmuseum.org. Ongoing: Middleton Place is a National Historic Landmark and a carefully preserved 18th-century plantation that has survived revolution, Civil War, and earthquake. It was the home of four important generations of Middleton’s, beginning with Henry Middleton, President of the First Continental Congress; Arthur, a signer of the Declaration of Independence; Henry, Governor of South Carolina and an American Minister to Russia; and Williams, a signer of the Ordinance of Secession. Visitors are invited to tour the Gardens, the House Museum, and the Plantation Stableyards. Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Rd. $25- 45/adults; $5-30/children. For more info, call (800) 782-3608 and visit www.middletonplace.org. 5 Tours Ongoing: Historic Charleston Foundation offers tours of the historic Nathaniel Russell House. Mon.- Sat. 10a.m.-5p.m., Sun. 2-5p.m. Nathaniel Russell House, 51 Meeting St. Admission is $10. For more info, call (843) 723-1159 and visit www.historiccharleston.org. Ongoing: The Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon is a 'must-see' for all Charleston visitors. During your visit, you will discover this building's integral role in our country's quest for independence and its important service to our young nation. While many of the historic buildings in Charleston are residences and focus on prominent families of the city, the Old Exchange began its existence as a public building and remains so today. Owned by the South Carolina Society of the Daughters of American Revolution, the Old Exchange offers public tours of its three floors that highlight various aspects of Charleston history during the Colonial and Revolutionary eras and put into context the people and events of the period. 122 East Bay St. Open Mon.-Fri. from 9a.m.-5p.m. $7/adults, $3.50/children ages 7-12, $3.50/students, Free/children 6 and under accompanied by an adult. For more info, call (843) 727-2165 and visit www.oldexchange.com. Ongoing: The Old Slave Mart Museum. Recounting the story of Charleston’s role in this inter-state slave trade by focusing on the history of this particular building and site and the slave sales that occurred here. 6 Chalmers St. Open Mon.-Sat. 9a.m.-5p.m. $7/adults; $5/seniors, students and children over 5; Free/children 5 and under. For more info, call (843) 958-6467 and visit www.nps.gov/nr/travel/charleston/osm.htm. Ongoing: Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum features the USS Yorktown, Planes & Flight Deck tours, USS Laffey, USS Clamagore, USS Ingham, Congressional Medal of Honor Museum, Vietnam Support Base, and the Cold War Memorial. Admission is $16/adults 12 and over; $13/seniors & active duty military with ID; $8/children 6-11; children under 6 Free with adult ticket; Parking: $3 all day. Open daily 9a.m.- 6:30p.m. 40 Patriot’s Point Rd., Mt. Pleasant. For more info, call (843) 881-5984 and visit www.patriotspoint.org. Ongoing: Pure Theatre presents The Complete History of Charleston for Morons Tour/Show. This tour will express the interesting history of Charleston to its listeners in fascinating ways. Over 300 years of Lowcountry history in less than 70 minutes. Charleston Legend and Lore Theatre, 161 Church St. Sat. 5p.m. $16. For more info, call (843) 937-0916 or (843) 866 -0916 and visit www.charlestonlegendsandlore.com. Ongoing: Visit the South Carolina Aquarium and watch our otters get their breakfast, talk to scuba divers in the Great Ocean Tank to learn how we feed our sharks, and get up-close-and-personal to a snake, turtle, alligator and more. Educational daily programs are offered throughout the day. South Carolina Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Wharf. Open Mon.-Sat. 9a.m.-5p.m.; Sun. Noon-5p.m. Admission is $17 adults; $16 seniors 62+; $10 children ages 2-11; free for toddlers under age 2. For more info, call (843) 720-1990 and visit www.scaquarium.org. 6 Visual Arts Nov. 1-30: Saul Alexander Gallery presents works by Jerry Comstock. Jerry Comstock exhibits his multimedia paintings which communicate visually, the meaning behind his experiences. Charleston County Public Library, Main Branch, 68 Calhoun St. Open Mon.-Thurs. 9a.m.-9p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 9a.m.- 6p.m.; Sun. 2-5p.m. Admission is Free. For more info, call (843) 805-6930 and visit www.ccpl.org. Nov. 1-30: Charleston County Public Main Library presents Rosenwald Schools: Reflection and Revival. The National Trust for Historic Preservation presents the story and plight of the Rosenwald Schools, a series of 5,300 structures built in the early 20 th Century to provide decent public schools for African-Americans across the segregated South. Although many of these historic and architecturally significant schools have been lost to time, preservationists continue their search to locate schools that may still be standing, including the approximately 500 Rosenwald Schools built in South Carolina. Charleston County Public Library, Main Branch, 68 Calhoun St. Open Mon.-Thurs. 9a.m.-9p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 9a.m.- 6p.m.; Sun. 2-5p.m. Admission is Free. For more info, call (843) 805-6930 and visit www.ccpl.org. Nov. 1-30: John’s Island Regional Library presents works by The Kiawah Island Photography Club. This photography exhibit showcases photographs of people, nature, landscapes, travel, and more. Johns Island Regional Library, 3531 Maybank Hwy. Opening reception Nov. 2 from 6-7:30p.m. Open Mon.-Thurs. 10a.m.-8p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 10a.m.-6p.m.; Sun. 2-5p.m. Admission is Free. For more info, call (843) 559-1945 and visit www.ccpl.org. Nov. 1-30: John’s Island Regional Library presents a Tea Display exhibit. The Charleston Tea Plantation displays teapots and varieties of tea. The Charleston Tea Plantation is America’s only working tea garden and is located on Wadmalaw Island. John’s Island Regional Library, 3531 Maybank Hwy. Open Mon.-Thurs. 10a.m.-8p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 10a.m.-6p.m.; Sun. 2-5p.m. Admission is Free. For more info, call (843) 559-1945 and visit www.ccpl.org. Visual Arts Nov. 1-Dec. 31: The City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs presents Polaridad Complementaria: Recent Works from Cuba. Polaridad Complementaria: Recent Works from Cuba is a major exhibition developed by the Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam, Havana, offering audiences the opportunity to become acquainted with the island's current artistic culture. With more than 50 works of painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, video, and installation art by 27 Cuban artists, this exhibition attests to the aesthetic and conceptual level that characterizes Cuban art today. The participants are mainly young artists who have attained international acknowledgment; the majority of them have taken part in fairs and biennials abroad, all have exhibited in Europe and Latin America and several in the United States, among them René Peña, Abel Barroso, Aimeé García, Yoan Capote and Roberto Fabelo. Developed by Margarita Sánchez, curator at the Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam, Havana, and the Havana Biennal, the exhibition illustrates the features that have defined Cuban artistic production in recent years, especially the interest in focusing on the Cuban context in a reflexive manner with the languages in fashion. This exhibition is a collaboration between the Wifredo Lam Center and the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs and organized by International Arts & Artists. City Gallery at Waterfront Park, 34 Prioleau St. Tue.-Fri. 11a.m.-6p.m., Sat. & Sun. Noon-5p.m. Admission is Free. For more info, call (843) 958-6484, email CityGallery@ci.charleston.sc.us, and visit www.charlestonarts.sc. 7 Nov. 1-Jan. 10: Gibbes Museum of Art presents Brian Rutenberg: Tidesong. This exhibition showcases recent paintings and works on paper by South Carolina native and nationally-recognized artist Brian Rutenberg. Inspired by the landscape and waterways of his home state, Rutenberg's work combines brilliant color with expressive brushwork to create visually stunning abstract paintings. Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. Tue.-Sat. from 10a.m.-5p.m.; Sun. from 1-5p.m. Closed Mon. and national holidays. Admission is $9/Adults; $7/Seniors, Students and Military; $5/Children ages 6 – 12; Free/members and children under 6. For more info, call (843) 722-2706 and visit www.gibbesmuseum.org. Nov. 1-Jan. 10: Gibbes Museum of Art presents Daufuskie Island: Photographs by Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe. Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe's fascination with Daufuskie Island began during visits to the neighboring resort island Hilton Head with her husband, Arthur Ashe, in the 1970s. Her interest resulted in a compelling group of photographs that document life on Daufuskie through sensitive, intimate portraits of island residents. Featuring approximately 40 black and white photographs of individuals, family and work, the exhibition documents the Gullah community on Daufuskie Island, SC from 1977-1981. The Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. Gallery Hours: Tue.-Sat. 10a.m.-5p.m.; Sun. 1-5p.m. Admission is $9/Adults; $7/Seniors, Students & Military; $5/Children (6-12); Free/Members & Children under 6. For more info, call (843) 722-2706, email firstname.lastname@example.org, and visit www.gibbesmuseum.org. Nov. 1-Mar. 31: National Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition. Nature and art collide along the banks of the Cooper River to create the fourth annual National Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition. Stroll 10 acres of green space, docks, and walking paths to view stunning works in steel, aluminum, wood, and concrete. Local Jonathan Brilliant’s Big Water Bottle Basket is displayed among the creations of 14 other established and emerging artists. North Charleston Riverfront Park, 1001 Everglades Dr. Open from dawn until dusk. Admission is Free. For more info, call (843) 745-1087, and visit www.northcharleston.org. Visual Arts Nov. 2-30: City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department presents James Christopher Hill. In this exhibit, titled Mirror the Mirror - Reflections of the Soul , local artist James Christopher Hill will showcase his latest works of ultra-vibrant and dramatic landscapes and skyscapes with a bit of an abstract twist. Much like the famed Rorschach Images used for psychological studies of the human mind, these paintings are a metaphor for our conscious and unconscious mental states and in a visual sense reflect the patterns that develop over our lifetime. 2500 City Hall Ln., North Charleston. Opening reception Nov. 5 from 5-8p.m. Open Mon.-Sat. 9a.m.-5p.m. Admission is Free. For more info, call (843) 740-5854, email email@example.com, and visit www.northcharleston.org. Nov. 1-Dec. 31: City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department presents: Window Exhibit at the Meeting Place: Rebecca Basinger. Local artist Rebecca Basinger presents a collection of works titled “Worlds Apart.” This collection of flowers in oil captures the beauty of life, energy, femininity, sensuality, and sexuality of dramatic organic forms using color and texture in a unique way. The Meeting Place, 1077 East Montague Ave., North Charleston. Admission is Free. For more info, call (843) 745-5854, email firstname.lastname@example.org, and visit www.northcharleston.org/Departments/CulturalArts.aspx. 8 Nov. 2-Jan. 9: Halsey Institute presents Aldwyth: Work V. / Work N. Collage and Assemblage, 1991-2009 Exhibition. Aldwyth has been working in relative seclusion from the mainstream art world for decades-producing astonishingly complex collage and assemblage works that recall the fantastical intricacies of Hieronymus Bosch. Now in her 70's, she lives and works on the edge of a salt marsh on one of SC's sea islands. Despite Aldwyth's relative geographic isolation, she devours information and images from all available sources and uses the history of art, ideas, and technology as both catalyst and source material. A comprehensive catalogue, with essays by curator Sloan and writer Rosamond Purcell, accompanies the exhibition, along with a film and site-specific installation. This is the first major retrospective of the collage and assemblage artist Aldwyth. The College of Charleston’s Marion and Wayland H. Cato Jr. Center for the Arts, 161 Calhoun St. Open Mon.-Sat. from 11a.m.-4p.m. and by appointment (closed Nov. 26-28 & Dec. 22–Jan. 2). Admission is Free. For more info, call (843) 953-5680 and visit www.cofc.edu/sota. Visual Arts Nov. 4-31: Corrigan Gallery presents Blue. The color blue conjures up many thoughts - sky, eyes, water, music and of course, the blues, blue Monday, and Picasso's blue period. Oh yes, then one could say the economy has the blues. The artists of Corrigan Gallery have been tasked with only BLUE .. It is totally open to their individual interpretation. Artists include: John Hull, Duke Hagerty, Lynne Riding, Mary Walker, Kristi Ryba, Paul Mardikian, John Moore, Gordon Nicholson, Sue Simons Wallace, Lese Corrigan and Manning Williams among others. So we shall see what we shall see! Corrigan Gallery, 62 Queen St. Opening reception Nov. 6 from 5:30-8:30p.m. Open Mon.-Sat. 10a.m.-5p.m. and by appointment. For more info, call (843) 722-9868 and visit www.lesecorrigan.com. Nov. 5–Dec. 18: Redux Contemporary Art Center presents Joe Johnson “Mega Churches.” This selection of photographs is about Mega churches which have inspired thousands of Christian worshippers to gather within vast post-modern architectural spaces across the nation. With the Mega Church project, an interesting point of tension lies in a secular treatment of contemporary religious practice within Mega Churches. Johnson’s photographs attempt to reveal the mechanics of creating faith by capturing the wires, computers, light bulbs, and cords that are used to construct mysteries on stage for the faithful. The rawness of the abandoned mega-space and the eerie familiarity of its commercial fixtures question the intention and business of faith in the 21st century. Redux Contemporary Art Center, 136 St. Philip St. Lecture by the artist Nov. 5 at 5:30p.m. followed by the opening reception from 6-9p.m. Open Tues.-Sat. 11a.m.-5p.m. Admission is Free. For more info, call (843) 722-0697 and visit www.reduxstudios.org. Nov. 6-27: The Charleston City Market presents "Art in the Evening" Art Show and Sale. Many wonderful local artists are participating in these events. To enhance the show, a delightful string quartet plays light classical music. Bring your friends and join us for an enjoyable evening event at the City Market! Bldg. B of the City Market, Market St. Nov. 6, 13, 20 & 27 from 7-10:30p.m. Admission is Free. For more info, email email@example.com. Nov. 6-27: Helena Fox Fine Art presents “The Siren Call of the Sea and Shore.” A group of friends, America's premier representational marine and landscape artists, William R. Davis, Donald Demers, West Fraser, Joseph McGurl, Kenn Backhaus, John Budicin, William McCullough, Billyo O'Donnell and Kent Ullberg - come together for an exhibition showcasing paintings and sculpture influenced by the allure of the sea, the vessels that navigate her waters and the shores that contain her seduction. Helena Fox Fine 9 Art, 12 Queen St. Open Mon.-Sat. 10a.m.-5p.m. Admission is Free. For more info, call (843) 723-0073 and visit www.helenafoxfineart.com. Nov. 6-27: Robert Lange Studios presents works by Amy Lind. Artist Amy Lind has created this series of fifteen works to illustrate the subtle beauty of the moment; the detail of lace the creases of a hand, or the light dancing in a reflection. She studied at the Florence Academy of Art under living master Maureen Hyde and with Michael Grimaldi at the Bay Area Classical Artist Atelier. Lind’s show is part of the CFADA Fine Art weekend. Robert Lange Studios, 2 Queen St. Open daily from 11a.m.-5p.m. or by appointment. Admission is Free. For more info, call (843) 805-8052 and visit www.robertlangestudios.com. Nov. 6-28: Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art presents “An Extraordinary Life” featuring Aleksander and Lyuba Titovets. They moved from Russia to America seventeen years ago and have been making history ever since. One example was on Dec. 19th, 2008 when Aleksander's portrait of First Lady, Laura Bush was unveiled to the world to hang in the National Portrait Gallery. Lyuba and Aleksander are now considered two of the top Russian born Impressionists in America. Lyuba's still lifes and Aleksander's landscapes speak volumes of their Russian training. Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art, 58 Broad St. Opening reception Nov. 6 from 5-8p.m. Gallery Hours: Mon.-Sat. from 10a.m.-5p.m. Admission is Free. For more info, call (843) 722-3660 and visit www.ellarichardson.com. Nov. 6-Dec. 4: Cone Ten Studios presents Exploration of Form: An Exhibition of Pottery by Brad Cashman. There isn't a beginning or ending to an exploration and the same goes with the process of making functional and decorative pottery. Cashman's work will show case the "exploration of form." He started with the form of a cylinder and then morphed the clay into a bowl, then into open forms, a combination of both and flat ware. He then began to make sculptural gestures on the surface and finding himself surprised and very satisfied by the results of the glaze combinations. Cone Ten Studios, 285 Meeting St. Opening reception Nov. 6 from 5-9p.m. Open Mon.-Fri. 10a.m.-5p.m. Admission is Free. For more info, call (843) 853-3345, email firstname.lastname@example.org, and visit www.cone10studios.com. Nov. 6-30: Carolina Galleries presents Chestee Harrington: “Workings in Wood.” Chestee Harrington grew up in New Iberia, Louisiana, along the beautiful and historic Bayou Teche. Her now- famous use of wood as an artistic medium originated in her father's cabinet shop, where she developed an affinity for the fragrance and feel of various woods. As a child, the materials simply seemed in harmony with the scenes of weathered cabins and mossy oaks that surrounded her. Decades later, Chestee's polychromatic bas reliefs - carved and painted works in wood - have been shown across the U.S. and abroad. Carolina Galleries, 106-A Church St. Opening reception Nov. 6 from 5-8p.m. Gallery Hours: Mon.- Sat. 10a.m.-5p.m. Admission is Free. For more info, call (843) 720-8622, email email@example.com and visit www.carolinagalleries.com. Nov. 6-30: The Sylvan Gallery presents “Spirit of the South,” new works by Ted Ellis. The paintings in this latest collection are inspired by Ellis’ memories of his childhood in New Orleans. With a primitive style that is reminiscent of the Outsider Art movement, Ellis tells the stories of everyday African American life in the Deep South. His heavy brushstroke and frequent use of rich colors reveal the environmental influences of his rural subject matter. The Sylvan Gallery, 171 King St. Opening reception Nov. 6 from 5:30-8:30p.m. in the gallery; Nov. 7 from 9am-Noon, artist demonstration in Washington Square Park, Meeting & Broad Sts. Gallery Hours: Mon.-Sat. from 10a.m.-5p.m. Admission is Free. For more info, call (843) 722-3117 and visit www.thesylvangallery.com. 10 Ongoing: Adele’s Pottery Studio and Gallery offers wheel-thrown and hand built clay works by Adele Deas Tobin. 1659 Middle St., Sullivan’s Island. Admission is Free. For more info, call (843) 883-9545. Ongoing: The Avery Research Center maintains several galleries and other spaces, sponsors exhibitions produced from the Center's archival and permanent collections, presents exhibits from South Carolina-based visual artists, hosts temporary exhibitions, sponsors a traveling exhibition program, and conducts daily public tours for individuals and groups. The Center's galleries and other public spaces house permanent displays and installations, workshops, lectures, poetry readings, book signings, receptions, jazz performances and art exhibitions throughout the year. Avery Research Center offers tours for individuals, schools meetings, family reunions, convention participants and other groups. Avery Research Center, 125 Bull St. Open Mon.-Fri. 10a.m.-5p.m.; Sat. noon-5p.m. Admission is Free; donations accepted. For more info, call (843) 953-7609 and visit www.cofc.edu/avery. Ongoing: The Gibbes Museum of Art presents The Charleston Story, drawn from the museum’s permanent collection from Charleston’s beginnings as a British Colony to modern times. Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. Tues.-Sat. 10a.m.-5p.m. $9/adults, $7/seniors, military, and students, $5/children ages 6-18, Free/members and children under 6. For more info, call (843) 722-2706 and visit www.gibbesmuseum.org. Ongoing: The Gibbes Museum of Art presents Hands On! increasing access to the arts for the visually impaired and to providing visitors with the opportunity to experience art through the sense of touch. Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. Tues.-Sat. 10a.m.-5p.m. $9/adults, $7/seniors, military, and students, $5/children ages 6-18, Free/members and children under 6. For more info, call (843) 722-2706 and visit www.gibbesmuseum.org. Ongoing: John Carroll Doyle Gallery has various artists’ works in the gallery. 125 Church St. Open Tue.-Sat. from 10a.m.-5p.m. Admission is Free. For more info, call (843) 577-7344 and visit www.johncdoyle.com. Ongoing: The Wells Gallery, the premier gallery at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island, is dedicated to presenting its unique and innovative collection of contemporary oil paintings, watercolors, sculpture and glass produced by some of the nation’s most sought after artists. The Wells Gallery, 1 Sanctuary Beach Dr. Gallery Hours: Mon.-Thur. from 9a.m.-5p.m.; Fri. 9a.m.-9p.m.; Sat. 9a.m.-5p.m.; Sun. 9a.m.-Noon. Admission is Free. For more info, call (843) 576-1290 or visit www.wellsgallery.com. 11 Support the Arts in Charleston Attend an arts event soon! Arts in Charleston is a monthly calendar of cultural events in the Charleston area compiled by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs and published as a public service by The Post and Courier. The online version of the calendar is updated daily and can be viewed at www.CharlestonArts.sc. Deadline for submissions is noon the 15th of each month. For more info about the calendar and including upcoming events in future issues, please call the Office of Cultural Affairs at (843) 720-3816, email event listing to firstname.lastname@example.org, fax the event listing to (843) 720-3967, or write: ARTS IN CHARLESTON CALENDAR City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs 180 Meeting St, St. 200 Charleston, SC 29401 Arts in Charleston Calendar Editors: Ellen Dressler Moryl, Laura Amerson and Jeanette Davis Performing & Literary Arts Compilers: Chelsea Bradford, Lyanna Cohen, James Gause, and Caroline Henning Visual Arts Compilers: Erin Glaze, Catherine Bloxsom, Sarah Frierson, and Stephen Kahn There’s more on the web…… Visit www.CharlestonArts.sc daily for: An Interactive Daily Calendar of Events, Exhibits, Lectures, Classes, Workshops and more up to January 2011 Sign up for free weekly e-newsletter updates Browse Job Opportunities & Internship Openings around the Charleston Metro Area for artists, arts managers and students Browse Audition Notices and Calls for Submissions local artists are eligible to participate in Browse Grant Opportunities for local artists and arts organizations Browse Volunteer Opportunities open to everyone in the community Post your own Audition Notice, Call for Submissions, Grant Opportunity, Job Opening or Internship Posting Find information on arts venues, arts organizations and more! 12