Cherokee & Native American art exhibit takes reins as Spoleto comes to close
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
This is the last weekend of Spoleto and Piccolo Spoleto, so make sure to get down to Marion Square and pick up a great painting and catch another performance before everyone takes a much needed nap Monday.
For the past couple of years, the city of North Charleston’s Cultural Arts Department has put on its annual Cherokee & Native American Art Showcase. It is now celebrating the fourth year of the exhibit with “We the People of Kituhwa.” The show was curated by Chane & Able Productions and is being co-sponsored by the QBIART1798 Project and the Inter-tribal Center for Social Change.
The exhibit will consist of watercolors by Silvia Williams and photographs by QBIART1789.
“Featured photographs depict the political climate during Eastern Band Cherokee tribal elections in 2011, economic development of downtown Cherokee, N.C., and cultural events co-sponsored by the tribe, including intertribal celebrations with tournament sports,” explained Ann Simmons, city of North Charleston arts coordinator.
The exhibit will be up through the month of June, and there will be a reception 5-7 p.m. today. The North Charleston City Gallery is inside the Charleston Area Convention Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive. Call 740-5854 or go to www.northcharleston.org for more.
Known for her contemporary style of mixed-media works with large shapes of colors, Sarah Boyts Yoder is helping pave the way for more modern art here.
Her show, “Merge/Emerge,” is on display at the Real Estate Studio on King Street and consists of a mixture of never-before-seen works as well as a few older ones.
“As an artist, I love seeing how the work takes on new life after it leaves the studio. Especially in a new space, and merged with a new neighbor, I begin to see things differently. Some of this work has been shown previously, but as the title suggests, what emerges from each new show are renewed and refreshed connections between paintings. Not only does it motivate me to create new works, it strengthens existing ideas and inspires me to explore those new connections,” Yoder said of this show.
There will be a reception 5-8 p.m. Friday. “Merge/Emerge” will be on display until June 19 at the Real Estate Studio, 214 King St. Check out www.sarahboyts yoder.com for more.
Art Today for Artists Tomorrow is a collection of 12-plus local artists who are collaborating to help raise funds for the Yo Art! project. The organization aims to provide an artistically based, comprehensive learning environment to underserved children in the Lowcountry.
These artists will have their works on display and for sale on the deck of the Charleston Pour House 3-7 p.m. Saturday. Twenty percent of the sales will be donated to Yo Art!
Expect to see paintings, mixed-media, experimental and traditional photographic prints and posters, graphics design, illustration, pen and ink, sketches, clocks, braised wire sculptures, bookmarks, beach art, jewelry, graffiti anime, soap and T-shirts. There also will be live music. There is no set entry fee, but monetary and art supply donations are encouraged.
The Pour House is at 1977 Maybank Highway. Call 367-9836 for more info.