Local guilds kick off busy weekend in arts
By Olivia PoolSpecial to The Post and Courier – Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Join the members of the Summerville Artist Guild 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday for their 37th Annual Judged Show.
Featuring works by artists in the Summerville area, the reception and awards ceremony are free and open to the public and will be held at the Dorchester County Library, 76 Old Trolley Road in Summerville.
The event will include a presentation on “Photography and Art” by David Scheffler. The art from the show will be on display at the library through Feb. 15.
Go to www.summervilleartistguild.com or call Julia Howell at 729-2103 for more.
Goose Creek guild
The North Charleston Cultural Arts Department will host the Goose Creek Artists Guild’s Annual Judged Show during February.
Featuring two-dimensional works in a variety of subjects and mediums, there will be a reception open to the public 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the North Charleston City Gallery, located in the common areas of the North Charleston Convention Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive. Many of the exhibiting artists will be present, and refreshments will be served.
Ann Simmons, North Charleston arts coordinator, said there will be artists from Berkeley, Dorchester and Charleston counties from all levels of expertise who express their talents in oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel, drawing and mixed media.
Ribbons for Best of Show as well as first, second and third place in multiple categories will be awarded by guest juror Alice Grimsley.
The Annual Judged Show is commemorating the guild’s 30th anniversary.
The Goose Creek Artists Guild meets monthly for live demonstrations and business. Contact guild President Muriel Lanciault at 486-6328.
‘Theory and Practice’
Charleston artist (and owner of Artizom frame shop) Charles Ailstock’s newest exhibit, “Theory and Practice,” is on display at the Corrigan Gallery.
This includes his new fine art prints made using acrylic cutouts as well as his woodcuts. Gallery owner Lese Corrigan said the exhibit “shows the artist’s focus on experimentations with color and abstract printmaking.”
“This new work replaces the figure with minimal shapes, singular or paired, even intertwined. ... These monoprints as well as his woodcuts and etchings are works deserving attention,” Corrigan said.
Check them out at Corrigan Gallery, 62 Queen St. Call 722-9868 or go to www.corrigangallery.com.
‘Celebration of France’
On Saturday, celebrate all things French as the folks from Chamber Music Charleston treat you to a show aptly named “A Celebration of France.”
Guests are invited to enjoy the preconcert French bistro atmosphere at :30 p.m. inside the Memminger Auditorium, 56 Beaufain St. Grab a seat at a bistro table in front of the stage and eat and drink French delicacies and wine as French songs from the 1940s waft through the air.
At 7:30 p.m., the CMC musicians will take the stage to perform a program by leading French composers of the Romantic period.
The concert will open with a chamber version of “La Vie en Rose” by French songstress Edith Piaf in the 1940s. This version will feature bassoon, piano and strings. The program continues with Francis Poulenc’s “Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano.” The evening concludes with Faure’s Piano Quartet No. 2 in G minor. Performing musicians include oboist Mark Gainer, bassoonist Sandra Nikolajevs, violinist Frances Hsieh, violinst Ben Weiss and cellist Timothy O’Malley.
Tickets are $40 for a bistro table, $25 for general theater seating, and $5 for students. Bistro Boxes must be ordered in advance. Purchase tickets at www.chambermusiccharleston.org or by calling 763-4941.
“Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all? Snow White, of course,” exclaimed Charleston Ballet Theatre resident choreographer Jill Eathorne Bahr.
CBT says it is excited to be continuing its children’s series with the classic story of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” performed by professional dancers with the company and selected students of the CBT Center for Dance Education and Lowcountry.
The performance will take place at 2 and 5 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Sottile Theatre, 44 George St., on the campus of the College of Charleston. Tickets are $24 for adults, $12 for children.
Purchase tickets by calling 723-7334 or going to www.charlestonballet.org.
The production is geared for children ages 3-10, and those dressed in costume will have a photo opportunity with the professional dancers in the production.
Often named one of the most sensual dances, the tango has wowed audiences the world over.
On Friday, check out the Argentinian Tango Troupe event at the Charleston Music Hall. The event will be the finale of the Argentinian Tango Festival, which has be taking place at various venues in Charleston and Columbia.
In addition, the show will be a special kickoff event for the Charleston Music Hall Dance Series.
The show at the music hall will include two tango dancers, an Argentinian singer and host-director-producer Pablo Weil.
Tickets for the Music Hall show are $25 for orchestra priority seating, $20 for general admission and $15 for students and can be purchased at etix.com. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show begins at 8 p.m.
More information about the Argentinian Tango Troupe can be found at www.charlestonmusichall.com or by calling 853-2252.
Society 1858, an auxiliary group of the Gibbes Museum of Art that is geared toward young professionals and the arts, will be holding its Habanero Rhythm Party on Friday in celebration of the Gibbes exhibition “Vibrant Vision: The Collection of Jonathan Green and Richard Weedman.”
“The auxiliary group’s winter party embraces the energy of the dance movement that was brought to Cuba by Haitian refugees in the mid-19th century. The slow and rhythmic dance celebrates African art and music,” said Amy Mercer, marketing and communications manager for the Gibbes.
Local artist Green and his partner, Weedman, will be the guests of honor at the event. Expect traditional jazz standards and Latin-influenced world folk music by Leah Suarez as well as a performance by the Garage Cuban Band. Nibble on Latin-inspired food from Moe’s Southwest Grill.
Tickets are $50 for Society 1858 members, $75 for nonmembers, and can be purchased in advance online at www.gibbesmuseum.org/events or by calling 722-2706, ext. 21. Guests must be 21 or older, and tickets will not be sold at the door.