McClellanville Arts Council

Where Everyone is an Artist

Welcome to the McClellanville Arts Council

Welcome to the McClellanville Arts Council! Visit our About page for more information about who we are and what we do.  As a non-profit organization we rely on your donations to help fund the arts; visit our Membership page to join us.  We offer Classes and Workshops and have a complete Calendar of Events.  We also promote the work of all local Artists and Writers. Please be sure to Subscribe to receive email notifications of our news and events. Visit our Contact page to drop us a note or ask a question.

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New Director Search

There is still time to apply!

The McClellanville Arts Council, a 501(c) 3 non-profit, seeks a dynamic, experienced individual familiar with non-profit practices and policies to serve as the director of the organization.

The director serves as the organization’s primary contact with artists, writers, local schools, and other organizations. He or she is responsible for daily operations of the Arts Center and for the long-term development and execution of the MAC’s mission statement, strategic planning, and policies.

This job requires working with the board of directors, interacting with prospective donors, collaborating with other organizations, communicating in a sometimes high-profile multi-cultural environment, and fostering community involvement. Our ideal candidate would be a visionary leader with strong skills in consensus building, fundraising, and grant writing.

Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated skills and/or experience in organizational, financial, and project management; grant writing and grant/contract reporting management; direct fundraising; and non-profit arts management, including gallery operations and programming. Competence with computers and applications, including QuickBooks and social media, is very important. So is a sense of humor.

The mission of the McClellanville Arts Council is to enhance the quality of life in the Sewee to Santee area of Charleston County, S.C. through arts and educational programming, and to record, preserve, and publicize the unique culture of McClellanville and the surrounding communities. For more information about the organization, visit our website at <www.mcclellanvilleartscouncil.com>.  No phone calls, please.

Please e-mail your resume and three references to macarts@tds.net, by May 1, 2014.

 

 

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Poetics of Light: Pinhole Photography

An original exhibition from the world’s largest collection of beautiful, challenging and mysterious images will be opening at the New Mexico History Museum: Palace of the Governors, on April 26, 2014, Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day, through March 2015. Nearly 225 international photographers’ works will be on display, including works by our own Bernadette Humphrey. Visit www.nmhistorymuseum.org/pinhole ,  for more information.

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Elements of Photoshop

Walter Shockley will offer a three-session comprehensive course on Photoshop from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturdays, April 5, 12, and 19, 2014. This class is limited to six students. Fee for 2014 members is $140; non-members $160.

Elements of Photoshop 2014 Members$140

Elements of Photoshop Non-Members$160

 

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Pilgrims’ Progress

Join us on Sunday, March 16, 2014, at 4 p.m. for a presentation by Judy Gilman, who recently completed a walk across Northern Spain along the historic El Camino de Santiago. After Judy’s slide presentation, which was curated by Olga Maria Caballero, refreshments will be served. At 5:30 p.m., the 2010 movie The Way, depicting celebrity pilgrim Martin Sheen and his Camino experience, will be shown. This program is free, though donations will be gratefully accepted.

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All That Jazz

Dance lessons for children seven years and older will begin on Thursday, March 20, and continue through May 1, 2014, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. The class will explore Contemporary, Lyrical, Modern, Hip-Hop, and Broadway jazz. Instructor Cindy Bunce comes to us from the renowned Academy of Dance Arts in Mount Pleasant. Class fees are $$90 for 2014 members and $100 for non-members. No experience–or shoes–necessary! Please register early, as we need eight students to ensure the class will occur.

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Yoga Classes

Certified yoga instructor Susan Hindman offers several types of classes monthly, in our gallery. No experience is necessary and all ages are welcome, from teens to 100+! If you have a yoga mat, please bring it to class; a mat will be provided for those who do not have one. (Please use the Cassena Street entrance.) Fees for the entire month will be due on the first class of the month. Fees for 2014 members are $10 per class and non-members $12, payable monthly.  Students may drop in for a fee of $12 a session. Checks should be made to McClellanville Arts Council. Please contact Susan Hindman for the schedule.  cshindman@hotmail.com

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Piano Lessons

Piano Lessons Return to the Arts Center! Local pianist Brenda LeFevre is ready to take students ages six and up, including adults, for weekly 30 minute lessons. No experience necessary! Ms. LeFevre uses the Alfred series, including the classics. Lessons may be scheduled beginning at 4 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, for $18 per session for 2014 members, and $20 for non-members. Fees for the entire month will be due on the first class of each month. She will also offer a Music Theory workshop for anyone interested in learning to read and write music. Please call the Arts Center to schedule a time for lessons, 843-887-3157.

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Pottery News

Thanks to a grant from the Coastal Community Foundation, we have received funding for local potter Georgette Sanders to offer a cultural mask making class at Lincoln Middle High School in February and at CREECS in March! Student works will be celebrated during our annual student art show on May 22, 2014.

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Ode To….

ODE TO… will open March 15  at the McClellanville Arts Center. The exhibit, which is free and open to the public will take place from 6 to 8 pm. A film by Kristi Ryba will begin at 6:30 with a dance performance by Annex Dance Company to follow. The exhibition also includes artworks by Mary Walker, Kristi Ryba, Linda Fantuzzo, and John McWilliams. The exhibition will be on view until April 26th. Hours are Thursday – Saturday 11-3 and by appointment.

The theme is loss: All the pieces will be dedicated to lost mentors, loved ones, and friends. Each person in the group has recently lost an important person in their lives and is enthusiastic about honoring that special person in the “Ode to…”exhibition/performance.

“A year ago, I decided to do a print series Ode to Jim dedicated to my friend who on his deathbed left me his printing press. I thought that the McClellanville Arts Center would be a wonderful place to have the exhibition. I realized that my series would not fill the space. I thought of other artists whom I have worked with closely, whose work I admire, and who have recently lost someone significant to them. The idea jelled into including four artists, a dance performance and a short animated film.”

–Mary Walker

“The movement vocabulary for Annex Dance Company’s Ode is my interpretation of Mary Walker’s images.  Mary often sketches rehearsals, so this was a unique opportunity to reverse the role and have her see her work through my eyes.  The shapes in both solo form and how they intersect within the print influenced the choreography and composition of the piece.  As the dancers enter and exit the space I imagine people slipping in and out of each other’s lives, and we are left with just one who has been imprinted by the others.”  

– Kristin Alexander, artistic director/choreographer, Annex Dance Company

“Loss, the theme of the exhibit, Ode to… is a common thread throughout my work as I use memory as my resource to explore and reveal my ideas about grief, longing, humor and nostalgia, about home, family, motherhood and gender roles. The questions I ask myself are, “How do we make sense of a life, our parents and now ourselves, as we age and physically decline?  How did our childhood and family of origin shape our choices?  Inspired by vintage photographs from my birth family I make images, vintage style clothing and stop motion videos. “

–Kristi Ryba

“I decided to use a dry brushed oil technique in the making of my drawings for this exhibition. My thoughts for loved ones, whom I wish to commemorate in these drawings, were not clearly formed in my mind and this method enabled me to work in a manner of stream of consciousness. The tools and personal items these individuals held dear, surfaced in the imagery and came to represent the person I wish to honor.”

– Linda Fantuzzo

“Things change.  We are born and we age and then we die.  Our hopes and fears are vibrations like a breeze that passes.  Our tears pass and nourish other things.  Death is nothing.  The essence of everything is eternal, the atoms.  What once was is refigured.  In our lives we spend much time coming to terms with death.  As artists we are sometimes trapped into justifying our existence and manifesting our ego.  The wonderful irony is that as death is nothing so is the ego. 

We share this passing with everything on this earth.  With this exhibition and collaboration we each share our own interpretation of this passing and celebrate it.”

–John McWilliams 

 

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Open Search for New Director

The McClellanville Arts Council, a 501(c) 3 non-profit, seeks a dynamic, experienced individual familiar with non-profit practices and policies to serve as the director of the organization.

The director serves as the organization’s primary contact with artists, writers, local schools, and other organizations. He or she is responsible for daily operations of the Arts Center and for the long-term development and execution of the MAC’s mission statement, strategic planning, and policies.

This job requires working with the board of directors, interacting with prospective donors, collaborating with other organizations, communicating in a sometimes high-profile multi-cultural environment, and fostering community involvement. Our ideal candidate would be a visionary leader with strong skills in consensus building, fundraising, and grant writing.

Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated skills and/or experience in organizational, financial, and project management; grant writing and grant/contract reporting management; direct fundraising; and non-profit arts management, including gallery operations and programming. Competence with computers and applications, including QuickBooks and social media, is very important. So is a sense of humor.

The mission of the McClellanville Arts Council is to enhance the quality of life in the Sewee to Santee area of Charleston County, S.C., through arts and educational programming, and to record, preserve, and publicize the unique culture of McClellanville and the surrounding communities. For more information about the organization, visit our website at <www.mcclellanvilleartscouncil.com>.  Currently the position is half time with no benefits.  Salary contingent on circumstances. No phone calls, please.

Please e-mail your resume and three references to macarts@tds.net, by May 1, 2014.

 

 

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