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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McClellanville Artist Collaborative Quilt


One of a kind quilt – these are just a few of the beautiful panels in this collaborative effort of many artists in the McClellanville community.  Tickets can be purchased at the Arts Center for $5 each or online below for a small additional fee.

McClellanville Quilt Ticket $5


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Long-time Board member and McClellanville quilter passes away

Lowcountry quilter Geneva Lena Loewe passed away December 14, 2014.   Geneva received the Jean Laney Harris Folk Heritage Award in 1997.  A master at her craft, Geneva made quilts for over 50 years. 
She learned to sew pieced and appliqued quilts from her maternal grandmother, Mary Porcher, who also practiced midwifery in the Awendaw area of Charleston County.   A maker of traditional quilt patterns and designs of her own creation – some of which draw on African textile traditions – she shared her skills with people throughout the state, including senior citizens at the South Santee Community Center and children at the Charleston Housing Authority.   Believing that “machines just zip across the quilt without any attention to detail or without any feeling,” she insisted on doing all her quilting by hand.     Drayton Hall, Middleton Place Plantation, and the Rice Museum in Georgetown are just a few of the places where Loewe exhibited her quilts.   She was a gentle soul who was passionate about the importance of her quilting tradition.  Geneva was a long-time member of the Board of the McClellanville Arts Council and will be greatly missed by all.geneva2



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2015 Piano Lessons

pianoPianist Brenda LeFevre is ready to enroll students ages six and up, including adults, for weekly 30 minute lessons. No experience is necessary. Lessons will be scheduled beginning at 4 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The cost is $18 per session for 2015 members; $20 for non-members, payable at the beginning of each month. Brenda will also offer a music theory workshop for anyone interested in learning to read and write music.

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Call for McClellanville Art and Artists

We are still planning a  2015 exhibition in our Gallery of local art created by McClellanville residents and their families.  We are interested in seeing what you have in your collection.  We’ve received a couple of inquiries but we need MANY more!  Please look through your art collections and talk to family members that have moved outside of the community so that we can showcase our local talent.

We are looking for all forms of art created by McClellanville residents and their families.  If you have a collection or pieces to share – please email, call or stop by and help us mount an exhibition that highlights the creative spark that has existed in McClellanville for generations and the community of artists that continuesGeneva to grow today.




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2015 Yoga Classes at the Arts Center

yoga_three_panel-300x211Join instructor Susan Hindman for Yoga classes at the Arts Center beginning January 2nd.  Four classes will be available and the class description, dates, times and prices are listed below.   A minimum of four(4) participants will be required for each class.  Walk-in members will pay $12 per class, Walk-in Non Members will pay $14 per class.

Friday Flow Yoga 2015  January 2-February 9, 4 pm  Members$60

Friday Flow Yoga 2015   January 2-February 9, 4pm  Non-Members$72

Saturday Gentle Yoga 2015   January 3-February 14, 8:30am Members$70

Saturday Gentle Yoga 2015   January 3-February 14, 8:30am Non-Members$82

Monday Chair Yoga 2015   January 5-February 9, 2:30pm  Members$60

Monday Chair Yoga 2015   January 5-February 9, 2:30pm  Non-Members$72

Monday Yin Yoga 2015   January 5-February 9, 4pm  Members$60

Monday Yin Yoga 2015  January 5-February9, 4pm  Non Members$72





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$38 for 38 Initiative

The McClellanville Arts Council will celebrate its 40th Anniversary in 2017! We will be focusing on our past successes and future endeavors throughout the next three years to commemorate this auspicious occasion. We have begun an extensive archival project documenting the Arts Center’s history and need your support to complete the work before our 40th Anniversary. We are creating curriculum and educational tools to share with other communities as well as to enhance our future programming. Help us in our 38th year of existence – Donate $38 for 38 (or more, of course) to support this initiative and our future programming.



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Fly Away: Story of a Little Bird – 2014


yuka2yuka3Yuka Otani will be joined by Miyako Fujimara, Susan Hindman and Melanie McClellan Hartnett for a multi-medium exhibition that showcases Yuka’s artistic growth. Attendees will be invited to make origami cranes to add to the installation. The exhibition will open at noon on November 22nd before the Reflections of South Carolina Volume II booksigning.  We will have an evening reception for the exhibition that will begin at 6:30pm.  Fly Away:  Story of a Little Bird will be on display at the Arts Center Gallery through the end of the year.


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2014 Adult Pottery

Georgette Sanders will teach a beginners class in pottery on Mondays, October 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. for 2014 members $200; non-members $225. Most supplies included. Instructions will include hand-building techniques, and introduction to wheel throwing. (There will be no make up sessions.)

Adult pottery students will have the opportunity to come to the studio on Wednesday, October 8, 15, 22, & 29 to work on their current class projects. There will be no instructions during studio nights.


Adult Beginning Pottery 2014 Members$200

Adult Beginning Pottery Non-Members$225

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Flowers for Peace 2014

Grab a hammer and some safety glasses and let Melanie McClellan-Hartnett teach you how to make beautiful flowers out of recycled materials. Following her installation at the Arts Center, Melanie will now teach YOU how to create your own smashed glass flowers. Inspired by a Japanese legend, these flowers can be used to participate in the Sen No Hana Project which promotes peace throughout the world. No experience is necessary. Classes are for ages six and up. Some materials are sharp. The workshop is scheduled for Saturday, October 25th, 10am – 12:30pm. Each session will allow students to create at least one complete flower.


Flowers for Peace 2014 Members$50 

Flowers for Peace Non-Members$60

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BYOB Crabby Painting 2014


This session has been postponed and a reschedule date will be sent out in the next few weeks!  If you have signed up for the workshop, we will contact you regarding rescheduling or a refund.

Join accomplished artist Stephen Herchack for an introductory level class that covers basic composition, color theory, color mixing, blending and finishing details as you create your own work of art. This session will focus on sea life and will feature blue crabs. Participants may bring their beverage of choice – make a night of it!


The class will be held in the Arts Center Studio on November 7th from 6:30 – 9pm. 2014 members $35; non-members $45, a supply fee will be required and will be announced at a later date.



BYOB Crabby Painting 2014 Members$35

BYOB Crabby Painting Non-Members$45






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