McClellanville Arts Council

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Season of the Sun: Forty Years of Art—for Everyone!

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that August 21, 2017 will bring a total eclipse of the sun.  Our very special piece of the planet will be one of the best spots on earth for viewing this phenomenon, and the last piece of American soil where the eclipse will be visible.

Perhaps it is no accident that our fortieth birthday will be heralded by a once-in-a-lifetime event. Founded in 1977, the McClellanville Arts Council is one of the oldest community arts organizations in the state. We’ll be celebrating from the summer solstice on June 21 through the eclipse on August 21, 2017.

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Concert

IMG_5516June 24: Another Country (formerly Copernicus) Concert 7:00 p.m. Join us for a fun evening of excellent music out of Asheville NC, with Ken Chapple and friends. $10 members, $15 non-members. Children under 12, free.

We’ll also be premiering new eclipse-inspired artwork in the shop, including a commemorative wine glass, jewelry, fused glass, hanging ornaments, and more! But to get a head start: We have McClellanville eclipse-themed t-shirts and wine glass available to order now! To order yours, you can stop by the gallery Thursday-Saturday between 11:00 and 3:00 to fill out an order form. You can also download and print the order form from our Facebook page.

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Summer Solstice Lecture Series

July 8: “Solar Systems for You” Presentation concerning solar energy systems with Noah Kipar. 7:00 p.m. Free and open to the public.

July 29: An evening with Kevin Bourque: “Everything You Need to Know About the Eclipse” 7:00 p.m. Free and open to the public.

August 20: Lecture by David Zierden: “The Sun, the Moon, and Earth – What They Mean for Climate”. 4:00 p.m. Free and open to the public.

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The Smithsonian Comes to McClellanville!

Get Ready for The Way We Worked

The McClellanville Arts Center will host The Way We Worked, a travelling exhibit from the Smithsonian Museum, from August 12 to September 24, 2017.  With assistance from the South Carolina Humanities Council, we will be calling on residents young and old to help us document how the people of this area made a living from the land, the creeks, and the sea. These materials will become a part of the Smithsonian’s online archives. Help us explore and tell this very important story! Opening reception, August 12, 2017 at 7 p.m.

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Sweet Content, Poems and Photographs of William P. Baldwin

Sweet Content, Poems and Photographs of William P. Baldwin. Billy has done it again! “…heartfelt, salt-tinged, rooted in place, and full of the kind of wisdom we expect from a life well lived. Each poem is a lyrical celebration of the ordinary, like the photographs that inspired them…”. (Marjory Wentworth, S.C. Poet Lauriat.) Come join us in the gallery on Saturday, April 8, at 7 p.m. for a reading and book-signing by our prolific friend. Books are only $12!

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Paint and Sip Happy Hour with Blythe Brown

Paint and Sip Happy Hour with Blythe Brown. Meet in our gallery to enjoy a fun session painting with watercolors! Sunday, March 26, 4:00-6:00. $20 members/$30 nonmembers. BYOB–students must be 21 years and older. Please call 843-887-3157 to register.

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Elizabeth Bronson Student Artists Exhibition

Elizabeth Bronson will present paintings by her students in our gallery, opening with a reception on March 25, 2017, from 6-8 p.m. The show will remain open until April 22, 2017. The subjects of the paintings are varied in genres, and these talented students range from beginners to established artists.

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Season of the Sun: Forty Years of Art—for Everyone!

sun moon clip art

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that August 21, 2017 will bring a total eclipse of the sun.  Our very special piece of the planet will be one of the best spots on earth for viewing this phenomenon, and the last piece of American soil where the eclipse will be visible.

Perhaps it is no accident that our fortieth birthday will be heralded by a once-in-a-lifetime event. Founded in 1977, the McClellanville Arts Council is one of the oldest community arts organizations in the state. We’ll be celebrating from the summer solstice on June 21 through the eclipse on August 21. Season of the Sun will feature classes, crafts, programs, lectures and merchandise.  Details to follow!

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The Smithsonian Comes to McClellanville! Get Ready for The Way We Worked

The McClellanville Arts Center will host The Way We Worked, a travelling exhibit from the Smithsonian Museum, from August 12 to September 24, 2017.  With assistance from the South Carolina Humanities Council, we will be calling on residents young and old to help us document how the people of this area made a living from the lands, the creeks, and the sea. These materials will become a part of the Smithsonian’s online archives. Help us explore and tell this very important story!

 

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The Cigar Factory

We will kick off our exploration of working in the low country with a talk by Michele Moore, whose novel The Cigar Factory was recently shortlisted alongside Annie Proulx’s Barksins for the Langum Prize in American Historical Fiction. The Cigar Factory follows the lives of two families who work in Charleston’s famous cigar factory from the turn of the century through the end of World War II.  Many older residents of this area will remember working at the factory or hearing stories about those who did. Join us at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 28, to hear about how Michele did her research and watch excerpts from a video of Sounds of the Cigar Factory, which was performed as part of Piccolo Spoleto 2016 and the Pat Conroy Literary Festival and featured on SCETV’s Palmetto Scene.

 

Books will be available for sale and signing, and you can also get one last look at Natalie Daise’s paintings in the show Collard Green Season.

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