Friday, February 25, 2011

Guess Who Is Coming to Columbia?

Ilona Royce Smithken.... International Artist



The former SCETV painting star Ilona will be in Columbia, SC for
two weeks...

in March! Be prepared to see lots of her brightly



Will keep you posted....

Charleston Arts & Women Artists Call for Art

Through Feb. 25: "Waxing" Colored Pencil works by Kerry Brooks. Robert Lange Studios, 2 Queen St. Feb. 5 from 5-8p.m. and daily until Feb. 25 from 11-5p.m. Admission is FREE. For more info, call (843) 805-8052 or visit

Through Feb. 26 Redux studios presents REORIENTATION IV: Juried Exhibition Featuring New Works by the Artists of Redux. Redux Contemporary Art Center, 136 St. Philip St. Ongoing through Feb. 26. Admission is Free. For more info, call (843)722-0697 or visit

built from scraps

Through Feb. 26: SCOOP Studios presents Built from Scraps.SCOOP Studios Contemporary Art Gallery, 57 1/2 Broad St. Feb. 2-26 on every Tuesday through Thursday from 11a.m.-5p.m. For more info, visit www.

Through Feb. 28: The Charleston Artist Guild announces Richard Pillsbury at the Featured Artist for the month of February.Charleston Artist Guild Gallery, 160 East Bay St. Feb. 1-28. Admission is FREE. For more info, email

Through Feb. 28: Pink House Gallery presents Early Morning Marshes. Pink House Gallery, 17 Chalmers St. Feb. 1-28 from 10a.m.-5p.m. Admission is FREE. For more info, call (843) 723-3608 or visit

Through Feb. 28: M Gallery of Fine Art presents Patina and Petals: Beloved Objects. M Gallery of Fine Art, 11 Broad St. Feb. 3-28. Admission is FREE. For more info, call (843) 727-4500 or


Through Mar. 27: The Gibbes Museum of Art presents Art of Our Time. Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. Admission is $9/Adults; $7/Seniors/Students/Military, and $5/ Children. For more info, call (843) 722-2706 or visit

Through Mar. 28: Polaridad Complentaria: Recent Works from Cuba. The City Gallery at Waterfront Park, 34 Prioleau St. Open Tues-Fri. from 11a.m.-6p.m. and Sat-Sun. from 12-5p.m. For more info, call (843) 958-6484 or visit

Mar. 1 (ongoing permanent exhibit): City Under Siege: Charleston in The Civil War. This permanent exhibition provides a rich overview of events in and around Charleston frCity Under Siegeom secession to 1865. Including the Federal naval blockade, Union bombardment, social dislocations, privations and five major Union attempts to capture the "Queen City of the South," the war and its effects changed the lives of Charleston's residents forever. Their story-one of suffering, sacrifice, initiative and tenacity-is told with extensive images and artifacts from the Museum's collections. These include uniforms, artillery shells, firearms, "gunboat china," the watch of a fallen South Carolina soldier, and the recently-acquired prosthesis of Colonel Peter Gaillard, who lost his hand in action against Union forces on Morris Island. Admission is $10/Adults and $5/Children.Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. For more info contact the Charleston Museum at (843) 722-2996, or

Mar. 1- Sept. 5: Threads of War: Clothing and Textiles of The Civil War. Commemorating the SesquicentThreads of Warennial of the Civil War. This original exhibition offers a glimpse into the lives of those on the homefront, who battled deprivation and fear while raising their families and protecting their property, as well as the soldiers who fought on the front lines. Threads of War shows that, as the nation's bloodiest conflict dragged on, it took its toll not only in lives lost, but on fashion, supplies, household goods, and every aspect of life. Women's, men's and children's clothing, uniforms and accessories, flags, quilts and coverlets, along with period magazines, newspapers, daguerreotypes and diaries provide vivid images of 1860s Charleston and a lifestyle torn apart by war. Admission is $10/Adults and $5/Children. Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. For more info contact the Charleston Museum at (843) 722-2996, or visit

Mar. 1- Apr. 27: "The Beginning of The Civil War" Manuscripts. The exhibit consists of more than two dozen items on Secession and the beginning of the American Civil War. Its presence is designed to correspond with the series of important conferences in the first year of the Commemoration of the Sesquicentennial of the great conflict of 1861-1865.Open Tuesday-Friday from 11am-4pm; Closed Holidays. Admission and parking are free. Karpeles Manuscript Museum, 68 Spring St., Downtown Charleston. For more info contact Karpeles Manuscript Museum at (843) 853-4651, or

Mar. 1-30: The Charleston City Market Preservation Trust LLC presents Art in the Evening. A week-end art show featuring everything from folk art to fine art by local residents. To add to the charm, a concert of lovely classical guitar music and other featured musicians appear at the market. Building B of the Charleston city market. Every Friday and Saturday night from 7p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Admission is FREE. For more info, call (843) 327-5976.

Celadon Fine Arts Festival

Mar. 1: Celadon Fine Arts Festival presents Call for Artists. From shoes to choice, and from fashion to human rights, women make decisions everyday. Artists are invited to submit artwork on this theme of "The Right to Shooz" for a juried art show organized by the Friends of Planned Parenthood of Beaufort, to benefit Planned Parenthood Health Systems in South Carolina. All accepted art will be priced by the artist and sold with a 50/50 split. Only original art will be accepted. All forms of media will be considered; three pieces max per artist, preferably with a max dimension of 50 inches. Deadline for submission is Friday, Mar. 4, 2011. Artists will be notified by Wednesday, Mar. 9th. Personal interpretation by the artist is strongly encouraged. The organizers reserve the right to accept only quality work in keeping with the standards of self-determination and health. For more info, call (843)-379-2787 or

Mar. 2-15: First Federal Bank presents High School Art Exhibition. Who says art programs are dead in our schools? High school seniors will display evidence to the contrary - their best art work - and four students will be awarded scholarships as First Federal and the Charleston Artist Guild present the High School Seniors Art ExhibitMarch 2-15 in the bank's lobby. This year's event will be featured during theMarch 5 Charleston Art Walk. Students, their families, art teachers and the public are invited to view the work and enjoy light refreshments. The exhibit will remain open during business hours until March 15. Mar. 2-15 during business hours and Mar. 5 from 6-8p.m. First Federal Bank, 34 Broad St. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call (843) 529-5930, email or visit

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Trustus Play "Mahalia" and Art Show Feb 11-Mar 5

Trustus Theater 520 Lady St. Columbia, SC Phone 803-254-9732


FEB 11, 2011

MAR 5, 2011

A Gospel Musical By Tom Stolz

Directed By Jocelyn Sanders

Mahalia Jackson comes to the Main Stage in February. Equal parts gospel musical, biography, and revival meeting, MAHALIA creates a spiritual and spirited look at Mahalia Jackson, "The Queen of Gospel Music," and is guaranteed to lift you out of your seats with such songs as "His Eye is on the Sparrow," "How I Got Over," "Deep River" and "Move On Up a Little Higher." This breathtaking and inspiring show will fill the streets of Columbia with music as Valdina Hall takes the Main Stage to portray the American gospel sensation Mahalia Jackson.

Tickets go on sale Tuesday January 25th at 1:00 PM

Shows: Thursdays through Sundays only. (Please Note: there will not be a show on Sunday February 13th.)

ARTIST show by Jean Bourque will be on display and for sale during the run of this play.
Meet the Artist at the Opening Art Reception Fri. Feb 11 630-730PM.
Artist inquiries can be emailed to the artist by clicking here.