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"John Westmark; Narratives" & "Beyond the Darkroom: Photography in the 21st Century" 04/04/2014 - 10:00am to 07/13/2014 - 5:00pm "John Westmark; Narratives" & "Beyond the Darkroom: Photography in the 21st Century"
The Gibbes Museum debuts two spectacular new exhibits this month, examining the creative processes of painting and photography in contemporary Southern art and showcasing the great artistic talent of our region today. Contemporary artist John Westmark’s works incorporate fabrics and sewing patterns weaved into large-scale paintings and spark a sense of nostalgia through their narratives. The photography exhibit featuring works by Carrie Mae Weems and Stephen Marc, on the other hand, propels visitors into the here and now, examining the ways in which the industry has become digitized.
Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday, 1-5pm. $9; $7 student/senior/military; $5 ages six -12; free for child under six. (843)722-2706, gibbesmuseum.org
April 4, 2014 - 10:00am to July 13, 2014 - 5:00pm
Gibbes Museum of Art
North Charleston City Gallery Exhibit: Works by Amiri Gueka Farris 05/01/2014 - 9:00am to 05/31/2014 - 5:00pm North Charleston City Gallery Exhibit: Works by Amiri Gueka Farris
Amiri Gueka Farris, winner of the 2014 North Charleston Arts Festival Design Competition, will display a variety of mixed media works, including his
May 1, 2014 - 9:00am to May 31, 2014 - 5:00pm
Sunset Tour to Fort Sumter 05/02/2014 - 5:00pm to 10/31/2014 - 5:00pm Sunset Tour to Fort Sumter
Friday evenings, climb aboard the ship to witness the setting sun as it creates a colorful backdrop for the historic mansions of Charleston's Battery. Upon arriving at Fort Sumter, a National Park Ranger narrates a historical account of the site that you are invited to explore during your one-hour visit. On the return trip, enjoy a cash bar and complimentary Southern hors d'oeuvres. Liberty Square, Concord St. Friday, 5pm. $42; $40 senior; $30 child age four-11. (843)722-2628, www.fortsumtertours.com
May 2, 2014 - 5:00pm to October 31, 2014 - 5:00pm
Monty Python's Spamalot 05/02/2014 - 7:00pm to 05/24/2014 - 7:00pm Monty Python's Spamalot
Join King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table search for the Holy Grail on their well-known excursion. Laugh along with this Tony Award-winner as the group takes a side-trip to the fair city of Charleston before continuing their quest. Woolfe Street Playhouse, 34 Woolfe St. Wednesday-Sunday, times vary. $35-$30. (843)856-1579, www.woolfestreetplayhouse.com
May 2, 2014 - 7:00pm to May 24, 2014 - 7:00pm
Woolfe Street Playhouse
"Worthless Matter" 05/16/2014 - 10:00am to 06/28/2014 - 6:00pm "Worthless Matter"
Through her drawings, sculptures, and installations, artist Hollis Hammonds explores consumerist culture by examining accumulation, hoarding, and collecting. When she survived a house fire in her teens, the remaining piles of burnt keepsakes represented to her the worthlessness of superficial possessions. Today, her post-apocalyptic illustrations deal with memory, material consumption, waste, catastrophe, and superficial loss. Redux Contemporary Art Center, 136 St. Philip St. Tuesday-Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturday, noon-5pm. Free. (843)722-0697, www.reduxstudios.org
May 16, 2014 - 10:00am to June 28, 2014 - 6:00pm