Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Nude Tuesday! And some art news.

"Carnivale" by Tyler Blanton of Charleston.
(We need nudes! Sent them to carolinaculture@hotmail.com)

Some art news 
A bunch of grants for Spartanburg center
The Spartanburg arts center HUB-BUB has just received three back to back grants.
The center is getting $60,000 from the Andy Warhol Foundation, $10,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts and  $9,000 from the Dedalus Foundation.
The money will be used to pay expenses for HUB-BUB's artists-in-residence program, start a visiting artist series that will bring in six artists a year and for visual arts programming in the center’s gallery and performance space.
HUB-BUM is located in a former automobile showroom in downtown Spartanburg.

"Landscape of Slavery" catalog wins an award
The Gibbes Museum in Charleston has won one of the two top awards from the Southeast Chapter of the Art Libraries Society of North America for its catalog “Landscape of Slavery: The Plantation in American Art” which was published by the University of South Carolina Press.
The catalog was published in conjunction with an exhibition of the same name that was shown at in Virginia, South Carolina and Georgia in 2008 and 2009.  The show and catalog explored ways in which plantations, and slaves, were depicted in images from the 18th though there 20th centuries and  to what ends.
The winners were selected from 49 entries.

 "Carolina Concerts" canceled
 The “Carolina Concerts” program on S.C. ETV Radio ends after Monday’s broadcast. The all-South Carolina classical music program will be replaced by Public Radio International’s “Evening Classic.”
That’s the bad news - especially since it means the planned broadcast of the last S.C. Philharmonic concert with pipa player Wu Man is off for now.
The good word is that a new Carolina classical program, “Carolina Live,” starts Jan. 5. The show, a partnership between ETV radio and WDAV in Davidson, N.C., features music made in both Carolinas. It will air at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays.
   The new show will be launched with The American Chamber Players. Other upcoming programs are the Greenville Symphony Orchestra, Jan. 12; Greensboro Symphony Orchestra, Jan. 19; Winston-Salem Symphony Jan. 26; Wadsworth and Friends at the Columbia Museum of Art, Feb. 2; Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra, Feb. 9.
     “Carolina Concerts” has been running for 12 years. The final show Monday at 8 p.m. is a concert by the Greenville Symphony Orchestra.

Verner Award nominations
This item has been lurking at the end of my "Art News" for months, but I figured I'd pop it up here for a few days. The S.C. Arts Commission is taking nominations for the Elizabeth Verner/Governor's Award in the Arts until Jan. 15. This is the biggest award the state gives out and there are categories for individual, artist, business, organization and so on.
The problem is that many years there are few nominations and there appears to be a great deal of grade inflation going on. So if you know a really worthy person, place or thing and can whip out the paperwork quickly - do it.

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