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01 February 2013Historic Columbia Foundation is pleased to announce Civil Rights Movement in the Midlands from 10:00-11:00am on February 1. The Civil Rights movement in Columbia and the surrounding area started long before Martin Luther King Jr. began his journey. The Midlands was home to many civil rights leaders who made an impact at a local, state, and national level during the mid-20th century. They worked to challenge the system of segregation and defeat Jim Crow laws. The program will take place at the Modjeska Simkins House, home to one of South Carolina’s best known Civil Rights leaders. We will learn about her work on the Briggs v. Elliott case; which later combined with others to become Brown v. Board of Education. Hands-on activities and games will teach students about several individuals and events that made an impact on civil rights in this state. Participants should meet at the Modjeska Simkins House at 2025 Marion Street. The program is designed for students 8-15 years old, and costs $5 per child. For more information, please call 803.252.1770 ext. 36 or visit http://www.historiccolumbia.org/.
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01 February 2013
This event repeats every week until 03/09/2013
The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston is pleased to begin 2013 with an exhibition of work by contemporary New York based artist Lesley Dill. Entitled, "Poetic Visions: From Shimmer to Sister Gertrude Morgan", the exhibition invites audiences to delve into art, literature, spirituality, feminism — even fashion.
Nationally known for the unexpected and dramatic ways in which she fuses art and language, Dill explores the relationships between language and transformational experience through multi-faceted work that appeals to a wide range of interests. Describing language as “the touchstone, the pivot point of all my work,” Lesley Dill reveals the potential of words to stir feelings and convey hidden meanings.
Her synthesis of a lyric vocabulary into bronze, foil, wire, paper, fabric, and horsehair informs an innovative style that radiates visual eloquence. Unified by their layers of words, figures, and symbolic imagery, the artworks in Poetic Visions underline Dill’s desire to render transcendental experience into form. Her work represents a symphony of spiritual traditions, in which New Orleans street preacher/visual artist artist Sister Gertrude Morgan is just one of the players. Dill was drawn to this famous folk artist, who also merged text and image in her work, because of her strength and conviction of belief.
Inspired by her two-year sojourn in India and the illuminating aspects of diverse faith traditions, Dill interprets relationships between the physical and the spiritual. Her expressive artworks, layered with multiple meanings, also reference nature and human identity.
The exhibition is on view everyday from January 25 to March 9.
FREE admission + FREE guided group tours are available.
Pair a tour of the exhibition with a campus visit!
161 Calhoun Street, downtown Charleston, SC
HALSEY.COFC.EDU or call (843) 953 - 4422
For more information about the exhibition and images, visit http://halsey.cofc.edu/exhibitions/lesley-dill/
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01 February 2013 02:00 PMCome celebrate George Beverly Shea’s 104th birthday from February 1-March 30 during this special exhibit at the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, NC. Explore his life and discover what motivated this world-class baritone to forgo a promising radio career and travel to the ends of the earth as a member of the Billy Graham Crusade team. For more information, call 704.401.3200 or visit http://www.billygrahamlibrary.org/.
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