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09nov(nov 9)10:00 am21mar(mar 21)5:00 pmThe 13th Annual African American Fiber Art Exhibition: Black Gold

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Organized and presented by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, this unique opportunity offers African American fiber artists an annual showcase to exhibit their original and innovative designs. This selection of pieces are on loan through the SC State Museum.

 

This year’s theme is directly inspired by the song Black Gold by Esperanza Spalding from her 2012 album Radio Music Society. The challenge for this year’s exhibit was for artists to review the lyrics of Spalding’s song, as well as the official music video, then create a fiber art piece that will inspire future generations.

Curated by Torreah “Cookie” Washington

 

 

 

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November 9 (Saturday) 10:00 am - March 21 (Saturday) 5:00 pm

01feb3:00 pm4:30 pmEvent OverThe American South as We Know It Screening and Discussion

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The American South As We Know It explores the lives and experiences of African-Americans during the Jim Crow era. This film depicts a time when racial tension was at its peak. The educators, historians and brave “everyday” people featured in this documentary, express their vested interest in creating a comprehensive narrative of what life was like for African- Americans in the south. Producer of the documentary, Frederick Murphy will lead a presentation, Utilizing Film to Better Understand Historical Trauma in The African American Community after the screening.

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(Saturday) 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

05feb12:00 pm1:00 pmEvent CancelledLunch & Learn: Jim 'N Nicks

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Come to the Morris Center and learn about the art of BBQ from the folks at Jim ’N Nicks in Bluffton. Enjoy finger lickin’ chicken and pulled pork with all the fixings. Bring your questions and appetite as the team at this South Carolina-based establishment talk about their BBQ philosophy, and give tips for at-home preparations.

Purchases are non-refundable.

 

 

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(Wednesday) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

15feb10:00 am1:00 pmEvent OverIntro to Drawing Workshop with Damond Howard

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Have you always wanted to learn how to draw? This in-depth, 2 day workshop will cover the basics. Artist and instructor Damond Howard will introduce participants to beginner techniques and guide them through drawing exercises. The workshop will meet on Saturdays, February 15 and 22. All supplies are provided. Damond Howard received his MFA from the University of Florida, Gainesville. He is an art educator for the Charleston County School District.

Members receive a 10% discount. Purchases are non-refundable.

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(Saturday) 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

21feb6:00 pmEvent OverBook Club at the Morris Center: Trouble the Water

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Join us for Book Club at the Morris Center. This Spring, we are discussing Rebecca Bruff’s Trouble the Water. 

About the Book

Inspired by the life of an unsung American hero, Trouble the Water navigates the rich tributaries of courage, betrayal, and redemption. In his inspiring journey, Robert Smalls witnesses great privilege and suffering alongside his owner’s daughter and the dangerous son of a firebrand secessionist. At the age of twelve, he’s sent to work in Charleston, where he loads ships and learns to pilot a cotton steamer. When the Civil War erupts and his cotton steamer becomes a confederate warship, Robert seizes the opportunity to pursue freedom for himself and the people he loves.

 

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(Friday) 6:00 pm

25feb5:00 pmEvent OverFrancis Marion and the Legend of the Swamp Fox

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Francis Marion is considered a key figure of the Revolutionary War in South Carolina. Leading guerrillas in several victories against British and Britain-allied Colonists,  he was coined as the “Swamp Fox.” In honor of his 288th birthday, Charles Baxley will talk about the legacy of Francis Marion. Baxley is a 1974 graduate of the University of South Carolina with a degree in political science and a 1976 doctorate in law.  He is a general practice lawyer and lives in Lugoff, South Carolina, where he has practiced law in the firm of Baxley, Pratt & Wells, P.A. for forty-two (42) years.

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(Tuesday) 5:00 pm

29feb3:00 pm4:30 pmThrough Their Eyes: An Afternoon with Harriet Tubman and Robert Smalls

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Through first-person storytelling and reenactment, this special program engages the audience with poignant and informative accounts honoring the legacies of Harriet Tubman and Robert Smalls. This free presentation is part of the center’s celebration of Black History Month and is tied into the current exhibit, Beyond the Oaks. At the conclusion of the program, the audience is invited to participate in a question and answer time.

Hilton Head resident Cora Miller is well known for her inspiring portrayal of Harriet Tubman. Miller improvises based on her in-depth knowledge of the abolitionist, whose courageous work helped free over 700 enslaved people in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. Those who have seen Miller perform are impressed with her believable transformation and touched by the stories from Tubman’s past which are often left untold.

Noted for his dynamic presentations of famous African Americans, historian and former educator Donald Sweeper will bring to life the experiences of Civil War hero Robert Smalls. Smalls was an enslaved man who escaped to freedom, became a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, and eventually owned the South Carolina plantation on which he had been enslaved.

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(Saturday) 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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