The (In)disposable Art of Kirkland Smith is a playful exhibition of assemblages created from disposable consumer waste--basically, trash. These 3-dimensional works of art speak to the problem of overconsumption and a need for environmental responsibility in a fresh, evocative style. Using trash as her medium rather than the subject of her art, Smith hopes to challenge consumer habits and attitudes in a way that's positive and encouraging.
Awaken your imagination and curiosity with Fractals: Mathematics and Science as Art. Fractals consist of mathematical “objects” produced by a computer. These attractively produced 2-dimensional artistic creations provide a mix of horizontal and vertical presentation formats, with two pieces (seemingly identical) meant to hang about an inch apart which gives the illusion of one larger image.
The art of assemblage is the subject of this workshop that focuses on how to repurpose disposable items (aka trash) into artistic creations. Led by Kirkland Smith, you'll learn what types of materials work best for this type of assemblage and use templates to design your own piece on 12x12 Masonite. Purchases are non-refundable.
What is the South Carolina American Revolution Sestercentennial Commission? Come learn about this organization and what they are doing to celebrate the 250th anniversary of this revolutionary time in history. The speaker is Bill Davies, Vice Chairman of the Commission.
Educators take note! In this professional development workshop, you'll hear from civil rights photographer Cecil Williams as he shares his experiences and the educational posters he developed on South Carolina's role in the movement. Learn some visual literacy strategies for talking about photography in the social studies classroom. Open to public.
Weave some history! Learn about the Gullah roots of sweetgrass baskets while making one to take home. Kisha Kinard will guide workshop participants through the process of weaving a small round fruit basket with handles. The raw materials are included in the cost of the workshop, but scissors and nail bone will be returned at the end of the class. Purchases are non-refundable.
Author, historian, and photographer Daniel McDonald Johnson explores the people and places of the Savannah River region in the American Revolution. Mr. Johnson's areas of research include emigration from the Scottish Highlands to America, the southern American colonial experience, and The American Revolution.
Explore the art of bookbinding with Director of Exhibitions & Programs Kayleigh Vaughn. Whether you want a journal, sketchbook, or scrapbook, you will learn the basics of Secret Belgian binding. All supplies are provided to create a 96-page blank book. Purchases are non-refundable.
Experience the societal family tree created by Artist Susan Lenz in the Member Only Sneak Peek of our newest exhibition, Anonymous Ancestors. Mingle with other members and get an in-depth look during an exclusive curator-led tour.
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Family-friendly has a whole new meaning. Anonymous Ancestors gives visitors a glimpse into the past through thousands of anonymous vintage photographs, letters and printed materials. Together, these yard sale finds compose a sort of societal family tree that reminds us of our shared familial experiences and memories.
Artist Susan Lenz presents the inspiration behind her exhibition Anonymous Ancestors. Learn about her process and how she went about collecting objects and creating art while exploring the lives of these unknown figures.
Dye your own indigo bandana in time for fall tailgates. Learn the basic techniques of natural dying from artist Leanne Coulter of Daufuskie Blues. Purchases are non-refundable.
Follow along as Camilla Pagliaroli teaches you how to paint your own artwork inspired by fall. Then, enjoy story time with some autumn tales. For ages 6 and up. Purchases are non-refundable.
All are welcome to join the Friends of Honey Hill quarterly meeting to learn about recent preservation and protection efforts at the Honey Hill Battlefield. Visit fohhb.org for more information.
Discover the sentimental endearments of the 19th century through ornamental hairwork such as friendship albums, mourning practices, and love tokens and how these practices have influenced us today. Kim Poovey shares the history of ornamental hairwork as well as displays of antique items followed by a demonstration of the intricate gimp work done to create hair wreaths. Book signing to follow.
Create a luminous mosaic suncatcher in this 4-hour workshop led by glass artist Pat Stone. You’ll also learn how to safely cut glass, follow mosaic patterns, and grout pieces. Purchases are non-refundable.
In anticipation of Kwanzaa, Minister Joanne D. Taylor leads participants on a journey through its history and principles. This interactive program is perfect for the whole family and shows you how to host your own celebration at home.
PO Box 1116Ridgeland, SC 29936
Tuesday - Saturday10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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Whether you’re looking for a classic venue or a well-appointed, roomy conference space, you'll find what you need to make your event special at the Morris Center.