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Along the Ashley River at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, outside Charleston, S.C.

GOOD NEWS: Magnolia Gardens to undergo $3.2 million habitat restoration

Staff reports  | Ducks Unlimited has received a $1 million federal grant to launch a habitat enhancement and restoration project at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, according to a press release. The goal is to improve the flow of water through the various impoundments and ponds on the 500-acre Magnolia property to raise the diversity of plants and animals.

Funding from the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) will be combined with $2.2 million in matching funds from federal, non-profit, state and private sources, said James A. Rader, manager of conservation programs in Ducks Unlimited’s South Atlantic Field Office in Charleston. The first phase of the two-year project will begin in the spring.

CALENDAR, May 30+:  Festivals, concert and talk of potlikker

CALENDAR, May 30+: Festivals, concert and talk of potlikker

Spoleto Festival and Piccolo Spoleto: There are scads of events through June 11. Check out top events in our Focus piece from May 22.

Reggae Nights concert series. James Island County Park. Gates open at 7:30 p.m. with performances starting at 8:30 p.m. for this county concert series that starts June 2 with Da’ Gulla Rootz, followed by De Lions of Jay, June 23; Jah Works, July 21; and Mystic Vibrations, Aug. 4.

Potlikker Papers be discussed. Longtime Charleston Currents friend John T. Edge, director of the Southern Foodways Alliance, will be in the Holy City 5 p.m. June 2 for a discussion of his new book, Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South. He and Garden & Gun editor David DiBenedetto will discuss the book and how it came to be at a space-limited discussion at the magazine’s offices at the Cigar Factory on East Bay Street.

by · 05/29/2017 · Comments are Disabled · calendar
King and Market,

PHOTO ESSAY: City Gallery features great Piccolo art exhibit

Staff reports | If you’re downtown over the next few days and have a few minutes, you might want to step in to the cool, conditioned air of the City Gallery on Prioleau Street. It’s featuring a grand variety of more than four dozen works in the Piccolo Spoleto Juried Art Show – everything from paintings, sculpture, drawing and photographs by South Carolina artists. Click to see some favorites:

FOCUS:   It’s festival season again

FOCUS: It’s festival season again

Staff reports | The Charleston festival season opens for 17 days Friday as Spoleto Festival USA offers more than 160 ticketed events in 12 venues throughout Charleston while the city’s Piccolo Spoleto Festival for 2017 has more than 500 events through June 11.

Perhaps the easiest way to get the full flavor of all of the offerings is to scroll through each festival’s websites, but we offer some highlights and links below.

by · 05/22/2017 · 3 comments · Focus, Good news
GOOD NEWS:  Chamber, Be a Mentor are partnering to help future leaders

GOOD NEWS: Chamber, Be a Mentor are partnering to help future leaders

Staff reports | Charleston Young Professionals, a division of the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, is partnering with Be A Mentor, a nonprofit organization headquartered in North Charleston, to encourage young professionals’ involvement in the development of our region’s future leaders.

Also in Good News: Mount Pleasant’s new library; Remembering the late Sen. Clementa Pinckney; RiverDogs and reading; Romantic garden walk at Magnolia Plantation; Crafts deadline; Charleston Animal Society grant; Lowcountry AIDS grant.

MORRIS:  Spoleto is at home here — and part of our edge

MORRIS: Spoleto is at home here — and part of our edge

By Kyra Morris, contributing editor | 1977 – the beginning of Charleston’s emergence as a world destination city– was also the first year of Spoleto Festival USA. Is this a coincidence, or is there a correlation?

Gian Carlo Menotti, a Pulitzer-Prize-winning composer, sought to establish a sister festival to the Festival dei Due Mondi of Spoleto, Italy. After a comprehensive search for the right place, he chose Charleston. It met his expectations for old world charm, historical architecture, and abundance of theatres and other performance spaces, including the variety of beautifully-maintained churches that reminded him of those in Italy.

by · 05/30/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Money, Views
CALENDAR, May 23+:  Cycling, festivals, Gibbes, more

CALENDAR, May 23+: Cycling, festivals, Gibbes, more

Calendar events for week of May 23, 2016: Gibbes Museum reopens; Piccolo Spoleto and Spoleto Festival USA commence; Cycling talk, Nunsense, Grace Tea Room, more

by · 05/23/2016 · Comments are Disabled · calendar
This photo shows the scaffolding that was put into place to allow artisans to restore the dome of the Gibbes Museum of Art during a two-year renovation.  The museum reopens this week capping a full week of arts in the Charleston area, as outlined in our Focus piece in the new issue. (Photo provided.)

FOCUS: It’s the season for the arts

Staff reports | If there ever were a week for the arts in Charleston, it’s this week, which marks the May 28 reopening of the Gibbes Museum of Art after a two-year renovation and the start of the annual 17-day festival season featuring Spoleto Festival USA and the 2016 Piccolo Spoleto Festival.

Four new shows opening May 28 (of course they’re new … the museum has been closed for two years!) include:

* The Things We Carry: Contemporary Art in the South (Gallery 8), which features paintings, sculpture, photos and mixed media by a diverse group of artists who address the South’s troubled history, including responses to the 2015 Emanuel AME Church tragedy.

* Beyond Catfish Row: The Art of Porgy and Bess (Gallery 9) celebrates the George Gershwin opera as interpreted by visual artists. …

by · 05/23/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Focus, Good news