Southern Piano Music During the Civil War Years

Southern Piano Music During the Civil War Years Presented by David Thompson. Along with songs and military band music published in the South during the Civil War, a considerable repertoire of solo keyboard music written by white, black, male, and female composers also exists.  This repertoire includes traditional dances such as the waltz, mazurka, schottische, … Read more

From Gone with the Wind to Steel Magnolias: In Search of the Real Southern Woman

From Gone with the Wind to Steel Magnolias: In Search of the Real Southern Woman Presented by Alice Taylor-Colbert. This entertaining presentation, based on the presenter’s research on Southern women, explores the 19th-century myth of “the Southern lady” and its predominance in popular culture then and now in contrast to the realistic qualities of diverse women of the South … Read more

Scrooge, “According to Gullah”

Scrooge, “According to Gullah” Presented by Donald Sweeper. **Donald Sweeper requests an additional honorarium to the $250 contributed by SC Humanities. This is a Christmas season comedy based on Ebenezer Scrooge from the Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol.  The stage performance features Donald Sweeper acting the part of Scrooge as if he is speaking in … Read more

How Shirley Temple Saved America

How Shirley Temple Saved America Presented by Kathryn Smith. The little actress was the nation’s top box office draw during the worst years of the Great Depression and helped Americans forget their troubles as she sang and danced away the troubles of the characters she played. She worked through her childhood, while her parents spent … Read more

Poetry Slam: Putting performance into contemporary poetry

Poetry Slam: Putting performance into contemporary poetry Presented by Kimberly Simms. (Grades 4-12 OR Adults) In this hands-on workshop, poet and educator Kimberly Simms will lead attendees in performing well-known contemporary poems or pre-written original poems. The workshop will feature a short craft lesson on voice and blocking. The workshop will also include a discussion on … Read more

Poetic Perspectives: Exploring the humanities through poetry

Poetic Perspectives: Exploring the humanities through poetry Presented by Kimberly Simms. (K-12 OR Adults)In this workshop, poet and educator Kimberly Simms will lead attendees in writing monologue style poems in the voice of a favorite literary character or historical figure. This workshop works particularly well when exploring a pre-chosen work of fiction or historical figure … Read more

Shoah: The Art of the Holocaust

Shoah: The Art of the Holocaust Presented by Ron Roth. One of the most compelling testimonies to the horrors of the holocaust are the more than 30,000 surviving works created by artists while imprisoned in ghettos and concentration camps during the years of the Nazi Third Reich.  Many of these artists perished, others survived.  The … Read more

All Things Southern: The Charleston Renaissance and the Revival of Southern Art

All Things Southern: The Charleston Renaissance and the Revival of Southern Art Presented by Ron Roth. Once celebrated as “the Queen of the South,” Charleston, South Carolina, was left devastated by the Civil War–a faded reflection of its antebellum glory.  For 50 years following the war, the city struggled to overcome economic and cultural stagnation. … Read more

Trusting the Light: America’s Master Impressionists

Trusting the Light: America’s Master Impressionists Presented by Ron Roth. One can hardly think of a more revolutionary and significant art movement than that of 19th century Impressionism, a style so influential and popular it continues to flourish today. This presentation examines the American Impressionist movement, its leading artists, and their transformation of the American art … Read more