Charleston Jazz Presents Momentum July 14

Momentum: Songs We Love
July 14, 2023

7:00 – 8:30 pm and 9:30 – 11:00 pm
Forte Jazz Lounge
477 King Street

Momentum, presented by Charleston Jazz, is an exciting, electric band with some of the finest musicians in the Lowcountry. Led by Demetrius Doctor, they create an eclectic mix of Classic and Contemporary Fusion, R&B, Soul Jazz, and Gospel. On this special evening, Momentum plays some of the most beloved songs by Stevie Wonder, Jon Batiste, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Jill Scott, and Snarky Puppy and features and exciting group of All Star musicians!

Demetrius Doctor – Keyboards
Stachia Simmons – Vocals/Percussion
Corinthian Doctor – Vocals/Percussion
Dave Grimm – Guitar
Lee Barbour – Guitar
LaVontá Green, Sr. – Bass
Calvin Baxter II – Drums

For tickets and more information, click here.

-Submitted by Charleston Jazz

The 2023-2024 Season of CSO

The Charleston Symphony Orchestra has announced their 2023-2024 season. Much-anticipated guest conductors, extraordinary guest artists, and concerts full of delightful music will be the highlights of the season.  

The Masterwork concerts will be led by phenomenal guest conductors performing works by Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Verdi, Holst, Dvořák, and more. Holiday Pops returns in December, with special guests to celebrate the season with holiday tunes. In January, the worlds of music and movement will merge to bring Cirque de la Symphonie – aerial flyers, acrobats, contortionists, dancers, jugglers, balancers, and strongmen will share the stage with the CSO in choreographed splendor. For the closing series concert, Associate Conductor Kellen Gray will conduct a program celebrating the influential Harlem Renaissance cultural movement of the 1920s and 1930s.

For information about season subscriptions, click here. Individual tickets for the 2023-2024 season go on sale in August.



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SIAG June Artist of the Month, Danielle Patterson

Danielle Patterson was born and raised in the East Bay Area of California surrounded by creativity from a young age. Her mother and father were both artistic, as were her grandparents. Art was a part of everyday life, and all forms of creativity were encouraged throughout her upbringing.

As a watercolorist, her paintings capture the beauty of the low country and her family’s cherished memories. Her latest portraits of her daughters, inspired by Gustav Klimt, aim to capture the sheer joy her children bring into her life.

After graduating from the University of California Santa Cruz with a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art with an emphasis on painting and photography, Danielle began her professional career managing the gallery of National Geographic Photographer, Frans Lanting.

Later, after moving to Fort Mill, SC, she struggled to find a job in the art field. Her creativity did not go unnoticed. She used her creativity to manage the marketing for a Pediatric & Orthodontic practice. Danielle and her husband, Warren Patterson, built a home on Seabrook Island and fell in love with the natural beauty and the strong artist community.

Danielle joined the Seabrook Island Artist Guild shortly after moving to Seabrook and enjoys attending artist demonstrations offered by SIAG. She has attended workshops led by Laurie Meyer and Dwight Rose as well. Danielle’s passion for creativity also extends to her Financial Services company. There she puts her marketing and development skills to work building her business and serving her clients.

When Danielle is not working, she loves spending time with her family, working out with her fit-camp group, painting, gardening, and cooking. She is grateful for the inspiration and encouragement the artist guild offers and hopes to become even more involved in the years to come.

Please join Danielle for the Artist of the Month reception Monday, June 5 at The Lake House from 4:30-6:00 pm.

-Submitted by Bonnie Younginer, Seabrook Island Artist Guild

(Image credit: Danielle Patterson)

CCPL Hosts CSO Chorus Concert Jun 3

Enjoy a free concert!

Charleston Symphony Orchestra Chorus
Saturday, June 3, 2023, at 1:00 pm
Charleston County Public Library
68 Calhoun Street, Charleston

Join members of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Chorus (CSOC) for a celebration of American music and poetry. The CSOC will perform the complete Frostiana by Randall Thompson, encompassing seven complete Robert Frost poems in a choral setting. The chorus will also perform two pieces by Aaron Copland. Directed by Larry Speakman (guest conductor) and accompanied by Susan McAdoo. 

Click here to learn more.

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June at the Gibbes

Art of Jazz: The Abdiel Iriarte Experiment
June 21, 2023 @ 7:30 pm

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Back in person for another year, the Gibbes is excited to present a series of concerts in collaboration with Charleston Jazz.

The Abdiel Iriarte Experiment is a hard-driving trio that combines the sound of Afro-Venezuelan-Cuban rhythms with a taste of modern jazz. Originally from Valencia, Venezuela, Abdiel Iriarte now calls Charleston home. Through original compositions, pop/jazz standards, creative sound design with keyboards and various electronic instruments, this talented group promises to bring lots of ‘fire and passion’ to the Art of Jazz series!

$35 Members | $45 Non-Members | $15 Student/Faculty
A 3% credit card fee will apply

Praise Songs for Dave the Potter: 
Art and Poetry for David Drake

June 24, 2023 @ 10:30 am – Noon

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David Drake is recognized as one of the most accomplished nineteenth-century potters in the United States. Even though his pots—many inscribed with original verse—sit in museums across the nation, he is too often passed over when considering the early foundations of African American poetry. Join us for a conversation about recent publication Praise Songs for Dave the Potter with editor and historian P. Gabrielle Foreman, artist Jonathan Green, and poet Glenis Redmond as they discuss how Drake’s pottery and poetry have inspired contemporary artists who claim him as an artistic ancestor. 

$30 Members |  $40 Non-Members
A 3% credit card fee will apply

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CSO: Sunset Serenade May 26

Sunset Serenade
May 26, 2023
8:00 – 9:00 pm
U.S. Custom House

Join the Charleston Symphony Orchestra for Sunset Serenade at the landmark U.S. Custom House! A free outdoor concert to launch the 2023 Piccolo Spoleto Festival featuring the Charleston Symphony under the direction of Principal Pops Conductor and Artistic Director, Yuriy Bekker.

Featuring vocalist Alva Anderson and the College of Charleston Trumpet Ensemble, directed by Antonio Marti.

The program will include popular and festive selections by John Williams, George Gershwin, Giuseppi Verdi, and more classical favorites. Arrive early for this complimentary program in partnership with the City of Charleston, and enjoy the festival atmosphere as Charleston gathers to celebrate the arts!

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Seabrook Island Artist Guild Memorial Weekend Art and Craft Show

Sunday, May 28, 2023 – 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Live Oak Hall at The Lake House

Sunday, May 28, the Seabrook Island Artist Guild will hold an indoor Art and Craft Show in Live Oak Hall at The Lake House from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Many of the most talented artists and artisans will be showing multiple mediums such as oils, watercolor, pastel, mixed medium, fiber, paper, alcohol inks and many more.

All items are for sale and donations will be made to the St. John’s High School art department.

Come celebrate Memorial Day weekend with a stroll through the show.

SIAG is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization with close to 100 artists from Seabrook Island, Kiawah Island, and Johns Island.

For more information on the Guild events, workshops, and membership, please visit

-Submitted by Bonnie Younginger, SIAG

SI Photo Club May 18 Meeting – Composition & the Art of Photography 

Thursday, May 18, 2023
6:30 – 8:00 pm

Refreshments at 6:30 pm
Presentation 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Live Oak Hall at The Lake House
This meeting is free to SI Photo Club members. For guests and non-members, we request a $10 donation (which can be applied to an annual Photo Club membership).

Composition & the Art of Photography 
Led by Ted Henderer

Ted draws his inspiration for composing photographs from the other major form of 2D art, painting. He will discuss the attributes of successful composition. Ted will describe the application of composition methods used in painting to photographic art. He will discuss how the arrangement of shapes, values and gesture lines can lead the viewer’s eye into and throughout the photograph.

While a student at the University of Vermont, Ted began developing a keen interest in photography – even winning a first prize for a photography slideshow in the University’s 1969 Film Festival. Ted is a Juried-in exhibiting member of the Charleston Art Guild. He has been accepted in numerous juried art exhibitions and competitions: Gibbes 1858 Prize, ArtFields, CAG Member Exhibitions, Charleston City Gallery, and Piccolo Spoleto Art Exhibitions.

Ted enjoys photographing Lowcountry landscapes and travel and is a member of the Seabrook Island Photography Club.

-Submitted by Maureen Healy, Seabrook Island Photography Club

(Image credit: Ted Henderer)

Hands-On Macro Photography Workshop May 11

Thursday, May 11, 2023
1:00 – 4:00 pm at Oyster Catcher Community Center

Hands-On Macro Photography Workshop
Led by Sandy Dimke

Cost: $15 per person for SI Photo Club Members, $25 for non-members.
Pre-registration is required to attend this workshop. Email Maureen Healy at to sign up.

Sandy Dimke, a Beaufort area fine art photographer, will lead a 2-3 hour workshop where she will have over a dozen different stations set up for macro photography. She will bring a variety of items to photograph including fresh flowers, shells, feathers, leaves, pine cones, marbles, cancelled commemorative stamps, crayons, foreign coins, chess pieces, buttons, vintage postcards, and Scrabble letters. She will bring light boxes, light pads and an assortment of backgrounds to lay objects on or to put behind standing still lifes.

Attendees are encouraged to use tripods and dedicated macro or close up lenses to photograph these items but these are not required. Any type of camera will work, including cell phones that have a close up or macro feature. So come and have fun!

Sandy presently serves as worldwide Chairperson of the Pictorial Print Division for the Photographic Society of America and holds the PPSA distinction. In 2019 she was inducted into the National Association of Women Artists and in 2022 was inducted into the International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP) with the AFIAP distinction.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Maureen Healy at

-Submitted by Maureen Healy, Seabrook Island Photography Club

(Image credit: Sandy Dimke)

May at the Charleston Museum

The calendar of special events for May at the Charleston Museum includes the following:

May 3 – Kid Tours: Friends of a Feather

May 5 – Fossil Friday with the Natural History Department

May 6* – Exploring Color through Bundle and Ice Dyeing with Local Artist Daisy McClellan

May 11* – Revolutionary War Siege Lines Walking Tour with Director Carl Borick

May 12 – Fossil Friday with the Natural History Department

May 13 – Eliza Lucas Pinckney: A Legacy in Silk opens to the public

May 13* – STEAM Saturday at the Dill Sanctuary: Nature Explorers

May 13* – Mother’s Day Floral Workshop with Designer and Master Florist Pia Geraghty

May 16* – Exclusive Society Member Tour: Eliza Lucas Pinckney: A Legacy in Silk exhibit with Curator of Historic Textiles Virginia Theerman

May 18 – Special 250th Early Days Gallery Tour with Curator of Natural History Matthew Gibson

May 18* – Homeschool History Day: Eliza Lucas Pinckney

May 19 – Fossil Friday with the Natural History Department

May 20* – Sweetgrass Basket Weaving Workshop with Local Artisan Sarah Edwards-Hammond

May 21* – Clay Resist and Indigo Workshop with Local Artist Kristy Bishop

May 24 – Giants of the Sky: Charleston Museum Fossils Reveal the World’s Largest Bird with Dr. Daniel Ksepka of the Bruce Museum

May 29 – Memorial Day: Museum and historic houses OPEN

*Reservations Required

-Submitted by The Charleston Museum

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SIAG Hosts May Demonstration Artist Mary Hoffman

Seabrook Island Artist Guild (SIAG) welcomes Mary Hoffman
Tuesday, May 16, 2023
1:30-4:00 pm
The Lake House
Live Oak Hall

Mary will demonstrate painting a portrait from a live model. This art demo is open to all.

“I want to show the viewer that what is ordinarily taken for granted is worth a second look and to bring attention to all things lovely which surround us daily.  For me, inspiration cumulates in bold shapes of light and shadow and their effect on color, creating a story the viewer visually completes. Brushwork is important to me, and I love the lush, loose brushwork that somehow illustrates the fine elements of a subject without painting every detail.”

Mary Hoffman has always loved the creative process through drawing and painting since she was a small child. At the age of six her father enrolled her in her first oil painting class.

 As her artistic skills developed over the years, Mary became best known for her portraiture art. Portrait commissions helped finance her college studies at The Cleveland Institute of Art in Cleveland, Ohio, where she earned her BFA in 1989.

Soon after graduating, Mary entered several juried Fine Art Shows and Exhibits, one of which earned her the “Best of Show” title as well as many “3rd Place” and “Honorable Mention” ribbons. Her artistic journey took her to the Southeast where Mary taught Life Drawing, Portrait Painting and Basic Drawing classes a few weeks of the year and continued her Portrait business. 

Since 1990, CEO’s, major Universities, notable actresses and professional athletes and collectors from all over the world have commissioned Mary for her elegant oil paintings and charcoal portraiture. 

In 2005, her artistic abilities expanded even further after attending her first Plein Air landscape painting workshop. The Plein Air addiction enhanced the painting experience for Mary in every way.

Today, Mary enjoys combining her love of the portrait and figure with painting Plein Air landscapes. She travels and paints Plein Air Paint-outs all over the United States.  Her work is documented on her website,

For more information on the Guild’s events, workshops, and membership, visit

-Submitted by Bonnie Younginer, Seabrook Island Artist Guild

(Image credit: Mary Hoffman)