SIAG Presents Workshop By Amelia Rose Smith October 24

Seabrook Island Artist Guild (SIAG) welcomes Amelia Rose Smith
Two-day Workshop, October 24-25, 2022
9:30 – 4:00 pm
Oyster Catcher Community Center

A Charleston native, multifaceted artist Amelia Rose Smith has painted professionally for three decades. A versatile artist, she is equally at home with oils, watercolors or pastels. Amelia Rose welcomes all media artist to this workshop. Her work covers subjects ranging from still life to portraits, from animals to landscapes.

As Rose explains: “I relish my time both in the studio and outdoors. It is my desire to bring life and love into each painting…I employ light, value and color to transport the viewer to a stimulating understanding of Charleston’s people and places. Using a harmonious palette and confident brushwork, I seek to capture the Carolinas’ lofty, majestic skies and ever-changing marshes.”

Amelia Rose is an art graduate of Coker College in Hartsville, SC. Upon graduation she was employed as an illustrator for the SC Department of Natural Resources and other agencies. After years of painting for shows on weekends, in 1984 she became a full-time painter, developing her vision and skills. She has studied with numerous acclaimed artists whom she lists as inspirations. These include Zoltan Zabo, Ovanes Barberian, Charles Movalli, Sondra Freckelton, Alex Powers, Joan Rothermel, Sherri McGraw, Albert Handel and Rhett Thurm.

Amelia Rose has developed a national following. Her award-winning work has been featured at such venues as the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition and Spoleto, as well as in a number of local and regional galleries.

To register for the workshop, SIAG members, please send a check for $200.00 made payable to the artist, Amelia Rose Smith. For non- SIAG members, the cost is $230.00. Non-SAIG members, please send two checks, one for $30.00 made payable to SIAG and the other for $200 made payable to the artist. All checks should be mailed to Monique Boissier-Sporn, 1404 Nancy Island Drive, Seabrook Island, SC 29455. Payment must be received by October 19 to confirm registration.

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

-Submitted by Bonnie Younginer, Seabrook Island Artist Guild

(Image credit: Amelia Rose Smith)

Gaillard Center – Disney’s Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Adaptation!

February 5, 2023 at 2:00 pm

Disney’s iconic Winnie the Pooh, Christopher Robin and their best friends Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, Rabbit, and Owl (oh… and don’t forget Tigger too!) have come to life in a beautifully crafted musical stage adaptation.

Featuring the Sherman Brothers’ classic Grammy Award-winning music with further songs by A.A. Milne, this beautiful fresh stage adaptation is told with stunning life-sized puppetry through the eyes of the characters we all know and love, in a new story from the Hundred Acre Wood.

This production is created by renowned family entertainment creator Jonathan Rockefeller, and made by Rockefeller Productions alongside Disney Theatrical Productions. Following a record-breaking New York premiere in 2021, The Hundred Acre Wood is heading across the United States!

Click here for more information.

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Don’t Miss Annie at the North Charleston PAC – Oct 28-30

Holding onto hope when times are tough can take an awful lot of determination, and sometimes, an awful lot of determination comes in a surprisingly small package. Little Orphan Annie has reminded generations of theatergoers that sunshine is always right around the corner, and now the best-loved musical of all time is set to return in a new production – just as you remember it and just when we need it most.

Annie, directed by Jenn Thompson, features the iconic book and score, written by Tony Award®-winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse, and Martin Charnin. This celebration of family, optimism, and the American spirit remains the ultimate cure for all the hard knocks life throws your way.

The event will be held at the North Charleston Coliseum, 5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston, SC 29418, on October 28-30, 2022 and doors open one hour prior to show time. Parking costs $10. Tickets and more information are available now through this link.

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Charleston Symphony Orchestra on Seabrook October 16

In celebration of its 35th Anniversary, the Town of Seabrook Island is sponsoring a performance by the Charleston Symphony Orchestra.

4:00 pm on Sunday, October 16, 2022
On the lawn at Seabrook Island Lake House
2319 Seabrook Island Road

Yuriy Bekker, CSO’s Principal Pops Conductor, will conduct the orchestra in a program that will include a broad range of outstanding music at this hour-long free event. Click here to view the program.

Bring your own blankets, chairs, and refreshments. Parking at The Lake House will be limited, so carpooling and alternate modes of transportation such as walking, biking, and LSVs are recommended. In the event of rain, the performance will take place at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 3871 Betsy Kerrison Parkway, Johns Island.

– Submitted by Town of Seabrook Island

(Image credits: Roger Steel, CSO)

SIAG Hosts Demonstration By Betsy Jones McDonald October 18

Seabrook Island Artist Guild (SIAG) welcomes Betsy Jones McDonald
Tuesday, October 18, 2022
1:30 – 4:00 pm
The Lake House
Live Oak Hall

Betsy Jones McDonald will provide a live demonstration of her “primary colors only, plus white” style of painting. She will be focusing on a marsh scene with an emphasis on clouds and reflections. The demonstration will be held during the October Seabrook Island Artist Guild meeting.

Betsy Jones McDonald started drawing and painting as a child and has continued her lifetime pursuit of painting ever since. She studied fine art at Columbus State University in the late 80’s. McDonald worked in design and advertising in the early 90’s, furthering her eye for great composition. Her love of large-format painting in oils was discovered when she spent a summer painting murals for schools in Columbia, S.C. Her love of painting our local surroundings was instant. She paints using only the primary colors (red, yellow and blue), plus white and custom mixes all of the beautiful colors for her paintings. Her emphasis is on both color and brushstroke.

Betsy states, “I love the colors of the marsh and the way they change with the seasons, light and tides. Every time that you look at the marsh, you see something different and I am fascinated by that.”

Betsy is represented by Perspective Art Gallery in Mt Pleasant, S.C. and also at Keepsakes at Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet, S.C. She also teaches oil painting and color mixing through her workshops in Mt Pleasant, S.C. You can find more information about Betsy and her paintings by visiting  and follow her on Instagram at

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

-Submitted by Bonnie Younginer, Seabrook Island Artist Guild

(Image credit: Betsy Jones McDonald)

The Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre

Welcome to Charleston’s only live comedy mystery theatre, where the audience is the star! All our shows are clean comic whodunits, and they all feature you — or at least some brave soul sitting near you who volunteers for a role!

All shows are original — written by us — and can be seen only at our cozy home on Church Street. Each show lasts approximately two hours. The ticket is for the show only, and desserts, appetizers and drinks are optional. All laughs are not optional and are included in ticket price!

Our Shows

Inspector NoClue’s Murder Mystery Show

A Classic Comic Whodunit 

Sherlock’s Other Brother by a Southern Mother

A Who’s Who Murder Mystery 

Mack Black: Ghost Detective

Hilarious whodunit with audience roles ranging from less-than-helpful ghosts to the Scooby Gang! 

Murder at the Redneck Reunion

Family name … salvageable. Tater bar … ruined. 

New Comedy Mystery Show

Purchase tickets now! 

-Submitted by The Black Fedora

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SI Photo Club Presents Charles Moore September 15

Seabrook Island Photo Club September Speaker Charles Moore:
“Seabrook Island Greenspaces and Wildlife”

Date: September, 15, 2022
Time: 6:30-8:00 pm (Refreshments at 6:30 pm, Presentation 7:00-8:00 pm)
Location: The Lake House

This meeting is open to SI Photo Club members. Non-Photo club members pay $10 (which can be applied to an annual membership).

The SI Photo Club is excited to restart our monthly meetings with a talk by Charles Moore (Charley). Charley will discuss his recently published book, which highlights the importance of green spaces in maintaining the natural beauty of Seabrook Island and providing for its abundant wildlife.

This photographic essay shares the natural beauty and wildlife of coastal South Carolina, emphasizing the importance of managing and maintaining the habitat for all wild things.

Charley was an Island resident for eighteen years, and, over that span, he documented many of Seabrook Islands most beautiful scenes and captured stunning portraits of its wildlife.

His interest and dedication to the protection of the environment and wildlife is not surprising, Prior to moving to Seabrook Island in 2004, he spent ten years studying the fish of the Chesapeake Bay before retiring from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources with 29 years of service.

Charley will talk about the photography in the book and share the process of how his book was published. Questions are welcome!

-Submitted by Maureen Healy, Seabrook Island Photo Club

(Image Credit: Charles Moore)

SIAG Welcomes Acclaimed Artist Marissa Vogl, September 20

Seabrook Island Artist Guild (SIAG) welcomes Marissa Vogl
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
1:30 – 4:00 pm
The Lake House

Marissa Vogl is best known for her large-scale abstractions. Born and raised in Montana, she now resides and paints in Charleston, SC. She is co-owner of the Meyer-Vogl galleries in Charleston. Marissa will be presenting a demonstration of her unique style during the SIAG monthly meeting.

Marissa Vogl’s work is a response to her observations of life’s beauty, most often relating to florals and landscapes. The emotional and energetic response leads to intentional mark-making and exploration of vivid color palettes that create a spontaneous harmony. Working mostly in oils or acrylics, she often begins by painting from life or plein-air references. Her intent is to translate an emotional reaction from her observations into something the viewer can also experience.

Marissa states, “It is important to me to never settle on a defined style. I need the creative freedom to explore regularly. This is an important part of my process—to be able to play with shapes, color, texture, tools, and ways to create unique marks. It is all part of building a dialog between my brush and the energy I want to convey. My natural response to visual inspiration can be so strong that I paint it without knowing but instead feeling. This is a meditative process that has become more focused over the years.”

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

-Submitted by Bonnie Younginer, Seabrook Island Artist Guild

(Image credit: Marissa Vogl)

September at The Charleston Museum

There are a number of interesting workshops and tours on the calendar this month at the Charleston Museum. The museum also includes two historic homes, the Joseph Manigault House and the Heyward-Washington House. Tours for both historic houses are on the half-hour from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Saturday and noon to 5:00 pm Sunday. Last tour of the day begins at 4:30 pm. The calendar of special events this month includes activities for children and the following:

September 5 – Labor Day: Museum and Historic Houses OPEN

September 7 – Kid Tours: At the Beach

September 9 – Conversations with a Curator: Parrots with Curator of Natural History Matthew Gibson

September 9 – Fossil Friday with the Natural History Department

September 10* – In Defense of Charleston: A Tour of Batteries Pringle & Tynes with Chief of Collections Jennifer McCormick

September 10* – Fall Wreath Design Workshop with Local Designer & Master Florist Pia Geraghty

September 15* – Homeschool History Day: Ancient Egypt SOLD OUT

September 16 – Fossil Friday with the Natural History Department

September 17* – Indigo Dyeing Workshop with Local Artist Kristy Bishop

September 17* – Lowcountry Ecology Tour with Curator of Natural History Matthew Gibson

September 22 – A Legacy in Silk: Eliza Lucas Pinckney’s Gown Lecture with Curator of Historic Textiles Virginia Theerman 

September 23 – Fossil Friday with the Natural History Department

September 24* – Intro to Natural Dyeing Workshop with Local Artist Kristy Bishop

September 27* – Discovery Day: Unbe-LEAF-able (for children)

September 30 – Fossil Friday with the Natural History Department

*Reservations Required

-Submitted by The Charleston Museum

September at The Gibbes Museum

The Gibbes Museum of Art opens a new exhibition in September along with many other happenings, including a workshop for children. 

New special exhibition

Bo Bartlett: Earthly MattersSeptember 9, 2022 – January 15, 2023Acclaimed for his large-scale paintings that explore modern American life and cultural heritage, contemporary artist Bo Bartlett follows the traditions of American Realists such as Thomas Eakins, Edward Hooper and Andrew Wyeth. Earthly Matters presents a selection of Bartlett’s recent works that examine humankind’s impact on and interaction with nature’s elements. Bartlett’s subjects, both human and animal, find themselves in precarious environmental situations, either from their own doing or by forces beyond their control. Bartlett’s appreciation for the beauty of ordinary moments imbues his work with an underlying luminosity and frankness. His larger-than-life scenes break down the barriers between the subjects on canvas and the viewers, who are invited to contemplate their role in the narrative. For images, click here.


Gallery Talk with Susan Klein, September 3, 2022, 2:00 – 2:30 pm
Coupling, an exhibition of works by past Visiting Artist Susan Klein, is currently on display in the Art Sales Gallery until September 11. Join Susan for a tour of her exhibition on Saturday, September 3. Susan’s work involves the merging of mixed media paintings and drawings inspired by her sculptural work. Through loose, improvisational handling of materials, she creates playful work that results in imperfect structures. This body of work is meant to ensure a full sensory experience. The color and shapes involved often have a taste and touch associated with them. Susan’s work has the ability to shift in purpose and meaning and the power to communicate a multiplicity of ideas at once.
Price: Free and open to the public

Bo Bartlett: Earthly Matters Tour with Guest Curator Pamela Wall, September 14, 2022, 12:30 – 1:30 pm
Join guest curator Pamela Wall for a guided tour of the Gibbes’ newest exhibition, Bo Bartlett: Earthly Matters. This exhibition displays works by contemporary artist Bo Bartlett that he has created since receiving the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art in 2017. Earthly Matters includes a selection of Bartlett’s work that examines humankind’s impact on and interaction with nature’s elements.
Price: Members: Free | Non-members: Included with museum admission

Literary Book Club: Weather by Jenny Offill, September 17, 2022, 10:30 am – 12 noon
Join the Gibbes to discuss the book club pick Weather by Jenny Offill, inspired by Bo Bartlett: Earthly Matters. Weather is a darkly funny and urgent tour de force about a family and a nation in crisis. For more information and to register, click here.
Price: Free

Event for children

Illustration Workshop Ages 8-10: Comic Zine Making, September 10, 2022, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
In this fun workshop, author, illustrator and educator Clare Pernice will discuss easy Zine making tools and present examples. “Zinesters,” one who practices the art and craft of making zines, will explore ideas such as a story from their personal life or dreams. Using words and drawings, participants will be guided to create and finish a Zine to be copied and shared. A Zine can be done in any drawing style and is self-published and printed on a copier. For more information and to register, click here.
Price: Members: $75 | Non-members: $85

Ongoing special exhibition

William Eggleston: Photographs from the Laura and Jay Crouse Collection, February. 25 – October 9, 2022
It is said that William Eggleston’s unique ability to conflate the epic and the everyday has made him one of the most impactful figures in late twentieth century photography. A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Eggleston first photographed his local environs in the 1950s in black-and-white but became one of the first fine art photographers to use color to record his observations in a more heightened and accurate way. Today his strikingly vivid, yet enigmatic images of parked cars, billboards, storefronts, diners and other artifacts of the ordinary world are considered groundbreaking. The photographs presented in this edition of the Gibbes’ Charleston Collects exhibition series were selected from the Laura and Jay Crouse Collection and represent many of the pioneering artist’s most notable works. For images, click here.

-Submitted by The Gibbes Museum

CSO Season Highlights

Individual tickets for the upcoming 2022-2023 season of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra (CSO) at the Gaillard Center are now on sale. 

Gerard Schwarz, Guest Conductor

The 2022-2023 Masterworks series offers a robust season of orchestral music with world-renowned guest conductors and award-winning soloists. Enjoy music from masters such as Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, and Dvořák, along with a few compositions that are sure to become classics.

September 30 and October 1 at 7:30 pm
Elger’s Cello Concerto

October 28 and 29 at 7:30 pm
Beethoven’s Triple Concerto

November 18 and 19 at 7:30 pm
The Charleston Sound

January 5 and 7, 2023 at 7:30 pm
Beethoven and Tchaikovsky

The Pops series, conducted by Maestro Yuriy Bekker, features entertaining music from your favorite films, celebratory holiday classics, jazz tunes, and more. 

October 14 at 7:30 pm
Music of the Movies: The Oscar Goes To

December 21, 22, and 23 at 7:30 pm
Holiday Pops!

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Charleston Stage Presents “The Play That Goes Wrong”

Aug. 31 – Sept. 25, 2022

Historic Dock Street Theatre

Watch it all hilariously fall apart in Broadway’s smash hit and national phenomenon, “The Play That Goes Wrong”!

Mix a dash of Monty Python hijinks and the mystery of Sherlock Holmes with an amateur troupe of comically clumsy actors, well in over their heads, and you have the truly hysterical award-winning New York and London farcical hit, “The Play That Goes Wrong”. Winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Play in 2015 and a Tony Award in 2017, it continues to play to sold-out houses worldwide.

Click here for information and tickets.

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