Arts & Culture

Anne Worsham Richardson

Anne Worsham Richardson

Known as the “Charleston Bird Lady,” Anne Worsham Richardson (1919-2012), renowned wildlife artist, was sometimes dubbed the Audubon of her time. No other South Carolinian has done more to portray the avian wildlife of the Palmetto State than this Charleston artist, whose wildlife paintings hang in galleries around the world. She is South Carolina’s official painter of the State Bird, the Carolina Wren, and State Flower, Yellow Jessamine. With her husband, Richardson operated a bird sanctuary  rehabilitating injured birds at their James Island home.

Walker Gill Wylie, MD

Walker Gill Wylie, MD

Dr. Walker Gill Wylie (1848–1923) was a surgeon and civil engineer—who developed operational procedures for the nation’s hospitals, organized the first nursing school at Bellevue Hospital, New York, and introduced hydroelectric power to the Carolinas.

Sights and Sounds: Tartan Day South

By K. Park

men in kilts with tartan day south sign

Tartan Day South is an annual celebration of Celtic heritage that recognizes the history and impact of the Scots, Irish, Welsh and Scots-Irish have had on the Columbia region. Hosted at the Historic Columbia Speedway, there are classic highland athletics, music, food and dancing that capture the Celtic Spirit.

The event is produced by John Banks and Donovan Murray of Celtic Force enterprises, with the help of the Historic Columbia Speedway, The River Alliance and other partners.

David Drake aka “Dave the Potter”

Dave the Potter

David Drake was an enslaved African American in Edgefield, South Carolina during the first three quarters of the nineteenth century.  He’s known today for the magnificent quality of the pots he made, the size of the pots, and he wrote poems on some of his pots—during an era when it was a crime for slaves to know how to read and write.

Stories From Her Kitchen, Charleston Wine and Food Festival

By A. Crouch

Stories From Her Kitchen

For the 12th year, the Charleston Wine and Food festival has brought in chefs from all over the world to cook and entertain the thousands of visitors that ascend on the Holy City. We kept it local though, and caught up with some of our favorite Southern chefs, who just happen to be women.

J is for Jockey

J is for Jockey

Racing Jockey Matt McCarron talks about the sport of horse racing. South Carolina plays host to several horse racing competitions each year.

Young Poets Recognized at Statewide Event

By T. Safdi

Woodson with young poet

Over 600 South Carolina students sent in original work for the SC State Library's "Young Minds Dreaming" Poetry Contest.

The poetry contest was organized as part of this year's May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture series. South Carolina students in grades 3-12 were invited to submit poems relating stories of a person, place, or an experience that made a mark on student's lives to a panel of nine judges.

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