A film commemorating 50 years of the South Carolina Governor’s Awards for the Arts will broadcast Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023, at 8 p.m. on South Carolina ETV.
The South Carolina Arts Commission, the sole presenter of the Governor’s Awards for the Arts, initiated the 50-year commemoration film project featuring nine vignettes that look at South Carolina arts, culture and history through the eyes of high-profile South Carolina artists who have received the award through the past 50 years. Featured artists include John Acorn, Wilfred Delphin, Mary Jackson, Glenis Redmond, Tom Stanley, William Starrett, Leo Twiggs, Sam Wang and Cecil Williams.
Renderhouse Films of Columbia produced the project and spent several months documenting the featured artists. The hour-long broadcast will be hosted by Jackie Adams, a freelance on-camera talent based in Columbia. Adams’ experience in arts spans 25 years including positions in non-profit arts administration and leadership, arts education, and community arts. Adams also has curatorial and studio practice with Columbia College, the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities, Richland County School District One, Lewis and Clark, and many statewide, regional, national artists.
Viewers can access the broadcast via livestream on the SCETV website; by using a digital antenna; or through cable, satellite and streaming live TV providers. Further information about accessing SCETV is available at scetv.org/about/channels.
Subsequent re-airings of the production will occur on other SCETV channels, including Jan. 9 at 8 p.m. on the South Carolina Channel and Jan. 23 at 2 p.m. on ETV World.
Learn more about the South Carolina Arts Commission by visiting www.southcarolinaarts.com or calling (803) 734-8696.
“Art has a tremendous impact in our daily lives by promoting expression and creativity. It deserves to be celebrated which is why SCETV is proud to partner with the South Carolina Arts Commission to broadcast the Governor’s Awards for the Arts. It’s also why we are thrilled to broadcast this 50-year commemoration project.” –SCETV President and CEO Anthony Padgett
“The South Carolina Arts Commission is extremely proud of its role in recognizing our state’s most accomplished artists and advocates with the Governor’s Awards for the Arts each year. If the pandemic had one silver lining, it forced us to switch from an in-person format to a streaming presentation that allowed our work to continue while being accessible,” –SCAC Executive Director David T. Platts
- A film commemorating 50 years of the South Carolina Governor’s Awards for the Arts will broadcast Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023, at 8 p.m. on South Carolina ETV.
- The broadcast is a partnership between SCETV and the South Carolina Arts Commission.
- Renderhouse Films of Columbia produced the project and spent several months documenting the featured artists.
- Learn more about the South Carolina Arts Commission by visiting www.southcarolinaarts.com or calling (803) 734-8696.
About the South Carolina Arts Commission
The mission of the South Carolina Arts Commission (SCAC) is to promote equitable access to the arts and support the cultivation of creativity in South Carolina. We envision a South Carolina where the arts are valued and all people benefit from a variety of creative experiences. A state agency created by the South Carolina General Assembly in 1967, the SCAC works to increase public participation in the arts by providing grants, direct programs, staff assistance and partnerships in four areas: arts learning, community and traditional arts, artist development, and arts industry. Headquartered in Columbia, S.C., the SCAC is funded by the state of South Carolina, by the federal government through the National Endowment for the Arts, and other sources. Visit SouthCarolinaArts.com or call (803) 734-8696, and follow @scartscomm on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for #Arts4SC and #SCartists content.
About South Carolina ETV and Public Radio
South Carolina ETV (SCETV) is the state's public educational broadcasting network. SCETV amplifies South Carolina voices, provides educational experiences and strengthens communities, while working toward creating a stronger, more connected and informed South Carolina. In addition to airing local programs, such as Carolina Classrooms, Making It Grow, and This Week in South Carolina, SCETV also presents multiple programs to regional and national audiences, including By The River, Expeditions, Reconnecting Roots, Reel South, Somewhere South, Yoga in Practice and Live from Charleston Music Hall. In addition, SC Public Radio produces the national radio production, Chamber Music from Spoleto Festival USA.