Libby Dallis

Just A Chicken

By Libby Dallis

Just A ChickenPreston Thorne and Langston Moore are authors and former football players for the University of South Carolina. They visited Windsor Elementary School in Columbia, South Carolina to share their inspirational story and children's book, "Just A Chicken." With their book, the two were there to show children the importance of reading, writing, and speaking. Moore and Thorne expressed how important the three skills are, not just now, but how fundamental they will be, in whatever the students choose as a career. They also emphasized how growing these skills will give them confidence in their day-to...

The Cocoon by Susan Lenz

By Libby Dallis

The Cocoon by Susan LenzThe Cocoon is a fiber installation created by Susan Lenz during a Summer 2018 art residency at the Rensing Center outside of Pickens, South Carolina. The Cocoon was created from Susan's enormous stash of vintage household linens, antique garments, and assorted old textiles. It pays homage to the anonymous makers of all these embroideries and embellishments, while providing a soft, safe place for the public to share stories of their relatives who stitched in the past.

Mary Whyte's "We the People" at City Gallery

By Libby Dallis

We the People: Portraits of Veterans in AmericaIn 2010, internationally renowned artist Mary Whyte set out on an inspirational seven-year mission to paint fifty large-scale watercolor portraits of current-day American veterans. On October 25, ETV captured the opening reception of this extraordinary exhibit and some of the veterans’ reactions to their paintings. We The People: Portraits of Veterans in America will continue to be on view through December 22 at City Gallery in Charleston, S.C. This is a remarkable series depicting military veterans of all ages and in all walks of life – culminating in a timeless portrait of and for the...

Museum of the Moon

By Libby Dallis

Museum of the MoonThe Museum of the Moon , an incredible 23-foot inflatable moon installation was placed over Dargan Street in Florence, S.C. in May 2019. Florence was the second location that this artwork, created by U.K. artist Luke Jerram , was moved to in the United States,, following a journey from all over the world. SCETV spoke with Reynolds Williams, is head of a foundation that brings live, public artwork to Florence. Recently, Williams and his firm also sponsored another project of Luke Jerram's called "Play Me, I'm Yours" where they set up 20 pianos all over Florence that were free to the public to...

The Future of Smart Cities

By Libby Dallis

Mt. PleasantRecently, the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) met in Greenville to discuss the future of local governments and how they thrive in the evolving world of technology. We learn the future of these towns and how one of South Carolina’s fastest growing cities is keeping on top of the technology world and assisting its residents in the process.

Dick Riley Statue Unveiled

By Libby Dallis

Dick Riley Statue UnveiledOne of the state's most influential political figures, Dick Riley, was honored with a statue located in the Peace Center’s Graham Plaza on Monday, November 12, 2018. SCETV attended the public unveiling honoring Greenville native and former South Carolina Governor, Dick Riley, as well as his first cousin and artist, Zan Wells. Zan Wells was also instrumental in the “Mice on Main” installation, as well as several other historical figures, such as her life-sized rendering of Joel Roberts Poinsett in downtown Greenville, S.C . The statue features Riley reading an alphabet book to two children...

Flowers Forever & Bellabeads

By Libby Dallis

Flowers Forever & BellabeadsClemson Extension agent and host Amanda McNulty visits Flowers Forever & Bellabeads in Columbia, S.C. and talks with owner Cristina Segarra. We see first-hand how they preserve flowers by creating memorial jewelry, and also pressed and freeze-dried floral designs.

Sumter Opera House

By Libby Dallis

Sumter opera HouseAnyone who has lived in Sumter or visited can probably remember seeing the iconic watchtower of the Sumter Opera House, which stands over the rest of the downtown area. As a Sumter native, Mayor McElveen witnessed many changes to the Sumter Opera House over the years. Today, the Sumter Opera House not only hosts live music and performances but serves the community economically, culturally, and educationally.

Everything You Need To Know About Kudzu and the Kudzu Bug

By Libby Dallis

Kudzu BugThe Kudzu Bug, Megacopta cribraria, is an invasive species that was first detected in North America in 2009. The species feeds on legumes. Kudzu and soybeans are preferred legume hosts. When the species feeds on Kudzu, it is beneficial, as it was determined that the insect could stall biomass of Kudzu growth by 30%. When the species feeds on soybeans, it is an economic pest, as significant infestations can cause yield losses up to and sometimes exceeding 60%. SCETV interviewed Clemson University’s Professor of Entomology, Jeremy Greene, at Clemson’s Edisto Research and Education Center in...

An Interview with Sumter's Mayor

By Libby Dallis

Mayor McElveenAnyone who has lived in Sumter or visited can probably remember seeing the iconic watchtower of the Sumter Opera House , which stands over the rest of the downtown area. ETV Sumter interviewed Mayor McElveen last week on this prominent point. As a Sumter native, Mayor McElveen witnessed many changes to the Sumter Opera House over the years. In fact, in the 1980s, Mayor McElveen was on City Council and was very influential in getting the renovations done to make it the beautiful performance venue that it is today. The $10 million in renovations were also needed to allow the City offices more...

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