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Kite Boarder Elea Faucheron| Original SC

By Tabitha Safdi

Kite Boarder Elea FaucheronFor Elea Faucheron, the ocean is where it's at. Even growing up in the mountains her heart was always at the beach. When she got a chance she moved to Charleston. Within two months she was literally flying high. Now, almost a decade later she's made it her mission to support women kite boarders by creating the Air Club for Girls.

Georgia O’Keeffe: A Woman on Paper

American artist Georgia O’Keeffe March is Women History Month American artist Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986) has been called the “Mother of American Modernism,” well-known for her flowing, colorful works of flowers and plants as well as Southwestern landscapes. In November 2014, her painting Jimson Weed, White Flower No. 1 was auctioned for $44.4 million dollars, making it the highest-selling work of art by a female artist. Her journey turns out have distinctly South Carolina roots, explored in CAROLINA STORIES : Georgia O'Keeffe, A Woman on Paper . In 1915, O’Keeffe accepted a teaching position at Columbia College, wanting to...

Anna Hyatt Huntington | SC Hall of Fame

Anna Hyatt HuntingtonBorn in 1876, Anna Vaughn Hyatt came from a family that supported her interest in animals and the arts. Her mother and sister were both artists. Her father was a professor of paleontology, and she developed a scientist's power of observation. In 1902 she went to New York to pursue her work but she had little formal training as a sculptor, studying for a short time at the Art Students' League. She went to Paris in 1906 and became interested in Joan of Arc and a few years later she was commissioned to create a Joan of Arc for Riverside Park in New York City. It was the city's first public...

President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, March 2020

By Anthony Padgett

Lionel GlastonburyDear Viewers and Listeners, March starts out with an amazing array of Festival specials, including concerts by Duran Duran, Lionel Richie and Pink Floyd, as well as a 20-year celebration of Doo Wop specials and a musical tribute featuring songs of the women’s movement. Suze Orman gives tips in her Ultimate Retirement Guide ; celebrity chefs discuss their favorite episodes from Julia Child’s French Chef ; and professor Diamaid MacCulloch presents a sweeping History of Christianity . All of this and more are featured March 1-15. Also this month, SCETV premieres our national presentation,...

Charleston Silver Lady Dawn Corley | Original SC

By Tabitha Safdi

Charleston Silver Lady Dawn Corley A lot of South Carolina’s history is handed down through generations in the form of stories of an object. For Dawn Corley, the most personal objects are "silver." To her, these objects are more than just valuable, they are a window into a former world. Her collection is ninety percent silver coins, which is purely an American phenomenon of melting money to create these objects.

Horse Racing and Horse Culture in South Carolina and Beyond

By Alfred Turner

Currier & Ives & Cameron, J. (ca. 1884) An exciting finishAccording to the South Carolina Encyclopedia, “’The Sport of Kings’ emerged in South Carolina as soon as colonists gained firm footing and began amassing property and wealth enough to emulate the lifestyles of England and the Caribbean.” Horse racing and horse culture became an important part of South Carolina’s economic life in the 20th century and continue to thrive. Dr. E. Gabrielle Kuenzli of the University of South Carolina joins Dr. Edgar to talk about horses in the Palmetto State, as well as the rest of the South, and about the important roles of Latinos to equestrian sports in the...

The Charleston Church Massacre and the Journey to Forgiveness

By Alfred Turner

The scene outside Emanuel A.M.E. Church, Charleston, SC, on Sunday morning, July 21, 2015.On June 17, 2015, twelve members of the historically black Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina welcomed a young white man to their evening Bible study. He arrived with a pistol, 88 bullets, and hopes of starting a race war. Dylann Roof’s massacre of nine innocents during their closing prayer horrified the nation. Two days later, some relatives of the dead stood at Roof’s hearing and said, “I forgive you.” That grace offered the country a hopeful ending to an awful story. But for the survivors and victims’ families, the journey had just begun. In Grace Will Lead Us Home (2019, St...

Robert Smalls | SC Hall of Fame

photo of Robert Smalls, black and whiteIn 1862, Robert Smalls, an enslaved crew-member of the CSS Planter, steals the boat, sails it past the heavily armed defenses of Charleston Harbor in South Carolina and delivers it into the hands of the Union forces further out. The bold act makes Smalls a hero in the North, an outlaw throughout the Confederacy and a powerful symbol of hope and freedom to the enslaved people of the South.

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.

Cane Maker Thomas Williams | Original SC

By Tabitha Safdi

Cane Maker Thomas WilliamFourth-generation cane maker Thomas Williams of McClellanville, South Carolina, has talent. He creates Gullah-inspired walking sticks that range from a simple one-color cane made of dogwood and oak to a more intricate stick, carved with abstract patterns, and ones that have faces of animals or objects.

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