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November, 2013

Renée Stout

October 18 - December 14, 2013
Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston
161 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC

The exhibition will feature recent work by Washington, DC-based Renée Stout, who is best known for her exploration of vestigial retentions of African cultural traditions as manifested in contemporary America. For many years, the artist has used the alter ego Fatima Mayfield, a fictitious herbalist/fortuneteller, as a vehicle to role-play and confront issues such as romantic relationships, social ills, or financial woes in a way that is open, creative, and humorous. The exhibition focuses on the artist’s assumed role through an array of works in various media. For more information, visit:

World Cultures Fair at The Citadel

November 18, 2013
Buyer Auditorium
171 Moultrie St
Charleston, SC

The Citadel will host the Lowcountry’s 2013 World Cultures Fair featuring African, Chinese, Indian, Latin and Native-American musical and dance performances, as well cultural exhibitions from clubs associated with The Citadel, The College of Charleston, Medical University of South Carolina, and Charleston Southern University. The 2013 World Culture Fair, on Nov. 18, is open to the public and there is no charge for admission. The event will be held from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. in Buyer Auditorium in The Citadel’s Mark Clark Hall. For more information, visit:

December, 2013

World AIDS Day Vigil

Sunday, December 1 12pm
Location: TBD

Brown Bag Series: “Unenslaved: Rice Culture Paintings by Jonathan Green”
Jonathan Green, Artist

December 2, 2013 
Cox Gallery of the Avery Research Center
125 Bull Street
Charleston, SC

Jonathan Green discusses his art exhibition featured in the Avery Research Center’s Cox Gallery from August 29 – December 15, 2013. Unenslaved: Rice Culture Paintings by Jonathan Green is a body of work inspired by Lowcountry Rice Culture and Green’s involvement with The Lowcountry Rice Culture Project. ( Avery’s Brown Bag presentations take place from 12 -1:15 Pm. Parking is limited, so please find street parking (2 hour limit), carpool, or walk. For more information, visit:

February, 2014

Black History Month National theme-2014: The Golden Jubilee of the Civil Rights Act/Civil Rights in America
MUSC theme: Civil Rights in America: How we are “Changing What’s Possible.”

All about Black History Month

Black History Month began in 1926 as part of an initiative by writer and educator Dr. Carter G. Woodson. Since 1976, every American president has proclaimed February as Black History Month. Today, other countries such as Canada and the United Kingdom also devote an entire month to celebrating black history.


  1. February 5, 2014- “For better or for worse: The struggle for environmental justice and the role of future healthcare providers.” Brandi White, MPH, Doctoral Student, Health & Rehabilitation Sciences, College of Health Professions

  2. February 12, 2014--“I’m Just a Nurse: The current state of nurse oppression.” Heather Reilley, BSN, RN-College of Nursing

  3. February 19, 2014- “Gaining the Rights to Follow Your Dreams.” Camilo Mateus, MD Candidate Class of 2016, College of Medicine,

  4. February 26, 2014-"The Reality: Using science to improve treatment when you can no longer blame a culture." Denise Kimbrough, PhD Candidate Molecular Cellular Biology and Pathobiology Program, Department of Cardiology College of Graduate Studies

Brown Bag Series: “The Art of Protest” 
Karole Turner Campbell, Independent artist

February 26, 2014
Avery Research Center 
125 Bull Street
Charleston, SC

On the one-year anniversary of the shooting of Trayvon Martin, Karole Turner Campbell discusses a series of paintings she is developing that are inspired by this tragic event and the trial of George Zimmerman that took place in June and July 2013. As she describes, Campbell uses her ART to Articulate and Respond to the myriad emotions provoked by the verdict, and to Transform these emotions into aesthetically viable works. Avery’s Brown Bag presentations take place from 12 -1:15 Pm. Parking is limited, so please find street parking (2 hour limit), carpool, or walk. For more information, visit:

April, 2014

Lowcountry Cajun Festival

Sunday, Apr 6, 2014 10:00am 
Charleston County Park/Recreation Commission: 
James Island County Park, Charleston, SC

Cajun culture, Charleston style! A full day of food, fun, music, and more! For more information, visit:

May, 2014

Spoleto Festival

May 23-June 8, 2014

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