This event is taking place at the Charleston County Public Library John's Island Regional Library, 3531 Maybank Highway, John's Island, SC 29455
Responding to artworks on view at the Gibbes Museum of Art in the exhibition Black Refractions: Highlights from the Studio Museum in Harlem (May 24-August 18, 2019), local artists will share their creative processes. Participants will have the opportunity to create their own artworks inspired by the exhibition in a hands-on workshop following that artist talk.
Concept Rxch: Map Your Neighborhood“A year after the Harlem Riot of 1935, Duke Ellington wrote ‘Echoes of Harlem.’ The moody jazz-blues composition laments the end of the Harlem Renaissance, a time when the New York City neighborhood vibrated with hope and creative production. In 1980 [Faith] Ringgold reclaimed that title, presenting anew a vibrant black community on a painted and stitched cotton quilt” (Whitney Tassie, Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem, p. 166). Create a story quilt in fabric or collage about your community’s past, present, and future.
This program is in collaboration with the Charleston County Public Library and is sponsored by Art Bridges.
About Concept RxchA native of Charleston, SC RXCH hails from West Ashley. With a love of art and culture RXCH is a southern gem with an abstract mind. Some of RXCH’s biggest influences include Caravaggio and South Carolina’s own Jonathan Greene which if you are knowledgeable of art are two artists on the opposite end of the spectrum. RXCH has been making waves via his social media for a while now and recently held his first art show in Charleston called CONCEPT: FEM this past August at APB which was inspired by the Divine Feminine. Though his art is wide ranged when it comes to themes and concepts you are sure to have your feelings provoked by the beautiful images he creates. RXCH’s biggest accomplishment to date is creating the cover art for NYC’s own Nitty Scott’s latest project Creature. His ultimate goal is to represent the products and services as well as campaigns of a wide range of companies with his ever evolving creative style.
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