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.
About Concept Rxch
A native of Charleston, SC, RXCH is a southern gem with an abstract mind. His influences range from Caravaggio to South Carolina’s own Jonathan Green. RXCH has long been making waves via social media and recently held his first local art show. His ultimate goal is to represent varied products, services and campaigns with his ever-evolving creative style.