Arts Center Encores: Characters in Quarantine Edition
We’re back with another Arts Center Encores video, this time featuring some of our recurring actors from our plays. Enjoy their experiences from life-at-home as told by their characters in some of our recent Arts Center productions!
Now Online: Arts Center Summer Camps
We are so excited to be able to offer camps online this year, and the line-up is incredible!
At this time, the S.C. Governor has yet to reopen entertainments venues like the Arts Center. Bit, you’ll find an impressive VIRTUAL line-up of performance camps, actor workshops, dance camps, and visual arts offerings that will make your children forget they are online and will get their creative juices flowing!
Registration is open, so act now! artshhi.com/camps
Since our stage is dark right now, we’d like to reminisce with you about some great moments at the Arts Center.
This week’s Flashback Friday is from a rehearsal of our 2017 production of The Color Purple, directed by Evan Pappas. Our lead, Charente Batey (Celie), sings the chill-inducing “I’m Here,” and though this is a video of rehearsal, it’s plan to see how she brought down the house every night with this number.
Timely... Poignant... Powerful.
So Much Better Than a Tie: Get a Gift Card for Father’s Day
It’s not easy to get out and shop this year for Dads, so we have the solution and it’s a win-win!
With ease, you can purchase an online Arts Center gift card for Father’s Day (June 21) in any denomination! The gift of an “experience” is a wonderful way to show Dad you care, and so much better than another tie or shirt.
September kicks off our 25th Anniversary Season of the Arts Center, and we have a spectacular season planned (Stay tuned for the big announcement coming soon)! There are many things in store for the dads in your life and everyone else!
By purchasing a gift card, you’ll also be ensuring the arts are alive and well when we’re ready to return to the theater.
Award & Streaming: The Voices of El Shaddai
Each year, the Jean Laney Harris Folk Heritage Award is presented in South Carolina to recognize work that keeps the state’s traditional art forms alive. We are proud to tell you that the gospel music group The Voices of El Shaddai — founded and led by our own Gail Ragland — has won this significant award!
CEO/President of the Arts Center Jeffrey Reeves said, “We are so pleased that The Voices of El Shaddai has been recognized with this well-deserved achievement. To celebrate, we have some exciting plans to showcase their talents. We’re exploring the production of a free streaming event of The Voices of El Shaddai that would be filmed on the Arts Center stage. We will keep our audiences posted as plans come together. In the meantime, I would like to say, on behalf of the Arts Center and the entire Lowcountry community, ‘congratulations!’”
The Path Forward: A Commitment to Safety
The Arts Center is adhering to both the Path Forward guidelines as well as those recommended by the CDC as part of our commitment to safety to our patrons, staff, artists and volunteers.
The protocols were crafted by a local task force of community leaders, including the Arts Center. A steering committee that included healthcare professionals reviewed the recommendations and compiled the final Path Forward Readiness Plan.
It’s evident the arts are vital to our lives — especially now — as a way to broaden our experiences, enrich our lives, and remain connected. Please stay tuned as we continue to expand our virtual arts community until we’re together again.
Your support has always been important, and even more so now.
We can move through this unprecedented time together! A heartfelt “thank you” for all you do for the Arts Center!
The arts brighten our spirits and nourish our souls. Consider a donation to our Campaign for Continued Excellence, an emergency fund that will directly impact our ability to return to cultural arts programming as quickly as possible.