This has been a busy year for the Camden Chapter of the South Carolina Writers Workshop. Formed six years ago by Lauren Allen and Kathryn Etters Lovatt, the group now has 14 members, and this year several members have received honors and awards. Their work also has appeared in a number of publications.
The Bassett Gallery at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) is now accepting artist materials for consideration as part of a group exhibition or possible solo show in the Bassett Gallery to be scheduled from September 2012 through May 2013.
The Camden Community Concert Band (CCCB) will present its annual Holiday Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Performing Arts Center at Camden High School. Children are encouraged to attend as Santa Claus will be making an appearance. Come and enjoy some Christmas favorites and a few surprises! Admission is free. New band member Alyssa Robinson is pictured as she practices her flute in preparation for Sunday's concert. The CCCB is under the direction on conductor Pat Wylie and associate conductor Robert Wertz. This concert will mark the band's 31st annual holiday concert.
Barbara Park's irrepressible child heroine, Junie B. Jones, has made it to first grade and she'll be bringing all her brassy humor to the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Wood Auditorium. Presented by Columbia Children's Theatre (CCT), this hilarious holiday show is sure to be a huge hit with children of all ages. Tickets are $8 per person and can be purchased by calling the FAC Box Office at 425-7676 or on line at www.fineartscenter.org. The FAC Children's Series is sponsored by Modern Turf.
A community Christmas concert will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday featuring Lindsay Huggins at Camden First Church of the Nazarene, 2276 Jefferson Davis Highway. A love offering will be accepted, and a nursery will be provided. For more information, contact the Rev. David Snodgrass, pastor, at 432-3750. The community is invited to enjoy this sound of the season. Huggins has a deep-rooted passion for Southern/Country Gospel and won the 2007 National Quartet Convention's solo talent contest. This afforded her the opportunity to sing in a feature appearance on the main stage at the final concert of ...
Two photographs created by Patty Hallman of Hallman Photography LLC in Lugoff have recently been accepted into the Loan Collection and General Collection of Professional Photographers of America's 2011 International Photographic Competition. Hallman's work will be on display at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, January 15-17, 2012, in New Orleans, La. This exhibition is held in conjunction with Imaging USA, an annual convention of professional photographers and several photographic associations.
Mark your calendars for June 17 to enjoy a rare music opportunity coming to the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC.) A special duo performance by Geoff Achison and Randall Bramblett is slated for June 17 in the Wood Auditorium. A special welcoming cocktail hour is planned for 7 p.m. in the lobby of the Wood Auditorium with the concert immediately following at 8 p.m. Tickets to this special evening of blues rock music are $15 for adults, and $10 for students, seniors and military.
Who made it through? Who will win? The decision will be made Thursday during the finale of Kershaw County's Got Talent. Scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. in the Wood Auditorium of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC), the contestants will perform for three industry professionals. After all of the contestants have performed, the decision will be made and the winner will be announced. Featured emcee will be Patty Rose from KOOL 102.7 and Startime 1590.
The South Carolina Philharmonic (SCP) performed a free concert at KershawHealth Friday as part of the "Where in the Midlands is Morihiko?" free concert series. A woodwind and string ensemble made up of SCP musicians performed for visitors and residents in the hospital lobby.
Camden area quilter Pearl Winifred Nester has been selected as a semifinalist for the 2011 American Quilter's Society (AQS) Quilt Show and Contest, March 16-19 at the Lancaster County Convention Center in Lancaster, Pa.
Bank Of America (BOA) made a $5,000 donation to the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County in December. (From left) Sherry Wescom, BOA consumer market executive; Kristin Cobb, FAC executive director FAC; Eric J. Will, Camden branch BOA managerl; and Joe Dunat, BOA consumer market manager were in attendance for the check presentation.
Boykin artist Denise L. Greer won first place (with a cash prize of $300) at the 22nd Annual Miniature Competition held at the Florence Museum. Her winning entry was a mixed-media painting titled "Southwest." Judge Susan Lenz commented in the shows program, "Denise Greer's SOUTHWEST possessed all the best principles of art and it's craftsmanship, intrinsic beauty, and overall quality made it Best of Show."
The Camden Music Association of Kershaw County (CMA) will present its fourth annual Choral Showcase at 7 p.m. on Monday at the Fine Arts Center's Wood Auditorium. The event is co-sponsored by the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County. Admission is free and open to the public.