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Local author selects winner of essay contest

The birth of her first granddaughter Delilah inspired Sandra Thomas, originally of Elgin, to write her first children's book Grandma's Here. Thomas said, "I was sitting at home recuperating from a knee surgery so I was able to spend more time with her and seeing her grow and get into stuff filled my heart."

September 18, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Arts


Dancing with the Stars at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County is gearing up for its first ever fundraising performance of Dancing with the Stars. Several community members and professional dancers have volunteered their time to dance at this event.

September 18, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Arts


Camden Community Concert Band to honor founding

The first rehearsal of the Camden Community Concert Band (CCCB) 2013-2014 year will be Monday, September 9, 2013 at 7:00 PM in the Camden High School band room.

September 04, 2013 | | Arts


Dick Goodwin Big Band to perform at FAC

The Dick Goodwin Big Band often plays for major social functions in the Southeast, but in concert this brassy ensemble programs a wild potpourri of styles -- numbers from the swing era and earlier, current tunes from sometimes surprising sources, and new music written especially for the ensemble.

August 21, 2013 | | Arts


‘Chance Art’ winner named for August

Mary Duren of Camden was selected as August's Chance Art! winner. She won a piece called Palmetto created by Dot Goodwin. Chance Art! is a program sponsored by The Artist's Attic. A piece of art created by a local art is given away to a lucky community member. For a chance to win, simply fill out the coupon and bring it by The Artist's Attic located at 930 Broad St., in Camden. The Artist's Attic features eight different artists with their various works on display for purchase.

August 21, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Arts


James Gregory, ‘The Funniest Man in America,’returns to the FAC

The FAC of Kershaw County is opening its 2013-14 season with one of the South's favorite comedians -- James Gregory. Known as "The Funniest Man in America," Gregory is slated to return to the FAC on Thursday, Aug. 22 for one performance only in the Wood Auditorium. Showtime is 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale now with two price options.

August 21, 2013 | | Arts


Open house and hot dog lunch

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) invites all community members to the 2013 Arts Open House & Hot Dog Lunch on Saturday, August 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the FAC grounds. The event is free and the public is invited to attend. Attendees may take part in a community art project; tours of the FAC; pottery, dance and music demonstrations; and face-painting.

August 14, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Arts


CamdenART hosts South African potter

CamdenART will host South African potter Jacobus H. Greyling at its Monday meeting. Greyling will speak beginning at 7 p.m. in the Bassett Gallery at the Fine Arts Center.

March 29, 2013 | | Arts


Winners of the FAC’s Youth Arts Month Exhibit announced

More than 140 pieces of art by Kershaw County school children were submitted to the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County's Youth Arts Month Exhibit this year. After much deliberation, the winners have been announced. The juried exhibit of elementary, middle and high school artwork by students throughout Kershaw County in a variety of media, from colored pencil and watercolor to mixed media, photography, and sculpture will be in the Bassett Gallery through April 5.

March 27, 2013 | | Arts


FAC presents Claire Bryant and Friends

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) proudly presents Claire Bryant and Friends in a week-long residency and chamber music concert. The concert is scheduled for Friday, March 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the Wood Auditorium. There will be a catered reception with a cash bar prior to the concert beginning at 6:00 p.m. The concert is sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, the Frederick S. Upton Foundation, Kohn-Spring Group/Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, Van Horn Agency, Inc./Kennedy Insurance and Tom and Virginia Ann Mullikin. Tickets to Claire Bryant & Friends are $30 advance ...

March 18, 2013 | | Arts


The Music Man, Jr. marches on to the FAC

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw Count (FAC) in collaboration with Columbia Children's Theatre (CCT) proudly present The Music Man, Jr. in the Wood Auditorium for a four day run, Thursday, March 14 through Sunday, March 17.

March 08, 2013 | | Arts


FAC holding auditions for Fame Jr.

Auditions for an exciting Teen Production at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) are fast approaching. Fame, Jr., a collaboration with the FAC and Columbia Children's Theatre will be held Sunday, Sept. 9 and Monday, Sept. 10 in the Wood Auditorium at the FAC starting at 6 p.m. Fame, Jr. will be directed by Jerry Stevenson, artistic director of the Columbia Children's Theatre (CCT.) The auditions are open to 6th graders through age 18. There is no audition fee.

September 05, 2012 | | Arts


30 years and counting

It's been 30 years of hilarity on the road and he's back in Camden to share his humor again. James Gregory -- "The Funniest Man in America" -- returns to the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) Aug. 3 for one performance only in the Wood Auditorium.

July 23, 2012 | | Arts


Buckley the artist: The buck stops here

"America Goes for Broke" is artist Claude Buckley's recently released equivalent of a cosmopolitan gallery show -- in a book. Each allegorical painting reproduced depicts a different monetary pressure suffered by the Common Man: health care, the family court system, immigration, foreign investments.

July 11, 2012 | | Arts


Camden writers celebrate accomplishments

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.

May 18, 2012 | | Arts


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