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."
Mike and Terry Scott of Camden are tackling a new business venture.
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.
South Carolina native Claire Bryant brings New York City's finest young artists including fellows and alumni from The Academy: A Program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute to Camden for a Community Residency, promoting arts education, community engagement, and arts advocacy through Chamber Music. "Claire Bryant and Friends" is a new collaboration between South Carolina communities and New York City's most active and innovative chamber musicians. As young artists of the 21st century, these musicians are dedicated to the importance of community connection, through work in the public schools, retirement communities, health care ...
Denise L. Greer of Boykin was awarded with the Guy Lipscomb Memorial Award which included a cash prize of $600 for her painting, "Daybreak." The award was given on Oct. 2 during an award luncheon and art reception for the South Carolina Watermedia Society (SCWS) in Rock Hill. There were 171 entries and only 75 accepted into the show. "Daybreak" was also chosen to be part of the 2011 SCWS Traveling show. During the next year, Greer's painting will tour all the museums in South Carolina until September 2011.
French Horn player Jacob Adelman practices with the Camden Community Concert Band (CCCB) in preparation for their fall concert. The CCCB begins its 32nd season this Sunday with a concert in Rectory Square Park. The concert begins at 3 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Musical selections will include "Grand March of the First Mississippi Volunteers," "Colonel White's Quickstep," (both written by CCCB member, Emmett Anglin) "Beguine for Band," "Disney Razzamatazz," "Summer in Rio," "Tin Pan Alley," "Tango Fandango" and "The Maestro."
Come one, come all to the Camden Community Theatre indoor yard sale. Costume ideas, dress-up clothes for the kids and vintage clothing will be available.
Claire Bryant, a Camden native, was named the recipient of the 2010 Robert Sherman - McGraw Hill Award for Music Education and Community Outreach during the Gina Bachauer Concert in Juilliard's Paul Hall in New York on Sept. 22.