News > The Official Piccolo Spoleto Festival Poster Has Been Unveiled!

The official poster for the 2014 Piccolo Spoleto Festival has been unveiled! This year’s colorful poster features the artwork of local illustrator Timothy Banks. We are so excited to share that in addition to being the official Piccolo poster artwork, Banks’ piece is also the cover of Art Mag’s Festival issue!

Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. and the Director of the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs, Scott Watson, unveiled the poster at a press conference on Thursday morning in Washington Square Park. Watson described the work, which depicts an illustration of an octopus performing on stage, as the “quintessential reflection of Piccolo Spoleto. Multi-faceted, set in a distinctively Charleston context, and full of joy and whimsy.”

Also announced were highlights of the upcoming festival, including Family Day at Marion Square featuring the Feed and Seed Marching Abominable, the Sundown Poetry Series at the Dock Street Theatre, and the Sand Sculpting Competition at Isle of Palms. The full Piccolo schedule has also been announced, and can be viewed on their website at piccolospoleto.com

Piccolo Spoleto Festival opens on May 23 and runs through June 8, 2014, and will feature more than 500 art events, including visual, performing, and literary. Advance sale tickets will be available on Monday, May 5 at the Charleston Visitor Center, as well as online and via phone.

 

We can’t wait!

words + images: Daniela Weinapple

 

Posted on April 24, 2014 by admin.

Categories: Performing Arts, Uncategorized, Visual Art

Tags: Mayor Joe Riley, Office Of Cultural Affairs, Piccolo Spoleto, Piccolo Spoleto Festival, Scott Watson, Timothy Banks

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