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The Arts

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Dr. Leo Twiggs

Dr. Leo Twiggs

PAYING TRIBUTE by Stacy Huggins "When I began to do this, I was not thinking about doing nine paintings,” says Dr. Leo Twiggs. A long-time friend and supporter of Twiggs’s work encouraged him to expand on a painting he ...
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Sussan Sanavandi

Sussan Sanavandi

A COLOR STORY by Katie Kerns Geer For artist Sussan Sanavandi, color is paramount. It’s what inspires her to get up and paint every day at her home studio, and it’s what propelled her to open up ...
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Growing the Arts in North Charleston

Growing the Arts in North Charleston

NEW LEADERSHIP AT THE NORTH CHARLESTON CULTURAL ARTS DEPARTMENT by Amy Stockwell Mercer The North Charleston Cultural Arts Department has been working to engage the community with cultural art experiences since 1979. Despite living in the ever increasing shadow of downtown Charleston ...
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Collectors: The Home of David Boatwright & Molly B. Right

Collectors: The Home of David Boatwright & Molly B. Right

by Stacy Huggins | images by Karson Photography In a rare instance of shared reflection, Molly B. Right and David Boatwright are taking a moment to really look at the artwork they’ve collected in their life together. These practicing, professional artists have created an airy, quirky, and vibrant retreat on Folly Beach where ...
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The Best Museum Art Shows of the Summer

The Best Museum Art Shows of the Summer

DAY TRIPPING by Stacy Huggins We are fortunate to live in the South, where every road trip holds the promise of incredible sights; roads lined with moss-laden oaks, cypress swamps, the East Coast, the Gulf Coast, farmland, creeks, and mountains all lie within a reasonable drive. Take a detour on your summer vacation ...
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Harold’s Cabin Gets a New Life

Harold’s Cabin Gets a New Life

ARTISTIC EXPRESSION by Stacy Huggins | images by Karson Photography Storytelling is a powerful tool. When John Schumacher and his partners at Yarrum Properties stumbled across the historic Congress Street corner store, it was really the story behind ...
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Palette & Palate Stroll

Palette & Palate Stroll

A FINE PAIRING by Stacy Huggins There’s something magical about the French Quarter historic district of Charleston in the summertime. It’s sultry and steamy, and there is no better way to spend the night than enjoying Charleston’s finest restaurants and galleries. One of our favorite events returns for the 11th year and our ...
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Chef Greg Garrison of Prohibition

Chef Greg Garrison of Prohibition

by Stacy Huggins | images by Jonathan Boncek Chef Greg Garrison is an ambitious young man. When he took the job as Executive Chef of Prohibition, a successful Upper King Street restaurant that’s better known as a bar, ...
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Recipe: Johnston Country Ham with Melon, Root Beer and Marigold

Recipe: Johnston Country Ham with Melon, Root Beer and Marigold

from CHEF GREG GARRISON of PROHIBITION   INGREDIENTS 5 slices Johnston County ham, sliced 1mm thick 1 ripe watermelon 2 cups sugar 4 mint leaves 2 liters A&W root beer 2 cups raspberry vinegar 2 cups distilled white vinegar 10 g agar agar powder 5 marigold leaves 3 marigold flower ...
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Commune

Commune

SUPPER CLUB by Stacy Huggins Expanding your mind and filling your belly...Commune is doing both, and at a very fair price tag to boot. Strange as it may sound given my love of food, my mother had an unbelievably difficult ...
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Dan McCurry & Megan Elger of Hearts + Plugs

Dan McCurry & Megan Elger of Hearts + Plugs

by Stacy Huggins Initially, Hearts + Plugs was kind of an experiment; somewhere along the line that shifted. Launching in 2012, “Hearts + Plugs was more a means to an end or something; it wasn’t the thing itself. It ...
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Maari Suorsa & Henry Riggs

Maari Suorsa & Henry Riggs

NAMELESS NUMBERHEAD by Matt Dobie On the stage of Theatre 99, Maari Suorsa and Henry Riggs each dangle a Cabbage Patch Kid like a marionette, portraying obnoxious, overbearing parents who quickly become neglectful and absorbed into their smartphones. It is this mélange of absurdity and satire that has come to define the comedic ...
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Sarah Amos

Sarah Amos

PIONEER SILVERSMITH by Amy Stockwell Mercer British born goldsmith Sarah Amos pulls a piece of turquoise the size of a tennis ball from the windowsill in her studio and plunks it down on the table to demonstrate her process. In approximately ...
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Demystifying Indigo

Demystifying Indigo

THE COLOR & CULTURE OF THE LOWCOUNTRY  by Emily Reyna Somewhere between a deep purple and a luxuriant blue lies the color indigo, as rich in its history as it is in its hue. Eliza Lucas Pinckney (1722-1793) was credited with harnessing the potential of this dye, developing it into one of the ...
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Poet & Author Eugene Platt

Poet & Author Eugene Platt

PARALLEL STORIES by Marjorie Rawle An Excerpt From Saint Andrew’s Parish When Bubba and I were growing up, where we lived was generally known as Saint Andrew’s Parish. Residents of the region, which encompassed a wide variety ...
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New Books by Local Authors

New Books by Local Authors

by Stacy Huggins We Are Charleston: Tragedy and Triumph at Mother Emanuel by Herb Frazier, Dr. Bernard Edward Powers, Jr., and Marjory Wentworth Three local authors examine the June 2015 tragedy at Mother Emanuel AME Church, interviewing the friends and ...
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Gilded Metal by Mitchell Hill

Gilded Metal by Mitchell Hill

DESIGN & DECOR by Marjorie Rawle | images by Karson Photography Most of us don’t think twice when we hang up our coats, slip on our belts, or step through another revolving door. The creative masterminds behind Mitchell Hill, however, have found ...
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Found Objects: Beach Gear

Found Objects: Beach Gear

image by Karson Photography Lounging seaside is all the better when you’re splashing around in locally-made goods with great design. Summer begs for a good pedicure and a new ...
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Found Objects: Summer Learning

Found Objects: Summer Learning

image by Karson Photography When it’s too hot even for the beach, take it indoors. But staying in the AC doesn’t mean you have to be cooped up for summer. Get out and take advantage of Charleston’s wide variety of classes and workshops.
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Emailing Your Customers with Etiquette

Emailing Your Customers with Etiquette

by Ashley T. Caldwell   Email marketing drives more conversions than any other marketing channel, including search and social. - Monetate One of the top questions we hear at The Modern Connection is, “Is email marketing still a thing and ...
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Tools & Resources for Working Artists

Tools & Resources for Working Artists

by Stacy Huggins One of the most challenging aspects of pursuing a career in the arts is the need to be relatively self-sufficient. Most self-employed artists don’t have a marketing team, human resources, or benefits. No complaints here, because there are ...
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