|Wragg Square, Charleston, SC|
I was delighted to see that the Parks Conservancy had taken on Wragg Square.
What an improvement! Thanks Park Angels!
|Break dancers at Marion Square, Charleston, SC|
|Marion Square, Charleston, SC|
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|Smashed Glass Arts, Wragg Square, Charleston, SC|
Smash Glass Art Studio is a non-profit organization created to encourage art [of all facets], sustainability and community building. We offer free classes to the northeast region of Charleston County, South Carolina; from Awendaw to Santee. We smash barriers and build relationships between generations and races using broken, recycled and found materials. The Smash Glass experience includes Fine Art, Dance, Fashion and Guitar - all of which use a S.T.E.A.M approach (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math).
|1 Kracke St., Charleston, SC|
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|Colonial Lake, Charleston, SC|
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|Art in the Parks, Hampton Park, Charleston, SC|
Plant Vitae, an installation featuring sculptures engraved with local children's drawings, maps of Charleston, and images of plant life, is now on display on the southern edge of Hampton Park, along Mary Murray Drive. The installation is part of the Art in the Parks program created by the Charleston Parks Conservancy in collaboration with Redux Contemporary Art Center and the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs.
The four large-scale pieces in Plant Vitae are made from wood and transparent cast acrylic, created by Georgia-based artist Joseph Dreher a.k.a. JOEKINGATL. Dreher worked with local students from schools near Hampton Park, as well as the Boys and Girls Club, to create the portraits found in the final pieces.
In a press release Dreher says, “People are my primary interest and it is my appreciation for people that informs so much of my creative work. My work is always multidimensional because I see a world where people are not flat. They are not obstacles, or heroes, or rogues, or saints. They are people — dimensional and deep. There are no strangers in your world when you meet people fully prepared to accept who they are.”