CHARLIE magazine, which celebrates progressive culture in Charleston, will honor its selection of 50 Most Progressive people in Charleston tonight. Included in those 50 are several of the College of Charleston School of the Arts’ faculty, staff, alumni and supporters including…
John Zeigler, a staunch supporter of the School of the Arts, is described by CHARLIE as “an innovator, convener, bookseller, poet, polymath, music man.” His philosophy on life is that “Everyone can and should make a difference. Otherwise we’d just sit around grumbling. And I’m not a grumbler.”
Yiorgos Vassilandonakis, Professor of Music Theory and Composition, has helped to spearhead the exposure and growth of contemporary music compositions through a collaboration with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra (Magnetic South) and also explore the integration of music with computer based systems via the College’s program in Computing in the Arts.
Lulie Wallace, studio art alumna and prolific painter, has merged her work into the interior design and fashion industries. Her works have been sold nationwide by Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, One Kings Lane, and Serena & Lily and featured in publications like HGTV Magazine.
Cary Ann Hearst, alumna and part of the dynamic music duo behind Shovels and Rope, has exploded onto the national music scene with a new album and a recent performance on the “Late Show With David Letterman.”
CHARLIE also asked the honorees to name their suggestions on “Ones to Watch,” which includes the College’s Dean of the School of the Arts, Valerie Morris. Also honored is violinist Yuriy Bekker, artistic director of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and director of the College’s Student Orchestra.