Bring your lunch or drop by the Barnet Courtyard to enjoy a FREE arts showcase, while soaking in the predicted sunny weather and temps in the 70s!
The College of Charleston School of the Arts (SOTA) is hosting a new Garden Series from Monday, March 31 – Wednesday, April 2. The Series, free and open to the public, will run daily 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Barnet Courtyard at 58 George Street, between the Sottile Theatre and the Communications Museum. Performances range from 15-45 minutes to allow for casual viewing for students, faculty, staff and the downtown Charleston community.
SOTA Dean Valerie Morris shares her excitement about the Garden Series:
Communication students at the College have developed this series to highlight some of the exciting things that are happening at the School, and we are delighted to have friends of the College joining us. Enjoy the performances, discussions, visual art, and the beauty of Barnet Courtyard… and then come back for more!
The Series will feature an array of musical and artistic talent from members of the SOTA community. Singer/Songwriter Mark Bryan, a SOTA instructor in the Arts Management Program, will be the guest emcee and performer on Monday to kick off the Series.
Musical artists will include: Musician and professor Frank Duvall, jazz singer Joseph Tan, and the College’s Ukulele Club.
Artists involved in the series are Tommy Fox, Victoria Honick, Nikki Scioscia, Hannah Shepard, Kyle Victory, Sabrina Gutknecht, Kate Ritchie, Taylor Epps, Heather Thornton, Susanna Brylawski, Lea Cockerham, Paul Nyguen, Cara Fischer, Elizabeth Koury, Ashley Stanol and Blakely Grinrod.
In addition, costume designs by Anna Todisco will be featured for the upcoming SOTA theatre performance She Kills Monsters.
Attendees will have a chance to interact through caricatures, live art, taking part in an audience paint masterpiece, perusing/purchasing inexpensive art from students and faculty, and Q&A with the performers.
Jeff McCarragher, the 2014 South Carolina Sportscaster of the Year, will introduce acts for the Tuesday and Wednesday sessions.
The Garden Series is managed by a group of senior capstone students in Communication at the College of Charleston. All of the performances for the Garden Series are affiliated with the School of the Arts.