Celebrate the South Carolina Arts Awards May 2!
The South Carolina Arts Awards program is an annual celebration of the statewide arts community that honors recipients of the Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Governor's Awards for the Arts and the Jean Laney Harris Folk Heritage Awards. The awards will be presented May 2 in a Statehouse ceremony presided over by Gov. Henry McMaster. After the ceremony, the S.C. Arts Foundation will honor the recipients and the arts community at the S.C. Arts Awards Luncheon and Art Sale, taking place at the USC Alumni Center. The Statehouse ceremony is free and open to the public. Luncheon tickets are $50 and may be purchased online. ... Read more >>
Charleston Student to Compete at National Poetry Out Loud Contest
Janae Claxton, a senior at First Baptist School, has been named the South Carolina state champion for the Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest. Claxton, who also won the state Poetry Out Loud competition in 2017, is only the second student to capture two state titles in the history of the South Carolina program, and the first to win back-to-back titles. Claxton now advances to the national finals, which take place April 23-25 in Washington, D.C. As the state champion, Claxton receives $200 and an all-expense paid trip to compete in the national finals.
The national champion is awarded a $20,000 scholarship. Read more >>