Arts Around: Colleton, Summerville feature art, music
This week, it’s time for a road trip, either to see the photography work of Chris Kirk at the Colleton Museum in Walterboro or to hear the Summerville Community Orchestra play.
Kirk’s work is featured this month, and he shoots landscapes, nature, and coastal and wildlife scenes.
He is a newly retired CPA living on St. Helena Island, and as an outlet for his creative side, he combines his love of photography with his passion for the Lowcountry.
His photographs will be presented on both canvas and high-quality photo-paper formats with more than 75 pieces on display and available for sale through April 27.
The exhibit opens Tuesday with a cocktail reception 5-7 p.m. at the Colleton Museum.
The event is free and the public may attend.
The Colleton Museum is at 506 E. Washington St. in the heart of downtown Walterboro.
Listening to Agrest
The Adventures in Music series with the Summerville Community Orchestra and Music Director Alexander Agrest continues Thursday at Northwood Baptist Church, 2200 Greenridge Road in North Charleston, and Friday at Summerville Baptist Church, 418 Central Ave. Preconcert talks begin at 6:30 p.m., and the concerts start at 7:30.
This program includes Tchaikovsky’s “Children’s Album,” “Lord of the Dance,” “Chronicles of Narnia,” “Light Cavalry Overture,” and an Instrument Petting Zoo immediately following the concert.
Single tickets are $10 per concert and free for those under 18 and in wheelchairs.
Tickets are available on the SCO website at www. summervilleorchestra.com or by phone at 873-5339.
The Village Repertory Company, in residence at the Woolfe Street Playhouse, presents the regional premiere of a new adaptation, “The Liar.”
From the author of the Village Rep’s smash hit, “A Flea in Her Ear,” comes this romp of the classic French comedy by Pierre Corneille.
The city is Paris, the time is 1643, Dorante is a charming young man newly arrived in the capital, and he has but a single flaw: He cannot tell the truth.
In quick succession, he meets Cliton, a manservant who cannot tell a lie, and falls in love with Clarice, a charming young woman whom he unfortunately mistakes for her friend, Lucrece.
What our hero does not know is that Clarice is secretly engaged to his best friend, Alcippe.
Nor is he aware that his father is trying to get him married to Clarice, whom he thinks is Lucrece, who actually is in love with him.
The playwright, David Ives, calls “The Liar” a “translaptation,” which he defines as “a translation with a heavy dose of adaptation.”
It originally was staged in 2010 and was composed in rhyming verse.
The play opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday and runs for four weekends.
Tickets are $30 for adults, $27 for seniors and $20 for students.
Tickets can be purchased at www.villagerep.com or www.woolfestreetplay house.com or by calling the box office at 856-1579.
The playhouse is at 34 Woolfe St.
‘La Dolce Vita’
“La Dolce Vita” Social and Silent Auction, to benefit Nuovo Cinema Ital- iano Film Festival, will be 6-8 p.m. Saturday at the Halsey Gallery in the Marion and Wayland H. Cato Jr. Center for the Arts on the College of Charleston campus.
“La Dolce Vita” represents the glamorous lifestyle of 1950s and 1960s Italian movie stars, made famous by Marcello Mastroianni in the film of the same title and revisited on screen by such stars as Gina Lollobrigida, Anna Magnani, Monica Vitti and Sophia Loren.
The social and silent auction will include appetizers and prosecco, sparkling white wine and musical presentations.
Up for auction are gift cards; specialty baskets; items from Benetton, Saks Fifth Avenue and Roberto Coin; an original antique art print from Umbria, Italy, courtesy of the Hidden Countship; and more.
Guests should arrive early for film festival ticket giveaways.
Tickets are $30 and free for members. Tickets will be sold at the door.
Guests are encouraged to wear vintage glamour to be eligible for free tickets to the festival this fall.
All proceeds from the auction will benefit Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival, which will be held in November in the Sottile Theatre.
Chu-Fang Huang of China will perform in the season’s final concert of the College of Charleston’s International Piano Series at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the College of Charleston’s Sottile Theatre, 44 George St.
The program includes Haydn’s Sonata in C Major, Beethoven’s “Waldstein” Sonata and Chopin’s Polonaise in F-sharp minor and Sonata No. 2.
Huang burst onto the music scene as a finalist in the Van Cliburn Piano Competition and won the First Prize of the Cleveland Piano Competition and a place on the Young Concert Artists roster.
Her recording of Scarlatti sonatas is available on the Naxos label.
Tickets are $20. More information is available by calling 953-6575, or by visiting www.internationalpiano series.org.
Reach Stephanie Harvin at 937-5557 or firstname.lastname@example.org.