AFFA to screen ‘Breaking Through’

The Alliance For Full Acceptance hosts the South Carolina screening of “Breaking Through” on Wednesday at the Charleston Marriott, 170 Lockwood Drive.

The documentary, which screens at 6:15 p.m. following a short reception, tells the stories of gay and lesbian politicians who won their respective campaigns.

They share their stories of self-doubt and triumph over multiple barriers. Following the screening, the film’s director and producer Cindy Abel, and editor Michael Bruno will greet the audience.

Art influenced by Islam on view in Columbia

Columbia Museum of Art is presenting the first U.S. retrospective of the work of Steven Naifeh, an American artist influenced by the art and architecture of the Middle East.

The exhibition, “Found in Translation: The Art of Steven Naifeh,” runs through Sept. 1 and includes 26 large-scale paintings and sculptures of geometric abstraction.

Naifeh, the son of diplomats, spent his childhood in the Middle East and was inspired by the geometric forms he saw there.

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