N. Charleston seeks arts festival entries

The City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department is seeking applications from artists in music, theatre, dance, visual art, crafts, photography, media arts and literature for its 2014 North Charleston Arts Festival, to be held May 2-10.

National, regional and local artists, ethnic and cultural groups, community-based groups and individuals are encouraged to apply. Artists may apply for inclusion in the main event, held May 3 and 4 at the Charleston Area Convention Center Complex, or may submit proposals for one of the festival’s stand-alone individual events, which take place at various locations throughout the festival week.

Visual artists should note that this application is for events and presentations such as installations, solo or group exhibitions, workshops, demonstrations and lectures, and not for participation in the Festival’s Juried Art Competitions.

Applications may be downloaded at NorthCharlestonArtsFest.com/apply. The deadline is 5 p.m. Jan. 6.

The North Charleston Arts Festival is a comprehensive arts festival that presents performances and special events as well as a variety of exhibits. It draws thousands of residents and visitors each year.

For more information, visit NorthCharlestonArtsFest.com or contact the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department office at 740-5854 or culturalarts@northcharleston.org.

Gullah-Geechee meeting rescheduled

The last of three community arts meetings for Gullah-Geechee artists and residents has been rescheduled from Nov. 21 to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Georgetown County Library.

The meeting is hosted by the S.C. Arts Commission and the Gullah-Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission and designed to develop new relationships, connect Gullah Geechee residents with resources and create interest in the Gullah Geechee culture.

For details, go to www.southcarolinaarts.com/press/111813.shtml.

‘The Book Thief’ to get special screening

The Terrace Theater and Charleston Jewish Federation are collaborating on a special screening of the new feature film, “The Book Thief.”

The movie will be shown at 7 p.m. Dec. 5 at the James Island theater, 1956D Maybank Highway.

The program includes a discussion led by Paul Aburrow, faculty member at Academic Magnet High School.

The movie is based on the best-selling book and tells the inspirational story of a courageous young girl sent to live with a new family during World War II. It stars Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson.

Tickets are $18 for a reserved seat, $10 for an unreserved seat and $8 for students with ID. Proceeds benefit the REMEMBER Program for Holocaust and Genocide Education.

Email sandrab@jewishcharleston.org for more information about the program. Call the Charleston Jewish Community Center at 571-6565 to reserve a seat with a credit card.

Lowcountry artist to work with students

Georgetown artist Charles Williams will direct an upcoming workshop for artists in middle and high school. The students will be asked to illustrate their inner world in their choice of medium within a 5-by-7-inch space.

Students participating in the Charles Williams Collaborative meet with Williams twice a month and will have their first group exhibition Jan. 8-11 at the Robert Lange Studios Art Gallery in Charleston.

Williams is a professional contemporary realist painter and graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design, where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts.

His contemporary landscapes have been exhibited in group and solo exhibitions in galleries in New York, Vermont, California, Georgia, South Carolina and other southeastern states.

To learn more about Williams and his collaborative, visit cewcollaborative.com.

Staff reports