Charleston Supported Art Fall season readies for delivery with viewing reception tonight

Some of the samples of artwork featured in the fall Charleston Supported Art share program.

On Thursday, Charleston Supported Art will deliver the second round of artwork for this year. Based on the community-supported agriculture method where individuals sign up and pay a set price to receive a certain amount of produce per season, share members instead receive original works of art by various artists, making the process of getting new artwork fun, easy and affordable.

"Individual shares are priced at just $450, and consist of six original pieces of artwork produced by a curated group of local, established and emerging artists working in a variety of media. Charleston Supported Art (CSA) shares are limited and delivered through exclusive pick-up events for each season," explains Ann Simmons, one of the co-founders of CSA.

All of the works chosen for this round are themed for the fall season. The featured artists are photographer Mariah Channing, metalsmith Olivia Cramer, ceramicist Miyako Fujiwara, painter Fred Jamar, artist Jennifer Henriques Phillips and textile artist Kristi Ryba.

Each of them created 32 unique pieces of art specifically for this season's CSA members, including jewelry, pottery, oil paintings, photography and monotypes.

There will be an opening reception 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Mixson Bath & Raquet Club in Park Circle, where the public can view these pieces before they go to their new, temporary homes.

If you haven't yet signed up or want to find out more information about the share program, go to

On Sunday, Theatre Charleston will host its second annual Awards Gala.

"The first of their kind, these awards were created to recognize excellence in theatrical performance, production and design, and strive to promote live theatre and increase awareness of the richness of the local performing arts community in the Charleston area," says Emily Wilhoit, executive director of Theatre Charleston.

"Throughout the 2013-2014 theatre season, carefully selected voters from the Charleston area evaluated performance, production and design."

The awards categories include scenic designer, sound designer, lighting designer, costume designer, supporting actor in a musical, supporting actress in a musical, lead actor in a musical, lead actress in a musical, ensemble of a musical, choreographer, music director, director of a musical, musical, supporting actor in a play, supporting actress in a play, lead actor in a play, lead actress in a play, director of a play, ensemble of a play and play.

In addition, there also will be several People's Choice categories this year: onstage thespian, backstage thespian, most memorable onstage conflict, most memorable onstage chemistry and most memorable moment on stage.

The Theatre Charleston Awards ceremony will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St.

The event will include a formal red carpet, silent auction, People's Choice voting, heavy hors d'oeuvres, an open bar with a specialty cocktail, entertainment by some local actors and more.

For tickets to the gala or more information, go to