Artist DeLesslin George-Warren, a Rock Hill native and member of the Catawba Indian Nation, will present a free performance 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Avery Research Center, 125 Bull St.

In “Histories,” George-Warren unites sound, visual art and video in this intimate theatrical piece that presents 500 years of the Catawba experience, from colonization and resistance to storytelling and expressions of culture.

The first exhibit of 2015 at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park opens Saturday and runs through March 1.

The show “Drawing from the Lifeline” features mixed-media work by Tyrone Geter, a native of Anniston, Ala., who grew up in Ohio, schooled in Boston then lived abroad in Zaria, NIgeria, from 1979-87.

Geter spent a decade teaching at the University of Akron, then in 1997 moved to Benedict College, where he currently teaches drawing and painting and manages the art gallery.

His Charleston show, curated by Frank McCauley, chief curator at the Sumter County Gallery of Art, consists of works that tackle emotional and political issues, culling imagery from life experiences. Facial expressions and the nuances of line are among the tools Geter uses to explore notions of identity, power and history.

The exhibition will open with a reception 5-7 p.m. Friday. The public is invited to an artist’s talk at 2 p.m. February 21. Both events are free.

The Sound of Charleston, featuring music of Charleston’s history from gospel to Gershwin, will perform a benefit concert for Teachers Supply Closet at 7 p.m. Saturday at Circular Congregational Church, 150 Meeting St.

Teachers Supply Closet is a local nonprofit that pro-vides free school supplies for teachers to use in 39 Title I schools.

Tickets are $28 for adults, $26 for seniors 62 and over and $16 for students. Children 12 and under are free.

Call 843-270-4903 or visit for tickets.

Fine craft artists from across the state are invited to participate in the 14th annual South Carolina Palmetto Hands Juried Fine Craft Competition and Exhibition.

The state’s only dedicated fine craft competition and exhibition includes $6,500 in cash prizes. The exhibition is presented as a component of the annual North Charleston Arts Festival, to be held May 1-9. A $15 entry fee applies. Artists may submit up to four entries. The application is available online only and can be found at Deadline for entries is March 16.

The show, mounted at the Charleston Area Convention Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive, presents artwork made from clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood and three-dimensional mixed media. Following the close of the show, up to 30 works will be selected to tour the state through the South Carolina State Museum’s 2015/2016 Traveling Exhibitions Program.

Jeweler and paper artist Jocelyn Chateauvert will jury this year’s exhibition. Since 1999, she has lived in Charleston, devoting herself primarily to paper art.

A free public reception and announcement of awards will be held at the Convention Center on May 1. For more information about the festival, Palmetto Hands or other exhibition opportunities, go to, call (843) 740-5854 or email email

This month, Ashley Hall School is hosting two free events open to the public.

Poet Will Schutt will read from his 2013 collection “Westerly” in the Sottile-Thompson Recital Hall 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Schutt is a graduate of Oberlin College and Hollins University. He lives in New York.

The Italian chamber music festival Incontri Musicali, which gathers young musicians for three weeks in Spoleto, will make its first appearance in the U.S. with concerts in Raleigh, N.C., and Charleston. It will present a program of Russian-themed repertoire at 4 p.m. Jan. 25 in the Sottile-Thompson Recital Hall.

Adam Parker