The Palmetto Conservation Foundation and Pocket Productions will host a free environmental art workshop from 2 to 5pm on Saturday, May 26 at the Alston Trailhead of the Palmetto Trail, on Alston Road, across the Broad River from the town of Peak. Dr. Will Goins, an engaging Cherokee storyteller and historian, will offer a fascinating overview of Native American history and art in the area, and noted environmental artist Brian Rust, art professor at Augusta State University, will lead a hands-on workshop open to children and adults interested in creating art from natural materials.
The workshop will be followed by the official opening of the Art on the Trail exhibit, a series of environmental art installations created by artists working with natural materials found along the Palmetto Trail. Reservations and a fee are required for the opening, which will be held in the same location at the Alston Trailhead from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm, and includes a delicious Buffet Supper beside the beautiful trestle bridge over the Broad River near the town of Peak, live music, and guided walks with the artists to view their inspiring work along the Palmetto Trail. The fee for the Opening and Supper is $25 per person ($45 per couple), or $15 for members ($25 per couple) of the Palmetto Conservation Foundation. To reserve a place for the opening, please visit the website to Purchase Tickets http://pocketproductions.org/artonthetrail/ or call the Palmetto Conservation Foundation at (803) 771-0870
Did you know that ArtRageous, Pocket Productions' spontaneous art series, was inspired by Improv Everywhere? This exciting public performance group based out of NYC was started by a Columbia, SC, native. On April 5, the founder, Charlie Todd, caused a scene in Columbia, SC.
Did you know that the first Playing After Dark event showcased the talents of eight local artists and had 65 audience members? Great things start small.
Pocket Productions has showcased the artwork of over 50 local visual artists, reaching over 10,000 residents throughout the Midlands.
Pocket Productions has worked with over 30 organizations, including the Columbia Museum of Art, the Columbia Classical Ballet, the SC Philharmonic, and the Palmetto Conservation Foundation.
Did you know that the first ArtRageous event was funded by the Arts Institute and the Cultural Council of Richland and Lexington Counties? Since this initial event, we have brought over 20 spontaneous events to the City of Columbia and Richland County that engage the general public with art.
The 2012-2013 season is sponsored by the City of Columbia, the Cultural Council of Richland and Lexington Counties and the South Carolina Arts Commission. Thank you for your generous support!