A Lowcountry Journey A Musical Journey

Lowcountry Voices

Presents

A Lowcountry Journey A Musical Journey

Celebrating the African American Spirituals and Gospel

Music Nathan L. Nelson, Conductor Sandra S. Barnhardt, Guest Conductor

Saturday September 29| 2012 | 6pm Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E 5 Glebe Street| Charleston

TiCKETS $15 A t door (cash or check) One Hour Before Pe r f o r m a n c e $10with student I.D

Supported By North Charleston Cultural Arts Department

Zoning Board of Appeals September 4, 2012 5:00pm

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS SEPTEMBER 04, 2OI2 5:00 P.M.

NORTH CHARLESTON CITY HALL 2500 CiA Hall Lane *Buist Roorn, 3’d Floor*

I. Call to Order -Chairman Daniel Svrcek II. Consideration of the August 06, 2012 meeting minutes.

ru. The applicant, Mr. David Boland, is seeking a variance from Article V, Section 5-14, Paragraph (b) I B relating to the installation of the required eight foot privacy fence installation and 25 ft. minimum commercial vegetative side and rear yard buffer requirement for the property located at 2450 Elms Center Road (TMS# 486-00-00-173) in the B-2, General Business zoning district and University Boulevard Overlay/ Council District 3.

IV. The applicant, Mr. Robert Pratt, is seeking a variance from Article IV, Section 4-5, Paragraph (d) relating to the re-establishment of a legal nonconforming use of a bar / club for the property located at 6893 Rivers Avenue (TMS# 475-07-00-016) in the B-2, General Business zoning district / Council District 6.

V. The applicant, Mr. Stephen Dudash, is seeking a variance from Article VI, Section 6-16, Paragraph (g) 2 relating to the proposed encroachment of greater than 25 percent of a structure into the drip -lines of Grand trees for the property located at 4447 Durant Avenue (TMS# 470-05-00-001) in the Mixson PDD, Planned Development District/ Council District 7& 8.

VI. The applicant, Mr. Stephen Dudash, is seeking a variance from Article VI, Section 6-16, Paragraph (g) 2 relating to the proposed encroachment of greater than 25 percent of a structure into the drip-lines of Grand trees for the properties located at 4511 & 4533 Durant Avenue( TMS# 470-06-00-266) in the Mixson PDD, Planned Development District / Council District 7.VII. The applicant,.Mr. Randolph Jenkins, is seeking variance on behalf of Royal Baptist Church from Article V, Section 5-1, Paragraph (b) 2 relating to the 25 ft. side and rear setback requirement for the property located at 4750 Abraham Avenue (TMS# 470-03- 00-107) in the split zoned R-1 Single Family ResidentialZoning District and B-1, Limited Business Zoning District.

Vm. The applicant, Mr. Randolph Jenkins, is seeking variance on behalf of Royal Baptist Church from Article VI, Section 6-1, Paragraph (c) I relating to the 20 ft. front yard setback requirement for the property located at 4750 Abraham Avenue (TMS# 470-03- 00-107) in the split zoned R-1, Single Family Residential Zoning District and B-1, Limited Business Zoning District

Those persons who wish to appear before the Commission should sign-in or contact the ZoningDepartment (740-2571) no later than 4:45 P.M. on the date of the meeting.

Suzanne Thigpen – Chairperson CITy OF NORTH CHARLESTON Coaliley Hilton

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Legal staff: Francie Austin Kriston Neely

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THTRD FLOOR BUIST CONFERENCE ROOM 6:00 P.M.

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I. II.

I II.

Call to Order – Chairperson Sue Thigpen

Minutes: Consideration of the September 10, 2012 Planning Commission Meeting

Bills: A.

B.

C.

Proposed Rezoning of the Propery Located at 5080 Rivers Avenue (Charleston County TMS #472-12-00-116) from B-2, General Business, to M-2, Heavy Industrial (Council District 7)

Proposed Rezoning of the Properties Addressed as 4325 Gwinnett Street (Charleston County TMS #408-02-00-115 through 1 18) from R-2, Multi- Family Residential, to R-3, Mobile Homes Residential (Council District 5)

Proposed Rezoning of the Property Located at 4341 Andrews Street (Charleston County TMS #408-02-00-022), lrom R-2, Multi-Family Residential, to R-3, Mobile Home Residential (Council District 5)

IV. Subdivision/Variances:

V.

A. Proposed Approval of a Final Plat Bearing the Title “Final Plat Showing Indigo Palms, Phase IV, within the Existing Subdivision of Windsor Hill, for the Property of Park Investors, Located in Dorchester County, SC” (Joseph O. Eelman, Land Surveyor) /Council District 4

Other Business:

A. Summary of Actions Taken by City Council at its September l3th and September 27In Meetings

VL Adjournment

TTEMII{DEIT: The November meeting of the Planning Commission will be held on Tuesday, November 13r 2012.

Persons who wish to appear before the Commission should sign-in or contact the Department of Planning & Zoning (740-2578) no later than 5:45 pm on the date of the meeting.

Zoning Board of Appeals

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

OCTOBER 01, 2012

5:00 P.M.

NORTH CHARLESTON CITY HALL

2500 City Hall Lane

*Buist Room, 3rd Floor*

  1. Call to Order –Chairman Daniel Svrcek

  1. Consideration of the September 04, 2012 meeting minutes.

 

  1. The applicant, Mr. David C. Forsberg, is seeking a variance on behalf of MTAV, LLC. from Article VI, Section 6-2.1, Paragraph (c) relating to the 10 ft. rear yard setback requirement for the property located at 2695 Elms Plantation Boulevard (TMS# 486-02-00-014) in the B-2, General Business Zoning District and University Boulevard Overlay/Council District 3.

 

Those persons who wish to appear before the Commission should sign-in or contact the Zoning Department (740-2571) no later than 4:45 P.M. on the date of the meeting.

 

 

Daily Crime Report – September 26

OCA Date Address Apt Zone Offense Weapon
2012034748 9/25/2012 23:06 5611 Attaway ST K 4 Robbery (Person) x3 Black Semi Autos
2012034760 9/26/2012 3:15 2731 Henry ST 3 Burglary (Residence) Att
2012034621 9/24/2012 23:00 5174 Celtic DR 4 Burglary (Garage)
2012034651 9/25/2012 4:00 1423 Remount RD 4 Burglary (Garage)
2012034720 9/24/2012 18:00 5225 W Montague AVE 148 5 Burglary (Shed)
2012034758 9/26/2012 2:35 6500 Rivers AVE 6 Burglary (Business)
2012034757 9/26/2012 2:11 8945 University BLVD 8 Burglary (Business)
2012034618 9/25/2012 0:20 4301 Bream RD 5 Stolen / Recovered Vehicle
2012034664 9/24/2012 13:00 4100 Club Course DR 9 Stolen ATV x2
2012034645 9/19/2012 17:00 4033 W Montague AVE 5 Vandalism (BB Gun)
2012034759 9/26/2012 3:54 8348 GREENRIDGE RD 8 Weapon Offense (Firearm) .32 Cal
2012034658 9/23/2012 19:00 4222 Wales Ct 5 Pointing & Presenting a Firearm Handgun
2012034643 9/24/2012 8:00 1545 Truxton AVE 2 B&E Auto
2012034616 9/24/2012 22:00 2430 Alston AVE 502 6 B&E Auto
2012034738 9/25/2012 20:35 4006 Dorsey AVE LOT B 3 Impersonating a Police Officer

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North Charleston City Gallery to Exhibit Works by Redux Contemporary Art Center Studio Artists

North Charleston City Gallery to Exhibit Works by Redux Contemporary Art Center Studio Artists

 

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC – The City of North Charleston’s Cultural Arts Department is pleased to announce that the North Charleston City Gallery will host its first annual Redux Contemporary Art Center Studio Artists Exhibition throughout the month of October. The public is invited to attend a free reception at the gallery hosted by the participating artists on Thursday, October 4, from 5pm-7pm.

 

The group exhibition will feature an array of paintings, photographs, and mixed media pieces by artists currently participating in the studio program at Redux Contemporary Art Center in downtown Charleston. The program offers emerging and mid-career artists full access to professional artist studios in an effort to grow and expand the contemporary art community in the area. Xin Lu, Sarah Kalani, Camela Guevara, Savannah Rusher, and Jennifer Ervin are the studio artists participating in this inaugural exhibit. “We are excited to partner with Redux for this first annual exhibition as it’s a wonderful opportunity to expose residents and visitors of the North Area to some of the talented contemporary artists working locally,” says Anne Trabue Nelson, Arts Coordinator with the City’s Cultural Arts Department. “The diverse collection of works on display – Ervin’s intimate photography, Rusher’s nostalgic paintings, Guevara’s delicate fiber works, Kalani’s vibrant figures and landscapes, and Xin Lu’s introspective monoprints – are a wonderful representation of the artistic innovation and creativity being fostered through Redux’s studio program,” she continues.

 

The First Annual Redux Contemporary Art Center Studio Artists Exhibition will be on display at the North Charleston City Gallery from October 1-29, 2012. The gallery space is located in the common areas of the Charleston Area Convention Center with free parking and admission during regular Convention Center operating hours 9:00am-5:00pm, daily.  The gallery is staffed on Friday, Saturday, and Monday only.   Inquiries regarding artists or purchase information may be directed to the North Charleston Cultural Arts Department at (843) 740-5854. For information on additional exhibits, programs, and events, visit the Cultural Arts section of the City’s website at www.northcharleston.org.

 

 

About the Artists

Sarah Kalani received a BA in Studio Art from the College of Charleston in 2008 with study abroad experience in Oahu, Hawaii. Her most recent obsession is the common juxtaposition of nature and formations man-made. “Frequently, we see trees, marsh, river, beach, ocean, etc.; but, just as often as we see these natural things, we see bridges, power lines, street lamps, fire hydrants, and man-made things. Although, they have their stark differences, they are both necessary in our urban existence and worthy of glorification,” she explains. You can often find Kalani practicing her passion in her Redux Annex Studio, at the beach, or literally running for inspiration.

 

Savannah Rusher grew up in Myrtle Beach, SC, where amusement parks, neon colors and the marketed theme of eternal summer were abundant.  Through the eyes of a pre-teen, Rusher relishes in the absurdities of her surroundings and its own pop-culture. Rusher works in a variety of mediums including printmaking, photography and acrylics to achieve her vision. Florescent pigments and salt water are frequently used materials that Rusher incorporates to create vibrant and nostalgic compositions.

 

Jennifer Appleton Ervin was born in 1971 in Pompton Plains, NJ, and later moved to South Carolina in her formative years. Her camerawork has a modern sensibility shaped by both the formal studies of painting and graphic design. Ervin received an MFA in Graphic Design from Boston University and a BA in Painting from Francis Marion University. Her photographs are rich in sensory memory, often reflecting themes of solitude, intimacy, and the uniqueness of the ordinary. Ervin actively exhibits her work in the Southeast and will participate in several upcoming group shows in the fall of 2012. Recent solo shows include, Becoming at Francis Marion University and Moving Into Stillness at the Saul Alexander Gallery. In 2009, she was awarded the Jo-Ann Fender Scarborough Award for work from her Becoming series. Ervin’s most recent body of work, This Side of Summer, explores the ethereal world of childhood. The series was born from time spent with her children during the long, humid summer days at their family cabin in the woods and at their home in the Lowcountry. Photographs in This Side of Summer have been shot using a 1963 Polaroid Land 100 camera.

 

Camela Guevara received her BA from the College of Charleston.  Camela’s work as a seamstress informs her artwork, merging fashion and time-worn sewing techniques with fine art to create anachronistic, spare images with textiles. She is currently a studio renter at Redux Contemporary Art Center. Her work was recently featured in Pinned Down, a fiber exhibition at Stems in Charleston, SC.

 

Xin Lu was born in Fuzhou, China, but moved to Eastern Tennessee with her family when she was 7.  She has wanted to be an artist since the third grade. Lu received her BA from Vanderbilt University in Studio Art and Psychology.  Her mixed media monoprints reflect the Asian aesthetics of simplicity and harmony and are often inspired by the many treasures she finds while roaming the streets of Charleston such as leaves, feathers, and moss. Her works are imbued with a sense of longing for a place to belong. She was the recipient of the prestigious Margaret Stonewall Wooldride Hamblet Award and has had solo exhibits at the Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery (Somewhere In Between) and the Cumberland Gallery (Celestial Comforts).  Lu is currently represented by Cumberland Gallery in Nashville, TN.

 

 


 

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Youth Winter Basketball Registration/Online Registration


 

The North Charleston Recreation Department is making a strong effort to reach out to each member of our great city, especially our youth population. We are working very hard to increase our marketing avenues and we would like to ask for your help in this effort.

 

On the attached fliers, you will find our 2012 Youth Winter Basketball registration information, as well as a flier on Online Registration. This information is being sent out to local schools and newspapers, etc. We would like to ask each neighborhood leader to forward this information to your local communities through your neighborhood newsletter, during your monthly meetings or if you could put the pertinent information up on your venue board going into your neighborhoods. We would be more than happy to attend a meeting and talk to your group about this opportunity.

 

We would like to thank you in advance for your help in this matter. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or comments about Athletic Programs at the North Charleston Recreation Department.

 

Thank you,

 

Jimmy Brown

Athletic Director

(843)725-8963

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North Charleston to Host Free Concert by USAF Academy Band’s Falconaires Jazz Ensemble

North Charleston to Host Free Concert by USAF Academy Band’s Falconaires Jazz Ensemble

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC – The City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department is proud to host a free evening concert by the United States Air Force Academy Band’s Falconaires Jazz Ensemble at the Sterett Hall Auditorium on the former Charleston Naval Base on Friday, October 19, at 7:00pm. The concert will feature big band jazz under the leadership of Master Sergeant Jason Crowe.

As one of twelve Air Force jazz ensembles, the Falconaires have brought the great sounds of big band jazz to national audiences for more than 50 years. The 18 professional Airmen-musicians in the “Glenn Miller” style big band follow in a long blue line of talented Air Force Academy bandsmen who are dedicated to serving our nation and representing the young officers in training at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, CO. The ensemble specializes in the best of past and present by performing traditional and contemporary big band jazz. To this mix, “Falcs” members add their own compositions and fresh orchestrations. The band performs annually for more than 50,000 people at civic and military functions, public concerts, and festivals, including the International Association of Jazz Educators’ National Conference, the Music Educators National Conference’s National Convention, and Musicfest Canada. A driving force in the jazz world, the Air Force Academy Band’s Falconaires play a major role in cultivating our national heritage through America’s only indigenous musical genre, jazz.

The Falconaires Jazz Ensemble concert is free, but advance tickets are required. Tickets may be obtained by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope with request to: Tickets, City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, PO Box 190016, North Charleston, SC, 29419-9016. Please limit 6 tickets per mail-in request. Tickets are also available for pick up Monday through Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm, from the North Charleston Cultural Arts Department office on the second floor of North Charleston City Hall, located at 2500 City Hall Lane, North Charleston, SC 29406. Unclaimed seats will be available to non-ticket holders 15 minutes prior to concert time.

For more information about this concert or other programs and services offered by the North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, call 843-740-5854, email culturalarts@northcharleston.org, or visithttp://bit.ly/culturalarts.

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North Charleston to Host Free Concert by USAF Academy Band’s Falconaires Jazz Ensemble

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

18 September 2012

 

Please note: Representatives from the USAF Academy Band’s Falconaires Jazz Ensemble would be happy to provide an interview upon request. Attached image courtesy of the USAF Academy Band.

 

 

North Charleston to Host Free Concert by USAF Academy Band’s Falconaires Jazz Ensemble

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC – The City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department is proud to host a free evening concert by the United States Air Force Academy Band’s Falconaires Jazz Ensemble at the Sterett Hall Auditorium on the former Charleston Naval Base on Friday, October 19, at 7:00pm. The concert will feature big band jazz under the leadership of Master Sergeant Jason Crowe.

 

As one of twelve Air Force jazz ensembles, the Falconaires have brought the great sounds of big band jazz to national audiences for more than 50 years. The 18 professional Airmen-musicians in the “Glenn Miller” style big band follow in a long blue line of talented Air Force Academy bandsmen who are dedicated to serving our nation and representing the young officers in training at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, CO. The ensemble specializes in the best of past and present by performing traditional and contemporary big band jazz. To this mix, “Falcs” members add their own compositions and fresh orchestrations. The band performs annually for more than 50,000 people at civic and military functions, public concerts, and festivals, including the International Association of Jazz Educators’ National Conference, the Music Educators National Conference’s National Convention, and Musicfest Canada. A driving force in the jazz world, the Air Force Academy Band’s Falconaires play a major role in cultivating our national heritage through America’s only indigenous musical genre, jazz.

 

The Falconaires Jazz Ensemble concert is free, but advance tickets are required. Tickets may be obtained by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope with request to: Tickets, City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, PO Box 190016, North Charleston, SC, 29419-9016. Please limit 6 tickets per mail-in request. Tickets are also available for pick up Monday through Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm, from the North Charleston Cultural Arts Department office on the second floor of North Charleston City Hall, located at 2500 City Hall Lane, North Charleston, SC 29406. Unclaimed seats will be available to non-ticket holders 15 minutes prior to concert time.

 

For more information about this concert or other programs and services offered by the North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, call 843-740-5854, email culturalarts@northcharleston.org, or visithttp://bit.ly/culturalarts.

Visual Art Exhibition Opportunities Available in North Charleston

Visual Art Exhibition Opportunities Available in North Charleston
Accepting applications for North Charleston City Gallery and The Meeting Place

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC – The City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department is accepting applications from visual artists and artist groups to exhibit original works at the North Charleston City Gallery and The Meeting Place for slots in July 2013 through June 2014. Selections are made by a Review Panel appointed by the department. The deadline for submission of applications is Friday, November 30. Applications are available for download from the Applications and Registration Forms section at http://bit.luy/culturalarts.

The North Charleston City Gallery, located in the common areas of the Charleston Area Convention Center Complex, offers great exposure for artists seeking to reach thousands of local patrons and out-of-state visitors. This exhibition opportunity is limited to visual and fine craft artists exhibiting two dimensional works. Exhibits are rotated on a monthly basis and may feature two or more artists concurrently. The gallery desk is managed by a Cultural Arts staff member during weekend hours for the express purpose of promoting the exhibit and the sale of artwork, prints, note cards, and gift items.

The Meeting Place, located at 1077 East Montague Avenue in the Olde Village area of North Charleston, provides a more informal public exhibition opportunity for visual and fine craft artists creating both two dimensional and three dimensional works. Pieces are installed in the building’s display windows, which offer 24 hour visibility. Exhibits are rotated on a monthly and bi-monthly basis and may feature two or more artists concurrently.

For additional information about these and other exhibition opportunities, or to learn more about programs and services offered by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, visit http://bit.ly/culturalarts, email culturalarts@northcharleston.org, or call 843-740-5854.

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North Charleston City Gallery

North Charleston.City.Gallery

September 2012
The City of North Charleston’s Cultural Arts Department is pleased to announce that an exhibition by the Mt. Pleasant based artist group, Friends with Brushes, will be on display at the City Gallery throughout the month of September.

Join the artists for a free public reception at the gallery on
Thursday, September 6, from 5pm-7pm.

Friends with Brushes is a group of local emerging and established artists seeking excellence interpreting their surroundings, whether it is abstraction, realism, or somewhere in-between.
Members include Roberta Byron, Sandra Wrenn, Denise Avera, Kathy Clark, Janie Schloss, Martina Yearwood, and Phyllis Leventis. The group will exhibit mostly Lowcountry landscapes and still-lifes in oil, offering viewers a unique and interesting way of seeing the southern lifestyle.

On view:
September 1-30, 2012
9:00am-5:00pm, daily
Free admission and parking

Free public reception:
Thursday, September 6, 2012
5:00-7:00pm

North Charleston City Gallery
(w/in the Charleston Area Convention Center)
5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston, SC 29418

About the gallery
The North Charleston City Gallery features two-dimensional works by international, national, and local artists in a variety of subjects and mediums. Exhibits are rotated on a monthly basis and may feature two or more artists in the gallery space each month. In addition to monthly exhibits, the gallery also hosts a collection of prints, notecards, jewelry, and gift items by local artists, which are available for sale. The gallery is staffed on Friday, Saturday, and Monday only. Inquiries regarding artists or purchase information may be directed to the North Charleston Cultural Arts Department at (843) 740-5854. For information on additional exhibits, programs, and events, visit the Cultural Arts section of the City’s website here.