The Clemson Area StoryTellers, (CAST) in cooperation with the Arts Center, offer their fourth annual Celebration of Story. Stories define our lives and illuminate common experiences.
Adults and elementary age children are invited to dive into an evening of stories interpreted by the tellers of CAST, the blues band Hoodoo Hounds, and the works of Arts Center Artists Guild members.
Admission is free, with donations accepted. Guests are asked to bring canned goods for Clemson Community Care’s food pantry. For more information, go to www.explorearts.org, email email@example.com or call 864 653-4932.
Spoken Word artists for the event include the duo of Billy Boggs and Matthew Phillips, Michelle Buscher, Wendel Craker, Judy Seeley, and Jennifer Simmons.
All are members of CAST, a local guild dedicated to promoting the art of storytelling.
The tellers gather on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Arts Center where they share stories, hone their telling skills, and discuss storytelling events and activities.
Listeners and would-be storytellers are always welcome.
Stories in music will be performed by the Hoodoo Hounds, a Clemson-based blues band formed in 2005.
The band has recorded several original songs whose lyrics, or story, deal with traditional blues themes such as crossroads, tribulation, mojos, and black cat bones. Andrew Duchowski, David Jacobs, Walt “Hoodoo Harry” Ligon, Radar Martin make up the band along with Phil Carroll, sound engineer.
The Hoodoo Hounds will play at 6:30pm and during intermission.
The Art Center Artist Guild will interpret stories through visual arts such as watercolors, oil painting, pottery, sculpture, photography and jewelry.
The 75 member guild includes both visual and performance artists and meets monthly at the Art Center.
Their spring exhibit will be on display in the gallery space and hallways of the Art Center. Guild members will be on hand to explain the stories of their pieces.
Celebration of Story is both a free community event and as a benefit for Clemson Community Care (CCC).
Clemson Community Care is a non-profit organization providing food, shelter, utilities, and other support services to people in difficult circumstances in the Clemson, Central, and Pendleton areas of South Carolina.
Attendees of the Celebration of Story are asked to bring canned goods, especially canned meat and fish, canned vegetables, and pasta sauce.
Donations of boxed powdered milk, cereal, toiletries, pasta, rice, and instant potatoes are also welcome.
During March and April, all donations to CCC will be proportionally matched by the Feinstein Foundation.
Seating and parking at the Arts Center are limited. Please carpool if possible. Seating is open, so arrive early to claim a seat and view the Guild exhibit. Groups of ten or more may call 864 653-4932 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request reserved seats.