Meet the Makers are quarterly get-togethers for members at the Postmodernist level and above to meet an artist or maker and learn about their creative process within an intimate setting. The Maker is often an upcoming exhibiting artist at the Halsey Institute or expands on introducing creative makers local to Charleston. They will give a presentation describing their inspiration, passions, process, and, ultimately, final result. Members are asked to bring “a bottle of wine and an open mind.” RSVPs are not required, but are appreciated! RSVP to AnchetaSM@cofc.edu.
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Joshua Parks is a Black southern museum professional, filmmaker, and photographer from Jacksonville, Florida. His roots stretch back over seven generations in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. His work analyzes rural communities in the Black Belt South, their relationship to land and water as the basis of subsistence, autonomy, survival, and collective memory, and how these elements influence social and cultural development. Joshua was the principal photographer for the Greenbook of South Carolina (2022), and has photos exhibited at the International African American Museum, Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture and the Seashore Farmers’ Lodge Museum and Cultural Center. He has worked as an in-house producer for the International African American Museum, contributing to their core digital exhibitions (short educational documentaries) such as Carolina Gold, Memories of the Enslaved, Gullah Geechee Overview Film, Moving Star Hall, the Parks/Wilder Family History, and more. He currently owns and operates Cimarron Productions, a full scale film, photography and digital media company, in addition to co-founding the Lowcountry Arts Movement, a non-profit dedicated to building an ecosystem of Black artists, cultural workers and organizers whose goal is to create and promote art and programming that raises the collective consciousness of the Lowcountry community and beyond. Joshua received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in History from Howard University, and is pursuing a Masters degree in Public History at the College of Charleston.
Free For All
GALLERY HOURS (during exhibitions)
Monday - Saturday, 11am – 4pm
Open Thursdays until 7pm
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