Audience Takes the Stage
February 23, 8:00am - 9:30am EST. Hosted at Redux Contemporary Art Center
part of a series on Curiosity
About the speaker
Matt Foley is an author, spoken word poet, and writing coach in Charleston, South Carolina. He is the author of three books of poetry: We Could Be Oceans, The Typewriter Sutra, and This One Breath. In early 2017, Matt launched Contribute Your Verse, a writing coaching business that helps aspiring writers find their voice and share their creative gifts to the world.
Leslie Ryann McKellar originally hailing from the Midwest, has been an editorial photographer in Charleston for 14 years. She loves pizza, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, traveling, taking pictures with her iPhone and discussing the meaning of life and love with her best friends.
Archie Burkel is Top Hat of The Hat Ladies of Charleston. “No other accessory has such power to express our individuality and no other accessory is so much fun. Hats will change the way you think about yourself. They will change the way other people see you.”
Nic Jenkins is an artist, drummer, composer, and illustrator, and sound designer currently residing in South Carolina. While being open to the universe’s constant invitations to collaborate via experimental music, Jenkins has been able to enjoy many experiences (regionally and internationally) through working with great artists, mentors and heroes alike.
Lauren Shipley has worked in East Africa since 2013 and will be taking her sixth trip in August. Currently, she is founding a 501c3, Artisan Global, which will exist to provide resources, advocacy, and partnerships for international artisan organizations in post conflict areas.
Since 1946, Duncan-Parnell has been the trusted supplier to construction contractors, engineers, surveyors, architects and designers. From Autodesk® software to Trimble® equipment to 3D products and cloud-based construction information management systems, Duncan-Parnell specializes in providing high quality hardware, innovative software, and invaluable services to make projects successful. Today, we’re proud to remain an independent, family-owned business with 13 locations to deliver excellent customer experiences.
Counter Culture Coffee is dedicated to finding and bringing to market the most exciting and delicious coffees in the world. We approach our work with a passion for the ideal of coffee perfection, a dedication to real sustainability, and a commitment to cutting-edge education throughout the coffee chain.
REDUX CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER is a nonprofit organization committed to fostering creativity and the cultivation of contemporary art through diverse exhibitions, subsidized studio space for visual artists, meaningful education programs, and a multidisciplinary approach to the dialogue between artists and their audiences.
Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Company provides squeezed fresh, clean label juice—never any preservatives, hidden ingredients or flavor packs. They use only Florida fruit and they squeeze to order, daily, making sure their customers are getting a fresh product. Their products can be found in over 30 states and 24 countries worldwide. Follow them on Twitter @Nataliesoj
We have asked our audience to submit their stories and have chosen a number of great people to represent our community at this very CURIOUS CMCHS!