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Civic Action Exhibit Opening on June 25, 2009 at Charleston Civic Design Center

OPENING: June 25th, 5:30-8:00pm

EXHIBITION: June 26th -August 7th, weekdays 9:00-5:00pm

WHERE: Charleston Civic Design Center, 85 Calhoun Street


The Civic Action Exhibition is a showcase of local grassroots organizations and the work they are doing to improve Charleston. For the exhibition the Charleston Civic Design Center gathered a variety of different organizations to demonstrate how the work of each of the organizations contributes to a larger action that is
changing our city for the better.

The exhibition was centered around a simple question put to each or the organizations. “What is the most promising opportunity to improve our community, and what action will your organization take to make a difference.”

We hope that you will join us June 25th for the opening, when each organization will answer this question two ways. Starting at 6:30pm each organization will give a short five minute speech addressing the question, and they will also all reveal the showcase pieces they designed which will be displayed in the CCDC’s gallery space for the remainder of the exhibition.

Exhibition Features:
Architecture for Humanity
Charleston Holy City Bike Co-op
Charleston Arts Coalition
Louie’s Kids
Charleston Horticultural Society
Lowcountry Earth Force
Charleston Miracle League
Pecha Kucha Charleston
Charleston Moves
Pour it Now
Fields to Families


Pecha Kucha Night Charleston Volume 3 Taking Place on the Lawn Behind the Civic Design Center – June 3


Back by popular demand, Pecha Kucha Night Charleston Volume 3 (PKN3) presented by South Carolina’s Council on Competitiveness will take place on June 3, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. on a lawn behind the Civic Design Center, 85 Calhoun Street, downtown Charleston, SC. PKN3 will bring creative minds together for an evening of short presentations that reveal presenters’ passions and inspirations. Tickets are limited, admission is $5. Bring your chairs and blankets. Pizza and non-alcoholic beverages will be for sale.

I got a chance to taste the amazing food creations from Iverson Catering at the Spoleto Scene party and I cannot wait to see Iverson’s presentation! Poet and editor of the Post and Courier’s Preview, Marcus Amaker, who is also a board member of the Charleston Arts Coalition, will host the event.

Pecha Kucha Night (Japanese for the sound of conversation), founded in Tokyo and now presented in over 135 cities around the globe, was conceived in 2003 as a place for young designers to meet, network and show their work in public. Each speaker is allotted 20 slides for 20 seconds each for a six-minute and 40-second presentation. Pecha Kucha Night Charleston so far included presentations from creative professionals in fields encompassing culinary arts, graphic design, architecture, urban planning, graphic and fashion design, photography, and the performing arts.