Stand by as we put the finishing touches on the spring line up for SSAC retreat 2018. Teasers? Visit the studio of Bill Long, furniture maker and artist. Discover your spirit animal, learn more about pollinator gardens, Bach flowers and leaded glass. Make stuff, do stuff, be fulfilled. Become inspired. Last years prices until 12/31/17. Check […]
Sunday July 9th- 4-6pm Hosted by Souther Sample Artist Colony (SSAC) & Centerpiece Philanthropic. Time to gather! Bren McClain will be reading from her new book, “One Good Mama Bone”. Snack and sips. Come be with us- The company is everything! Thanks to Book Passage and Catherine Pyke of Centerpiece for their generous support.
Wednesday, April 5 Continental breakfast from the farm & pantry 10-11am Yoga (optional, but recommended) Mirabai 11:15-12:45 Free time, lunch on your own 1:00-4:30 Workshop Intro/Welcome Mary Brent Cantarutti Picture Book Presentation Cathleen O’Brien Intro To Gullah Sharon Cooper-Murray Stirring the Spirit 4:45-5:15 Break 5:30 […]
Where will you go? What will you do? You’ll come with us, a deep blue dive into all that is the South, all that is storytelling through art, all that is profound. Spend a day with Arianne King Comer, Charleston artist whose work is featured at the National Museum of African American History & Culture. Receive […]
Breaking Day by Mary Brent Cantarutti The sun slips into the Lowcountry sky— a pancake stirred in earth’s kitchen, (more…)
My Partner in Time, My Little Joy (Inspired by the Quentin Baxter Quintet) by Nancy Alpert My drumming pulse thumps rhythmic warmth while deep in my base my heartstrings strum. (more…)
Earlier we published this post. Here are the recipes from that piece! (more…)
Seeking: Southern Gentleman Nancy Alpert I spotted the young hunk leaning against the bar at The Gritz, a popular hang-out in downtown Charleston. Tall, muscular, dark-haired. All I desired was for him to drawl all over me. I sauntered over and cooed, “Hiya, handsome.” (more…)
Twist Dolls For Sharon Cooper-Murray Indigo, indigo boo-hag blue, I’m gonna put a spell on you. (more…)
Pearl Fryar’s Garden Martha Dabbs Greenway The first time I visited Pearl Fryar’s garden is a story in itself. It was in early spring when my friend Myra and I decided to drive the twenty-five miles from Sumter, South Carolina, over to Bishopville. I wanted to find this fabulous topiary garden I had read about […]
Welcome to the Southern Sampler Artists Colony (SSAC) extended community of friends! We invite fun-loving adventurers eager to stir the creative pot, Southern style, to experience the real Charleston, explore the South Carolina Lowcountry, and share stories to be embellished over time.
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