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SSAC 2018 Retreat Daily Calendar: April 11-18

We are excited to announce the daily calendar* for the 2018 SSAC Retreat! You can also find this on our FaceBook Events page. A few spots open, deposits due by 12/15/17. Questions? Drop Mary Brent Cantarutti a note. Soon 🙂 Mbrent {at} (more…)

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Charleston, Mciver Watson's home

Retreat Schedule April 5-12 2017

  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 […]

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Indigo- Blues News

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 […]

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The Gullah Lady

    Do you ever want to reinvent or transform yourself? Well, that intriguing possibility comes to mind often when I think about Sharon Cooper-Murray, aka The Gullah Lady. (more…)

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Finished quilt!

Bettie Abio

by Mary Brent Cantarutti Our SSAC connections are extraordinary—in keeping with belonging, Southern style. (more…)

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The SSAC Communal Rag Quilt

by Mary Brent Cantarutti We Samplers have used words, clay, food, sticks, music, paints, brushes, sand, shells, paper and plants to create art but we had never used rags. (more…)

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Charleston, South Carolina 2013

Journals Begin the Southern Sampler Journey

On the first day of the Southern Sampler Artist Colony workshop in Charleston, South Carolina we cover the long dinning room table of our beautiful Sullivan’s Island home with paper, scraps, glue and tape. Everyone has the opportunity to create a one-of-a-kind writing journal from a simple 8″ X 11″ composition book. These books are […]

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A Southern Sampler

Book Launch Party

We are rapidly counting down the days before the Southern Sampler Writing and Creative Retreat. This year we are having our own book launch party in Charleston for the hot off the presses “A Southern Sampler“.  The event is in the afternoon on April 20 and we will serve delicious finger foods. Since the “company […]

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