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Preview “MARY” and ArtWalk

The PopCulteer
November 26, 2010

The Contemporary Youth Arts Company production of Dan Kehde and Mark Scarpelli’s “MARY,” which has become a Christmas tradition here in Charleston, opens tonight at The WVSU Capitol Center Theater. The show runs November 26 and 27 at 8 PM, November 28 at 2 PM, and December 2,3 and 4 at 8 PM. If you haven’t seen the show, below you’ll find two preview videos recorded during a dress rehearsal earlier this week.

This year’s cast includes CYAC veterans Maddy Gourevitch as Gabriel, Donnie Smith as Joseph, Craig Auge as Zechariaih, Katrina Scarpelli Mulyono as Elizabeth, Jonathan Tucker as Herod, and talented newcomber Brynna Horswell as Mary.
Other returning veterans include April Richardson Morgan, Nik Tidquist, and Austin Thomas.

This is a wonderful, original show that tells the story of the brith of Christ in a fun way, and it’s appropriate for the whole family. Tickets are $10 ($6 for students).

After the jump, we have a quick photo essay previewing two of today’s Black Friday ArtWalk galleries.

Art Emporium

Clayton Spangler’s Charleston collection is on display at Art Emporium, and it’s a winner, as you can see from the pictures below.  Spangler’s view of the Capitol City is sleek and stylish, with many of his digially-manipulated phots printed directly on metal.

The Purple Moon

This month The Purple Moon is hosting a retrospective of two Charleston artists who departed the mortal canvas this year.  Felix Krasyk and Hank Keeling will be featured in the Over The Moon Gallery, while the Purple Moon also hosts their usual assortment of cool atomic age furniture and collectible glass.

Next Week In PopCult

Get ready for the 2010 PopCult Gift Guide. We’l be doing this for twenty days, beginning next Tuesday, and if you follow our gift guide, people will fall at your feet and proclaim you the coolest person in the world!  Or at least they’ll think you put some thought into you gift this year.

1 Comment

  1. @stevenadamswv

    I like the one painting of downtown Charleston with the bridge.

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