Ten Years of PopCult
Today is the tenth anniversary of The PopCult Blog, written by Rudy Panucci. Every hour, on the hour(sort of), we’re going to bring you one of our favorite posts from the preceding decade. Some are significant “firsts,” while others are deeply touching or overwhelmingly goofy. We’ll leave it to you to figure out which is which.
We wanted to bring you at least one photo essay from ArtWalk, and we chose this one from October, 2011 because not only do you get ArtWalk photos, you also get the Charleston return of Brian and Brad Diller.
The big story at last night’s ArtWalk was the triple dose of Diller at Taylor Books last night. Brad Diller was on hand, signing copies of his book of cartoons, “The Neighbors Have Two Flamingos,” while his brother, Brian, and nephew, Nathan, were performing in Taylor’s cafe. When the matriarch of the Diller clan, Polly Diller, showed up, the family reunion was nearly complete,
But that’s not all that ArtWalk had to offer. The Charleston Ballet entered the fray with a cool exhibit, Art Emporium had a dazzling show by April Waltz, The Purple Moon offered up a room of way-cool vintage items like the one at the head of this column and the other galleries all made their mark.
We will jump into the photo essay after the “read more” link, right after this PopCult Instant Video of Brian Diller performing an old Stubby Dill classic.
The Purple Moon/Modern By Design
White Oak Photography
We popped by White Oak Photography early in the afternoon, where they were just getting set up for a fun evening of kid’s Halloween photos with music from Comparsa.
The Charleston Ballet
K.D. Lett, Dick Allowatt and Charly Hamilton had work on display at The Charleston Ballet’s new location on the corner of Capitol and Virginia Streets. K.D.’s work really needs to be seen in person to be fully appreciated.
Work from The Charleston Camera Club was on display at Romano Associates. Here’s a peek at work by B-N-C Photos and Ron Gaskin.
That’s it for this week’s PopCulteer. Next week is when all the Halloween stuff hits the fan, so who knows what’s going to wind up in this blog.