The Art Institute of Charleston Holds “An Evening of Hope” Benefit for Emanuel AME Church
November 17, 2015
Students at The Art Institute of Charleston, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta, are using their creative talents to help heal the Charleston community with “An Evening of Hope,” to benefit Emanuel AME Church and the victims of the June 17 shooting. The event will take place on Friday, December 4, from 6-9 pm and will include a fashion show, poetry reading, art installation and silent auction.
The “Dresses for Hope” fashion show will feature purple and white dresses designed and created by fashion students, and inside The Art Institute of Charleston’s gallery will be an art exhibit entitled “9 Empty Chairs.” Marjory Wentworth, South Carolina’s Poet Laureate and an instructor at The Art Institute of Charleston, will also read a special poem.
All proceeds from ticket sales and the silent auction will be donated to the Honorable Reverend Clementa C. Pinckney Foundation: http://senatorpinckney.org.
An Evening of Hope
Date & Time:
Friday, December 4, from 6-9 pm
VIP admission (front row for the fashion show): $25
Regular admission: $15
6:00 pm: Doors open. Attendees can view “9 Empty Chairs” installation, student artwork and silent auction items in the gallery. Hors d’oeuvres will be passed during this hour.
7:00 pm: “Dresses for Hope” fashion show
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