Monday, May 10, 2010

Baseball Photography Exhibit Coming to BCAC

Opening Set for June 10th
5:30 - 7:00 at BCAC

Based on the 1998 book The 521 All-Stars: A Championship Story of Baseball and Community, this exhibit depicts the game in its purest form: scrap metal base lines, rotten wood bleachers, teams made up of brothers, fathers and sons, and most importantly, fellowship within the community.

Until Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in 1947, major league baseball was the pastime for white players and fans. Segregated and separated, black players were forced to form leagues of their own.

In 1996, author Frye Gaillard was driving north on Route 521 in Sumter County when he discovered a homemade ballpark and stopped to take pictures of the players. He and his partner, photographer Byron Baldwin, spent the next season and a half watching and studying the Gamecock baseball league of Rembert, S.C. The teams are comprised only of African-Americans.

The Black Creek Arts Center is located at 116 West College Avenue in Hartsville. For more information, visit or call 843.332.6234.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The Carolinas III: Community Photo Contest & Exhibit

Don't miss The Carolinas III: Community Photography Contest & Exhibit. Black Creek Arts Council and Hartsville Memorial Library will be hosting the 3rd annual gallery crawl that opens the exhibit on July 8th. Turn in is June 22nd through July 2nd at the Arts Center. Click the link below for more info:

The Black Creek Arts Center is located at 116 West College Avenue in Hartsville.

Jim Darlington's Exhibit - May 2010

The work of Jim Darlington will be on display in the Jean & James Fort Gallery for the month of May 2010.

Click the link below to learn more about the exhibit:

Jim Darlington at BCAC

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