GOOD NEWS: Exhibit of Cuba photographs on display at main library

Staff reports  |  “Cuba, 2015” is a series of large digital photographs now on display at the Saul Alexander Gallery at the main branch of the Charleston County Public Library.  The photos showcase glimpses of Cuba taken during an August 2015 trip by a group organized by Magnolia Plantations and Gardens.

The photographs by Charleston Currents editor and publisher Andy Brack first were published in this weekly journal.

“While you get something of a feel of life in Cuba in the online presentations of the photos from 2015, the large-scale, framed format offered in the exhibition gives a different feel – a depth that doesn’t come out on the computer screen,” Brack said.  “I encourage you to stop by the library, see the photos and provide your reactions in a comment book in the gallery.”

The exhibition will run through the end of January.

To see some of these photos now, take a look at these 2015 posts:

NOTE:  While you’re at the library, make sure to check out another photographic display – a series of civil rights photographs by Ida Berman related to Johns Island, Esau Jenkins, Septima Clark and the Progressive Club.  More in our calendar.

In other Good News:

A portrait of Hollings that is
on display in the Thomas Cooper
Library at the University of South
Carolina.

Happy birthday!  Warm birthday wishes to retired U.S. Sen. Fritz Hollings of Isle of Palms who turns 96 today (Jan. 1). With all of the shenanigans going on in Washington over the last year, Hollings surely isn’t happy of what’s become of the U.S. Senate.

Legislative roundup.  If you want to get a better feel of the biggest issues confronting the S.C. General Assembly when they resume deliberations next week, check out this story by Lindsay Street in our sister publication, Statehouse Report.  She outlines the latest on the $9 billion nuclear plant debacle, education funding, environmental issues, budgeting challenges and health care complexities.

LowLine achievement.  Congratulations to the City of Charleston and Friends of the Lowcountry LowLine for a $4.6 million purchase of more than 1.5 miles of railroad right-of way to be used for an urban linear park that essentially will parallel the east end of Interstate 26.

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  1. Susan Neff says:

    The Cuba exhibit is beautifully arranged and takes you inside the many faces of Cuba.