Art & Antiques Forum focuses on the Far East
By Kathleen Cochran
From March 11th through the 15th, the Orient will come to the Old Courtroom at 23 Chalmers St. With the ancient Silk Road as the inspiration, the 2015 Charleston Art & Antiques Forum will take a look at the many ways that fine and decorative arts in the Americas and Europe have been influenced by the Orient. Several of the Forum’s 2015 lectures focus on “chinoiserie,” the French term for an exotic style that includes motifs from Japan, India, Persia, the Philippines, China and other parts of the “East” — but our journey goes even further.
School’s in for the cuisine conscious
By Peg Moore
Bob Waggoner’s new cooking school is a delicious example of the changing sensibility toward the way we dine, whether in restaurants or at home.
Responsible hunters and hound abandonment: One year later: Are we making any progress?
By Joe Elmore and Charles W. Waring III
Readers may recall that last year we challenged sportsmen on the topic of how we must address the issue of abandoned hunting dogs. Has anything really changed since then? Having grown up in South Carolina and Georgia, our grandfathers and fathers introduced us to the sports of hunting and fishing. We learned numerous lessons beyond hunting and fishing and certainly much more than the actual skill involved. Safety was always paramount to the day. However, the most important lessons we learned from these incredible men were sportsmanship, tradition and honor. We respected the land and the animals that made it their home.
Religion of one’s choice: The liberty to leave
By Charles A. Collins, Jr.
“If you love something, set it free. If it comes back to you it’s yours. If it doesn’t, it was never meant to be.” So goes an anonymous quote that featured prominently in cheesy posters from the 1970s, but despite the indeterminate source and somewhat unusual context (at least in my mind), it contains at least a nugget of truth.
March 16 is the last chance to get the Sergeant Jasper right
By Jay Williams, Jr.
This should be a time of joy. The old, out-of-place Sergeant Jasper is coming down! Will it be replaced with beautifully designed townhomes, a park overlooking the Ashley River …?