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For most of the last two weeks of June we have posted at least once a day with details on what you could experience at home during this pandemic year for Charleston’s annual festival of all arts. For 2020, FestivALL is when The Internet Becomes A Work Of Art. Every day we tried to bring you up to date on this year’s VirtuALL FestivALL, plus we flashed back to some of our video coverage from previous years, and I dug into the archives for one post in the Monday Morning Art Exhibit, collecting some of my favorite pieces from the nearly fifteen years that I’ve been posting my original work here in PopCult. Today is the final day for VirtuALL FestivALL, except for the CAMC “Run for Your Life” event, which continues until Tuesday.
Today’s big events include:
At 2 PM today you can see A Wrinkle in Time–The Alban plans to stream this live theatre version of A Wrinkle in Time. A play about one of literature’s most enduring young heroines, Meg Murry. Once again, she’s joining forces with Mrs. Whatsit, Charles Wallace, Calvin O’Keefe and more to battle the forces of evil so she can rescue her father, save humanity and find herself. Tickets are available at albanartscenter.com and on their Facebook page. When you buy a “ticket” you will get a digital link the day of the show that will allow you to watch the final product that day only. So make sure you buy a ticket for a day that you will be able to watch the performance as the link for each day will expire at midnight.
We wrap out two-week retrospective of Monday Morning Art with “The Loop.” Back in October, 2019 I decided to start the week with a high-detail digital painting based on a composite of several photos I took out of the hotel window on a trip to Chicago in July, 2019. This is a view looking East down the Northern part of The Loop, the famed “L” platform train that encircles and gives its name to the downtown area.
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This excercise of choosing 14 examples of Monday Morning Art made me realize how daunting the idea of compiling it into a book is. I’m still toying with the idea of having a reasonably-priced softcover or magazine collection ready in late August, but I’m probably going to be limited to fifty pages to keep it affordable, and I have over 700 pieces from which to choose, so it’s probably going to be “volume one.”