Charleston is at a crossroads. Flooded streets and rising waters affect us more and more. By 2045, Charleston will experience sunny day tidal flooding 180 days out of the year — averaging every other day.* The decisions and actions we take NOW as residents of the Lowcountry are critical to our future.
Enough Pie has assembled a team of artists, scientists, organizations and thought leaders to shine a light on rising waters through public art, parades, lectures, and events from April 29-May 26 across the Upper Peninsula. All are welcome as our programming is free. Do not miss this moment to make a difference.
WE ARGUE. NATURE ACTS. - Voltaire
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
US COASTAL POLICY & SEA LEVEL RISE: FAILURE TO LAUNCH
Thursday, May 18 from 5:30pm – 7pm
Redux Contemporary Art Center, 1056 King Street
Join Dr. Rob Young of Western Carolina University for a deep dive into the policies of sea level rise and what is being done about it. Dr. Young will offer a lecture followed by a discussion. Like all Enough Pie events, this is free and open to all.
RISING ABOVE OUR FLOODING STREETS
Saturday, May 20th 1 – 5PM
BoomTown!, 1505 King Street
65+ scientists, artists, civic and community leaders together present hands-on science + art + food with community lightning talks on:
- WHAT IS THE PROBLEM?
- GLOBAL AND LOCAL RESPONSES
- HOW DO WE SOLVE THE PROBLEM?
Join us to create art, knowledge, discussions and community resilience together! This project has been made possible by the dynamic team of CULTIVATE and with support from the Coastal Conservation League and DHEC Ocean and Coastal Resource Management.
TIDAL UPRISING: The Role of Spiritual Communities in Protecting Creation
RESCHEDULED! Tuesday, May 30 6 – 7:30pm
Ebenezer AME Church, 44 Nassau Street
Sunny-day flooding, hurricanes, king tides—Charleston’s neighborhoods are increasingly at risk and experts say it’s going to get worse. A lot worse. But you might be asking yourself, what can a beginner like me do when experts—scientists, economists, and politicians—are deadlocked in disagreement and controversy?
Join Spiritual Ecologist Heather Lyn Mann, faculty for The Sophia Institute and member of the Contemplative Alliance, for conversation about the growing role of spiritual people and communities in protecting creation. Learn how more and more people of faith see themselves bound in sacred trust with creation, feel called to protect what is sacrosanct for this and future generations—fresh air, fertile soil, clean water, and the multitude of life forms in our midst.
THE WATER NEXT TIME: POETRY SHOWCASE
Thursday, May 25 from 7-9PM
Local 616 – 616 Meeting St
Hosted by Unspoken Word, local poets, slam performers and rappers gather to express life in a city faced with rising waters. This event is all ages and free to the public.
THE EVOLVING WATERFRONT: A History of Land Reclamation on the Charleston Peninsula
Thursday, May 11 from 5:30 – 7PM
Clemson Design Center (Cigar Factory), 701 East Bay Street
Historic Charleston Foundation presents Christina Butler, an accomplished historian and preservationist, to discuss an illustrated history of the growth of the Charleston Peninsula. Parking for this event is off of East Bay Street on Lee Street, north of the Cigar Factory. This event is free and open to all.
RISING TIDES: Artist Talk
Thursday, May 4 at 4PM & 6PM
Joseph Floyd Manor Community Room, 2106 Mt Pleasant Street
“Rising Tides” is a visual presentation focused on Charleston’s frequent flooding, with local scientific research. As an environmental activist, my art stimulates social change. Batiks on silk and oil paintings of threatened landscapes educate about sea level rise through my collaboration with Duke University’s Orrin Pilkey in Climate Change: A Primer. How are we are facing this future as a community? Let’s awaken to the reality of increased frequency of king tides to survive.This event is free and open to the public.
PEOPLE’S CLIMATE PARADE – CHS
Saturday, April 29 at 9am
Start: The Royal American, 970 Morrison Drive
End: St. Julian Devine Community Center, 1 Cooper Street
Join Enough Pie & friends to stand up for our community and our planet. This parade will happen in concert with the People’s Climate March in Washington, DC. Partners include the Charleston Moves, Coastal Conservation League, the Citizens’ Climate Lobby CofC and Charleston, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, and Flair Marketing and Advertising
DETAILED INFO AT FACEBOOK EVENT, People’s Climate Parade – CHS
PUBLIC ART IN THE UPPER PENINSULA
April 29 – June 12
Artist: Mary Edna Fraser
Artist Talk: Thursday, May 4 @ 4pm & 6pm
Location: Joseph Floyd Manor, 2106 Mt Pleasant Street
“As Charleston faces increasing high tides and flooding, our community is wise to educate ourselves. The science and art gathered by Enough Pie starts a needed conversation for our future preparedness.”
– Mary Edna Fraser
WADE IN THE WATER
May 18 – June 10
Artist: John Duckworth
Location: Redux Contemporary Art Center 2nd Floor, 1056 King Street
Lowcountry artist John Duckworth presents a large-scale, multi-media immersive art installation linking the melting glaciers to Charleston’s flooded streets.
AND YET IT GROWS
Artist: Kim Thomas
Location: The Royal American, 970 Morrison Drive
With support from students from Buist Academy, a large sculpture will be constructed using materials found during a series of New Market Tidal Creek clean-up days hosted by Awakening V: King Tide partner Charleston Waterkeepers. The piece will highlight that trash & plastics are not organic, and yet they are reproducing and growing.
April King Tide – May King Tide
Artist: Vassiliki Falkehag
Location: The Southern, 2 Carlson Ct, Charleston, SC 29403
Working with the idea of site and local problems Vassiliki Falkehag’s exterior installation at The Southern Gallery consists of two parts. An intervention on the exterior gallery wall and a large, inhospitable form configured of diverse natural and artificial recycled materials. It comments on the real condition of flooding, creating a link between the moon’s gravitational pull causing rising tides and the challenges we are presently facing created by societal actions.
WAVE OF HOPE
Saturday, April 29 – May 25
Multiple Artists (Community Knitters & Crocheters)
Location: St. Julian Devine Community Center, 1 Cooper St
The culmination of St. Julian Devine and Enough Pie’s weekly knitting circles will be displayed along the green space facing East Bay Street to show various levels of projected sea level rise by the year 2100.
UNDER THE SEA
Friday, May 5: 5-6:30 Unveiling Celebration (all welcome)
Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Pool – 155 Jackson St
In partnership with The Nature Conservancy in South Carolina, a team of artists from around Charleston will create a large exterior murals at this historic City Pool. Turtles, dolphins, whales, schools of fish, octopus and coral reefs will come alive in this engaging space “under the sea” while offering teaching moments about bleached coral, plastics, and other challenges our oceans face. There will be an “I PLEDGE” section with three simple acts kids can commit to by putting their hand on a hand-print to pledge to do their part to keep the ocean healthy.
Photographer: Jared Bramblett
John L. Dart Library, 1067 King Street and Joseph Floyd Manor, 2106 Mt Pleasant Street
For over two years, engineer and photographer Jared Bramblett has been documenting KING TIDE to show how king tides affect various areas of Charleston, SC. ‘Variable Boundaries’ is a photographic series exploring Charleston’s complex relationship with the seas and rising waters. This exhibit is sponsored by Davis & Floyd.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Several representatives from the Charleston Resilience Network, Emily Cedzo of the Coastal Conservation League, Dr. Jessica Hardesty Norris, Biohabitats and Audubon, Dr. Bobbie Lyon & Lisa Shimko of Cultivate, Carolee Williams from The City of Charleston Department of Planning, Preservation & Sustainability, Dr. Merrie Koester of Project Draw for Science, University of SC Center for Science Education, Dan Burger of SC Department of Environmental Control, Erika Hoffman of Historic Charleston Foundation, Dr. Mary Culver of NOAA, Albert George & Kelly Thorvalson of the South Carolina Aquarium, Andrew Wunderly from Charleston Waterkeepers, Jacara Chas of Charleston Good, Jared Bramblett of Davis & Floyd, Joshua Robinson of Robinson Design Engineers, Mary Edna Fraser and Cecelia Dailey, Artist & Gardener, John Duckworth, Artist, Kris Westerson, Artist and the Enough Pie Team (Cathryn Zommer, Bennett Jones and Kate Nevin)
Coastal Conservation League/GrowCarolina, The Nature Conservancy in South Carolina, Davis & Floyd, RavenCliff, SC Sea Grant Consortium, The Audubon Society, Historic Charleston Foundation, SC Department of Health & Environmental Control, Atlantic Packaging, Weight Watchers South Carolina, The Urban Land Institute
Individuals include: Terri Anderson, Joyner Beasley, Sharon Bruner, Betsy Cake, Wes & Lindsay Carter, Charlotte Caldwell, Kirby Caldwell, Paul Cawood, Alyssondra Champaigne, Michael Cline, Jill Conway, Courtney Davis-Shoemaker, Debra Davidson, Nicki Davidson, Sterling Eason, Tami Enright, Molly Fienning, Terry Fox, Anne Frazier, Betsy Fuller, Leize Gaillard, Susan Gregory, Natalie Halt, Amy Horwitz, Stephen Hoffius, Stephanie Hunt, Pam Huseby, Amber Hussey, Kristin Hettermann, Jenny Horne, Kim Jahde, Glen and Ashley Jennings, Ted Keller, Brian & Liz King, Linda Ketner, Charlie Letts, Julien Libaire, Heather Mann, Caroline Mauldin, Katie McKain, Kim Miller, Lisa Moran, Elizabeth Morton, Nathalie Naylor, Kate Nevin, Sally Newman, Anne Parker, Whitney Powers, Katherine Richards, Leila Ross, Betsy Shuford, Shanequa Renee Singletary, Oliver Smith, Kris Westerson, Carolee Williams, Allison Williamson, Lindsay Windham, Rebecca Wodder and many anonymous donors. Thank you!
KING TIDE KEY DATA
*from Charleston Sea Level Rise Strategy, City of Charleston