2016 Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Award Recipients
Congratulations to the recipients of the Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Governor’s Awards for the Arts! The S.C. Arts Commission annually presents the awards, the highest honor the state gives in the arts, to recognize outstanding achievement and contributions to the arts in South Carolina. The awards will be presented at a ceremony in Columbia on Wednesday, May 11. The S.C. Arts Foundation will honor the recipients and the arts community at the South Carolina Arts Gala... Read more >>
2016 Folk Heritage Awards
The S.C. Arts Commission and USC's McKissick Museum will honor Bill Harris and Harold Clayton (posthumous award) as recipients of the 2016 Jean Laney Harris Folk Heritage Awards. Bill Harris, of Rock Hill, began learning traditional Catawba pottery at age 18. Harold Clayton was a tireless advocate of bluegrass and gospel music in the Laurens area.
The 2016 awards will be presented Wednesday, May 11 during a special ceremony and concert in Columbia.... Read more >>