Sunday, March 29, 2009

Black Creek, Blue Jeans, & BBQ: May 1st & 2nd

What: Black Creek, Blue Jeans, & BBQ
When: May 1st & 2nd
Where: Cargill Way in Downtown Hartsville

Friday Night - 7pm
Anything Butt Contest - appetizers, entrees and desserts using any ingredient but pork

Friday Night - 8:30pm
I Love My Blue Jeans Contest - strut your stuff in front of our celebrity judges

Nikki & DaBlooze will be on stage all evening.

Friday Night Tickets - $15

Saturday - 11am
All you can eat BBQ for $10

A Match Made In Heaven: BBQ in Hartsville, SC

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. This age-old phrase that conjures up wedding bells also applies to an upcoming event in Hartsville: Black Creek, Blue Jeans, and Barbeque will be held on May 1st & 2nd on Cargill Way.

Something old: Barbeque is a southern tradition. Vinegar-based vs. mustard-based is nearly the Yankees vs. Red Sox of the South. Variety will abound at this festival. Rumor has it, there will be a cherry-based barbeque.

Something new: Hartsville’s Good Living Marketplace is one of the best additions (if not the best) to our community in the last year. Black Creek Arts Council is pleased to be sharing Cargill Way with the Marketplace on Saturday.

Something borrowed: Nicki & DaBlooze will be covering your beach, blues, classic rock, and country favorites onstage Friday Night. You may even hear a little Motown and Golden Oldies.

Something blue: Come out and enjoy yourself in your favorite blue jeans. On Friday night, there will even be an I Love My Blue Jeans Contest.

Cargill Way will be the place to be on Friday, May 1st and Saturday, May 2nd. Don't miss it.

For more information call Bruce Douglas at 843.332.6234.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

The Carolinas II: Community Photography Contest & Exhibit

Black Creek Arts Council and the Friends of Hartsville Memorial Library will be hosting their second annual community photography contest and exhibit in July. The Carolinas II will debut at the Hartsville Library and the Black Creek Arts Center with an opening reception and gallery crawl on July 9th from 5 - 8pm.

2008 Winner:
The Charleston Bridge by Mary Margaret Porter

To enter the contest, simply bring your photo(s) to the Arts Center between June 22nd and July 2nd. Three entries per person are allowed and the prices are: $15 for the first entry, $25 for two, and $30 for three. A discount of $5 will be given to Friends of the Hartsville Memorial Library and Members of Black Creek Arts Council.

All photographs will be considered in the Best of Show Category and will be entered in one of the following categories: Images of Darlington County, Photographers 18 & Under, Small Photos (dimensions smaller than 11 x 14), and Large Photos (dimensions 11 x 14 and larger). One winner and two honorable mentions will be given per category. One People's Choice Award will be voted on by visitors at each display location.

The above photo, taken at Kalmia Gardens, is an example of an image of Darlington County.
(image by Mary Margaret Porter)

The Images of Darlington County Category is new for the 2009 Contest. The category is intended to get entries of images that represent important landmarks, buildings, places, etc that make Darlington County special. The contest is open to anyone who lives, works, or creates in Darlington County. All photos must be taken in North or South Carolina.

For more information, contact Bruce Douglas at the Arts Center, 843.332.6234.

Another recognizable Darlington County image: A look across Prestwood Lake at Sonoco.

(image by Johnny Payne)