Support STAR - Super Talented Actors Rasslin'

 Lady McQueen shows Jimmy “The Boss” Miller who is really in charge. Their rendition of Leslie Gore’s “You Don’t Own Me” will knock you off your feet!

Lady McQueen shows Jimmy “The Boss” Miller who is really in charge. Their rendition of Leslie Gore’s “You Don’t Own Me” will knock you off your feet!

HEART is a 501(c)3 non-profit that provides visual arts, music, and performing arts mentorships for adults with special needs who want to develop and identify as artists. We are an inclusive arts community made up of all around creatives of all abilities. Together, we create one original musical a year and showcase them twice a year. These creative and powerful inclusive productions inspire our community and makes us all happier, healthier, and stronger. 

HEART needs your financial support to help offset some of the costs of our latest original musical comedy, STAR - Super Talented Actors Rasslin'. STAR follows a group of out-of-work actors and actresses who take a life-line on an ambitiously pitched wrestling show run by a B-movie director with something to prove to the world, William “Alright, Alright” Simmons and a local soft-spoken, trust-fund kid and wrestling fanatic, Jimmy “The Boss” Miller. When a real wrestler, Reba “The Italian Tickler” Abele joins the team, things begin to look promising for this downcast group.

In order for HEART to keep these community enriching productions sustainable, we need the communities' financial support. Some of the production costs include but are not limited to event space, free tickets for residents of group homes for adults with special needs, costumes, props, stage equipment, musicians, staffing, marketing, etc... 


Fox Docs 3 min documentary on HEART

Hannah Burke, a producer for Fox Docs of Fox 24 Charleston created this wonderful 3 min documentary on HEART. It captures the HEART spirit so well!

HEART provides mentorships and community engagement for adults with special needs who want to grow and develop as artists. At HEART, we have created a center where artists of all abilities work together to create something the community can enjoy, learn from, and be inspired by. At HEART, our work transcends our abilities through collaboration.

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HEART Radio Lab: Love Frequency

HEART is a 501(c)3 non-profit and an innovative arts and theatre company that provides mentorships and community engagement for adults with special needs who want to develop and identify as artists. 

HEART Radio Lab presents Love Frequency 2018 as part of Piccolo Spoleto

Friday, June 8th at Charleston Music Hall | Visual Art Exhibition & Doors at 6pm | Performance at 7pm

HEART Radio Lab is HEART's creative workshop that produces multi-media art and shares it with the public. We are a family of artists and nature lovers here in Charleston, SC and we encourage you to support our expression of Love Frequency 2018. 

Join us for our emotion provoking production as we follow an astronaut on a journey in search of love with music performed by the HEART Choir and Band covering songs by David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, The Flaming Lips, Cloud Cult and more! This will be an unforgettable experience that will lift you up and help us restore the lost art of love.

Thank you for your consideration in supporting Charleston artists with special needs

THANK YOU TO OUR PRESENTING & SUSTAINING SPONSORS

Arielle Simmons Photography

Catch the Leprechaun 5K benefits HEART

2018 Catch the Leprechaun 5K Run/Walk
Thursday, March 15 at 6:30 pm


Celebrate St Patrick's Day at the Catch the Leprechaun 5K Run/Walk. This scenic race offers spectacular views of the Cooper River Bridge, USS Yorktown and Charleston Harbor. After the race, there will be live music, a great post race party, a pot of gold for the winners and prizes for everyone who finishes before the Leprechaun.

www.catchtheleprechaun5k.com

All proceeds will benefit Racers for Pacers and HEART Artist Guild & Theatre Company.

HEART Artist Guild & Theatre Company is an innovative arts and theatre company that provides art & theatre mentorships and community engagement for adults with special needs who want to develop and identify as artists.

Racers For Pacers is dedicated to raising funds to provide running chairs for disabled individuals who cannot run on their own. 

 

Visual Artist Mentor Program: Collaborative Portraits

HEART Artist Guild & Theatre Company for adults with special needs hired our first official Artist Mentor, Quenby Keisler and partnered with Redux Contemporary Art Center this past summer of 2017. HEART members, aka HEARTists are creating stunning collaborative art with Keisler using Redux’s inspirational classroom space. 

Love Frequency 2017 gallery consists of 17 portraits of the HEARTists and a large collaborative multi-media piece on wood titled, Love Frequency. The portraits are drawn by Quenby Keisler and she taught the HEARTists color wash and Zentangle-like pattern making to create their own torsos.  The large scale piece, Love Frequency was made with mural artist, Sarah Stewart. Stewart taught the HEARTists various methods and mediums to create smaller elements to fit into a larger concept. These collaborations created dynamic and engaging pieces. This is HEART's first professional gallery exhibition and we are all so proud of this work.

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HEART Radio Lab Choir : Love Frequency 2017

HEART invites the public to the debut of their latest project HEART Radio Lab;  a theatrical choir that will perform every year in December. Love Frequency 2017 is HEART Radio Labs first event which includes a multi-media visual and performing arts show on Saturday, December 16th from 6pm-8pm at Redux Contemporary Art Center located at 1056 King St., Downtown Charleston. Beer and wine available for purchase and event tickets are $5 online and $10 at the door.

HEART will also reveal some of the compelling works of art created in their Artist Mentor program. This past summer HEART hired an Artist Mentor, Quenby Keisler and partnered with Redux. The HEARTists are creating stunning collaborative art with Keisler using Redux’s inspirational classroom space.

ABOUT HEART: HEART Artist Guild & Theatre Company, a 501c3 non-profit, is a creative and adventurous family of artists, performers, and nature lovers! We are a model for inclusive programs where nature and city adventure, arts, and theatre are used to connect adults (21+) with disabilities and their communities. HEART members (aka HEARTists) are supported by community artist mentors in creating visual and performance art, go on nature and city explorations, and have great fun while making meaningful contributions to society.

For more information about the event or to learn more about how you can get involved with HEART please e-mail us at farrah@heartsc.org  or visit our website at www.heartsc.org.

 

HEARTstock 2017

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ABOUT HEARTstock:
Formerly known as Hippies for HEART, HEARTstock is the 2nd annual free music and arts festival celebrating people with special needs. Held at Charleston Pour House and benefiting HEART Artist Guild & Theatre Company for adults with special needs through a silent auction of donated pieces from the HEARTstock Vendors. This special community event brings music and art lovers of all abilities together for an early, kid-friendly celebration. Produced by HEART Artist Guild & Theatre Company for adults with special needs.

ABOUT HEART ARTIST GUILD & THEATRE COMPANY:
HEART Artist Guild & Theatre Company is a 501c3 non-profit and a creative and adventurous family of artists, performers, and nature lovers! We are a model for inclusive programs where nature and city adventure, arts, and theatre are used to connect adults (21+) with disabilities and their communities. HEART members (aka; HEARTists) create visual and performance art, go on nature & city explorations, and have great fun while making meaningful contributions to society.

MUSICAL LINE-UP:
Side Chick (acoustic trio performs pop covers)
HEART Artist Guild & Theatre Company's Radio Lab Choir
54 Bicycles (a Tribute to Widespread Panic )
Crazy Fingers (performs Grateful Dead )
Fusion Jonez (plays Lettuce)

HEARTstock VENDORS:
HEART's Handmade: HEART Artist Guild & Theatre Company prints, bowls, Christmas ornaments and more
Susan Gregory Pottery: Handmade functional art
Baird Hoffmire of Electric Paintbrush Studio: Prints and handcarved walking sticks
Tammy Foster-Jackson of Jack of All Trades: Sweetgrass accessories and handmade crochet wearables
Beaded Venus: Handmade jewelry by Jennifer Lowe
Naturally Awear: Handmade jewelry by Allie Grass
Calmessence: Therapeutic weighted blankets and doTERRA essential oils
Sarah Harvey: Paintings made with organic mediums
Wicked Candles: Handmade candles
Wolfpack Craft: Jewelry, Pottery, Photography and Mixed Media created by Noelle D'Ercole and Casey Childs
Atelier Fer Caggiano: Paintings by Fer Caggiano
Anthony Bellmore: Fine art and wood carving designs
Annie O’s Love: Assorted Healthy Granola snacks
BEC Designs: Handmade Jewelry by Beth E. Coiner


Silent Auction of donated art and merchandise from the HEARTstock Vendors

Founders Brewing Company is our beer sponsor. Buy a Founders beer and money goes to HEART!