November 2017 Park Angels of the Month:
As we enter this holiday season of giving thanks, the Conservancy extends our thanks to each and every one of the Park Angels who make Charleston parks special places. You are all our Park Angels of the Month! In the 10 years since the Charleston Parks Conservancy was founded volunteers have logged more than 40,000 volunteer hours dedicated to park care in every season. Our community gardens have contributed over 7,000 pounds of fresh produce to local food pantries and, with the help of the community, we have raised more than 7 million dollars for Charleston parks. All of the Park Angels involved helped to make our parks and public spaces more beautiful and connect our citizens to their parks. Thank you!
We are thrilled this month to be able to showcase the wonderful contributions of all our Park Angels through a partnership with City Gallery. An exhibit featuring Park Angels is now open to the public: Posing Possibilities: Drawing Inspiration from and for Charleston Parks is open at City Gallery at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Waterfront Park until December 17, 2017.
Posing Possibilities celebrates the promise of public parks and the people who nurture them in a collaboration between multiple artists and the Charleston Parks Conservancy. Photographer Jack Alterman presents a series of portraits of the Park Angels: the volunteers and supporters who give their time, talents and treasures to create vibrant public spaces around the City of Charleston for all to enjoy.
This celebration of the beauty of Charleston’s public spaces will also include a display with the artwork of architect Christophe Drumain highlighting the Conservancy’s 10 years as a nonprofit organization and also features the work of Janie Ball, Karyn Healey, Alan Jackson, Hirona Matsuda, and Fletcher Williams III.
You can learn more about the exhibit by visiting the City Gallery website here.