AWAKENING V: KING TIDE

For: ENOUGH PIE
Charleston, SC
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The Story

Charleston is at a crossroads. Flooded streets and rising waters affect us more and more. By 2045, Charleston will experience sunny day tidal flooding just over 180 days per year.* The decisions and actions we take NOW as residents of the Lowcountry are critical to our future. 

Enough Pie's AWAKENING V: King Tide has assembled a team of artists, scientists, organizations and thought leaders to shine a light on rising waters through creative installations, parades, lectures, and events from April 29-May 26. 

  • 14 large-scale art installations and events
  • 50+ artists, scientists, and architectural firms
  • 15+ Charleston academic, non-profit, and civic organizations
  • 133,000+ Charleston residents 


Your contribution ensures that the full month of AWAKENING V: King Tide takes place and is FREE, like all of Enough Pie's programming.

Let's come together as a community to shine a light on critical issues that affect us all to become stronger advocates for ourselves, our neighbors, and the lowcountry.

WE ARGUE. NATURE ACTS.
-Voltaire

Enough Pie uses creativity to connect and empower Charleston's Upper Peninsula and beyond.
Learn more at: www.enoughpie.org



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PUBLIC ART 

CHARLESTON FLOODED: OUTDOOR BANNER
Artist: Mary Edna Fraser
April 29th - June 28th (Artist Talk: Thursday, May 4th @ 4pm & 6pm)
Joseph Floyd Manor, 2106 Mt Pleasant Street

Charleston artist Mary Edna Fraser’s batik artwork will hang on 100ft all-weather banner at the Joseph Floyd Manor accompanied by bold messages to shed light on sea-level rise.


WADE IN THE WATER: MULTI-MEDIA
Artist: John Duckworth
May 7 - June 10
REDUX Contemporary Art Center, 2nd Floor
1068 King Street
Opening Event: Saturday, May 6 at 7pm 

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
The Royal American,  970 Morrison Drive

A large sculpture will be constructed using materials found during a series of New Market Tidal Creek clean-up days. The piece will showcase that trash/plastics are not organic but they are reproducing and growing.

UNDER THE SEA
Artists: Greer Farrell, Head Artist with Multiple Painters
Martin Luther King Jr. Pool
155 Jackson St

Going under the sea, a consortium of artists from around the Charleston area would create a series of murals in acrylic paint 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”.

WAVE OF HOPE: YARN BOMB

Multiple Artists (Knitters & Crocheters – all are invited to participate!)
Friday, April 28 - May 25  
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. Please participate by creating a 2x4 ft. rectangle and dropping off to St. Julian by Monday, April 3.

VARIABLE BOUNDARIES
Photographer: Jared Bramblett
John L. Dart Library, 1067 King Street
Monday - Saturday: 10am - 6pm


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. His work will be on display at various locations throughout the Upper Peninsula. Sponsored by Davis & Floyd.

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AWAKENING V: KING TIDE EVENTS


AWAKENING KICK OFF: PEOPLE'S CLIMATE PARADE

Saturday, April 29: 9am
The Royal American to St. Julian Divine Community Center
970 Morrison Drive to 1 Cooper Street


RISING TIDE: ARTIST TALK
Mary Edna Fraser
Thursday, May 4: 4PM & 6PM
Joseph Floyd Manor Community Room
2106 Mt. Pleasant Street


THE EVOLVING WATERFRONT: A HISTORY OF LAND RECLAMATION ON THE CHARLESTON PENINSULA
Christina Butler, Historic Charleston Foundation
Thursday, May 11: 5:30 - 7PM
Clemson Design Center (Cigar Factory)
701 East Bay Street, Suite 202


US COASTAL POLICY AND SEA LEVEL RISE: FAILURE TO LAUNCH

Dr. Rob Young, Western Carolina University
Thursday, May 18: 5:30pm - 7pm
REDUX Contemporary Art Center, 1056 King Street


RISING ABOVE FLOODING STREETS COMMUNITY WORKSHOP
Multiple Educators & Presenters with CULTIVATE
Saturday, May 20: 1-5PM
BoomTown! NEW LOCATION, 1505 King Street

Get hands-on with a full afternoon of lightning talks and creative science workshops that will identify the problem and potential solutions. Adults and children over the age of 8.


WATER NEXT TIME: POETRY SHOWCASE
Thursday, May 25: 7pm – 9pm
Local 616, 616 Meeting Street

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STEERING COMMITTEE

AWAKENING V: KING TIDE steering committee members include: Charleston Resilience Network, Coastal Conservation League, Cultivate, City of Charleston Department of Planning, Preservation & Sustainability, Project Draw for Science, University of SC Center for Science Education, SC Department of Environmental Control, Historic Charleston Foundation, NOAA, SC Aquarium, Charleston Waterkeepers, CHSGood, SC Sea Grant, Davis & Floyd, Robinson Design Engineers, and artists & individuals.



SUPPORTERS

Coastal Conservation League/GrowCarolina, Davis & Floyd, RavenCliff, SC Sea Grant Consortium, Audubon Society, Historic Charleston Foundation, SC Department of Health & Environmental Control, Atlantic Packaging


*from Charleston Sea Level Rise Strategy

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on April 7, 2017

Posted on April 7, 2017

WE THE PEOPLE POSTERS NOW AVAILABLE FOR $25+ DONATION!
"I used to think the top environmental problems were biodiversity loss, ecosystem collapse and climate change. I thought that with 30 years of good science we could address those problems. But I was wrong. The top environmental problems are selfishness, greed, and apathy...And to deal with those we need a spiritual and cultural transformation - and we scientists don't know how to do that" 
- Gus Speth, Environmental Lawyer
Scientists are seeking ways to enact spiritual and cultural transformation. Expression through our creative spirit — art, storytelling, poetry, song, dance, and protest — can foster this change in humanity.  
These ideals are teased out beautifully in the "We The People" series by Shepard Fairey. One of these beautiful 2ft x 3ft posters can be yours with a donation of $25 or more to YouCaring.com/enoughpie.  

Posters can be picked up at Enough Pie HQ, 1630 Meeting Street, Suit 306.

Posted on April 5, 2017

Posted on April 5, 2017

What beautiful time in the Lowcountry! The seasons are changing from brisk to bright and there is much to celebrate. The NCAA Tournament just ended with a big win for the women's basketball team at South Carolina, soft shell crab season is upon us, and the weather could not be better for enjoying some free, engaging art and events outside.  With the almost $6500 we have raised so far, we think it is time to give some important updates to the AWAKENING V: King Tide schedule.  

We have now solidified our official start of this whole shabang-bang, THE PEOPLE'S CLIMATE PARADE! Let's all join for a sister parade to the People's Climate March on Washington. On April 29, 2017 at 9:00 AM let us show solidarity for our community and climate. In conjunction with the national march, we will demonstrate how climate change is affecting the greater Charleston area by marching through the East Side of town, beginning at the Royal American (970 Morrison Dr.) and ending at St. Julian Devine Community Center (1 Cooper St.). Charleston will experience sunny day flooding events 180 days by 2040. The time to take action is NOW!

The beginning of the parade, The Royal American, will be marked by AND YET IT GROWS..., artwork by Kim Thomas and Buist Academy students.  Kim and the students from Buist have been working with Charleston Waterkeepers on New Market Tidal Creek Clean Up days, collecting bottles and other refuse from the polluted creek.  The refuse collected from New Market will be made into large totem sculptures that exemplify the problem of growing pollution in our waterways.

The end of the parade, St. Julian Devine Community Center, will be marked by WAVE OF HOPE, artwork by knitters and crocheters that have been meeting for weeks, knitting 2ft x 4ft rectangles.  These rectangles will be put together into a sculpture of three waves, 2ft sea level rise, 4ft sea level rise, and 7ft sea level rise, to signify if we choose to take action on rising waters and if we do not.

Please wear crazy costumes, bring huge puppets, dress in rain gear to highlight our flooded streets, and bring signage to make the loudest statement we can.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

9:00 Gather / Sign Making
9:30 Speakers
10:00 Parade from The Royal American
11:00 Community Celebration at St. Julian Devine


More information for the national march can be found at:
https://peoplesclimate.org/

More information about AWAKENING V: King Tide and Enough Pie can be found at:
http://enoughpie.org/awakeningv/

Partners:
Charleston Moves, Citizens’ Climate Lobby CofC, Citizens’ Climate Lobby Charleston, Coastal Conservation League, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, Flair Marketing and Advertising

Posted on March 17, 2017

Posted on March 17, 2017


AWAKENING V: King Tide is shining a light on artists that do amazing work through collaboration. Dos Bandidos is a local screen printing duo who's work critiques the American dream, societal norms, and the lives we choose to live. Taking a limited run of dye master, Mary Edna Fraser's posters and having Dos Bandidos screen print over them created a one-of-a-kind run of ULTRA limited edition prints.  Melding together the beauty of Mary Edna Fraser's coastline batik with the stark lettering of Dos Bandidos creates a beautiful balance of science, beauty, and harsh reality that is entirely unique to the Charleston coastline.
One of these incredible posters can be your with a donation of $50 or more!

We are so close to $5000! When we reach that landmark, SC Weight Watchers has agreed to do a donation match.  Please help up get to our goal by donating!

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