ON DISPLAY: The works of novelist Millie West and sculptor Andrew Brush, both of Chapin, recently were chosen by jury to be included in the South Carolina Artisan’s Center in Walterboro.
West has written “The Cast Net” and “Catherine’s Cross.” The first takes place in the Lowcountry, in the Edisto and Charleston areas, while “Catherine’s Cross” is set in Beaufort. West is a graduate of the University of South Carolina. Her novels are available at Books on Main in Newberry, Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
Brush is an artist who takes scraps that are normally thrown away and uses them in his pieces. His mixed-media designs include items such as bicycle gears, cookie sheets, and broken guitar parts. His works have been displayed for three years at the Columbia Parade of Homes, and he was judged best in show at the Cultural Council’s Color the Arts last year. Currently, his sculptures are featured at M Gallery in Lexington and at the Artisan’s Center.
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For more about the Artisan’s Center in Walterboro, see www.scartisanscenter.com.
COLUMBIA JEWISH BOOK FESTIVAL: Opens Sunday and runs through Oct. 23 at the Katie and Irwin Kahn Jewish Community Center. Special guest speaker Kimberly Marlowe Harnett will appear at 7:30 p.m. Monday to talk about her book, “Carolina Israelite,” about the life of a Jewish American writer and humorist Harry Golden of Charlotte. RSVP for the Harnett talk at the Columbia Jewish Book Festival’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/events/811509902300040/ The festival is free and open to the public. 306 Flora Drive, Northeast Richland.
BOOKS ON BROAD BOOK SIGNING: 5-7 p.m. Thursday Oct. 22 at Books on Broad. Meet Brendan Reichs, the co-author of “Virals”. Tory Brennan and her science-geek friends rescue a stray wolf-dog pup from a top-secret lab, exposing them to a rare strain of canine parvovirus, changing them—and their DNA—forever. Now they are more than friends. They are a pack. They are “Virals”. 944 Broad St., Camden. (803) 713-7323, www.booksonbroad.com