The Charleston Parks Conservancy is hosting two events to celebrate Art in the Parks Week on Tues. Oct. 16 and Thurs. Oct. 18.

The Art in the Parks Reception, on Tues. Oct. 16, at Redux, will feature Joseph Dreher (a.k.a JOEKINGTAIL), the artist behind “Plant Vitae,” the large-scale sculptures in Hampton Park. He worked with children from nearby schools and the local Boys and Girls Club to create the works, and at the reception he will talk about his inspiration and creative process.

The finale, the Art in the Parks at Twilight on Thurs. Oct. 18, will offer the public a final look at Dreher’s sculptures before they are removed and the opportunity to ask Dreher questions about his pieces and process. There will be working artists, live music, and Blackense Soul Food Hibachi food cart.

The Charleston Parks Conservancy started Art in the Parks in 2017 to bring temporary public art to city parks in collaboration with local artists and arts organizations. For more information, visit

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