A Belle Comes Home

Brooke Parkhurst is scheduled to visit K. Morgan Boutique at 225 King St. to promote her book, Belle in the Big Apple. The novel tells the story of a young southern woman who recently moved to New York to pursue a journalism career. The book signing will take place 6-8 p.m.
Oct. 16 with refreshments. —Mark Glenn

More Than a Language

Alphonzo Brown, who operates Gullah Tours in Charleston, has released his book,
A Gullah Guide to Charleston: Walking through Charleston’s Black History. Brown is not only a writer and businessman but a lecturer on the Gullah language and black history of Charleston. On Sept. 20, Coleman Fine Art Center will host a book signing from 2-4 p.m. with the author and his illustrator, Mary White. For more information, call (843) 853-7000.
Kelly Stroup

Brilliant Stirs

Charleston artist Jonathan Brilliant opened a new exhibit at the Dam, Stuhltrager Gallery in Brooklyn on Sept. 12. The exhibit, entitled New Perspectives on Contemporary Landscape, features a piece made up of 50,000 wooden coffee stirrers held together with nothing but tension.
Check out pictures at www.jonathanbrilliant.com/dsg. —Myles Hutto


The Halsey Institute revamped its website in preparation for its move to a new building in May 2009. “We thought it was time for a facelift,” says director Mark Sloan. With a more flexible template to update and add images with, the site is more intuitive and easier to navigate, Sloan says. Check out the new layout at halsey.cofc.edu. —Kelly Stroup

A Look at Burundi

Eyes to See presents Shooting the Pilot: Burundi, a collection of Jacquelyn Glover’s photography at Global Awakening at 499 King St. Glover lived and worked in Burundi, a small nation in East Africa, and collaborated with Eyes to See to raise awareness about the poor living conditions of that country. Eyes to See is a network of artists that assists international organizations by providing them with marketing tools to increase support they badly need. The exhibition is on display through September. For more information, go to www.eyes-to-see.org. —Kelly Stroup