“Colors: Bangin’ in South Carolina” will be showcased at the Richmond International Film Festival (RIFF) Feb 28, 2015 at 12:30 pm. The film will be shown at the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond Virginia. RIFF is an inclusive and spirited festival designed to honor international film artists. Former Monacan High School student “Terry Davis” makes movie about gangs in Richmond and their connection to gangs in South Carolina. “COLORS: Bangin’ in South Carolina” explores the gang epidemic that plagued east coast from New York to South Carolina. From 2000-2010 Gang Violence was at an all-time high ranking South Carolina 1st in Violent Crime for 10 years in a row. After becoming a Crip in 1999, Terry Davis became the leader of the Insane Crips by 2003. By 2004, Insane Crips were one of the largest gangs in South Carolina. Later in 2004, Terry moved to Richmond and began running with the Hoover Crips. The Hoover Criminals (formerly Crips) taught Terry everything about Crips in Los Angeles. When he returned to South Carolina to spread his new found the knowledge the streets turned on him. The Insane Crips began to go to war with other Crips and in a short time went from being one of the largest gangs in the state to being outnumbered 3 to 1. The state of SC would be plagued with gangwars over this for the next 3 years. In 2007, the FBI and State legislatures stepped in and to this day has busted hundreds of gang members because of the federal law introduced called “The Gang Law”. In 2008, Terry left the gang and 6 years later he made a movie about his experiences that range from tales of violence, betrayal, death, and redemption. In 2010, he got a college degree in mass communications at University of South Carolina(A) and in 2011 went to film graduate school in New York City. In 2013, Terry interned and acted in Spike Lee’s latest movie “Da Sweet Blood of Jesus” In 2014, he returned to his hometown in South Carolina and now runs the South Carolina Film Institute. Since the opening of the South Carolina Film Institute, Terry Davis has directed 4 public service announcements for the Richland County Sheriff Dept. warning kids, teens, and youngadults about the consequences of joining a gang. Set to release in May 2015, this movie has garnered the South Carolina Native,national attention with interviews on radio shows (including WGN Chicago) national podcasts, and print media talking about his transformation from gangleader to filmmaker. Information about “COLORS: Bangin’ in South Carolina” can be found @ GREATFILMS.TV
New Work by Artist Christaphora Robeers
Exhibit | January 8 – February 28, 2015
Mixed Media, Oil Paintings, Bronze Sculptures, and Monoprints
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 8th 5:30-8 PM
Join us for an evening of fine art! At the reception you will learn more about the artist during her “Artist Talk” and live demonstration. Christaphora Robeers, a native of the Netherlands, currently lives in Richmond, Virginia. Among her many endeavors, she has taught workshops at Monet’s Garden in Giverny, France, Aux-en-Provence in France where Cezanne had his studio, the fjord region in Norway, the highlands of Scotland, England, and Italy. Christaphora has been an artist in education member for the Virginia Commission for the Arts for twenty years. Locally, Christaphora has taught many studio art programs for students gifted in the visual arts.
Contact Gallery Flux for more information, 804-752-3540.
Tuesday – Friday 11AM-6PM
Diva showstoppers from Broadway, opera and popular music join the RSO for a wicked good time with music from the Tony Award-winning musical and other favorites! Enjoy selections from Gypsy, Ragtime, Titanic, and of course, Wicked for an unforgettable night of the best from the Great White Way.