Posts Tagged ‘The Citadel’

The Citadel in Charleston, SC, Calls for Designs for Its 175th anniversary – Deadline May 1, 2017

March 7, 2017

The Citadel, in Charleston, SC, is issuing an open call to all artists for designs to be considered as the image that will commemorate the military college’s upcoming 175th anniversary. The milestone anniversary will be celebrated during the 2017-18 academic year. The winning design, which will be announced at the first home football game on Sept. 2, 2017, will grace t-shirts, banners, posters, and The Citadel magazine. The winning artist will receive $1,000 (subject to tax).

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The Citadel in Charleston, SC, Offers a Lecture on the Story of The Monuments Men – Apr. 3, 2014

February 6, 2014


Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History is the subject of a lecture being offered on Thursday, Apr. 3, 2014, at the McAlister Field House, at The Citadel, in Charleston, SC, beginning at 5:30pm with a VIP Cocktail Reception and private book signing with author Robert Edsel. The lecture will start at 6:30pm. The lecture will be followed by audience Q&A and a public book signing. Admission is free and open to the public; groups welcome.


Determined to own or to destroy all the artistic treasures of the world, Adolf Hitler led the most comprehensive art theft of all time during World War II as his officers ripped paintings, sculptures, and other significant pieces from homes, galleries, and museums throughout Europe.  “New York Times” bestselling author Robert M. Edsel tells the incredible true story of the Monuments Men, a small group of art experts (not soldiers) assembled by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to risk everything and go behind enemy lines to recover mankind’s greatest artifacts before they were destroyed by the Nazis. The book also inspired a movie directed by George Clooney starring Bill Murray, Matt Damon, and Cate Blanchett that will open on Feb 7th.

VIP tickets are $125 and include the VIP Cocktail Reception with Robert Edsel, a personalized copy of “The Monuments Men,” and reserved front row seating. Proceeds support the Fine Arts programs at The Citadel.

To purchase, contact Christina Mortti at 843/953-7477 or e-mail to (

This lecture is a part of The Citadel’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences Fine Art Series which brings diverse offerings of visual art, film, music, and drama events to the campus and the Lowcountry. For more information, to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, or to get involved in our programs, please visit The Citadel Fine Arts web site at ( or contact Tiffany Silverman, Director of the Fine Arts, by e-mail at (

Charleston, SC, Photographer, Stacy Pearsall, Calls on Americans to Help Out Wounded Veterans

April 8, 2013


I’m Stacy Pearsall, the proud owner of the Charleston Center for Photography (CCP). You may, or may not know, that I’m a disabled combat veteran from Operation Iraqi Freedom. Along with running CCP, I volunteer countless hours to helping my fellow veterans, and am proudly affiliated with The Independence Fund, an all-volunteer non-profit 501(c)3 who’s Board of Directors is comprised entirely of combat veterans.

On May 1st, I will be honored with an honorary Doctorate Degree by The Citadel for my work both as a combat photographer while in uniform, and for the work I have continued to do on behalf of our nation’s veterans.  While humbled to receive such a prestigious honor, I would like to use this as an opportunity to give back to some of my wounded brothers and sisters whose sacrifice was even greater than my own.

The Independence Fund was originally established to assist severely wounded service members by providing necessary tools, such as iBOT ® wheelchairs, and therapies that are otherwise not being provided by the Department of Defense or the Veterans Administration. It has now expanded into funding and promoting physical and leisure/athletic activities that enhance the veteran’s physical and emotional well-being and offering a network of family advocates across the country who provide advice, guidance and support severely injured service-members in need.


I welcome you to join me by purchasing tickets for my “Celebration for a Cause” fundraising party taking place May 1st from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at The Citadel’s Haygood Stadium, Pearson Lounge, 4th Floor. Tickets are $85, and all proceeds will go to the Independence Fund. In addition, each attendee will be given a complimentary ticket to the September 14th Lt. Dan Band concert taking place at the Citadel.

Tickets may be purchased at this link (

Please call me with any questions you may have.  I can be reached at 843/860-1234 or e-mail to (

Art Prize Created at The Citadel in Charleston, SC – Awarded to Mallory Colegrove

August 8, 2012

In support of the growing visual arts program at The Citadel, local art patrons Elizabeth and Mallory Factor have established the Factor Citadel Prize to be awarded each semester to a promising student in the Art Appreciation classes. The first Factor Citadel Prize recipient is Mallory Colegrove, ’12, a criminal justice major from Pasadena, Md.

“We have been very impressed with how the art program at The Citadel is touching the lives of the cadets,” said Elizabeth Factor. “We wanted to support young artists at The Citadel who may be exploring their talents and developing their vision in art for the first time.”

Nearly 100 students participate in the visual arts classes in which they explore drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, glass, photography, and printmaking as well as learn about the historical significance of major masterpieces. Students have interned in area galleries and volunteered with local arts organizations and events, as well as become regular participants in the downtown art walks.

“Although it may seem an unusual pursuit at a military college, the visual arts classes have been filled to maximum capacity,” said Tiffany Silverman, a School of Humanities and Social Sciences instructor who teaches art appreciation courses. “The Factor Citadel Prize celebrates the importance of visual culture in the education of a well-rounded cadet, and we are so grateful to the Factors for their generosity and partnership.”

Elizabeth and Mallory Factor are collectors and patrons of the arts. Mallory Factor is the John C. West Professor of International Politics and American Government at The Citadel. He is a Forbes columnist, the senior editor of money and politics for, a political commentator and a businessman. He serves on many corporate and not-for-profit boards, including the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the American Theatre Wing and the TONY Awards Administration Committee.

Elizabeth Factor, an attorney, served on the board of the Drawing Center in New York City and on the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Photography Committee. The Factors also support the Factor Prize for Southern Art at the Gibbes Museum.

“I can’t even express the gratitude that I have for Elizabeth and Mallory Factor providing this award,” said Colegrove “The award they provided will help me go to Scotland where I hope to work on a unique art project.”

Colegrove’s photograph, “Taking a Bullet,” is on view in the Spring Student Exhibition in Capers Hall Lobby through August 31, 2012.

For more information contact Tiffany Reed Silverman by e-mail at (




The Citadel in Charleston, SC, Presents – Art crime and the FBI: Pursuing the Priceless by Robert K. Wittman – Sept. 29, 2011

September 7, 2011

“The most famous art detective in the world” to speak at The Citadel

Celebrated as “the most famous art detective in the world” by the London Times, Robert K. Wittman has recovered more than $300 million worth of stolen art during his 20-year career as a decorated FBI investigator.

In his only South Carolina speaking engagement, Wittman will share the thrill of the chase at 7pm, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, in McAlister Field House at The Citadel, with a book signing to follow. Tickets are $10 for the public and free with Citadel ID and may be purchased in advance by calling 843/953-7477 or online at ( A limited number of tickets will be available at the door. Doors open at 6:30pm. Parking is free on campus, but is limited.

Copies of Wittman’s New York Times best-selling book Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World’s Stolen Treasures, will be available for purchase for signing.

“Robert Wittman’s exploits are more riveting than any art heist movie could invent,” said Tiffany Silverman, fine arts instructor at The Citadel and the event organizer. “He has contributed so much to the fields of law enforcement and fine arts, and we are honored to share this rare opportunity with our students and the community at large.”

Rising from humble roots as the son of an antique dealer, Wittman has been called “a living legend” by The Wall Street Journal for his incredible career that began at the FBI in 1988. With specialized training in art, antiques, jewelry and gem identification, Wittman served as the FBI’s investigative expert in this field and founded the FBI’s rapid deployment Art Crime Team in 2005.

From Paris to Philadelphia, Miami to Madrid, Wittman went deep undercover, usually unarmed, to catch art thieves, scammers, and black market traders whether notorious organized criminals, opportunistic museum janitors, or high-ranking diplomats. He taught team members how to conduct high-stakes cultural property investigations to recover work including art by Renoir, Goya, and Rodin, as well as a $35 million Rembrandt and an original copy of the Bill of Rights. Their efforts resulted in the prosecution and conviction of numerous art criminals.

This lecture is made possible by the Brawley Fine Arts Fund, The Citadel Alumni Association, The Citadel’s School for the Humanities and Social Sciences, and The Citadel Foundation.