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Connect with Community During the St. Helena Sense of Place Workshop Series

by Emmi Palenbaum

St. Helena Sense of Place Workshop Series

Gather with us in the community for guided interactive expressions of what St. Helena looks, sounds, & feels like through art, music, and connection to the land. Throughout the next few months, our five workshops will be led by artists, creatives, and activists from St. Helena – Dat Geechee Gal, Natasha Robinson; Da Loc Doc; Andre (Mr. Bounce Back) & Mahoganee Amigér of Responsible ARTistry, Inc.; and Ed Atkins of Atkins Live Bait. Attend one or all of these workshops, free to all but registration required.


Growing Poetry on St. Helena

Saturday, June 29th

With Dat Geechee Gal, Natasha Robinson


Location: On St. Helena, location to be sent to registrants

Step away from your “usual” Saturday morning! Come join DAT GEECHEE GAL, and laugh, engage, create, write, and share ourselves in verse! Doesn’t matter if you’re 9, or you’ve never written before. Even if you’re a 10x published author; you are ALL welcomed! UNLEASH YOUR POETRY! FREEEEEEE 2 ALLLLLLL!!

Register here:


Sustainable Hair – Soil to Scalp

Saturday, July 20th

With Da Loc Doc


Location: St. Helena Library

What is sustainable hair? Let’s Talk Locs (A different perspective of Hair). Come and learn with us, the Soil to Scalp Connection while nourishing your roots from the Inside Out. Join us for a Community LOC quilt project, giveaways.

Register here:


Sense of Place Sound Clinic – Rhythm of Da Land

Part 1: Saturday, September 21st

Part 2: Saturday, September 28th

With Andre (Mr. Bounce Back) & Mahoganee Amigér, of Responsible ARTistry, Inc.


Location: On St. Helena, location to be sent to registrants

When searching to create, produce, write and perform (ART) that seasons our cultural experience on the history of our food, waterways, land, ancestral genealogy and more it is a SENSE of PLACE that gives us the ingredients to dig deep within to harness and create beautiful HEALING art that impacts, informs and resonates with the people.

Join Music Producer, Sound Engineer and Synesthete André (Mr. Bounce Back) Amigér and Recording Artist, Songwriter, Multi-Disciplinary Artist and Sound Healer Mahoganëë Amigér as they lead a Sound Clinic on how Water Memory and Indigenous Ancestral Honor has guided their Music Production, Vocal Production, Songwriting and visuals to create a snapshot of their cultural journey.

Attend one or both workshops!

Register here for Part 1:

Register here for Part 2: 


Oystering with Ed

Friday, November 1st


With Ed Atkins

Location: On St. Helena, location to be sent to registrants

Learn about Beaufort’s special tidal creeks and rich cultural connections to oyster reef populations. At this workshop, get your hands dirty sustainably harvesting oysters and learn about the importance of recycling oyster shells with SCDNR SCORE to create additional habitat.

Register here:

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