Olympia: Gwylène Gallimard and Jean Marie Mauclet

Olympia – Jan. 7 – Feb. 21, 2010 –

Opening Reception of installation and exhibition by 701 CCA Artists In Residence Gwylène Gallimard and Jean Marie Mauclet, with spoken word and sound artists Omari Fox and Bill Carson: January 7, 7 – 9 pm at the 701 CCA gallery. Olympia, the exhibition, runs through February 21, 2010.

The exhibition and reception are sponsored by Linda & Bill Stern.  The 12 – week residency is sponsored by the City of Columbia and Alternate ROOTS.

Related programming:

Wednesday, January 13, 7:30 pm: But Is It Art? A guided tour by South Carolina State University art historian Frank Martin
Wednesday, January 20, 7:30 pm: I Remember When… An evening of memories of Olympia and storytelling lead by Doug Schueler.
Wednesday, January 27, 7:30 pm: Art and the Culture of Mill Villages. A presentation by USC anthropologist Jonathan Leader.
Wednesday, February 3, 7:30 pm: Galleries? What Galleries? Based on their own approach, Gallimard & Mauclet discuss art business beyond the gallery.
Wednesday, February 10, 7:30 pm: But Why Did You…? Gallimard & Mauclet answer your questions about their exhibition.
Saturday, February 13, 11 am – 5 pmVoices and Visuals From the Mills. Songs about the mills from the Smithsonian Institution collection; short films about the South; and a film about the 1934 mill strikes by Tom Terrill with discussion afterwards.
Wednesday, February 17, 7:30 pm, What I Want The City Of Columbia To Do For The Arts Is…, Columbia citizens take five-minute turns at an open mic to explain what they want the city to do for the arts.
Monday, February 22: 7:30 pm, Everything Has To Go! Selling off parts of Olympia by live auction.

Saturday, February 13, 2010, from 11:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.  Music and films about mill culture and politics. This event is free and open to the public.Attendees will watch “The Cry of the Children,” a 1912 film about child labor in the mills and “The Uprising of 1934,” a 1995 documentary about the General Textile Strike, a significant turning point in the industry. The day will also feature music from the period from the Smithsonian Institute’s collection. Tom Terrill will bring his experience to the afternoon with commentary about the films and discussion facilitation among attendees.

11:30 am: “Cry of the Children”about 40 minutes, with a documentary by the filmmaker’s grandson lasting 11 minutes and giving some background on child labor and then a 1912 film of almost 30 minutes dealing with child labor in cotton mills

12:30 pm: Songs from the Mills

1:30 pm: “The Uprising of 1934”

Presentation by Tom Terrill followed by Parts 1 & 2

2:30 pm: break /questions

2:45 pm: Part 3

3:15 pm: Discussion facilitated by Tom Terrill “Why such  a large strike collapsed so fast?”

4:00 pm: “Cry of the Children”

Tom Terrill was one of two principal historians for “The Uprising of 1934,” produced by George Stoney and Judith Helfand, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU, and is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus in American history with special interests in industrialization and labor history at the University of South Carolina (USC). Terrill was a professor in the History department at USC for 34 years. In 1969, he introduced African-American Studies, then called Black History, to the university. He was a historical consultant for a 1976 nationally televised film called “The Gardener’s Son,” written by Cormac McCarthy, about an 1876 murder in Graniteville, SC, and was the historian in charge for The American South Comes of Age, a television series. Terrill also co-authored The American South: A History (1991).

“The Cry of the Children” is presented courtesy of the Thanhouser Company Film Preservation, Inc.

Olympia is an installation created by Gwylène Gallimard and Jean-Marie Mauclet containing sculptural renditions of Olympia architecture, a train track, a gravel pit, a wall drawing, a public square, a library and other elements. The installation reflects the artists’ research into the industrial, architectural, historical and cultural aspects of the Columbia, SC, mill village. Admission to the exhibition is free during regular gallery hours: Wed 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM; Thu, Fri, Sat 11:00 AM-5:00 PM; Sun 1:00-5:00 PM.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010, 7:30 p.m.   Speak your mind about the arts in Columbia!  701 CCA has invited city and county council members and candidates and mayoral candidates to hear what you have to say. Speakers will register at the door for five minutes at the microphone. A lottery will determine who gets to speak if registrants outnumber time slots. Alice Perritt of HoFP Gallery will moderate the event. Even if you don’t want to speak, come listen to what your fellow city-dwellers have to say!  Free.

Monday, February 22, 2010, Live Auction at 7:30 p.m.
Auction preview and cocktails 6 – 7:30 pm.  701 CCA will hold a live auction for most of the artwork in the Olympia exhibition, an installation by artists Gwylène Gallimard and Jean-Marie Mauclet, currently in the 701 CCA gallery through February 21, 2010.
If you’ve enjoyed the Olympia installation and its weekly events, you now you have the opportunity to take one of the pieces home for permanent enjoyment. Payments will be accepted in cash and by check and Visa MasterCard.

Items that will be auctioned include large and small architectural resin sculptures; wooden sculptures of Olympia homes, churches and other buildings; wooden railroad tracks; a large, contemporary table; small, modern stools; textile pieces with photo transfers; large charcoal drawings on canvas; collage cubes; and a large, suspended photo collage depicting the old Dunbar Funeral Home building on Gervais Street.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the gallery during exhibition hours.

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