Archives for March 2013

Got your tickets for our March 21 Preview Party?

The Preview Party for 701 CCA Columbia Open Studios 2013 will be held on Thursday, March 21, 2013 from 7-9 p.m. in the Olympia Room on the 2nd floor of 701 Whaley, next to the 701 CCA gallery. $10 non-members, $5 members. Join us! Buy tickets now: http://colaopenstudiosparty.eventbrite.com/ Cash, credit or check accepted at the door. Cash bar with liquor, wine and beer, complimentary hors d'oeuvres by Linda Phillips Catering, and DJ Irv Thompson spinning tunes! Thank you to our Preview Party Sponsors! Schmoyer and Company, LLC Sue Doran & Drew Brasher For a full list of artists participating in Columbia Open Studios, March 23-24, 2013, find a printable guide and more, … [Read more...]

701 Center for Contemporary Art Hires Executive Director

701 Center for Contemporary Art is pleased to announce the hiring of a new executive director, Sheldon Paschal, who also is the center’s first and only paid staff member. Paschal began work at 701 CCA February 4, 2013, taking over the position of Wim Roefs, who has been the center’s founding volunteer executive director for the past five years. Roefs will remain the chairman of the 701 CCA board. Paschal is a Columbia native with a background in performing arts. She has worked as a members-relations executive at the Charleston, S.C., Metro Chamber of Commerce. Prior to that, she was in artistic development at, and an ensemble member of, the Wishbone Theatre Collective in Chicago, IL. … [Read more...]

Stephen Hayes: “Cash Crop” held over through March 31, 2013

The Stephen Hayes exhibition Cash Crop at Columbia’s 701 Center for Contemporary Art will be held over through March 31, 2013. “The exhibition has had such tremendous response,” 701 CCA board chair Wim Roefs said, “that we have decided to let run through March 31.” The 29-year-old Hayes, who lives in Atlanta, Ga., is in residence at 701 CCA through the end of March. Attached are two images of the exhibition as installed at 701 CCA. At the core of Cash Crop are 15 life-size sculptures of shackled people placed in boat- or coffin-like structures, with diagrams of captive, warehoused humans in Trans-Atlantic slave ships carved in wood on the back. The sculptures represent, Hayes says, “the … [Read more...]

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