Winston Wingo Spartanburg resident Winston Wingo (b. 1952, Spartanburg, S.C.) has had recent solo exhibitions at his hometown’s Wofford College; the University of South Carolina in Columbia; the Fayetteville (N.C.) Museum of Art; the Florence (S.C.) Museum; and the Burroughs and Chapin Museum in Myrtle Beach, S.C. His work has been shown in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, New York, France Canada and Italy. Wingo earned a BA in art education from Claflin University in Orangeburg, S.C., in 1976.  In 1980, he received an MFA in sculpture and painting from South Carolina’s Clemson University.  His post-graduate study includes the Instituto Statule D’Arte’ Lucca in Italy … [Read more...]


New WACH-Fox promo PSA for our Monday, Oct. 31 Halloween Night Costume Bash at 701 CCA! Halloween Night. Monday, Oct. 31. The Grand Hall and all of 701 Whaley. Giant bash to benefit 701 CCA! LIMITED ADVANCE DISCOUNT TICKETS ON SALE NOW: Imagine: hundreds of fellow art lovers, a concept art costume contest w/local celebrity judges including Mayor Benjamin, Wim Roefs, USC Art Dept. Chair Brad Collins, Eva Moore of the Free Times, Otis Taylor of The State, The Shop Tart, Larry Hembree, Morihiko, and more! Plus: Food Truck Food Court; full cash bar; free Pop-Up Studio photo portraits sponsored by Sid & Nancy and Forrest Clonts Studio; Troll 2 (the … [Read more...]

MidlandsBiz Podcast: A Conversation with Wim Roefs

MidlandsBiz Podcast Series' mission is to support leadership in Giving Back, Diversity, Entrepreneurship, Continuous Education, the Knowledge Economy and the Arts. Wim Roefs, Executive Director of 701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia. Wim is also the owner of if ART Gallery on Lincoln St. Wim Roefs talks about the creative process and the role of art and artists in the community. Wim is also the owner of if ART Gallery in the Vista. <View Interview> … [Read more...]

TRIENNAL Revisited

Triennial Revisited August 18-September 25, 2011 Featuring: John Acorn (Pendleton), Aldwyth (Hilton Head Island), Michael Brodeur (Greenville), Clay Burnette (Columbia), Jocelyn Chateauvert (Charleston), Stephen Chesley (Columbia) Bruno Civitico (Charleston), Jim Connell (Rock Hill),  Debbie Cooke (Greenville),  Tyrone Geter (Elgin), Peter Lenzo (Columbia), Elizabeth Melton (Rock Hill), Phil Moody (Rock Hill), Jane Nodine (Spartanburg), Herb Parker (Charleston), Colin Quashie (Charleston), Lee Sipe (Columbia) and Tom Stanley (Rock Hill).  <Click here for more> … [Read more...]

Diana Farfán: Sizzling Hot Opening Reception – June 16, 2011 7-9 pm

Celebrate the opening of Diana's exhibition and travel south of the border with Colombian food by Linda Phillips Catering and a specialty drink, inspired by South America, by Scott Hall of Bone-In Artisan BBQ on Wheels. And just as things are heating up, chill out with the cool rhythms of local musician Bob Benjamin, who will be playing original and classic rock favorites. No passport needed for this sizzling hot party!   Admission is free to 701 CCA members, with a $5 suggested donation for non-members.       … [Read more...]

Art in the Dark (ONE NIGHT ONLY)MICHAELA PILAR BROWN June 8, 2011, 8:30 – 10:30 pm

Art In the Dark – One Night Only MICHAELA PILAR BROWN I Am Dark But Lovely: A Mixed Media Video Installation Wednesday, June 8, 2011, 8:30 – 10:30 pm Admission: Free For one night only, 701 Center for Contemporary Art will present on Wednesday, June 8, 2011, a mixed media video installation by Great Falls, S.C., artist Michaela Pilar Brown. The event will take place 8:30 – 10:30 p.m. in the 701 CCA gallery on the second floor of 701 Whaley Street, Columbia, S.C. For the occasion, the gallery will be completely dark. Brown’s installation, I Am Dark But Lovely, consists of a tall sculpture made from colored tissue paper, hung in a circle from the ceiling, and a film loop … [Read more...]


  Thomas Whichard Thomas Whichard (b. 1985, Rock Hill, S.C.) has recently had solo exhibitions at Beam Gallery in Dallas, N.C., and the McLaurin Student Galleries at Winthrop University in Rock Hill. He has participated in numerous group shows in Rock Hill; Dallas, N.C.; and Columbia, S.C. Whichard is the recipient of a purchase award from the Gaston County Museum of Art and History in Dallas and a commission from Winthrop University. He received an Associate of Fine Arts degree from Gaston College in Dallas. Whichard resides in Fort Mill and is pursuing a BFA with concentrations in painting and sculpture at Winthrop University. Statement of support: Much of Whichard’s work … [Read more...]


  Katie Walker Katie Walker (b. 1970, Pensacola, Fla.) has exhibited in the Greenville County (S.C.) Museum of Art; the Spartanburg (S.C.) Museum of Art; the Pickens County (S.C.) Museum of Art and History; the Columbia (S.C.) Museum of Art; and the Georgia Museum of Art in Athens. Her work was included in the 2005 Florence Biennale in Italy, where she was an award winner. Since 1991, Walker’s work has been in more than 70 exhibitions throughout the Southeast and beyond. She has taught at Furman University in Greenville, where she earned her BA in studio art. She holds an MFA from the University of Georgia and studied and taught in the university’s Cortona Study Abroad program in … [Read more...]


Chris Todd Chris Todd (b. 1975, Portsmouth, N.H.) had a recent two-person show at The Gallery at Luckie Street in Atlanta, Ga. Since 2005, her work has been shown in galleries and museums in Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania and South Carolina. Todd earned her undergraduate degree in theatre design and technology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1998 and worked as a theatrical properties master artisan before pursuing a 2007 MFA in woodworking and furniture design at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in North Dartmouth.  She lives in Conway, where she teaches sculpture and 3-D design at Coastal Carolina University. Statement … [Read more...]


  Marshall Thomas Charleston resident Marshall Thomas (b. 1987, Charleston, S.C.) was included in the Young Contemporaries exhibition at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, College of Charleston, for three consecutive years, starting in 2008. He was awarded the Young Contemporaries President’s Choice Award in 2008 and 2010.  His work also has been shown at Columbia College, Mo.; Redux Contemporary Art Center, Charleston, S.C.; and the Columbia (S.C.) Museum of Art. Thomas graduated from the College of Charleston in 2010 with a BA in studio arts with an emphasis on printmaking. Statement of support: Influenced by the work of Chuck Close, Marshall Thomas’s newest work … [Read more...]

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