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MEETING OF THE MINDS!

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MEETING OF THE MINDS

Sunday, May 21st, 2017 2:00pm

Location: 701 CCA Gallery
701 Whaley Street, Second Floor

Columbia, SC 29201

 

Give. Share. Receive. Join Us at 701 CCA!

Want to be a part of Columbia’s growing arts community? Interested in contemporary art?

A great way to become involved is to VOLUNTEER at 701 CCA.

 

Located at 701 Whaley Street in the historic former Olympia Mill community center,
701 CCA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit visual arts center that promotes understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of contemporary art, the creative process, and the role of artists in the community.
Here are a few things that set us apart:

  • We host exhibitions with a regional, national, and international scope in our 2,500 square foot gallery.
  • We offer an immersive artist-in-residence program in a live/work loft at 701 Whaley where artists can create new work during six, ten, or twelve-week residencies.
  • Our 701 Plus Program encourages multi-disciplinary interactions and collaborations with other art forms, such as performing, literary, and media arts.
  • Our educational programs for adults and children include workshops, lectures, open studios, panel discussions, group tours, school presentations, and more!

 

Volunteers have long been the heartbeat of our organization. We are currently offering volunteer opportunities to those with an interest or expertise in the following areas:

  • Special Events/Event Planning
  • Marketing/Social Media/Web Development
  • Gallery Exhibition Installation/Strike
  • Education
  • Gallery Monitors/Docents
  • Resource Development
  • Program Support
  • Reception Assistant

If you’re interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities at 701 CCA, please JOIN US for this informational meeting for prospective volunteers.

RSVP to: director701cca@gmail.com by Thursday May 18th

Start: May 21, 2017
End: May 21, 2017
Venue: 701 Center for Contemporary Art
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Osamu Kobayashi: MOUND

Artist’s Reception: Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 7 – 9 pm
Reception Admission: members, free; non-members, $5 suggested donation

Gallery Talk: Sunday, May 28, 2017 at 2:00 pm
Admission: Free

701 CCA
701 Whaley St., second floor
Columbia, SC 29201

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., presents Brooklyn, N.Y., painter and Columbia, S.C., native Osamu Kobayashi’s latest work in the solo exhibition Mound. The opening reception is Thursday, May 18, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., and the exhibition will run through Sunday, July 2. The gallery talk is Sunday, May 28, 2:00 p.m.

From January – April this year, Kobayashi (b. 1984) experienced a homecoming of sorts as artist-in-residence at 701 CCA for three months. During that period, he created a new body of work for the exhibition. The work includes both small and extremely large paintings, the largest paintings Kobayashi has created to date.

“I have always wanted to work larger than I have been,” Kobayashi says. “Working in cramped spaces is part of living in Brooklyn, which generally means making smaller work. If I work larger, storage becomes a major consideration. Do I give up a wall in my studio for a finished work, or do I continue making smaller work to keep the wall space? I’ve been able to forget about these considerations at 701 CCA. If I can’t find good homes for the paintings I’ve made here, affordable storage is available.”

About the exhibition, Mound, Kobayashi says: “The mound motif has come and gone from my work since college. This is the first time I’ve focused exclusively on it. In some of the works, the mound becomes the central element, in others, it takes a backseat. I was originally drawn to the form for its energy and simplicity. Diagonals coming together create movement and a perception of depth. Even with a flat color, the bottom of the shape feels close, while the top pushes back into space. The pinnacle becomes spiritual; a place of reverence. I enjoy that beauty but also enjoy subverting it.”


Osamu Kobayashi, Dusk, 2017, oil on canvas, 20” x 16”

Kobayashi attended Springdale Elementary, Fulmer Middle School and Airport High in Columbia, where his parents own Camon Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar on Assembly Street. For his junior year in high school, he moved to the Governor’s School for the Arts in Greenville, S.C. In 2006, he received his BFA at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Md., one of the country’s most prestigious art schools. After moving the Brooklyn, N.Y., Kobayashi began to make a name for himself as a non-objective painter.

“It’s been great to be welcomed back after a long hiatus,” Kobyashi says about his Columbia homecoming. “I have visited Columbia a few days to a week each year since college 11 years ago, but being back for three straight months makes it feel like home again.”

Kobayashi’s 701 CCA exhibition will be his 7th solo show since 2011. He has participated in almost 80 group exhibitions, most in New York City and State but also several times at Lissone Contemporary Art Museum and Brescia’s AplusB Contemporary Art, both in Italy; Mindy Solomon Gallery in Miami; and the Columbia (S.C.) Museum of Art, which owns one of his paintings. Kobayashi was selected for both the prestigious 2013 Invitational Exhibition and Honors and Awards Exhibition at the Academy of Arts and Letters in New York. His work has been represented at numerous art fairs, including Art Miami; Art Market Hamptons in Bridgehampton, NY; Art Southampton, Southampton, N.Y.; Texas Contemporary in Houston; and Arte Fiera in Bologna and Art Fair Turin, both in Italy.


Osamu Kobayashi, Close, 2017, oil on canvas, 20” x 16”

The 701 CCA residency made Kobayashi realize several things. “Something I did not fully expect was the importance of uninterrupted time,” he says. “I didn’t realize how distracted I had become until I came here. For my practice, the physical act of putting paint to canvas is a fraction of the time spent working on a piece. Much of painting involves just thinking about what to paint, or how to manipulate a painting to make it better. What is not seen is the bulk of my work.

“I don’t expect to be a fulltime artist anytime soon. I could see ways in doing so, but at this point in my career, it would mean compromising the integrity of my work, which is not of interest. This residency was a luxury, but it has shown me a practice worth striving to achieve.”

For further inquiries, contact wroefs@sc.rr.com or call Wim Roefs at (803) 238-2351.

Start: May 18, 2017
End: Jul 2, 2017
Venue: 701 Center for Contemporary Art
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Jeff Sumerel – Gallery Talk and Special Screening: To My Great Chagrin.

Sunday, April 16th: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Join us for Jeff Sumerel’s Gallery Talk and Special Screening of Sumerel’s documentary To My Great Chagrin, featuring Brother Theodore, Woody Allen, Pen & Teller, Harlan Ellison and others – Sunday, April 16, 2:00 p.m.

Jeff Sumerel’s solo exhibition, The Subjective Gratitude of Time will be on view through April 30th.
Greenville, S.C., conceptual artist and film producer Jeff Sumerel presents a series of short film vignettes, running simultaneously and continuously, some of them incorporated in site-specific installations. The exhibition also includes the Columbia premiere of his film “incidental: a brief dissection of personal awareness,” a non-conventional, humorous documentation of impromptu scenarios.

Start: Apr 16, 2017 2:00 pm
End: Apr 16, 2017 4:00 pm
Venue: 701 Center for Contemporary Art
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Opening Reception: Jeff Sumerel – The Subjective Gratitude of Time

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Opening Reception:
Thursday, March 16, 2017, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Reception free for 701 CCA members, $5 suggested donation for non-members
Gallery Talk and Special Screening of Sumerel’s documentary To My Great Chagrin, featuring Brother Theodore, Woody Allen, Pen & Teller, Harlan Ellison and others – Sunday, April 16, 2:00 p.m.
Greenville, S.C., conceptual artist and film producer Jeff Sumerel presents a series of short film vignettes, running simultaneously and continuously, some of them incorporated in site-specific installations. The exhibition also includes the Columbia premiere of his film “incidental: a brief dissection of personal awareness,” a non-conventional, humorous documentation of impromptu scenarios.
Start: Mar 16, 2017
End: Mar 16, 2017
Venue: 701 Center for Contemporary Art
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701 Whaley St., 205, Columbia, SC, United States, 29201

Jeff Sumerel – The Subjective Gratitude of Time

Greenville, S.C., conceptual artist and film producer Jeff Sumerel presents a series of short film vignettes, running simultaneously and continuously, some of them incorporated in site-specific installations. The exhibition also includes the Columbia premiere of his film “incidental: a brief dissection of personal awareness,” a non-conventional, humorous documentation of impromptu scenarios.

Start: Mar 16, 2017
End: Apr 30, 2017
Venue: 701 Center for Contemporary Art
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701 Whaley St., 205, Columbia, SC, United States, 29201

MAKING IT WORK: ARTISTS IN CONVERSATIONS Featuring: Wade Sellers & Jeff Sumerel Moderator: Betsy Newman (SCETV)

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MAKING IT WORK: ARTISTS IN CONVERSATIONS

Featuring: Wade Sellers & Jeff Sumerel

Moderator: Betsy Newman (SCETV)

Sunday, January 29, 2017

3:00 p.m.

Admission free; open to the public
The event takes place in conjunction with the exhibition:

WADE SELLERS

25 Artists
January 12 – February 26, 2017

A Film Project Featuring Columbia Artists:

Eileen Blyth, Jarid Lyfe Brown, Michaela Pilar Brown, James Busby, Michael Cassidy, Stephen Chesley, Thomas Crouch,  Jeff Donovan, Mary Gilkerson, Bonnie Goldberg, Michael Krajewski, Matthew Kramer, Whitney LeJeune, Susan Lenz, Dre Lopez, Laurie McIntosh, John Monteith, Lucas Sams, Alex Smith, Kirkland Smith, Laura Spong, Anna Redwine, Cedric Umoja, Mike Williams & David Yaghjian

 

In conjunction with the exhibition 25 Artists, a film project by Columbia native, filmmaker and three-time Emmy nominee Wade Sellers, 701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., presents the Making It Work: Artists in Conversation. The next conversation, on Sunday, January 29, 2017, 3:00 p.m., will take place between Sellers and Greenville, S.C., filmmaker, multi-media and interdisciplinary artist Jeff Sumerel.  SCETV’s Betsy Newman will moderate the conversation.

For 25 Artists project, filmmaker Sellers interviewed 25 Columbia artists whose work he admires, asking them why they create, what influences and motivates them, how they work, etc. Each interview took place with the artists standing in front of a neutral, white backdrop and was conducted informally and in spontaneous fashion. The interviews were edited to 60 seconds or less to create a series of vignettes. All interviews are shown simultaneous on 25 mounted monitors in an inventive, gallery-wide installation.

Sumerel is the 2014 S.C. Arts Commission Media Production Fellow. Aside from films and documentaries, Sumerel creates stage, drama, comedy and narrative productions and combinations thereof. His film work has been shown at New York City’s Museum of Modern Art and was a first prize winner at the Baltimore Film & Video Festival. His work has been shown throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe.

Sellers in an independent filmmaker and producer. He is a three time Emmy nominee whose production company, Coal Powered Filmworks, focuses on producing documentary and independent film. His work has been seen on PBS stations nationwide and independent theaters and festivals around the country. After graduation from the University of South Carolina he began work in independent film as a cinematographer. In the late 1990’s he followed this work to New York City, where he began establishing a strong resume of independent work and corporate clients. After returning to the South he turned his focus to producing and directing.

After a number of years producing and directing independent work and PSAs for state agencies Sellers decided to form Coal Powered Filmworks, a documentary and commercial production company. Over the eight years since founding Coal Powered Filmworks, he has produced work for local, regional and national clients. His work has been recognized with Addys, Tellys and numerous other awards. His latest project is a three-part biography series focusing on soldiers who fought in Vietnam that will air nationally in 2017.

 

For further inquiries, contact wroefs@sc.rr.com or call Wim Roefs at (803) 238-2351.

701 CCA is a non-profit visual arts center that promotes understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of contemporary art, the creative process and the role of art and artists in the community. The center also encourages interaction between visual and other art forms.

701 CCA is located at 701 Whaley Street, 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29201.  During exhibitions, hours are Wed, 11–8; Thu-Fri, 11-5; Sat, 9-5; Sun, 1-5. For more information, visit www.701cca.org.

Start: Jan 29, 2017
End: Jan 29, 2017
Venue: 701 Center for Contemporary Art
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701 Whaley Street, Columbia, SC, United States, 29201

Wade Sellers: 25 Artists

WADE SELLERS

25 Artists

January 12 – February 26, 2017

A Film Project Featuring Columbia Artists: Eileen Blyth, Jarid Lyfe Brown, Michaela Pilar Brown, James Busby, Michael Cassidy, Stephen Chesley, Thomas Crouch, Jeff Donovan, Mary Gilkerson, Bonnie Goldberg, Michael Krajewski, Matthew Kramer, Whitney LeJeune, Susan Lenz, Dre Lopez, Laurie McIntosh, John Monteith, Lucas Sams, Alex Smith, Kirkland Smith, Laura Spong, Anna Redwine, Cedric Umoja, Mike Williams & David Yaghjian

Artist’s Reception: Thu., January 12, 2017, 7 – 9 pm

Reception Admission: members, free; non-members, $5 suggested donation

Making It Work: Artists In Conversation: Sunday January 15 & 29 and February 12, all at 3:00 p.m.

Admission to Making It Work: Free


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Composite, grid image of all artists represented in 25 Artists


701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., presents 25 Artists, a film project by Columbia native, filmmaker and three-time Emmy nominee Wade Sellers. The opening reception will be Thursday, January 12, 2017, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., and the exhibition will run through Sunday, February 26. Along with the exhibition, 701 CCA will present a series of conversations between artists on Sundays January 15 and 29 and February 12, all beginning at 3:00 p.m. The participating artists will be announced later.

For the project, filmmaker Sellers interviewed 25 Columbia artists whose work he admires, asking them why they create, what influences and motivates them, how they work, etc. Each interview took place with the artists standing in front of a neutral, white backdrop and was conducted informally and in spontaneous fashion. The interviews were edited to 60 seconds or less to create a series of vignettes. All interviews will be shown simultaneous on 25 mounted monitors in an inventive, gallery-wide installation. The goal was, Sellers says, “to get to the heart of why the artists do what they do and who they are as artists.” In the process, “the viewer is able to explore the creative process.”


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Still images, two, of 25 Artists of Columbia artists Kirkland Smith (top) and Thomas Crouch (bottom).


To explore that process and other aspects of being an artists in Columbia further, 701 CCA will organize three Making It Work sessions. During the sessions, two or three artists will have conversations with each other about their work, process and career.

“Even though the edited versions are short, the interviews are incisive and provide a great series of portraits of artists and why they do what they do,” 701 CCA board chair Wim Roefs said. “The exhibition and conversations should give the public a deeper understanding of what drives artists and what the possibilities and difficulties are as they try to develop a career as artists in Columbia.”

25 Artists is as complete a project from concept to creation as I have created,” Sellers said. “I am as proud of it as any work that I have done.”

Sellers in an independent filmmaker and producer. He is a three time Emmy nominee whose production company, Coal Powered Filmworks, focuses on producing documentary and independent film. His work has been seen on PBS stations nationwide and independent theaters and festivals around the country. After graduation from the University of South Carolina he began work in independent film as a cinematographer. In the late 1990’s he followed this work to New York City, where he began establishing a strong resume of independent work and corporate clients. After returning to the South he turned his focus to producing and directing.

After a number of years producing and directing independent work and PSAs for state agencies Sellers decided to form Coal Powered Filmworks, a documentary and commercial production company. Over the eight years since founding Coal Powered Filmworks, he has produced work for local, regional and national clients. His work has been recognized with Addys, Tellys and numerous other awards. His latest project is a three-part biography series focusing on soldiers who fought in Vietnam that will air nationally in 2017.


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Still images, three, of 25 Artists of Columbia artists Cedric Umoja (top), Susan Lenz (middle), and John Monteith (bottom).


For further inquiries, contact wroefs@sc.rr.com or call Wim Roefs at (803) 238-2351.

701 CCA is a non-profit visual arts center that promotes understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of contemporary art, the creative process and the role of art and artists in the community. The center also encourages interaction between visual and other art forms.

701 CCA is located at 701 Whaley Street, 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29201. During exhibitions, hours are Wed, 11–8; Thu-Fri, 11-5; Sat, 9-5; Sun, 1-5. For more information, visit www.701cca.org.

Start: Jan 12, 2017
End: Feb 26, 2017
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Prize 2016 Artist Celebration

The 701 CCA Prize Celebration: Come Find Out Who The Winner Is.

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Start: Dec 1, 2016 7:00 pm
End: Dec 1, 2016 10:00 pm
Venue: 701 Center for Contemporary Art
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Prize 2016 Exhibition

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Start: Nov 3, 2016
End: Dec 18, 2016
Venue: 701 Center for Contemporary Art
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Blank Page Poetry

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701 Center for Contemporary Art Presents

A Multi-Media Poetry Event:

BLANK PAGE POETRY – WORD & SHADOWS
These Rivers of Truth Have A Long Way Yet

 

Director: Jerome Meadows
Poets: Ed Madden, Columbia Poet Laureate; Jennifer Bartell; Al Black; Tim Conroy; Worthy Evans; Terrance Henderson; Monifa Lemons Jackson; and Ray McManus
Choreographer: Brea Cali
Dancers: Members of Terrance Henderson’s To Dance Inc.
Musician: Rodney Bean performing Sound Bridges

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
8:00 pm; doors open at 7:00 pm
Admission: free

 

701 CCA
701 Whaley St., second floor
Columbia, SC 29201

 

Columbia’s 701 Center for Contemporary Art presents a multi-media poetry event prepared and directed by current 701 CCA Artist in Residence Jerome Meadows. Blank Page Poetry – Words & Shadows will present poetry as you have never seen it before. The event will take place Wednesday, September 28, 8:00 pm. Doors will open at 7:00, including the doors to 701 CCA’s current exhibition Again & Again: The Art of Repetition. Admission is free, and the public is invited; donations are encouraged.

 

Blank Page Poetry is a unique, site-specific, cultural event presenting poetry in performance along with dance movements designed around a theme of specific importance to the city of Columbia – in this case, race and its historical, sociological and geographical implications. All of the eight poets selected to present their original works have been drawn from the Columbia community. Through Blank Page Poetry, the power of the spoken word is enhanced by the poet giving life to his or her work behind a large, suspended sheet of white paper while casting his or her shadow upon that sheet of paper. Simultaneously, select words and phrases from each poem are projected upon the paper as those words are being performed.

 

Director Meadows cooperated with Columbia Poet Laureate Ed Madden to assemble a cast of some of Columbia’s most exciting poets. Performing their work will be Madden himself, Jennifer Bartell, Al Black, Tim Conroy, Worthy Evans, Terrance Henderson, Monifa Lemons Jackson and Ray McManus.

 

Aside from the poetry and projections, Savannah, Ga., choreographer Brea Cali has created three dance movements that will be performed by members of Terrance Henderson’s To Dance Inc. The dance performances will be woven into the event making references to the Saluda, Broad and Congaree Rivers. Columbia musician Rodney Bean will perform “sound bridges” during interludes between each segment of the performance event.

 

Meadows has presented earlier installments of Blank Page Poetry – Words & Shadows at the Telfair Museums in Savannah, Ga., twice; as part of the New Discord Festival in Chattanooga, Tenn.; at 3S ArtSpace in Portsmouth, NH; and elsewhere.

 

Meadows is a sculptor, mixed media artist and poet from Savannah, Ga. He has been in residence at 701 CCA since early August 2016, specifically to work with the Columbia poetry community to create this project, which combines poetry with visual and performance art. Meadows also was presented in 701 CCA’s Spring exhibition Dadadesque.

Start: Sep 28, 2016 7:00 pm
End: Sep 28, 2016 10:00 pm
Venue: 701 Center for Contemporary Art
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