Sep
13
to Oct 28

Brittany M. Watkins: AFFECT-ED, BEING

AFFECT-ED, BEING presents a variety of work from southern-based interdisciplinary artist Brittany M. Watkins. Watkins incorporates painting, sculpture, audio, video, and performance as she moves back and forth between physical and theoretical spaces. Through the use of non-traditional materials, Watkins offers a contemporary approach to portraiture through a series of site-specific installations. Each object presented is rife with narrative-based signifiers highlighting the individual's place in society alongside the functioning of the human mind.

Brittany Watkins was the 701 CCA Artist in Residence from August through September 2018. The exhibition will include work created during her residency.

Residency: August 6 - September 16, 2018

Exhibition Period: September 13 - October 28, 2018

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Sep
27
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Talk & Opening Reception for Brittany M. Watkins: AFFECT-ED, BEING

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ARTIST TALK: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 6 PM

OPENING RECEPTION: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 7-9 PM

EXHIBITION: SEPTEMBER 13 - OCTOBER 28, 2018

Join us for the rescheduled artist talk and opening reception for Brittany M. Watkins:AFFECT-ED, BEING on Thursday, September 27, 6 pm & 7-9 pm. The reception is free for 701 CCA members with a $5 suggested donation for non-members. Watkins was the 701 CCA Artist in Residence from August through September 2018 and the exhibition will include work created during her residency, as well as pre-existing works.

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Nov
8
to Dec 23

701 CCA Prize 2018 + 10th Anniversary Celebration

701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., is excited to announce that the finalists for the 701 CCA Prize 2018 are Carey W. Morton of North Charleston, Alexander Thierry of Columbia and Jena Thomas of Spartanburg. The 701 CCA Prize 2018 is a competition and exhibition for South Carolina artists 40 years and younger.

The three finalists’ work will be shown in the 701 CCA Prize 2018 Exhibition, which will open Thursday, November 8, 2018, with an extended artists’ reception to coincide with the center’s 10th Anniversary Celebration., 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. The combined opening reception and 10th Anniversary Celebration will invite the public to celebrate ten years of outstanding exhibitions, educational programming and organizational growth at 701 CCA. The exhibition will run through December 23. This year’s Prize is the fourth installment of the biennial event.

Exhibition Period: November 8 - December 23

Opening Reception as part of the 701 CCA 10th Anniversary Celebration: Thursday, November 8, 5-9 pm

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

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Dec
23
11:00 AM11:00

701 CCA Prize 2018 Competition & Exhibition Closes

Prize Celebration: November 29

The 701 CCA Prize’s purpose is to identify and recognize young South Carolina artists (age 40 and under) whose work is exemplary in its originality, shows awareness of artistic developments, and is of high artistic merit. This year’s installment will be the fourth 701 CCA Prize competition and exhibition.

Exhibition Period: November 8 - December 23

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Jan
17
to Mar 3

Solo Exhibition: Janet Orselli

Janet Orselli is an artist who creates drawings, object sculptures and site-specific installations. She holds a Masters of Fine Arts degree from Clemson University and has been selected to participate in artist residencies at Anderson Ranch, Colorado, Spring Island, SC and Kaiserslautern, Germany. Janet has received three Regional Artist Project Grants from the NC Arts Council and was awarded a national Pollock-Krasner Foundation Fellowship. She has had over a dozen solo exhibitions including OK Harris Works of Art, NYC and the Gibbs Museum, Charleston, SC. Her work is featured in the book, 100 Southern Artists. Janet will be the Fall 2018 Artist in Residence at the 701 Center for Contemporary Art, Columbia, SC with a solo show in January 2019. She teaches art and lives in Tryon, NC.

SOLO EXHIBITION: JANET ORSELLI

RESIDENCY: OCTOBER 1 - JANUARY 20, 2018

EXHIBITION: JANUARY 17 - MARCH 3, 2019

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Sep
11
6:00 PM18:00

Jazz@701 with Mitch Butler

Tickets: $10 for members; $15 for non-members

Food and beverages for sale. Doors open at 5:30.

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For more info contact lakornegay@gmail.com or 803-237-1793

Mitch Butler is a native of Raleigh, NC. He received his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Music Performance from East Carolina University. Mitch is also a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a Doctor of Music Arts degree in Music Performance with an emphasis in Jazz Studies.

Mitch has been the trombonist and leader of a number of musical groups including the Nebulous Jazztet from 2001 to 2006, Modus Bone from 2010 to 2012, the CSU East Bay Faculty Jazztet, and currently the Mitch Butler Quartet. 
In August of 2018, Butler was named Assistant Teaching Professor at the University of Missouri at Kansas City. He remains an active performing musician, clinician, composer, and arranger.

Performing with Mitch at 701 will be Phillip WhackReggie SullivanAmos Hoffman and Brendan Michael Bull!

Check out more about this amazing artist at:http://mitchbutlertrombone.com/

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Aug
26
2:00 PM14:00

Artist Talk + Q&A by Yvette L. Cummings

When: Sunday, August 26, 2 p.m.
Where: 701 CCA, 701 Whaley St., Columbia, SC 29201

Reservation required via: director@701cca.org or (803) 319-9949

To close out her solo exhibition Uncovered, 701 CCA presents an artist talk plus Q&A session from 701 CCA Prize 2016 winner Yvette L. Cummings. This talk will be joined by a conversation with Palmetto Place Children's Shelter, whose mission is to "provide a safe and supportive environment for children and teens who have faced abuse, abandonment, neglect and/or homelessness."

Uncovered showcases original paintings, installations, and hand cut paper collages that present moments of transition between experiences of recalled child abuse and the dynamics of motherhood. Culling through scattered memories of the past and current experiences with her daughters, Cummings' work explores the complicated path of youth, beauty, femininity and transitions from childhood into self-awareness. This exhibition includes work created during her residency at 701 CCA, which she received for winning the 701 CCA Prize.

Yvette L. Cummings received her Masters of Fine Arts degree at the University of Cincinnati’s School of Design, Art, Architecture, and Planning. While still enrolled at DAAP she was director of the 840 Gallery, interned at the Contemporary Art Center of Cincinnati, and was the recipient of the Wolfstien Travel Fellowship to Spain. She was awarded the Stephen J. Dalton Teacher of the year from USC University in 2011. Her work has been exhibited in multiple group and solo exhibitions throughout the south and midwest.

Palmetto Place was founded in 1977 as an emergency shelter for children who needed safe haven from child abuse and neglect. Their residential home has provided services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for the last 40 years and more than 7,000 children have called Palmetto Place their home. In 2016 they were able to expand the original home adding space for more children and teens who have faced abuse and neglect. They were also able to open a second location that serves the homeless teen and at-risk youth populations in the Midlands. Palmetto Place now has two houses and more than 50 beds for our state's most vulnerable children and teens.

“I use pattern as a way to visually flatten the space, often referring to memory. When multiple patterns are layered in a piece, a camouflaging occurs that mimics the way we live our lives in the open, but we often cannot see through the layers to the traumas.”

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Aug
11
12:00 PM12:00

Young Artist's Festival

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WHERE:       

701 Whaley Market, 701 Whaley St., Columbia, SC 29201

WHEN:            

Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

THE FESTIVAL IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

The Young Artist's Festival is a three hour gathering of summer art camps in the Columbia area that highlights and introduces the various summer camp programs. Participating camps in all disciplines including music, dance, media, theatre and visual arts offer interactive experiences, exhibitions, performances and collateral materials to highlight their programs. 701 CCA also incorporates STEAM elements into its summer camp offerings which will be highlighted during the festival. This family friendly event celebrating young artists, ages 6 to 17, will feature performances from local arts organizations, an exhibition of works by 701 CCA summer camp participants, games and crafts stations where children can create new works of art! It will be an incredibly fun time, and we hope to see you there.

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Jul
23
to Jul 27

Summer Camp Session 7: Exploring with Fabrics

July 23 – 27, 2018 | 9:00 am – 1:00 pm | Ages 6 – 17

Members: $110; Non – Members: $125

Students will be introduced to how different materials react to fibers in this class. They will experiment with multiple mediums and create several small exercises as they explore through ink, dye, paint, resist, and transfer. Students will ultimately complete two final artworks using multiple processes, including image transfers onto fabric and image resist using dye. Students will get to take home one personal item (t-shirt, socks, pillow case, apron, etc.) that they have created with techniques learned throughout the week. They will learn concepts stemming from compositional basics to color, texture, shape, pattern, rhythm, movement and space. (Please bring one personal item to dye.)

To register or learn more about this workshop, please CLICK HERE.

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Jul
16
to Jul 20

Summer Camp Session 6: Mosaics

July 16 – 20, 2018 | 9:00 am – 1:00 pm | Ages 13 – 17

Members: $105; Non – Members: $120

In this class, each student will create their own beautiful mosaic piece to take home! Students will learn the process for making a successful mosaic using glass, tile and various found objects. This class will explore the creative process of planning a mosaic and over the course of one week, the students will design their mosaic, choose their tesserae, build the mosaic and grout and clean it to reveal their unique design.

To register or learn more about this workshop, please CLICK HERE.

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Jul
12
to Aug 26

Yvette L. Cummings: Uncovered

"Uncovered" showcases original paintings and hand cut paper collages that present moments of transition between experiences of recalled child abuse and the dynamics of motherhood. Culling through scattered memories of the past and current experiences with her daughters, Yvette Cummings work explores the complicated path of youth, beauty, femininity and transitions from childhood into self-awareness. 

Yvette Cummings Arendt of Conway, SC was our 2016 701 CCA Prize winner. As the winner, Cummings received a six-week, paid residency at 701 CCA; a solo exhibition at 701 CCA; and an ad in a national art magazine.

This solo exhibition will feature work created throughout the duration of Cummings’ residency that explores themes outlined in detail above. The show will be comprised of two-dimensional paintings and installations.

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EXHIBITION PERIOD: JULY 12 - AUGUST 26

ARTIST'S RECEPTION: THURSDAY, JULY 12, 7-9 PM

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

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Jun
25
to Jun 29

Summer Camp Session 4: Multicultural Masks and Aztec Relief Carving

June 25 – 29, 2018 | 9:00 am – 1:00 pm | Ages 13 – 17

Members: $105; Non – Members: $120

Students will explore different cultures throughout the world to find inspiration to create a unique mask! Students will mix, carve, and stain their decorative masks using Plaster of Paris, among other materials. Specifically, students will look at how the Aztecs used relief carving in their own culture. Each student will create their own relief carving of various size based on their own individual design.

To register or learn more about this workshop, please CLICK HERE.

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Jun
24
3:00 PM15:00

Jane Allen Nodine: Artist Talk + Q&A

When: Sunday, June 24, 3 p.m.
Where: 701 CCA, 701 Whaley St., Columbia, SC 29201

Reservation required via: director@701cca.org or (803) 319-9949

To close out the SC.FELLOWS Part II exhibition, the S.C. Arts Commission and 701 Center for Contemporary Art present an artist talk, followed by Q&A, from fellowship recipient and artist Jane Allen Nodine. SC.FELLOWS Part II is the second installment of a two-part exhibition featuring the work of 78 artists who received S.C. Arts Commission Visual Arts & Craft Fellowships since the inception of the program in 1976.

Jane Allen Nodine will bring additional artworks to show, while discussing her work, her process, and her career. The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. 

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Jun
24
11:00 AM11:00

SC.Fellows Part II Closes

In 2017, the South Carolina Arts Commission (SCAC) celebrated its 50th anniversary. As part of the celebration, the SCAC organized a series of exhibitions of artists who have been selected as the prestigious SCAC Fellows in the Visual Arts. These showings will be presented in museums and galleries throughout South Carolina. 701 CCA has been designated as the anchor venue.

Exhibition Period: May 10 - June 24

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Jun
18
to Jun 22

Summer Camp Session 3: Kinetic Sculpture

June 18 – 22, 2018 | 9:00 am – 1:00 pm | Ages 9 – 17

Members: $110; Non – Members: $125

In this class, every student will create a hanging, interactive sculpture! Each design will be unique and developed intuitively; responding to the need for light, shape, engagement of space, and movement. Students will use sustainable materials such as pliable reed, and manipulate them into hybrid forms. The armature will be composed of linear reed and bond together with string. In the final stage, vibrant natural paper will be purposefully placed to define the positive and negative space.

To register or learn more about this workshop, please CLICK HERE.

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Jun
14
8:30 PM20:30

PAAL NILSSEN-LOVE'S LARGE UNIT CONCERT

PAAL NILSSEN-LOVE'S LARGE UNIT   

When: Thursday, June 14, 8:30 PM (Doors at 8)

Where: 701 Center for Contemporary Art, 701 Whaley St., Columbia, SC 29201

Admission: Members, $10; Non-members, $15

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Paal Nilssen-Love has been one of the world’s most prolific and active musicians that came out of Norway for the last 20 years. With thousands of gigs and hundreds of recordings the drummer is known for bands like The Thing, OffOnOff, Ballister, Hairy Bones, Chicago Tentet, and Original Silence, as well as collaborations with musicians like Arto Lindsay, Otomo Yoshihide, Akira Sakata, Ken Vandermark, Jim O’Rourke, Peter Brötzmann, Thurston Moore, Michiyo Yagi and many others.

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Jun
11
to Jun 15

Summer Camp Session 2: Brayers on Layers

June 11 – 15, 2018 | 9:00 am – 1:00 pm | Ages 9 – 17

Members: $110; Non – Members: $125

Students will jump start their creativity by connecting with the work of an inspiring artist: Jasper Johns. The goal of this class is to spend a week learning new printmaking techniques. Students will create a series of artworks where they choose the subject matter/theme. From South Carolina and one of the most famous artists still alive and making new work, Jasper Johns has a wide range of processes to learn from and spark inspiration. Students will learn the secrets of why a collograph works, how it’s like a collage and what makes it a type of printmaking. Lastly, since brayers are a printmaking tool for rolling ink onto a surface, and because a collograph requires the use of layers in the design, this funky/fun learning experience is called “Brayer with Layers.”

To register or learn more about this workshop, please CLICK HERE.

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Jun
4
to Jun 8

Summer Camp Session 1: Dovetail Box and Hand Tool Workshop

June 4 – 8, 2018 | 9:00 am – 1:00 pm | Ages 9 – 17

Members: $105; Non – Members: $120

Students will learn fundamental woodworking and hand tool skills to create their own dovetail box with a sliding lid. By discussing the nature of trees and the organic composition of wood, they will learn to work with the material efficiently and gain a deeper understanding of one of our oldest and most valuable traditions. The class will cover some simple math and geometry as well as structural and artistic design concepts which will help us to make a strong and beautiful box.

To register or learn more about this workshop, please CLICK HERE.

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May
20
to Jun 2

Yvette Cummings Arendt AIR Begins

701 CCA Prize 2016 Winner

Yvette Cummings Arendt of Conway, SC was our 2016 701 CCA Prize winner. She will be completing the second half of her residency at 701 CCA in May. The first half was completed in May of 2017. Her current body of work presents a moment of transition between experiences of recalled child abuse and the dynamics of motherhood. She explores the relationships her daughters have with one another and the complicated path of youth, beauty, and femininity. The struggles of adolescence include navigating the dynamics of family, sibling rivalry, and transitions into adulthood.

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May
10
to Jun 24

SC.Fellows Part II

In 2017, the South Carolina Arts Commission (SCAC) celebrated its 50th anniversary. As part of the celebration, the SCAC organized a series of exhibitions of artists who have been selected as the prestigious SCAC Fellows in the Visual Arts. These showings will be presented in museums and galleries throughout South Carolina. 701 CCA has been designated as the anchor venue.

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Exhibition Period: May 10 - June 24

Artist's reception: Thursday, May 10, 7-9 pm

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

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May
8
6:00 PM18:00

Jazz @ 701 CCA

Enjoy some of the finest jazz musicians in the Southeast!

Tickets at the door $15 cash. Cash bar with beer, wine and Village Idiot Pizza! For more info contact lakornegay@gmail.com or 803-237-1793

Mark Sterbank Quintet with Mark Sterbank, tenor saxophone, Charlton Singleton, trumpet, Richard White, piano, Kevin Hamilton, bass, and Quentin Baxter, drums. Sterbank will be playing a mix of standards and originals from his last CD, Dayspring. This group, the former house group at the Mezz in Charleston, has also performed under other names including the Quentin Baxter Ensemble and the Charlton Singleton Quintet. Dynamic, exhuberant, and swinging, these gentlemen are among the finest jazz musicians in the Southeast.

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Apr
15
1:00 PM13:00

701 CCA 10-Year Anniversary Lantern Workshop!

Get ready for the Vista’s Lantern Parade at the Lantern Workshop on Sunday, April 15 from 1-5 p.m. at the 701 Center for Contemporary art at 701 Whaley Street.

Lanterns and bamboo sticks will be available along with materials to decorate and paint them to your heart’s desire, or bring your own materials if you have something wilder in mind.

To celebrate 10 wonderful years since the opening of 701 CCA, we will be using materials from our past workshops plus our symbolic red yarn! 

Registration is required. The workshop is free for 701 CCA members or $25, and includes a year’s membership to 701 CCA. Fill out the form here: Lantern Workshop

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Apr
7
to Apr 8

Columbia Open Studios Weekend

701 Center for Contemporary Art presents the annual Columbia Open Studios event, a free, weekend-long tour of artists’ studios across Columbia, including Richland and Lexington Counties. Join thousands of art enthusiasts for a self-led tour of artists’ work + workspaces across the Midlands while discovering South Carolina’s vibrant art scene! 

Huge thanks to the City of Columbia, Richland County, S.C Veterinary Specialists and Emergency Care, as well as our other sponsors, for supporting this community-wide event!

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Saturday April 7, 10 am - 6 pm

Sunday April 8, 12 pm - 6 pm

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Apr
5
7:00 PM19:00

Columbia Open Studios Preview Party

Meet the artists and sponsors of the Columbia Open Studios tour at a relaxed, lively reception with cash bar, complimentary hors d'oeuvres by Linda Phillips Catering and music by DJ Irv in the Olympia Room, 2nd floor of 701 Whaley on Thursday, April 5 from 7-9 p.m. Guests can meet the participating artists and pick up printed guidebooks with maps to start planning their tour.

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THURSDAY, April 5, 7-9 PM

Cost is $15 non-members, $10 members. 

Get tickets online or at the door.  Click here to buy tickets online: Tickets

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Mar
8
to Apr 22

Fletcher Williams III: Traces

Traces presents a variety of works from Charleston based interdisciplinary artist Fletcher Williams III. Williams III’s theoretical and conceptual art-making practice is rooted
in a southern vernacular, which he finds essential to documenting the unweaving of Charleston’s social and cultural fabric. Incorporating his studies of ritual theory through the lenses of anthropology and sociology, Williams III creates multimedia objects and installations that explore historical and contemporary African American narratives of culture and utility that are unique to the South Carolina Lowcountry.

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Exhibition Period: March 8 - April 22

ARTIST TALK: THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 6 PM

Artist's reception: Thursday, March 8, 7-9 pm

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

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Mar
8
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Talk by Fletcher Williams III

Voted as one of the ’10 South Carolina Artists You Need to Know’ by Vice last year, Williams has been exhibiting throughout New York and the Southeast for the past nine years. The artist’s theoretical and conceptual art-making practice is rooted in a southern vernacular, which he finds essential to documenting the unweaving of Charleston’s social and cultural fabric. 

"It is difficult to admire the landscape and architecture of this small city for too long without bits of its haunting past bubbling to the surface." - Fletcher Williams III

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ARTIST TALK: THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 6 PM

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Feb
13
6:00 PM18:00

JAZZ@701

An Unforgettable night of Music and Photos! Sponsored by Columbia SC 63: Our Story Matters, and in partnership with 701 Center for Contemporary Art, Jazz@701 brings back A Sign Of The Times! Led by Composer/Director, Tyrone Jefferson, A Sign of the Times’ are committed to the mastery and preservation of Jazz - the only musical genre born in America!

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Tuesday, February 13, 6 - 8 pm

Tickets at the door $15 cash. Cash bar with beer, wine and Village Idiot Pizza! For more info contact lakornegay@gmail.com or 803-237-1793.

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Feb
12
to Mar 31

Columbia Open Studios Exhibition at City Hall

A selection of participating Columbia Open Studios 2018 artists will be exhibiting at The Gallery at City Hall, opening on Monday, February the 12th. A reception will be held to coincide with the First Thursday on Main night on March 1st.

The Gallery at City Hall
1737 Main Street, Columbia SC 29201
Weekdays 8:30am-5:00pm
First Thursdays on Main 6:00pm-8:00pm
Admission: Free

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OPENS: Monday, February 12, 2018

RECEPTION: First Thursday on Main, March 1st

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Feb
9
2:00 PM14:00

Columbia Open Studios Exhibition at City Hall

A selection of participating Columbia Open Studios 2018 artists will be exhibiting at The Gallery at City Hall, opening on Monday, February the 12th. A reception will be held to coincide with the First Thursday on Main night on March 1st. See the Facebook event HERE.

The Gallery at City Hall
1737 Main Street, Columbia SC 29201
Weekdays 8:30am-5:00pm
First Thursdays on Main 6:00pm-8:00pm
Admission: Free

OPENS: FEBRUARY 12, 2018

RECEPTION: First Thursday on Main, March 1st, 6 -8 pm

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Jan
11
to Feb 25

Dustin Farnsworth Exhibition

Sculptor Dustin Farnsworth of Montreal, Canada is our last Artist-in-Residence for 2017, having completed a 12-week residency from October 1 - December 23. Farnsworth creates visceral and cerebral portraiture of today’s youth with critical portrayal of their worldly inheritance, engaging in visual rhetoric representing a generation in need of protection, empowerment, and change.

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Exhibition Period: January 11 - February 25

Artist's reception: Thursday, January 11, 7-9 pm

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

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