701 CCA contributes energy to the local art scene by offering experimental and interdisciplinary music, dance and literary events, along with exciting fundraisers. Check out our upcoming events and see the full calendar below!
701 Center for Contemporary Art Presents
The University of South Carolina Experimental Music Workshop
Thursday, April 11, 2019, 7:30-9:00 PM
The University of South Carolina Experimental Music Workshop plays the World Premiere of “10,000,000 Vibrations,” joined by composer Erik Carlson
The University of South Carolina Experimental Music Workshop student ensemble, directed by U.S.C. music school faculty member Greg Stuart, will be joined by composer and violinist Erik Carlson to perform at 701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., on Thursday, April 11, 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. The Experimental Music Workshop will perform the world premiere of Carlson’s expansive “10,000,000 Vibrations” (2019) for violin and ensemble, as well as music by Kunsu Shim and Eva-Maria Houben, and the USC Flute Studio in a performance of Mary Jane Leach’s “Downland’s Tears” (2011).
The Experimental Music Workshop is a collective of musicians at the University of South Carolina consisting of 14 undergraduates from the South Carolina Honors College. Founded in 2009 by percussionist and USC School of Music professor Greg Stuart, the Experimental Music Workshop presents concerts of experimental music throughout Columbia and the Southeast and has collaborated with an array of prominent musicians and composers. The group’s performances have been praised as “patient, unpredictable, [and] exceedingly beautiful” (The New York Times). The Experimental Music Workshop released their debut recording on Edition Wandelweiser Records in the Winter of 2017 performing the music of Jürg Frey.
Stuart is a percussionist whose work draws on a mixture of music from the experimental tradition, Wandelweiser, improvisation and electronics. His performances have been described by the New York Times as “a ghostly, gorgeous lesson in how close, concentrated listening can alter and enhance perception.”
South Arts 2019 SOUTHERN PRIZE AND STATE FELLOWS
EXHIBITION: MARCH 21 - MAY 5, 2019
OPENING RECEPTION: THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 7-9 PM
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Reception free for 701 CCA members, suggested $5 donation for non-members
Launched in 2017, the South Arts Southern Prize and State Fellowships celebrate and support the highest quality art being created in the American South. This exhibition is the first time South Arts will bring together work from the nine State Fellowship recipients, one from each state within the South Arts region. An independent jury panel selected the nine state fellows from more than 800 applicants based solely on artistic excellence. Each artist will receive a $5,000 award. A second jury panel will select two finalists for the Southern Prize. One will receive an additional prize of $10,000, and the other, the $25,000 Southern Prize and a two-week residency at The Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences in Rabun Gap, Ga. The exhibition at 701 CCA will be the only opportunity to see the work of all fellowship winners together.
JANET ORSELLI: RE:VISIONS
EXHIBITION: JANUARY 17 - MARCH 3, 2019
OBJECT TALES BY JANET ORSELLI: THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 6 PM
OPENING RECEPTION: THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 7-9 PM
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re:Visions presents work from interdisciplinary artist Janet Orselli of Tryon, N.C. Orselli combines and assembles found objects and surrounding spaces transforming their meaning and the viewers' experience. Each object speaks of what it once was, its unique history, yet at the same time it becomes something new and unexpected. Orselli’s work requests a slower pace, referring back to a time when objects were cherished and made with care.
One hour prior to the opening reception, Orselli will give an artist talk in the form of storytelling from the point of view of her objects.
Janet Orselli, a Columbia native, was the 701 CCA Artist in Residence from October 2018 through January 2019. The exhibition will include work created during her residency.
701 CCA Prize 2018 Reception + 10 Year Anniversary Celebration
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 5-9 PM
Reception Admission: members, free; non-members, $5 suggested donation
EXHIBITION PERIOD: NOVEMBER 8 - DECEMBER 23, 2018
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 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. A record number of 28 artists submitted for the Prize this year.
The three finalists’ work will be shown in the 701 CCA Prize 2018 Exhibition, which will open on Thursday, November 8, with an extended artists’ reception to coincide with the 701 CCA's and 701 Whaley's 10th Anniversary Celebration, 5–9 p.m. The exhibition will run through December 23. The winner of the 701 CCA Prize 2018 will be announced during a 701 CCA Prize 2018 Celebration on Wednesday, November 28, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. This year’s Prize is the fourth installment of the biennial event.
Through the combined opening reception and 10th Anniversary Celebration, 701 invites the public to celebrate ten years of outstanding exhibitions, educational programming and organizational growth at 701 CCA. The event will begin with the three finalists in the gallery and will continue on with music by DJ Preach Jacobs, fun activities with prizes, special drinks by Liquid Assets and a dessert bar by Anne Cline catering!
701 CCA Prize Celebration Event and Announcement of Winner
Wednesday, November 28, 7 - 10 pm
$20, 701 CCA Members; $25, non-members
To announce the winner of the 701 CCA Prize 2018 for South Carolina artists 40 years and younger, 701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., presents the 701 CCA Prize 2018 Celebration. The event will take place Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. The exhibition catalogue will be presented during the Celebration. Admission is $20 for 701 CCA Members and $25 for non-members.