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Founding Board Member Wim Roefs, 1959 – 2022

Dear 701 CCA Supporters and Friends of Art, It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Wim Roefs, one  of 701 Center for Contemporary Art’s founders and always one of its fiercest advocates. He will be missed…

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701 CCA announces Artists for the 2023 SC Biennial

Exhibition: November 18, 2023 – February 25, 2024Part I Opening Reception: Saturday, November 18, 6 – 8 pmPart II Opening Reception: Friday, January 12, 6 – 8 pmAdmission: Free701 Center for Contemporary Art701 Whaley St., 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29201701…

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701 CCA Responds to Police Incident Involving Artist In Residency

701 Center for Contemporary Art’s board of directors and its executive director, Michaela Pilar Brown, were shocked and saddened by the events of May 17 at 701 Whaley Street.  At 2:00 a.m. on that morning, John Sims, the CCA artist…

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Exhibition: Jena Thomas – Acid Summer 

  In July 2021, 701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., will open a solo exhibition of  artist Jena Thomas presenting paintings in oil on canvas and works on paper including  collage. The exhibition, entitled Acid Summer will run…

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Exhibition: John Sims AfroDixia: A Righteous Confiscation

Sims will be in residence at 701 CCA’s live-work space May 4 – 25, 2021, and June 10 – 17,  2021. During that time he will finish writing his play “The Proper Way to Hang a Confederate  Flag”, an exploration…

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Exhibition: Leah Mulligan Cabinum – clear 

   Clover, South Carolina, artist Leah Mulligan Cabinum is 701 Center for Contemporary Art’s  artist in residence.   Cabinum began her residency on January 20, 2021 in preparation for a solo exhibition that  will open March 11, 2021.   Leah Mulligan Cabinum…

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Artist Talk: Valerie Zimany

Join solo exhibiting artist and 2020 South Carolina Arts Commission (SCAC) Fellow Valerie  Zimany and Ce Scott- Fitts, SCAC’s Artist Services Program Director, to discuss Zimany’s  work and her 701cca exhibition And I Was Covered in Blossoms.   Much of the…

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Artist-in-Residence Lori Larusso

Painter Lori Larusso is 701 Center for Contemporary Art’s next Artist-in-Residence,  beginning October 17 and ending January 15. Larusso’s residency precedes a solo exhibition  beginning January 14. During her residency, Larusso will continue her work, in which she  develops concepts…