There is still time to purchase tickets for McKissick Museum’s Annual Gala Art Sale “A Sense of Place: Gettin’ Fresh,” taking place at the Museum located on the historic Horseshoe at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC. McKissick reached out to over sixty select artists in the region whose work is shaping the artistic landscape of what it means to live in the south.
As a special treat, local band The Restoration will provide the evening’s entertainment. The Restoration’s members, Aleks Amer, Adam Corbett, Lauren Garner, Sharon Gnanashekar, and Daniel Machado, grew up performing in orchestras, church choirs, fiddle groups and rock bands in Lexington, SC. They use their varied backgrounds as a lens for exploring the music and culture of their native soil, channeling storytelling and regional history through instrumentation associated with traditional and post-rock America alike. At the core of this exploration is a desire to preserve and enjoy the rich cultural heritage of the South while taking responsibility to acknowledge the problematic history that created it.
Preview the art work in “A Sense of Place” now through Aug. 24, 2012. All works on exhibition can be purchased at McKissick Museum’s gala and art sale on Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, with proceeds to benefit the Museum’s exhibitions and programs.
Tickets for the annual gala art sale are $50 for museum members and $60 for non-members.
For additional information, please visit (www.artsandsciences.sc.edu/mcks) or call 803/777-7251.
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