Archive for August, 2011

Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington, NC, will Continue its Mini Lecture Series – Sept. 14 and 15, 2011

August 31, 2011

The Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington, NC, will continue its MINI-LECTURE: ONE4$1 – “Cloud Gate with Scott Ogden,” on Wed., Sept. 14, 2011, from 1-1:30pm and Thur., Sept. 15, 2011, from 6-6:30pm.

The program admission: $1.00

In its short five years of existence, “Cloud Gate,” 2004-06 by British artist Anish Kapoor, aka the “Chicago Bean” has made a big splash by seemingly attempting to disappear.  Set in Chicago’s Millennium Park, this installation has become an urban icon as well as a key tourist attraction, framed by skyscrapers and the lakefront as a 21st symbol of the city with broad shoulders. Scott Ogden, AIA/LEED AP is a local architect and flâneur who will discuss this gem as well as art in the public realm.

ONE4$1 is an ongoing illustrated mini-lecture series featuring community speakers from a broad spectrum of backgrounds who have a strong interest in art.

For further information call the Museum at 910/395-5999 or visit (www.cameronartmuseum.com).

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Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington, NC, Announces Anne Brennan as New Director

August 31, 2011

The Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington, NC, announced today that Anne Brennan has been appointed Director of the Museum effective immediately. Brennan has been serving as Acting Director of the Museum since Deborah Velders’ departure in February to take the position of Deputy Director of Asia Society Texas in Houston. Board Chair Frances Goodman stated that the board conducted an extensive search over the last 6 months and that after much due diligence, Brennan was chosen as the best candidate to lead the Cameron Art Museum in its mission to provide quality exhibitions, public programming and arts education for the community.

In addition to serving as Acting Director at the Cameron Art Museum, Brennan has also served as Assistant Director and as Curator. Additionally, she served as Curator and Registrar of Collections at the St. John’s Museum of Art from 1990 to 2005. Brennan has been a Fellow of the A+ Schools Program of the NC Arts Council since 2007 and holds a Master of Fine Arts from Eastern Carolina University.

The Cameron Art Museum presents 6-8 changing exhibitions annually; ongoing family and children’s programs; The Museum School’s adult education; a unique program of tours for Alzheimer’s patients and their caretakers; interdisciplinary programs (lectures, music, films, literature, dance); Healthy Living Classes and ongoing workshops and classes in ceramics at the Clay Studio with resident master artist Hiroshi Sueyoshi.

For more information about the museum, please call 910/395-5999 or visit (www.cameronartmuseum.com).

Upstate Book Project Calls For SC and NC Artists to Participate

August 31, 2011

The Upstate Book Project is a collaborative art and writing project connecting 30 artists throughout the Upstate region of South Carolina. Applications will be accepted from artists residing in the counties of Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Laurens, Pickens, Polk (NC), Rutherford (NC, Spartanburg and Union. Selected artists will be required to write a 100 word or less paragraph of an advancing storyline and then create an 18″ x 24″ vertical illustration to accompany their storyline. Each artist will contribute a page to continue the story and illustrate it then pass it to the next artist.


The first illustration

The final product will be a completed book in bound magazine format containing the entire story. The selected artists will have the opportunity to meet and celebrate their involvement in the book project at a reception where the original artwork will be exhibited. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the reception, as well as online. Accepted artists’ completed work will be retained for the exhibition and reception. All art will be returned to the artists’ once the exhibit is removed.

Application Requirements

Eligibility is open to practicing artists 18 years or older who reside in the Upstate. The Upstate region includes Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Laurens, Pickens, Polk (NC), Rutherford (NC), Spartanburg and Union counties.

Your application entry must include:
Your contact information: name, mailing address, e-mail address, and phone number.

A paragraph of no more than 200 words explaining your interest in the Upstate Book Project.

A CD containing 3 jpeg (.jpg) images of your work. This work should be recent (created in the last 2 years) and represent your typical style of execution. Print your name and phone number clearly on the CD. Please indicate title and medium of each piece in the file name. For example: hunting beach-oil-janicejones1 (no spaces). These jpeg images need to be 3 separate files. No PowerPoint presentations will be accepted. CD’s will not be returned.

A self-addressed stamped envelope.  Applicants will be notified by mail.

A $20.00 non-refundable application fee payable to: The Upstate Book Project.

Application Deadline and Submission Info

Submit Applications to:
The Upstate Book Project, 1855 E. Main Street, Suite 14 Box 292, Spartanburg, SC 29307  ATTN: Bailie

Applications must be received between Sept. 15 – 30, 2011.
Late applications will not be accepted.

For further info e-mail to (theupstatebookproject@gmail.com) or vist (www.TheUpstateBookProject.com).

The Fall Main Street Marketplace in Columbia, SC, Begins Friday, Sept. 2, 2011

August 31, 2011

As the notorious Columbia, SC, summer heat dies down, Main Street Marketplace is gearing up for another great season. Presented by City Center Partnership (CCP), the Marketplace is a gathering of local goods, ranging from crafts, photography, art, books, handmade gifts, and more.

The Main Street Marketplace will be held from 10am-2pm in front of the Columbia Museum of Art at the corner of Hampton and Main Street. The Market runs every Friday in September and October. In addition to an open-air market, there will also be a drawing for a door prize each week, as well as live music of all genres for attendees’ entertainment. This Friday, the Market will feature local Jamie Beresford, an acoustic rock/jazz guitar trio. Future artists include Matt Younglove, David Reed, Luckyman Beall, Brent Lundy, and Jeremy Sakovich.

City Center Partnership, Inc. (CCP) is a non-profit organization that manages South Carolina’s only managed Business Improvement District in the 36-block area bounded by Gervais, Elmwood, Assembly, and Marion streets in downtown Columbia. CCP is funded by the property owners in the surrounding area.

For more information, contact Lori-Ann Carter at 803/779-4005 (ext) 2040 or e-mail to (la@cartertodd.com).

Brookgreen Gardens in Pawleys Island, SC, Offers Lecture About the National Sculpture Society – Sept. 2, 2011

August 31, 2011

Brookgreen Gardens in Pawleys Island, SC, which is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year is offering a Curator’s Chat by Robin Salmon, Vice-President of Collections and Curator of Sculpture, with the topic of the National Sculpture Society and it’s 78th Annual Awards Exhibition Highlights on view at Brookgreen Gardens on Sept. 2, 2011, at 2pm, in the Wall Lowcountry Center Auditorium.

The chat is included in Garden Admission.

For further information call the Gardens at 843/235-6000 or visit (www.brookgreen.org).

Mint Museum Randolph in Charlotte, NC, Offers 7th Annual Potters Market Invitational – Sept. 10, 2011

August 31, 2011

Ceramics enthusiasts will have the opportunity to purchase North Carolina pottery directly from the artists at the 7th Annual Potters Market Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, from 10am-4pm, on the front lawn of the Mint Museum Randolph (2730 Randolph Road). Organized by the Delhom Service League, an affiliate of The Mint Museum, the Potters Market is held each September on the first Saturday after Labor Day. Admission is $10 for adults ($8 after 2 p.m.) The ticket proceeds help support the acquisition of ceramics and library materials for The Mint Museum. Free parking is available.

The event brings potters and collectors together to promote awareness of this rich craft tradition. Each year the Potters Market features forty potters representing the state’s rich pottery-producing areas (Seagrove, the Piedmont, Catawba Valley, and the mountains). Their wares include the best of the traditional as well as contemporary, and are available at a wide range of prices.

For more information, please phone Brian Gallagher, Curator of Decorative Arts, at 704/337-2021.

Caldwell Arts Council Offers the 26th Annual Sculpture Celebration in Lenoir, NC – Sept. 9 & 10, 2011

August 31, 2011

On Friday evening, Sept. 9, 2011, 7-9pm, public invited meet participating Sculpture Celebration sculptors & judge during the Blue Jeans Preview Party at the T.H. Broyhill Walking Park on Lakeview Street in Lenoir.

Cost for this event is $15/person and reservations may be made by calling 828/754-2486.

On Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, 9am-4pm the 26th Annual Sculpture Celebration will feature sculptural artwork by artists from the eastern US in competition for cash prizes totaling over $10,000.


First Place from 2010 by Whitney Brown

This art event is free to everyone, and is sponsored annually by local individuals & businesses, along with the Caldwell Arts Council and Tri State Sculptors Association.

Food vendors will be available, and Foothills Visual Artists Guild will provide art activities for children.

Musical groups performing during the day will be Sweetbriar Jam 10am-noon and local group Puddingstone will perform between 1-3pm.

Monetary awards will be announced at about 3:30pm, followed by a walking tour and discussion by the judge.

Lenoir is located in Caldwell County in the beautiful foothills of the North Carolina mountains, off Hwy 321 between Hickory and the Blowing Rock / Boone area.

The Caldwell Arts Council is located at 601 College Ave SW, Lenoir, and  the T.H. Broyhill Walking Park is located at 945 Lakewood Street, off Norwood Street in Lenoir.

For further information contact the Caldwell Arts Council at 828/754-2486 or visit (www.caldwellarts.com).

Arts Council of York County in Rock Hill, SC, Calls for Regional Artist Project Grant Applications – Deadline Sept. 22, 2011

August 31, 2011

Now open to all disciplines (York County, SC) – Applications for the Regional Artist Project Grant (RAPG) are now available. The grant provides funding for individuals and unincorporated groups of artists to pursue projects that further enhance their artistic development.

This year the RAPG will be open to artists in all disciplines and provides an all or nothing grant of up to $2,000 to pay for one professional development fee, or to purchase or rent one piece of equipment. In previous years, eligibility for the grant rotated between art disciplines and made a distinction between emerging and established artists.

Executive Director of the Arts Council of York County (ACYC) Debra Heintz said, “We are pleased that our partnership with ASC allows York County artists to be eligible for this grant opportunity. York County artists have been very successful in this highly competitive grant which speaks well to the skills and talent of the many artists in our community.”

Applications are available at (www.yorkcountyarts.org) or (www.ArtsAndScience.org) and must be submitted online by noon on Thursday, September 22, 2011.

The RAPG is funded in part by the Arts Council of York County and seven other arts councils in North Carolina counties, the North Carolina Arts Council (NCAC) and the Blumenthal Endowment.

There will be two information sessions for interested applicants to ask questions and find out more about the program: Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, from 6:30-8pm at the Arts Council of York County, 121 E. Main Street, Rock Hill, SC, and Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011, from 6:30-8pm at the Mint Museum Randolph, 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte, NC.

For further info contact Debra Heintz by calling 803/328-2787 or e-mail to (heintzd@yorkcountyarts.org).

Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture in Charlotte, NC, Offers Events in Conjunction with Romare Bearden Exhibitions

August 30, 2011

On Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, at 6pm, the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture in Uptown Charlotte, NC, will open its doors for three exhibitions commemorating the 100th anniversary of Romare Bearden’s Mecklenburg County birth. Bearden’s niece, Deidra Harris-Kelley, Co-Director of the Romare Bearden Foundation, along with acclaimed artists Radcliffe Bailey, Nanette Carter, Louis Delsarte and Wadsworth A. Jarrell will join the celebration. Work by the four artists is included in the show.

Paper Trail: Romare Bearden Works on Paper features many of Bearden’s rarely seen watercolors and prints on loan from Charlotte collectors.  Photographer Frank Stewart captured the artist in his studio; with prominent artists and cultural figures; during moments of introspection; and with friends and family in Romare Bearden: The Life. The work of painters, printmakers and mixed-media artists represent those who were influenced and inspired by Bearden in Beyond Bearden: Creative Responses.

“Our three exhibitions expand upon Bearden’s collages by covering different territory,” said David Taylor, Gantt Center president & CEO. “His watercolors, particularly the Caribbean series, show another facet of Bearden’s work and Frank Stewart’s photographs offer a glimpse into the artist’s day-to-day life. Beyond Bearden gives us the opportunity to showcase other artists, like Betye Saar, Radcliffe Bailey and Maya Freelon Asante, who are members of a new generation of collagists.”

The Gantt Center will also unveil Saxophone Improvisation during the centennial celebration. The original Bearden collage and watercolor was donated to the Center by Charlotte residents Thomas and Nora Hughes. Saxophone Improvisation is one of three Bearden collages reproduced as a mural in the Frederick P. Rose Hall Atrium at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York.

The Mint Museum Uptown will also open its Bearden exhibition to the public on Sept. 2, 2011. The Gantt Center and Mint Museum have partnered to present the Bearden Bridge — entertainment on the plazas in front of the two facilities — to encourage art lovers to see all of the exhibitions Friday evening. Both openings are free to members of the two institutions. Admission to the Gantt Center is $5 for non-members.

The following day at noon, artist David Wilson will lead a hands-on collage workshop with live jazz accompaniment.  Wilson created the vibrant glass mural, Divergent Threads, Lucent Memories, which is installed on the south face of the Gantt Center building.  An example of his digital collage work is included in the Beyond Bearden exhibit and he is also, currently, a McColl Center artist-in-residence. Pamela Ford, the curator of a nationally traveling exhibition, From Process to Print: The Graphic Work of Romare Bearden, will follow Wilson at 1 pm with a one-hour dialogue about Bearden’s innovative printmaking practice.

The Gantt Center will present additional Bearden-related programs and activities throughout the run of the show.  On Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, photographer Frank Stewart and curator Ruth Fine will travel to the Gantt Center to discuss their personal and professional relationships with the master collagist. Stewart chronicled the last thirteen years of Bearden’s life in photographs.
The three Romare Bearden Centennial Celebration exhibitions, Paper Trail; Romare Bearden: The Life; and Beyond Bearden, will be on display at the Harvey B. Gantt Center through January 22, 2012.

Romare Howard Bearden was born on Sept. 2, 1911, in Charlotte and died in New York City on Mar. 12, 1988.  He pursued a broad range of intellectual and scholarly interests, including visual art, literature, music, performing arts and history.

Bearden began college at Lincoln University, transferred to Boston University and completed his studies, including extensive courses in art, at New York University, graduating with a degree in education. He also attended the Art Students League in New York and later, the Sorbonne in Paris. From the mid-1930s through the 1960s, Bearden was a social worker by day and artist at night.  He achieved success with his first solo exhibition in Harlem in 1940 and held his first solo show in Washington, DC, in 1944.

Recognized as one of the most creative and original visual artists of the twentieth century, Bearden is best known for his richly textured collages, two of which appeared on the covers of Fortune and Time magazines, in 1968. His work is filled with visual metaphors from his life in Mecklenburg County, Pittsburgh, Harlem and the Caribbean. In the early 1970s, he established a second residence on the Caribbean island of St. Martin — his wife’s ancestral home — and some of his later work reflects the island’s lush landscapes.

An innovative artist with diverse interests, Bearden designed costumes and sets for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and, along with artists Norman Lewis and Ernest Crichlow, established Cinque Gallery to support young minority artists. He was also instrumental in founding the Studio Museum in Harlem.

Bearden’s work is included in many important public collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and The Studio Museum in Harlem. He had retrospectives at the Mint Museum of Art (1980), the Detroit Institute of the Arts (1986), as well as numerous posthumous retrospectives, including The Studio Museum in Harlem (1991) and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, (2003).

Bearden was also the recipient of many awards and honors throughout his lifetime, including the National Medal of Arts which was presented to him by President Ronald Reagan in 1987.

Deidra Harris-Kelley created collages at her uncle Romare Bearden’s feet as a child. A noted painter with an MFA from University of Michigan, Harris-Kelley has also taught at NYU and currently serves as a curatorial consultant at Jazz at Lincoln Center and as Co-Director of the Romare Bearden Foundation in New York City. The Bearden Foundation was established in 1990 to preserve and perpetuate the legacy of Bearden, widely acknowledged as one of the most talented visual artists of the twentieth century. From 1990 until her death in 1996, Nanette Rohan Bearden — the artist’s wife — was president of the Foundation.

Ruth Fine is the curator of special projects in modern art at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. As curator of modern prints and drawings at the National Gallery from 1988 through 2002, Fine organized exhibitions of work by several American artists, including Romare Bearden, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, John Marin, and Georgia O’Keeffe. She also organized exhibitions of works from the Herbert and Dorothy Vogel Collection of contemporary art.

Fine is a painter and printmaker whose work is in the permanent collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum Library, London; the Museum of the Book, The Hague; and the National Library of Canada, as well as at Columbia University, Bryn Mawr College, Dartmouth College, the Boston Public Library, and IBM. She has illustrated five books, lectures frequently, and has taught studio art.  Fine graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with an MFA in 1964 and the Philadelphia College of Art (BA, 1962) and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 1961.

From the mid-1960s until the 1980s, Romare Bearden created a body of print works using a range of techniques that included etching, screen printing and lithography. Working in close collaboration with master printmakers, Bearden expanded his artistic practice which brought his work to a broader audience. The prints share many familiar themes and motifs with his collages which Bearden reinterpreted through cutting edge technology, employing his unmatched talent for invention.

For over 14 years, Pamela Ford has developed exhibitions and visual arts programming for academic, adult and professional audiences. During her Sept. 3, 2011, Conversation @ Gantt, Ford will discuss selected print works from the Gantt Center’s exhibition based on recent research.

In addition to her work as a curator, Ford has served as Director of Education at the Studio Museum in Harlem and as Program Director of the Romare Bearden Foundation.

Born in Nashville, TN, Frank Stewart attended the Art Institute of Chicago and received a BFA in photography from Cooper Union in New York. He was a member of the first team of North American journalists invited by the Center for Cuban Studies to visit Cuba in 1977 and was also invited by the Los Angeles Olympic Committee to photograph the 1984 Olympic Games.

Stewart’s books include Romare Bearden: Photographs by Frank Stewart; Smokestack Lightning: Adventures in the Heart of Barbecue Country, written by Lolis Eric Elie with photographs by Frank Stewart; and Sweet Swing Blues on the Road, written by trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, with photographs by Frank Stewart. Stewart has exhibited internationally—either individually or as part of a group—at The High Museum, Cooper Union Gallery, Studio Museum in Harlem, Schomburg Center for Research, the International Center of Photography, Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, and Corcoran Gallery in Washington, DC, among others.  Stewart currently serves as Senior Staff Photographer for Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Founded in 1974, Charlotte’s Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture (formerly the Afro-American Cultural Center) exists to present, preserve and promote African-American art, culture and history. The Harvey B. Gantt Center is an epicenter for the best in visual, performing and literary arts and leads community outreach initiatives and arts education programs. Built to museum standards, it is also the permanent home for the John & Vivian Hewitt Collection of African-American Art and is a celebrated wedding and event venue.

To learn more, please visit (www.ganttcenter.org).

Editor’s Note: See more about Romare Bearden exhibits being presented in Charlotte in the Sept. 2011 issue of Carolina Arts – online Sept. 1, 2011.

First Thursday on Main in Columbia, SC, Takes Place – Sept. 1, 2011

August 29, 2011

Frame of Mind: Society and the Self: A Photographic Study of Gender
This month, we are taking on the establishment with Linda Toro’s Society and the Self: A Photographic Study of Gender. We figured that since this weekend is Pride Weekend, we might as well join the fun by bringing you a cutting edge photographic view of gender versus what society views as the norm. The images you’ll see in Society and Self: A Photographic Study of Gender explore the complexities of identity related to the sexual self, whether female, male, neither, or both. These photos break the rules regarding gender roles and invite conversation and speculation about social and societal norms. They examine the provocative and intriguing nature of our selves, and our desire for each other, without limits or taboos. They are an exercise in discovering who we are, regardless of our gender. All we ask is that you come in, and check it out with an open mind.

Outdoor entertainment will include: Fire In Motion, James “Wild Man” Raley, DJ Guy L, and Kendal Turner, with a special collaboration with Kendal, Guy and Fire In Motion.  Also John Tudor and friends will be on the street amazing you with their magic.

Anastasia & Friends:  The Art of Africa
Inspired by a love of the culture, people, and art, September’s show The Art of Africa brings a connection to African culture and gives a perspective from many sides. The exhibition will be a combination of paintings, sculpture, film, music, spoken word, mixed media and textiles by Sufia Giza Amenwahsu, Almateen Benton, Rodgers Boykin, Michaela Pilar Brown, Wendell Brown, Anastasia Chernoff, Tyrone Geter, Arianne Comer King, Lee Ann Kornegay, Abou Sylla, and Keith Tolen.

Abou Sylla, master balafonist and Jeli will be performing at The Art of Africa. A singer, storyteller and doyen, Abou is a treat for the ears!  In addition, roots poetess, Sufia Giza Amenwahsu and The Next Door Drummers will perform as a part of the evening’s entertainment.

There will, also, be a silent auction during this exhibition for an original painting called, Shackled Faces, created by artists Arielle Fern Teer and Caitlin Beidler to create better awareness about and help prevent human trafficking in South Carolina. The proceeds will benefit the South Carolina Victim Assistance Network, which has provided coordination for representatives of all agencies involved in victim/witness services through its collaboration, publicity, advocacy, and victim assistance functions since 1984. (http://www.scvan.org/)

S&S Art Supply: Associated Press: USC Printmaking Students
What better way to kick of First Thursday on Main in September than to get in touch with those college years…with the annual migration of students flooding the city once again. We here at S & S Art Supply are happy to present an exhibition of highly talented art students of USC’s printmaking department. The works in this exhibition are a great example of the diversity of materials and individual artistic expression at the University of South Carolina’s printmaking studios.

Christopher Johnson, a former graduate student in printmaking and drawing at the University of South Carolina, curated the works for this exhibition from his students and artists currently working with the medium.

Along with the awesome artwork on our walls, we will also have the beautiful musical productions of DJ Irvin Thompson all night out on the street.

Tapp’s Art Center:
We are excited to debut all new window installations for September with the theme, A Fine Line: Between Collecting and Hoarding.  The exhibit features local artists and collectors including Billy Guess; Lyon Hill; Leslie Minerd; Steve Sancho; Michael McClendon; Jorg Hohman; Jenny Maxwell; Toni Forrest; Cindy Moye; Rachel Borgman; and Mallie Baker.

The Main Gallery exhibit will explore the concept of Obsessions and includes Thomas Crouch; Brenda Schwarz; Keith Tolen; Lucas Sams; Ian Dillinger; Jeremy Wooten; Lyon Hill, and Kirkland Smith.

South Carolina Artists group; Abstract Alexandra, Dale Mastro, Ellin Baskin, Joanne Crouch, & Jason Freeman will be offering a full evening of art in the TAPPS’s Courtyard, 5-9pm.

THE COLLECTORS
As part of its “Fine Line Between Collecting And Hoarding” exhibit for September’s First Thursday On Main, The Tapp’s Arts Center presents a reading of THE COLLECTORS, Matt Bell’s unique and poignant take on America’s patron saints of hoarding, the Collyer brothers.

“The tale of compulsive hoarders Homer and Langley Collyer so shocked 1940s Manhattan that the brothers and their Harlem brownstone live on today as one of the most notable American case studies of acute disposophobia. With a nervous energy and obsession to match his protagonists, Matt Bell’s prose burrows, forensically, into the layers of the brothers’ lives, employing a multilinear narrative structure and a frenetic plurality of perspectives to reach a core of despair that is both terrifyingly primal and distressingly familiar.”

Matt Bell’s THE COLLECTORS will be read by Alex Smith, with aural accompaniment by William Christopher and Lucas Sams. The performance begins at 7 P.M. and will last approximately 55 minutes.

White Mule:
Come experience the work of Brett Flashnick, a freelance photojournalist, who feels that photography is so much more encompassing than what most people think it to be.  He considers himself ultimately a visual story teller who sees the constant evolution in the world around him and who uses changing and emerging technologies to capture the world in both still and moving images.  Flashnick’s many national and regional awards include such institutions as Columbia University, the Kentucky Press Association, Kentucky News Photographers Association, and the South Carolina News Photographers association, in addition to receiving the 2002 College Photographer of the Year award for sports photography, and the 2003 William Randolph Hearst Award in the News and Sports category.

Columbia Museum of Art: Contemporaries’ Black and White Launch Party
Join the Contemporaries of the Columbia Museum of Art for First Thursday to kick off our fall event season. We will be announcing the theme of the 6th Annual Black and White Ball!  Last year’s ball, “An Evening With Hitchcock”, was our biggest and best ball to date. Let us exceed your expectations in 2011.  Please join us in the lobby of the museum, music, munchies, masquerade mask making and malt beverages.

For further info you may contact Mark Plessinger by calling 803/988-1065 or via e-mail at (frameofmind@sc.rr.com).