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Frame of Mind: FOM Series presents “ArchiTography”
Famously Hot or Famously Weird?? July’s rendition of the FOM Series and First Thursdays on Main is asking just that. First, Frame of Mind is presenting a nontraditional art form (Architecture) through the eyes of a traditional art form (Photography). ArchiTography is a merging of the minds between architect, Michael Haigler, and photographer, John Herrel. Their intent is to explore architectural details in macro view; they will celebrate texture, form, shape, and placement in such ways so as to create alternative art and graphic forms. Within this collaboration, the close-up views are intended to extend appreciation beyond their original context of architecture.
Michael Haigler has worked as an architect for over 35 years since graduating from Clemson with an undergraduate degree in Architecture and a Masters Degree from UC Berkeley in California. Currently a licensed architect in both Carolinas, he offers a full range of architectural services from schematic design to construction administration for a variety of project types. His current specialty is custom residential design, including remodels and new construction.
John Herrel is an award winning photographer and one of the first 14 certified professional photographers specializing in Portraits and Weddings in South Carolina. His images capture the essence of real life. With his ever evolving style, he covers the gamut from classic to hyper-reality. John opened Herrel Photography in 2007. His other diverse experiences include: film photographer, Eagle Scout, low handicap golfer, race car driver, skier, wine enthusiast, chemical engineer, corporate business manager and entrepreneur. As a way to give back to his community, John offers a complimentary portrait each month for children in palliative care at the Palmetto Children’s Hospital and selected families in Hospice Care of Tri-County.
OH AND IT IS FRINGE THURSDAY!
So, prepare yourself! July’s First Thursdays on Main welcomes the “weird.” You’ll receive a sneak peak…a preview of next year’s Fringe Fest. The streets will be taken over by a combination of performing and visual arts. The Columbia Fringe Fest is all about bringing the non-traditional, unexpected, possibly darker, and sometimes “un-PC” side of the arts world to Columbia. The First Annual Fringe Fest is coming next July, but the minds behind the festival have joined with the First Thursday crew to give you a little taste of what you can expect.
Yes: Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse-outside service, Bone-In Artisan Food Truck, 2 Fat 2 Fly Food Truck, KC’s Hotdogs…then right down the street to Paradise Ice for sweet treats!
Jennifer Stephens Hill
DJ Deft Key
Anastasia & Friends: The Eclectic Collector
For the month of July at Anastasia & Friends, we are very excited to host a diverse exhibition of paintings, sculpture and mixed media, with a strong emphasis on South Carolina artists, The Eclectic Collector.
A prominent collector, who has amassed a substantial art collection over the last 30 years, is downsizing from a large home and won’t have room for his entire collection. The show will feature a portion of spectacular original paintings and sculpture from his existing collection by prominent South Carolina artists such as David Yaghian, Rodgers Boykin and Jean McWhorter and work from artists from other parts of the world like Carole Feuerman, Charles Fazzino and Charles Azbell. This show is going to be a knock out!
The gallery is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. For more information, please contact Anastasia Chernoff at 803 665 6902 or via email at (email@example.com).
S&S Art Supply: The Art of Recovery
S & S Art Supply is proud to present a special exhibition for July’s First Thursday. The Art of Recovery Exhibition organized by the South Carolina Department of Mental Health is a group exhibition of works created by talented people living with mental illnesses. Art and its creative outlets can play a huge role in the recovery process. This exhibition features artwork by people who receive care through SCDMH programs by framing and displaying pieces in the central administration building in downtown Columbia as well as traveling exhibitions throughout the state. This opening reception on July 5th is sponsored by Long’s Pharmacy. For more information about the Art of Recovery Program, go to (http://www.state.sc.us/dmh/aor/aor_home.htm).
This exhibition is sure to have a huge eclectic mix of colorful and beautiful pictures reflecting the breadth of skill and range of experiences of the individuals who live with mental disorders. Their talent reminds us that they are more than just a diagnosis. This program and its artists will be the direct benefactors of the 2nd Annual Fundraiser & Silent Art Auction being held at S & S Art Supply on Saturday, July 21st. There will be a separate event page and invite for this soon!
The Art of Recovery features competitions open to people receiving services through the department. Winners of the competition, judged by local artists, are initiated into the “Order of the Brush”; some of the program’s outstanding artwork is displayed in galleries and shows.
Mental illnesses are treatable, medical disorders. They are real. But so is recovery.
Tapp’s Art Center:
Atlanta-based figurative oil painter, Lorraine Brennan’s work will hang in the main gallery space at Tapp’s. Her modern scenes of figures invite the viewer to relax, chill, or just bask in the light. Over the last 20 years, Brennan has explored the figure in many environments, and studying the body and the infinite expressions it can display is a passion of Brennan’s. Visit (www.lorrainebrennan.com) for more information about the artist and her work.
Also exhibiting during July’s First Thursday: Fielding Moore, Craig Carlson, Matt Catoe, Lindsay Barnes, Kristyn Larsen, Charles Bristow, Don Zurlo, Rebecca Poland, Jean Johnson and Bill Sander.
We are having a sound installation downstairs in the Fountain Room with the band “Storms of Jupiter” and videos by Jason Stroud.
Workshop Theater will be performing a few numbers from their upcoming “Camp Rock” play.
Wine Down on Main: Leslie Bennett
We are thrilled to have Columbia’s very own Leslie Bennett showing with us for the month of July. In addition to her previous work, she will be showing off her brand new pieces.
Bennett says, “This show represents my body of work as it has evolved over the years, from abstracts and portrait commissions to more recent figurative and landscape paintings. After years of working as a portrait artist, I am attempting to break away from the precision of that type of painting. It is a process, and in many ways a re-teaching of oneself. The most recent works show a (looser) quality, where I am allowing the organic shapes, colors, and textures that develop lead the painting in different directions.”
For more information on Leslie Bennett, please visit our website!
Frame of Mind is open Tuesday through Friday 10 am to 6 pm and Saturday 12 pm to 4pm, and is located at 1520 Main Street across from the Art Museum in Columbia, South Carolina. You may contact Mark Plessinger by calling 803/988-1065 or via e-mail at (firstname.lastname@example.org).