Frame of Mind: FOM Series presents “More Oddities” by Kara Gunter.
The FOM Series is proud to present the unruly, the irregular, the art of discombobulation created by Kara Gunter specifically for this show.
Gunter states, “This body of work deals with confusion, being out of sorts or not in harmony with events and surroundings. Ideas of escape from an overworked mind and obsessive thinking, and of being able to reorganize the body in hopes of forming a new reality for one’s self. The new ‘reality’ which is created is, however, a sort of surreal dream state, in which nothing completely feels right or makes sense – where action is redundant and blind.”
Does this sound familiar? It should; this is month two of Gunter’s show. But this month, we are adding in more of her “odd” art and bringing along Kim Deslandes, as well. The gallery will be brimming over with the oddities that have filled their minds just for our show!
Our world famous, Seattle-based Circus emcee can’t be with us for the June FOM Series, BUT we’re bringing in music, belly dancing, fire eating and spinning, hula hooping, and some more sideshow marvels that are ever the crowd pleasers. The outdoor stage will be a whirl of activity that you don’t want to miss. Get ready to enjoy our guest performers: DJ Deft Key, Robin Souls, Columbia Hoops, Chris Carney, Kendal Turner, and Serpentine Belly Dance!
Anastasia & Friends present “Animal Lyfe” featuring works by Jarid Lyfe Brown.
For the month of June, Anastasia & Friends is proud to present “Animal Lyfe”, an exhibition of mixed media paintings created by artist Jarid Lyfe Brown. Brown’s anthropomorphic animals are presented as layered, outward interpretations of awkward, hurtful. Sometimes, even angry emotions that have trapped or currently have him trapped. Many of the works possess a sense of automaticism, a subconscious streaming of current thoughts, as he paints while others may have conscious thoughts he has experienced in the form of written phrases or words pertaining to the particular concept integrated within them … a journal of sorts.
Each one of these new, revealing pieces has been created with a highly layered process using oil, latex, spray paint, grease pencil, charcoal and oil bar, always leaving the initial layer exposed, as a form of history, so to speak. Upon closer examination, these remarkable works reveal a multitude of micro-paintings to the viewer.
Malik Whitaker, aka, the world famous DJ Sirius Black, will present an evening as the master of pop, rock, and soul with some auditory art that’ll thrill your ears.
Our beloved Maria Kennedy Mungo will sponsor some of her own savory edible art for you to enjoy as you explore this special exhibition.
“Animal Lyfe” will run from June 7 – 29, 2012. Anastasia & Friends gallery is located inside the Free Times’ building and is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. For more information, contact Anastasia Chernoff at 803/665-6902.
S&S Art Supply offers “Find Me,” featuring paintings by Amy Windland.
S & S Art Supply is happy to feature a solo exhibition of paintings by local artist Amy Windland. Commonly described as whimsical, colorful, and simply lovely, Amy’s paintings transcend time and place, coming from somewhere within – her secret place to and from reality.
“’Find Me’ is a reference to the place I find myself while painting… absolutely lost and loving it”, says the artist. Many of her paintings consistently present a singular tree in a vast open landscape, which separates her from the world, with symbolic roots representing her need to stay grounded, while branches always reaching outwards, showing the expansive connections or limitations within all of us. “Since then I have added the elements of messages traveling from my secret places to and from reality by way of folded papers,” says Windland.
Born in Norfolk, VA, this Army brat grew up traveling mostly around the Southeast coast, continually discovering new landscapes and cultures. Windland also spent some time living in Germany. “My parents made it a big point to load my sister and I up in the car every other weekend or so while living in Europe to go and see somewhere new. Every little town on the map had some piece of history that needed to be explored, and my parents were going to make sure that we got to see it all. I got to travel a large portion of the continent of Europe, and wouldn’t trade that experience for the world.” Windland since then has studied art at the University of South Carolina’s Sumter and Columbia campuses, studying mainly drawing and painting. She has shown in several different capacities: galleries, craft fairs and festivals, state fairs, restaurants, spas, and magazine publications.
Tapp’s Art Center present the exhibit “Pretty Girls”.
The second annual show will feature works by over 50 local artists, both male and female, and will display art consisting of individual, philosophical and/or political views on a consumerist view of feminism.
“Pretty Girls” is a mixed-media exhibition including 2-D to 3-D sculpture, interactive art, installation art, and traditional mediums. The opening reception will include a variety of performance art, music, dance and film. This collective showcases through a diversity of ideas their perceptions of consumer and feminist culture. The show will hang through the month of June.
Some of the artists include: Leslie Pierce, Stephen Chesley, Heidi Darr-Hope, Alejandro Garcia Lemos, Thomas Crouch, Kirkland Smith, Cedric Umojo, Claude Buckley, Reba Edwards, Molly Harrell, Merle Fendig, Amanda Ladymon, Anastasia Chernoff, Whitney LeJeune, Lucas Sams, and Jenna Sach.
Wine Down on Main features works by Mark Poole.
We are very excited to be presenting Mark Poole this June! A USC graduate and resident of Lexington, SC, his art has opened the door for extensive travels in America, Europe, Asia and Australia, attending shows, galleries and signings. Poole’s paintings and prints are collected worldwide.
Poole is also a worldwide award winning illustrator for over 20 years. He has illustrated over 1000 cards and conceptual images for various companies including Wizards of the Coasts, “Magic The Gathering,” White Wolfs “Vampire,” FASA’s “Battletech,” Blizzards’s “World of Warcraft,” History Channel, Hasbro, Sony Online Entertainment, Upper Deck, White Wolf, Alderac Entertainment, Ducks Unlimited, Cirque du Soliel, and “Doomtown”. Just as an FYI, “Magic the Gathering” is one of the world’s biggest selling card games and has been translated in over 7 languages!
Poole works mainly in oil paints for his personal work. He also uses Adobe Photoshop with Corel’s “Painter” to provide illustrations, depending on the client and end result. Some work is solely created on the computer and then produced by the client digitally. Lately, he finds himself painting for galleries, private collectors, and for the pure enjoyment of pushing paint around and the never ending process of learning.
Please come out and join us as we celebrate Poole’s art work! His web site is (www.markpoole.net).
For further information contact Mark Plessinger by calling 803/988-1065 or e-mail at (email@example.com).