Tuesday, July 31, 2007
“Animals and our world of beauty.”
Artist's who donate to the event will receive an invitation for themselves and a guest to the event. Just two more days to get into the event which offers the opportunity to show in a Charleston Gallery. * See post about 6 or so back, scroll down for more details.
DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED!
YOU MAY DELIVER YOUR ART THRU WEDNESDAY AUGUST 1, 2007.
Kay Hyman Director of Outreach and Communications
John Ancrum SPCA 3861 Leeds Ave. NORTH Charleston, S.C. 29405
Phone: 843-747-4849 x 206 or fax 843-747-1012
Monday, July 30, 2007
Sunday, July 29, 2007
Phone for directions and info (803) 791-3770. Here's what's happening at the cafe:
Tuesday lunch time July 31 is the final day to see artwork by Jean Bourque at the Starving Artist Cafe. So if you haven't made your lunch plans for Tuesday; they are open noon until 2:30 PM plan to go. Bourque has all original art on display including "On Broadway" and "Yellow Brickroad" which will look great with many decors.
Artists and theater types love the cafe with it's photo albums of some of the area plays that you can browse in and even pictures of the various local plays in the menu as well. You will see that they have many old games like; "Careers" "Operation" "CandyLand" "Spirograph" (the original one!!) and even "Etch a Sketch" in their game room. The decor is eclectic and yet filled with nostalgic charm with it's collector's salt and pepper shakers on every table and mismatched silverware and plates. There is no place else like this; you must see this place.
If you have not been there yet; now is the time to go.
Please show your support for a new venue, so we can have a great place to go and play games, drink Sobe and eat cake! This is not just a trendy artsy place; this is a place with seriously good food, great prices and friendly faces. If you want to have fun and be entertained; consider some of this week's upcoming events.
Thursday August 2 will be Taco Night. 6PM until...
Friday August 3 will be The Scrabble Tournament
$5. entry fee; if you pay before Friday only $3. entry fee
Saturday August 4 will be Broadway Karaoke Night 8:30-11 PM
Special for this week; every late evening they will have the brunch . So go see the movie"Hairspray" starring John Travolta as a woman (which he does amazingly well!!) then come by The Starving Artist Cafe and dine on great food. They have a wonderful selection of desserts, appetizers, dinner entrees, and of course the brunch. Try it; you'll like it. Now is the time to go to the Starving Artist Cafe; hope to see you there!
Saturday, July 28, 2007
Friday, July 27, 2007
Jean Bourque Abstract Painting
Jennie Branham Pastel, Watercolor, Oil
Betsy Clem Brown Watercolor, Pencil, Prisma Colors, Pastel
J. J. Casey Mixed Media, Watercolor
Beth Cavanaugh Watercolor
Jean Ehler Visual Painting
Julianna Gillespie Watercolor
Howard Hunt Oil Painting/Photography techniques in Nature
Alicia Leeke Batik Silks & Surface Designs
Barbie Mathis Oil Painting
Michel McNinch Oil Painting
Roy Paschal Oil Painting
Melinda Smith Watercolor & Collage Demo
Columbia College Dance Company, Martha Brim, Site specific Choreography
Vickie Say Henderson Improvisation
Invasion Performance Group, Barbara Anderson, Interpretive Dance
Tina Milhorn Stallard Vocal Performance
Eboniramm, Poetry Reading w/Flute Accompaniment
Ruby DeLoach Haiku Poetry & Watercolor Art
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Art is in the air! It’s that time of year when the JASPCA asks local artists to donate artwork to help carry out our mission to save animal’s lives. It is also the time of year when we give you the unique opportunity to have your art displayed in the most prestigious art showplace: The City Gallery at Waterfront Park in Charleston, SC.
The John Ancrum Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (JASPCA) is planning the 3rd annual “Furry Affair” an art event. The event has raised over $40,000. each year for the abused, neglected and abandoned animals in our care. Each year, JASPCA takes in more than 10,000 animals as well as operating two adoption centers, we have a low-cost spay/neuter clinic, have taken a leadership role in prosecuting dog-fighting rings in SC, and offer a range of educational programs. This past Feb. we broke ground on our new 31,000 sf humane facility to be completed in Jan. 08 at a cost of nearly $10 Million.
Your donation is so important to us and to our show that we are hoping you will consider giving a gift of your artistic talents this year! This premier juried art exhibit and auction will take place on Friday, the 24th of August from 6 PM to 9 PM. All mediums will be accepted. Artist's original works of art will be exhibited at the prestigious City Gallery for several days prior to the event and then auctioned at the gala.
"Furry Affair" is a juried show and we are looking for pieces which reflect our theme, “Animals and our world of beauty.” Artist's who donate to the event will receive an invitation for themselves and a guest to the event. The deadline for works of art entries is Monday July 30th. Any questions, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Kay Hyman Director of Outreach and Communications
John Ancrum SPCA; 3861 Leeds Ave. Charleston, S.C. 29405
Phone: 843-747-4849 x 206 or fax 843-747-1012
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Top Chef Tuesdays Vote for Your Favorite Chef!
Tuesday, July 17th Drop-In: 5pm - 8pm $5.00 Featured Chefs:
Savory Bites by Chef - John Rice of Boss Catering
Pastry Chef - Marian Jennings of Marian Cakes
Every 3rd Tuesday of the month, Rachelle's Island will feature a different chef.
Come sample the food each month until December, then cast your vote for your favorite chef!
For directions Email: email@example.com or Call 803-531-6226
Sunday, July 8, 2007
A few posts back; I shared the painting Yellow Brickroad and then went on to write about some of the paintings I am showing at The Starving Artist Cafe in West Columbia, SC. In my story I wrote little essays on several of the paintings and hoped to give you a glimpse inside the creation process for those works of art. So many things are going on at all times and to be totally focused on a painting while creating something that has never existed in the world is really an act of passion. Whereas web surfing and researching for this artist, are like the kindling to the fire... like reading or listening to music...the kindling to the fire. These are intellectual pursuits; which I do for the inspiration of the passion fueling the artist within me.
Saturday, July 7, 2007
Statement from the Artist Jean Bourque....
My artwork has been influenced by a multitude of artists. In my prior career as an art rep; I had the opportunity to study wonderful historical pieces of art. Prior to that I worked as a studio assistant for Guy Lipscomb, a distinguished Southern artist with a national workshop following. Everyday, Guy would paint abstract paintings in acrylics and water color and explain the techniques while working. I really was fortunate to have worked with such an experienced art educator. He taught me so much more than I could have ever learned in workshops. It was not uncommon for Guy to complete as many as fifteen paintings a week.
Bourque has been involved in many art events where she played a leadership role. Her prior posts have included being former President of the Seven Oaks Art League, Art Director for the WWTP Silent Art Auction, Librarian at the Crooked Creek Art League. She has trained in oil painting with television star, Ilona Royce Smithken for several years, Jason Chang in Pastels and Gerald Brommer in collage. Jean has her degree in Business Management and considers herself a life long student. She has never "finished" school since every year of her life she has taken at least one course, typically she takes 3-5 a year. 'Student' is just one of the many hats she wears. She is an avid reader, writer and artist. She loves music of all kinds and is greatly influenced by music selections when creating works of art.
Although her work has been influenced by many artists; Bourque, has a style all her own. Many people are able to recognize her work as a Jean Bourque original. If you need directions to the July art show; would like to call in a "To Go" order or inquire about menus or open hours; please call The Starving Artist Cafe at (803) 791-3770. To read more about the Cafe see the post below.
Sunday, July 1, 2007
Last night; I wanted to see Michael Moore's "Sicko". I was very disturbed to find it was only playing way up Forest Dr. near 77; with a start time of 7 PM. All week long I saw him talking about it on talk tv. It's odd too; because I rarely watch tv; but everything I watched, it seemed he was on. Since I was house and dog sitting; I did watch more than normal.
A plan to go to Damon's restaurant; normally would have gotten us out in time; however a crowd came rushing in, within minutes after we placed our appetizer order. Needless to say; it made for a noisy and distracting dinner and the wait and cook staff obviously had a huge increase in work loads. We left there at 7:20. Since our plan had been foiled; we scanned the papers for another time; the next viewing was at 9:45. This meant we had time to explore art and books!
I had been wanting to go to the Rita Smith Gallery and of course Barnes and Noble at Richland Mall in Columbia, SC so decided that would be a good way to spend some time. At B&N; I couldn't resist getting a Starbucks coffee and a huge peanut butter cup cookie. I ate that up and then decided to go to the gallery.
The gallery had a lone worker and she appeared to be reading a book; but greeted me with a cheerful; hello. I said hello as well and proceeded on my mission to see what artists and what art was being shown at Rita's. Fellow blogger; Harriett Hilton of Artistic Musings had recently told me she would be starting to show her work at this gallery; so I had to check it out. The worker got busy with a potential client and I wandered around for awhile. Eventually, I found my way back to B&N and purchased a book on ads from the 60's; which I strangely found very inspirational, especially the car ads. Then I left and headed up Forest Dr. to the show.
While waiting in line, I noticed it didn't say the movie was playing on the little signs above the sales box; but I waited patiently and proceeded to request tickets for the "Sicko" movie and was told they didn't end up getting the movie. They were slated to get it and for some reason the movie was pulled from their roster. Why? She didn't know. The people behind me in line were disappointed too. I have seen this happen over other controversial movies in the past year and felt really disheartened. Hopefully I will get to see the movie; without having to leave town.
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