Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Jean Bourque Columbia, SC Artist & Art Events

Art Events:

On Saturday April 12th, the Elmwood Park Tour of Homes will show the work of Alicia Leeke and Ellen Baskins and other artists also.

On Saturday April 19th, the West Columbia 2nd Annual Riverwalk Music Festival will be held in the parking lot across from Orleans Restaurant beside the park at the Gervais St. bridge which connects Columbia with West Columbia. Artists participating are Jean Ehler of Hillview Art and Ellin Baskins of West Columbia, along with other visual artists. The event will run from 2 to 9 PM. come out for good music and good art at the Riverwalk in West Columbia SC.

On Sunday April 20th, The Back Porch Studios on 6729 Ste E Two Notch Rd. Columbia, SC will be hosting a Welcome Reception to Ilona Royce Smithken, NYC and Provincetown, MA artist. (Ilona is the red head in the photo, I am the one with the hat) Ilona was star of the "Painting with Ilona" and "Ilona's Palette" SCETV shows which aired here in SC. We have the regular group of "Back Porch Painters" along with the "Back Porch Studio Potters" and Sculptors. We will honor our Guest of Honor and have her artwork available for sale as well as the artwork of our group artists during the reception. Come on out Sunday April 20th from 3-5 PM and meet the world famous Ilona!!! The event is sponsored by impressionistic artist and photographer Sandra Stork Phaup.

Ilona Royce Smithken will be teaching Oil Painting Impressionism classes at the home of Sandra Phaup. Classes run for 2 weeks and you can pick one week, two weeks or whatever days will work for you. Start Mon. April 21 to Fri. April 25 and April 28 to May 2, 2008. Please contact Sandra Phaup for further details at 803-787-9617.

In May:

Sat. and Sun. May 3rd and 4th Open Studios at 6729 Suite E Two Notch Rd. Columbia, SC Saturday 10-4 and Sun 12-4 featuring the entire cast and crew of the Back Porch Painters and the Back Porch Studio Potters and Sculptors. Featuring some of your favorite artists, such as Jean Ehler of Hillview Art, Sandra Phaup, Kevin Smith, Jean Bourque, Paul Moore and Christy Aitken, Allen Hobbs, Judy Boepple, Sheila Watts, Denby Singley Gorman, Joan Davis, Dr. R. M. Maderas and many others.

All events are in Columbia, SC unless otherwise noted.

Jean Bourque art now showing at Enchanted Forest Gallery on Meeting St West Columbia, SC. Open 11-3 Tues to Fri. and by appointment.

Jean Bourque art showing at Palmetto GBA, a division of BC/BS.

Jean Bourque art at Richland Memorial Hospital second floor.

Jean Bourque art at Starbuck's on Gervais St. Now until ?

Jean Bourque Art at The Back Porch Studio Gallery 6729 Ste E Two Notch Rd. beside Very's Restaurant, a block or so from Columbia Place Mall, towards town. Open Tuesdays only 11-4 PM except during special shows or by appointment.

Jean Bourque art at Prince St in NYC at Ward Nasse Gallery.

Jean Bourque showing art in the UK at Saatchi Gallery.

Jean Bourque website at http://www.jeanbourque.com/

Photo of Jean Bourque and Ilona Royce Smithken; photographer Jean Ehler.