Thursday, December 16, 2010

Tuesday Dec. 21 Sly Fox Art Show & Music

Columbia SC...

You say you like art and music and you love the Vista; well come on out Tuesday the 21st 8pm to midnight. So your off work and off school for the next few weeks and have time on your hands.

You have a few last minute gifts you need to get and have one person that has everything and don't know what to get them? Well, come out and check out the original artwork by resident artist Jean Bourque. She has a variety of oil paintings, mixed media paintings on canvas already hanging at The Sly Fox. In addition, Jean will be bringing a small selection of art she has painted to local musicians and each piece is an original. Prints are also available. Jean will be painting to the live music, the musician's will be playing. Come see the art show and the art demo painted to music.

At The Sly fox Singer Songwriter and Guitar player Pamela Dale will be hosting an open mic. You like to sing or play music for your friends, right? Well, come on out to The Sly Fox and play.

Or maybe you love listening to music but can't really play or sing.... come on out anyway, the musicians love to have an audience. A lot of musicians try out new songs here and having your input makes it even better. We have a large selection of musicians that come out to the Sly Fox, so we never know for sure who will be there, but it sure would be nice for you to be there.


Go to Gervais St. turn at Longhorn Steakhouse and follow to end of driveway, the last restaurant/bar in the block is The Sly Fox. Hope to see you there!

Final days to Buy Art at TAG's Holiday Market

Columbia SC

TAG also known as The Trenholm Artist Guild has been hosting a holiday market for TAG members. It is at the Piggly Wiggly Plaza on Forest Drive.

If you have not been out yet to see the art and pick a nice gift...
you need to get there Fri Dec 17th or Sat Dec 18th 10-6pm...
these are the final days. Most of the artists in the Guild are showing 10 works of art, so there is a lot to see and a great selection.

The members have created jewelry, photography, paintings, sculptures,
and other items for your gift giving needs. There is also a large selection of
beautiful art cards for all your greeting possibilities as well as for gift giving.

Final Days ... get yours now

Painting shown is "Windows 2009" one of the many fine paintings by Jean Bourque
now available for sale at the Holiday Market.

Calligraphy Classes Columbia SC

The Art of


Taught by Barbie Mathis

Learn the ancient art of handwriting

in Calligraphic Script.

Calligraphy is a fine art of skilled penmanship, and is also a type of visual art. It is often called the art of fancy lettering.

Calligraphy may be used to write your favorite quotations

special letters, place cards, and create a work of ART.


4 Week Class - $100

Thursdays, January 6th – 27th

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm


Contact 803-261-3038 for details

Friday, October 29, 2010

Poetry Groups, Shows, Slams & More....

Photo of Al Black and Sildag of Phoenix Tongue
by Jean Bourque

From my email, thanks to Al Black for the very thorough info on the poetry circuit in Columbia SC

Mind Gravy Poetry Venue Poems sliced thin drenched in gravy of dreams forgot

Our award winning featured poet, Linda Lee Harper and our musician, John Scollon were wonderful this past Wednesday. I hope everyone made it home safe as they rushed out into the stormy night.

Saturday, Oct. 30, 10 AM to 4 PM Poets Summit hosted by the South Carolina Poetry Initiative @ Columbia Museum of Art - Mind Gravy will be doing the first presentation of the day @ 10 AM

We have a great poetry lineup for the next few months.

Tara Powell – Nov. 10th – new chapbook

Debbie Daniel – Nov. 17th – date moved from the 4th Wed. for Thanksgiving

Nan Raman – Dec. 8th

Sufia Giza Amenwhsu – Dec. 15th – date moved from the 4th Wed. for Christmas

Social Activism & MLK – Jan. 12th

Ken Autrey – Jan. 26th

Cassie Premo Steele – Feb. 9th

Claire Bateman – Feb. 23rd

Dasan Ahanu – March 9th

King Shakur – March 23rd

Michael Lythgoe – April 13th

Roy Seeger – April 27th

Hosted by Al Bee(Black) 803-608-3057 cell. Interested poets and performance artists, please, contact me.

**Our goal is to promote and encourage the entire diverse range of poetic expression that we see in the arts community.

**Looking for poets, musicians, dancers & ideas for special ‘Mind Gravy’ ecstatic poetry event in March or April.

**We are planning a special ‘Juneteenth’ Celebration in June.

Upcoming Columbia Poetry/Arts Events:

**Every Tuesday, VerseWorks poetry @ the Art Bar(9-12 PM, free)

**Every Tuesday, Music, Poetry, Painting and Open Mic @ the Sly Fox in the Vista, 902 Gervais, Columbia, SC (7:30-11:30 PM)

**Every Thursday, Music Open Mic @ Utopia Food & Spirits(9-12 PM, free)

**First Thursday, Art, Music, Poetry & more @ beautiful downtown Columbia on Main St. between Hampton & Blanding(6-9 PM, free)

**Second Monday, Columbia Writer’s Alliance (6:30 PM)

**Second & Fourth Mondays, The Writer’s Group contact (6:30 PM)

** Friday, Oct . 29, the fabulous Alternacirque @the Art Bar, (9:30 PM, free)

**Saturday, Oct. 30, Poets Summit hosted by the South Carolina Poetry Initiative @ Columbia Museum of Art (10 AM-4 PM) Mind Gravy will be doing the first presentation of the day @ 10 AM

**Tuesday, Nov. 2, Phoenix Tongue –w- VerseWorks @ The Art Bar(8:30 till whenever, free)

**Wednesday, Nov. 3, John Scollon will feature @ the Utopia (8 PM. Free)

**Thursday, Nov. 4, First Thursday, on Main Street from Hampton to Blanding; come get your art, music, poetry and dance on (6-9 PM, free)

**Wednesday, Nov. 10, Tara Powell reads from her new chap book for ‘Mind Gravy’ @ Lamb’s Bread CafĂ© (8-10 PM)

First Friday at Village Artist in Sandhills, Columbia

ART, Wine & Cheese Reception 6-9 PM at Village Artists Gallery on Nov 5th and view the featured works of Barbie Mathis, Van Martin, Barry Monk and Carl Crawford. Musical Entertainment will be provided by Sharon Von Fange, singer songwriter and plays a variety of instruments.

While present, you'll have the opportunity to also view the artwork of 22 other member artists in the gallery. The Gallery is in the Village at Sandhill next to Panera Bread, 631-8 Promenade Place, Columbia, SC 29229
Phone# 803-699-8886
to the left: Barbie Mathis and Rachel Parker, photo by Keith Bates.
to the right: Jean Bourque (me) and Sharon Von Fange with painting
I painted while Sharon was performing at Utopia, photo by Keith Bates.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Creative Quote Collage Class w Barbie Mathis

Creative Quotation Collage Class

Instructor: Barbie Mathis

Date: Sunday, Nov. 14th 1 – 5 pm Cost: $35

Description: Use positive thoughts, words, verses or quotations to create a colorful, inspiring piece of art for yourself or as a gift. Instructor will supply a

6-inch canvas, paints, papers, brushes, mediums and everything needed to complete an original piece of art. Student may bring their favorite quotes, magazines, art papers, metallic pens, acrylic paints and brushes, etc., but not necessary.

Sign up at Village Artists in the Village at Sandhill

TAGs Holiday Market Nov 22 to Dec 18 Forest Dr.


This year the market will run from
November 22-December 18 in the
same storefront we occupied last year
in the Piggly Wiggly shopping center
on Forest Drive.
Tag artists will create a special shopping
experience and have many wonderful works of art for sale at the Holiday Market. You can give a gift that is totally unique. Stop by and visit the gallery for your holiday decorating and gift giving needs.

Yours truly,
Jean Bourque

Redd Wyne at The White Mule Tues Nov 2

Tuesday, November 2 · 8:00pm - 11:00pm

LocationThe White Mule
1530 Main St
Columbia, SC

Created By

More InfoREDD WYNE will be appearing at the White Mule!! Special guests tentatively are Pamela Austin with Frank Whaley opening the show! Woohoo!!

Trenholm Artist Guild Meeting Nov 8, 2010

The Trenholm Artists Guild (known locally as TAG) is located in Columbia, South Carolina. Members include but are not limited to amateur and professional artists who work in watercolor, oil, acrylics, pastel, sculpture, fiber, and photography. Residents of the Greater Columbia area over 18 years of age are invited to join. Meetings are held monthly September through May on the 2nd Monday of the month at Forest Lake Park, 6820 Wedgefield Road. Visitors are invited to attend our meetings.


November's speaker will be Diane Gilbert. Come to the Forest Lake Park at 6:30 to register and enjoy refreshments. The business meeting and guest speaker program will begin at 7:00.

From mosquitoes and caterpillars to life-like monkeys and snakes, Diane Gilbert's sculpture is centered in the world of nature. Diane was born and grew up in Canada's French-speaking province, Quebec. With extensive education in various art media, she worked for several years as a professional designer, creating costumes, mascots, movie props, and items for museums and other organizations
After relocating to the southeastern United States in 2000, Diane began to work with clay. She fell in love with the feel and potential of the medium. She believes that clay is powerful and feels grounded with her hands in clay. The medium is well suited for expressing her love for natures large and small creatures.

When it comes to the technical character of Diane's work, almost anything is fair game. She uses several types of clay, from earthenware to porcelain. For finishes, she uses a full range of elements: glazes, underglazes, stains, oxides, lusters, and paint. On average she fires her pieces three times to get the effects desired but may fire her work as many as six times. Additionally, other media is sometimes incorporated in her pieces including wood fragments, wire, feathers, fiberglass and found and recycled objects.
Diane's wonderful creations can be found at Southern Pottery and Havens Gallery in Columbia.

Visit her website at

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Free Life Coaching Celebration Center Nov 9 or 10

From my email box... something you may be interested in...

Hello, friends

Please share this special invitation with all of your contacts and friends.

Are you bored with your job, or re-entering to the workforce after a lay-off or family time? Or, are you navigating a life transition, such as, empty nest or divorce? Life transitions represent great opportunities for professional coaching; and, group coaching makes for an even richer, more economical experience.

Plan to attend a FREE introductory group coaching session: Tuesday, Nov 9 at 11:30 a.m. or Wednesday, Nov 10 at 5:45 p.m. at Celebration Center, 3830 Rosewood Dr., Columbia. Then, register for the three session series for only $90.00.

Coaching could inspire your next career transition, life style choices, increased self confidence, entrepreneurship, and more, and more…….

Fit your personal schedule by choosing between three group meeting day/time options. Celebration Center, 3830 Rosewood Dr, Cola. Registration: 803-782-5539, Coaching group information: 803-796-3036,

We are also offering two special, Saturday workshops. Pre-registration required.

Saturday, Nov 13 (9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon) -- Organizing your career change and/or job search, resume critique included -- $30.00
Saturday, Nov 20 (9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon) -- Tips/techniques for successfully navigating life transitions -- $30.00

I would love to receive your feedback about this information; so, please call or e-mail with your questions!

Joan Hardy Eison
Reset 3 Consulting
803-796-3036; 803-622-3040 (m)

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Fundraiser for Deleveled at White Mule Tues 10/26

Jeff Pitts of the Columbia band, Deleveled recently reported while he and his band mates were on tour in the NY area their van was robbed and a lot of musical equipment was stolen and two guitars the band used regularly are now gone.

Several musicians have stepped up and offered to let the band borrow equipment so they can honor the commitments they had. Musicians are pretty good like that. They treat each other like family much more than I would have guessed.

Anyway, I am asking you my dear readers to do what you can for these fine musicians. They are just starting to make it big and I really think this group has got what it takes to go the distance. Wouldn't it be great to see a band from Columbia SC make it big? It's been a long time since Columbia has had a band make it on the national level.

This Tuesday night Oct. 26th, I am painting live with Deleveled at The White Mule on Main St. They are having a pay what you want concert, with all proceeds going to the band. In addition I will have a guitar painting on silent auction that evening in which I will donate 50% of the proceeds to the band. Doors open at 8PM with an opening band Prettier than Matt and then Deleveled will play later. If you are on Facebook or Reverbnation; you can search the band to hear their music.

I would like to see fellow artists and musicians turn out for this event and show your support for each other. If you cannot make it to the event and would like to donate or place a bid please contact me as soon as possible to make arrangements.

Thank you,
yours truly,
Jean Bourque

Oyster Roast & Silent Auction Nov 13th 6:30 PM

Add VideoCome and support Harmony School in our biggest fundraising effort of the year – our annual Oyster Roast! For the 5th consecutive year, Harmony is hosting a fantastic evening featuring live music by John Satterfield, J’Ouvert and The Project along with live painting by Jean Bourque. Of course, there will be plenty of hot steamed oysters, chilled beer and wine and numerous varieties of warm, homemade chili. We will also have an silent auction with items such as an original work of fine art by international artist Jean Bourque, travel accommodations, jewelry, children's items and and hand-made art items.

This year, we will be partnering with
Harvest Hope Food Bank, a non-profit organization that addresses the needs of the hungry around the state. That means you have the opportunity to enjoy live music,fine art being created, food & beverages and shopping while supporting TWO great causes at the same time!

The fun begins at 6:30 p.m. Plan to bring a lawn chair and some friends, then just kick back and…...........

November First Thursday at Tapp's Nov. 4th, 2010

First Thursday at Tapp’s
1644 Main Street
Columbia, SC
November 4th, 2010
5pm- 9pm
Join us at Tapp’s to meet artists, view original artwork and enjoy live demonstrations and local music. This month The White Mule will be providing food and a cash bar! We are excited to join Frame of Mind, S&S Art Supply, Columbia Museum of Art and others in this rapidly growing, creativity-filled event series. Our first event at Tapp’s on October 7th was fantastic! We hope that was only the first of many artful events to come!
This month we will “Reveal” the Window Installation Series! Local artists, art groups and businesses will use the Tapp’s windows to create a unique installation of their artwork. This month featured in the exterior windows are Susan Lenz, Amanda Ladymon, Molly Harrell, Mathew John, Amy Windland, Kimberly Bookman, Porter Dodd, Sandra Carr, Southern Pottery and the Corley Mill Artists Group. And in the interior windows are Pat Stone, Jefferson Vimana, B. Alex Smith, Half Moon Pottery and Nancy Kauffman. The windows will remain on display for two months to promote the Tapp’s Window Installation Series and the participating artists.
Other exhibiting artists include: Whitney Lejeune, Jamie Blackburn, Ellin Baskin, Jean Bourque, Vanessa Bussey, JJ Casey, Cheryl Coble, Brenda Schwarz Miller, Sam Compton, Carol Anderson, Tam Hicks, Jennifer Ghelardini, Benira Sutphin, Val Zaba, Sue Shrader, Charlotte Lindsey Gaskins, Rachel Thomason, Howard Hunt, Carolyn Cobia, June Tucarella, Bryce Dixon and Rachelle Brundage.
Carolyn McLaughlin will be demonstrating her unique gourd-burning technique and outdoors in the “Plein Air Studio” there will be a pottery wheel demonstration by John Sharp and a wood turning demonstration by Kirk Miller.
Music for November will be courtesy of Mr. Johnny Cromer.
For more information on this or future events at Tapp’s please contact Brenda Schwarz Miller at (803) 609-3479 or email Brenda. Become a Facebook fan of Tapp’s Arts Center Project!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Jean Bourque paints to live music

Bands and musicians painted to live 2010

Jean Bourque Visual Artist

The Dubber



Keith Bates

Devon Dow

John and Karri Scollon

S and S

Michael Sanders

Brad Sanders

The Overtones

Brian Pyle

Karen Reynolds

Mike Willis


Pamela Dale

Whiskey Tango

Ancient Sunken Navies


Tom Hall and the Plowboys

Angela Easterling

Sharon Von Fange

The Danny Madison Band

Damian Norwood

Frank Whaley

Jeff Bloom

Little Jimmy

Al G and Alice

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Lecafe Jazz plans Grand Opening for Fri. Nov 5th

Due to the miracles performed from numerous musicians and volunteers of the Skipp Pearson Foundation ... Jazz Town also known as Columbia, SC will soon be home to LeCafe Jazz, a new venue in downtown Columbia's beautifully landscaped Finlay Park which sits behind the Assembly St. PO and in front of the Strom building on the Laurel St. side. (how was that for a bit of geography?) The plan is for this to be a really artsy place featuring live jazz music and a variety of visual art. Many of you know Skipp Pearson (pictured) because you have seen him at Hunterer Gatherer on North Main Street, where he has had a running gig every Thursday night for many years.


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Art and Craft Books for Sale; Pay Pal accepted

Arts and Crafts Books for Sale

Title and Details Price

The Graphic Work, M C Escher, PB Taschen shiny clean, like new condition $5.00

Kahlo, by Andrea Kettermann , PB Taschen still shiny but used $4.00

Abstract Expressionism, David Amfam 5.00

World of Art , pb 5.00

All About Decorating, Lg HC by Donnie Houghten Carter Vintage 1977 in VG condition 8.00

Art in the World, Russell used textbook 6.00

SC Collection The Columbia Museum 1779-1985 PB like new condition $5.00

Drawing on the Artist Within, Betty Edwards PB avg $6.00

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, Betty Edwards PB avg $8.00

The Natural Way to Draw, Nicolaides Hc w dj avg vintage book $5.00

The Art of Drawing, Bernard Chaet’ Large PB $4.00

History Of Abstract Painting, Jean Luc-Duval hcwdj VG $8.00

Tout l’oevre Grave de Georges Braque lg pb lots of photos written in other language $5.00

Origami; Paperfolding for Fun, Eric Kenneway Clean shiny like new HC $3.00

Modern Art; Impressionism to Post Modernism edited by David Britt HCwDJ $12.00

Peggy Guggenheim, by Laurence Tacou-Rumney, hcwdj, exlib, avg $10.00

Designing and Making Handwoven Rugs; Techniques for Creating European, Oriental,

& American Rugs & household fabrics vintage PB $3.00

Norman Rockwell’s American Sportsman full color HCwDJ illustrated NR good $6.00

How to Draw the Human Figure, John Raynes hcwdj 2003 VG 8.00

Papercrafts and Origami, Thick PB VG clean and still shiny 7.00

How to Draw and Paint, AZ Kruse PB Vintage 1960 fair condition $2.00

Anatomy for the Artist, Carter & Michael Courtney hcwdj excellent condition $8.00

If interested in any books, click here: email with Art Book in subject line. We take Paypal online. (cash and checks acceptable inquire in email) PO Box 4478, W Columbia, SC 29171 Please email your order, using an email we can reply back to and provide your shipping address and phone number with area code.

Please advise if you are in the greater Columbia and or West Columbia areas. If you prefer shipping and are in this area please add 3 or 4 dollars extra for shipping etc. If you are outside the area, add $3.00 for shipping and handling and include your shipping address. If the book says large , LG, lg, or thick please add additional $1. for postage, so it would be $4.00 for oversize thick or large books.

Shipping Bonus, if you order three or more books only pay $9.00 shipping.

Thank YOU... artsails1

Monday, October 4, 2010

Amazon books can Change your World!

The wonderful world of Amazon books... Now a days, you really never have to pay top dollar for a best seller, if you are willing to wait 6 months, odds are you can get it on Amazon slightly used or like new for pennies on the dollar.

Take a look at a sample of some recent listings; to see what I mean. The books I usually buy for myself to read are art books, literary, poetry, how to's, spiritual, inspirational or business type books. Not everyone elses favorites, I know. But every now and then I will read a novel or an autobiography or someone will give me one to sell.

Take a look around They have been around at least ten years and they have a money back guarantee... so feel safe on their secure website ordering your favorite type of books.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Be a Music fan at Reverbnation or list your music

Just wanted to tel you about If you are already a member you know how wonderful it is. If not, you should check it out. If you are a musician you will love the site for setting up your band info and keeping all your gigs and promotional info in one place, plus you can build a fan base. Woohoo! And if you are a local musician that has a presence on Reverbnation and I haven't added you to my site, please let me know by sending me the link to your page on reverbnation. I am listed as Jeanee Bourque on it.

On Reverbnation; I just posted some really fun guitar paintings and I hope everyone will enjoy them. For a limited time I am offering all my Faceboook fans and musicians, my Musicians discount on any painting not already sold or committed to a show, in a show or on deposit. This is a great way to get your favorite Jean Bourque original at 25% off. (for a limited time only) It does apply to all my mixed media paintings, my paintings painted live to Musicians locally and at the Indiegrrl festival. This does not apply on prints or on paintings smaller than 8x10.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Going to Lady Gaga Tonight in Charlotte! Woohoo!

I feel like a pre-adolescent kid...all excited as if I am going to my first concert. Lady Gaga came on the scene a few years ago and the world quickly took notice. It seems from what I can tell there are strong feelings about her one way and another. My friends, who BTW are mostly artists and MUSICIANS... really love her, like I do...or they hate her. I just don't get the hating stuff. Some say she is a Madonna wanna be...I don't think so ...this woman is a classically trained pianist...which is more preparation than Madonna had musically. Madonna was a trained dancer, not a singer and so to me...there is no comparison. Her showmanship is more like Cher, it's over the top, and I am so excited to go see :)

NOW, those of you that know me, know I have almost every Madonna CD up until about 2005 when I started listening to a wider variety of music. As much as I have listened to Madonna and probably know all the words to all the songs from the 90's... I never went to a Madonna concert. However, I have been to three Cher concerts and a multitude of other concerts in the past ten years. With Lady Gaga from the first time I saw her, I couldn't wait to go see her in concert! In fact, for this concert tonight, I discovered the show was coming in like Jan or Feb... and as soon as tickets were being sold... I contacted my friends from Charlotte to see if they wanted to go and YES we all decided to go and the plans were set. It seems like we have waited forever, having tix so far in advance and now the show is going to be tonight. Oh MY God...what to wear? LOL!

Some people probably do not know this, but there were tickets selling for as high as $800.! Mine was high enough...even being almost in the nose bleed section...we should have a good views from the angle we are at and of course there are chance of getting a close up pic. This woman is an extremely talented woman; gifted singer pianist, dancer, organizer, marketeer, fashion icon, songwriter...and so much more..she is a show. She doesn't just stand in front of a mic and sing (which in itself, is hard enough) she creates a will never forget and I can not wait to be part of the big MONSTER BALL!!! (and all you haters can just shut up, LOL!)

Me and my poker face...gonna have a good time to night....

yours truly,

PS the painting in the corner was painted by me :) Jean Bourque
to music by REDD WYNE live at TC Lounge in Columbia SC

Seven Oaks Art League Meeting Recap


A few blogs back I had written about the art leagues starting back up and so much is going on in the art community that it is hard to keep up with who's who! Case in point; I stated June Tucerella as President for SOAL. I was wrong; she is no longer President in fact, now residing in the President's chair is Donna Gore, who btw was our first President, when the league originally started.

We had a very lively speaker at this past meeting; an artist I had never met before, but one I hope to get to know better as time goes on. I believe her name is Jennifer Renee. She hails from New Orleans and was there during the Hurricane Katrina disaster. She gave us a lively narrative punctured with laughter and big smiles about the times there and what it was like growing up there and how things had changed and even how it changed her work. At first she relocated to DC and then they eventually found their way to Columbia, SC.

Jennifer does wonderful colorful lively work known as reverse painting on glass. It's actually quite a process; as she is painting blind from the backside, so everything that goes on last has to go on first. You sign it first and then build the layers up backwards. Her work is very beautiful and I encourage you to see her website.

Not only does she do paintings, she also does assemblages and recycled material or found object sculptures. It's apparent listening to Jennifer that she has one of the most creative minds I have encountered in a very long time and it was a joy to listen to her tell us all about work she is doing with used tvs and doors. She had so many ideas for these works and what the entire series will be; it was quite impressive.

Anyway, .... it was truly refreshing and inspirational.

SOAL meets every Third Thursday of the month and our next meeting will be held at the 7oaks park rec center on Oct 21 at 630 pm. From Oct 21 to the Nov meeting I will have a few pieces of art on the walls at The Seven Oaks Recreation Center. So if you are one that goes by this park which is located just off St Andrews Rd and Piney Grove... check out the walls.

Yours Truly;
Jean Bourque

Columbia Classical Ballet Seeks Male Dancer


Please submit a headshot, action photo, resume, and audition DVD to:

2418 Devine Street Columbia,
SC 29205
Or submit your resume and photos via e-mail:

Columbia Classical Ballet 2010-2011 Season

2010 - 2011 SEASON

September 19, 2010
The Medallion Center 6:30 p.m.
An evening of innovative ballet by Columbia Classical Ballet dancers,

live auction, hors d'oeuvres and wine -- all in a casual setting.

Also visual artists will have their art available for sale; and each artist has

agreed to donate a % of the proceeds from the art sales to the Columbia Classical


For Tickets Call 803.252.9112

October 1, 2010 9:30 a.m. & 7:30 p.m

The Nutcracker
December 3-5, 2010
Friday 9:30 a.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Saturday 3:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday 3:00 p.m..

LifeChance - "International Gala of the Stars"
January 22, 2011 - 7:30 p.m.

Hunchback of Notre Dame
March 11, 2011 - 9:30 a.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Keith Bates and REDD WYNE's upcoming shows


9-16 Utopia Grill Howard St Columbia Open Mic with Keith Bates and REDD WYNE performing 8-11 PM
9-24 Doc's Barbeque Shop Rd Columbia
with The Dubber aka Wendell
9-30 Utopia Grill Keith Bates hosts Open Mic and REDD WYNE performs

10-1 First Thursday event TBA on Main St Columbia Keith solo
10-3 Keith Bates solo performs at Saluda Shoals as part of the Musician and Songwriters Guild for the unearth event, the annual event at the park to introduce the arts to more people.
10-9 Cafe Strudel State St West Columbia 8-11PM REDD WYNE
10-16 Art Bar Park St Columbia 8-until REDD WYNE performs with Jean Bourque painting
also performing is Alien Carnival with Bentz and May Kirby
10-28 Utopia Grill Open Mic with Keith Bates and REDD WYNE performing
10-29 Scorpio's Birthday and Halloween Party Cayce SC Private Party by invitation only

For further details on any of these events or for bookings you may contact Keith Bates via email

Yours Truly

Keith Bates hosts Open Mic at Utopia 9-16 and 9-30

Columbia's got Talent and we know you do too...
So come on out to Utopia on Howard st. It's just off Rosewood Dr a block before Publix Grocery Store. So bring your talented self and some music or poems to share with the group on 9-16 or 9-30. The fun starts at 8PM and goes until 11 PM. If you want to perform, get there early for sign up.

Keith Bates is a singer songwriter and guitar player in the duo REDD WYNE.
Keith and his band will be playing several venues over the next few months. Keep your eye on the blog and become a follower so you can make sure you are in the know, when it comes to music by REDD WYNE. You can friend them on Facebook and Myspace.

DuBA Band at Buffalo Creek Sept 17

In case you haven't heard DuBa Band yet, you need to.
They will be at Buffalo Creek in Prosperity on the famous Lake Murray, performing great dance tunes for everyone to enjoy! The fun starts at 8pm.

Next week Friday Sept 24th at 9PM they will be at OUT Saloon in Lexington, and then Saturday Sept 25th they will be at Jack's Custom Cycles in Lexington at noon time.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Seven Oaks Art League Meets Thurs Sept 16th

Seven Oaks Art League Meetings
start back up this Thursday Sept. 16th.

The meetings are held every third Thursday of the month at the Seven Oaks Recreation Center at 630PM. June Tucarella is current President of the Art League. As some of you may know I was a former President of this art league. I really like this league as the people are real friendly and its in a nice location. The meetings are open to all artists and offer a monthly program with a speaker every month. They now have a website and offer educational and showing opportunities for the members. You may go as a guest for your first meeting to see if you enjoy it and want to join the group.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

SC State Fair Juried Art Show... U B the Jury?

Hello dear sweet art fans and friend;

The SC State Fair is such a big fair with great prizes and an interesting preview party night that I hate to miss it. So... I have decided to enter this year and I am in a real dilema. I have done so many pieces the past two years, how do I just pick 2; and what 2 are the best? I need to think not just what appeals to the mass market, but what would the very accomplished and educated eye of the juror Larry Walker think is worthy of an award? That's always a tough question and the 1500 artists that enter this fair every year are painfully aware. So many pieces get in....but almost as many DON"T get in and that's what the public doesn't realize. To NOT get one in always feels like a slap especially at the fair when u can go look at all your competition and see works that you can't help but think; "wow, how did that get in?"

I am asking for your opinion... please go to my Facebook fan page at Jean Bourque artist and look at all my art photos and tell me what two works are your personal favorites and add any comments you want on the photo pages. Or you can look thru this blog and see if there are any 2 here that you especially like. If you are one of my Facebook friends, you can look at my photos on my facebook account under Jeanee Bourque and tell me what your favorites are there. So help me out here...
Thank you.... yours truly,