Thursday, December 16, 2010
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
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 Café (8-10 PM)
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.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
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
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
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.
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…...........
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Bands and musicians painted to live 2010
Jean Bourque Visual Artist
John and Karri Scollon
S and S
Ancient Sunken Navies
Tom Hall and the Plowboys
Sharon Von Fange
The Danny Madison Band
Damian NorwoodFrank Whaley
Al G and Alice
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
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
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
Monday, September 20, 2010
Just wanted to tel you about Reverbnation.com. 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
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 :)
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Columbia's got Talent and we know you do too...