Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011
Three return performers, the three Amigos at Tapps....
Bob Kilgore, the inventor of the harmonic capo, has a great new CD and will be the featured musician at Mind Gravy at Tapp's Art Center on Main St. Columbia the night before Thanksgiving Wed. Nov. 23rd. Jean Bourque will be painting to his sounds. John Starino makes a return appearance as featured poet! 8-10 pm , mark your calendars and meet me at Tapps!
Monday, November 14, 2011
Sell your art and handcrafted items at Richland Mall 3400 Forest Dr. Columbia, SC 29204 Nov 25 and or 26th from 9am-2pm or 6am-6pm. Black Friday and Sat. are the busiest days of the year at the Mall and they are having an antique show at the same time which will draw in potential customers, interested in home and office decor! Radio spots the week before and Facebook and Social media marketing all for you!
Location of sale is right near food court by Belks, first floor. Theatre Rowe Productions and Forest Acres Fine Art Center will mark off an indoor 10x10 space, with 24 hr security and radio advertising of the event. You will need to provide your own display, table, chair, equipment and sales tags etc. We will sell directly to customers and keep the proceeds, no commission!
All art mediums and new hand made items accepted. Remember children may be present, we do ask that you keep this in mind when selecting inventory for the show. Please no kit work, scrapbooks, or classwork.
UPDATE: Set up display equipment Wed. evening and your art inventory Friday morning, you can start selling as soon as you are set up. We can get in the mall at 6AM. Belks will be opening at 4am, so there should be people in the mall. All artists must be set up to show and sell by 9 AM and are required to stay with their space until 2PM. You may stay as late as 6pm, if you like. Rental one day is $25. both days $40. payable Wed. evening at display set up or prior to set up Fri. morning. Checks should be made payable to Theatre Rowe Productions (note spelling, is exactly like that) No commission. You may leave your set up overnight if you are selling both days, but do not leave inventory uncovered. The mall does have 24 hour security.
Send back attached info asap so that I can get you a space. Do not send funds with it. You will pay your fees at the location to Theatre Rowe Productions. Questions, write me on FB or my email. Thank you!
Facebook Name ____________________________________________________
Cell Phone _________________________Home or Work ____________________
What do you plan to sell at the sale? __________________________________________________________________
Which days? Friday ___________ Saturday ___________ Both days___________
Emergency Contact __________________________________________________
Please fill in this form, make a copy, print it and send back to me through facebook messages or email it back to email@example.com with Richland Mall Art in subject line. If you have any questions, please message me through facebook or email me. Or you can fax it by calling 803-926-7405 leave a msg saying you are sending a fax. Then fax at that number after waiting 5 minutes.
The event is sponsored by the newly formed Forest Acres Fine Art Center and Theatre Rowe Productions. A representative of their organization will be on hand Wed. evening, Friday and Saturday morning.
Happy Thanksgiving! We are looking forward to seeing you on Black Friday weekend!
Pictured above: painting by Jean Bourque "Pink" painted to live music by DUBA band. 20x16 acrylic on canvas
Mind Gravy Poetry hosted by Al Black
“Poems sliced thin drenched in gravy of dreams forgot”
Tapp’s Arts Center, 1644 Main St. Downtown Columbia, SC on lower level in former lunch counter room of Tapps; 8-10PM every Wednesday
Nov 16th Columbia Writer’s Night & open mic
The night before Thanksgiving will give us all a treat to be thankful for:
Nov 23rd John Starino aka Sildag aka Phoenix Tongue (formerly of Red Tub and Art Bar poetry nights) returns again to rise from the ashes and entertain with his newest, fresh poems and reciting of a few audience favorites!
Also Nov. 23rd...Featured musician Bob Kilgore, inventor of the harmonic capo for guitars and unique new age sound that's in a class of it's own, playing tunes from his newest cd release! Jean Bourque, conceptual painter will paint live to Bob's interesting sounds! "This is a don’t miss event!"
Nov 30th –Fifth Wednesday – Pianos and Poetry & open mic
Jan 11th – Sufia & Seitu Amenwahsu are planning a special night of poetry, music & open mic in honor of Martin Luther King Day
Meet Me at Tapps...
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Anima Jung was the genius behind the unique one night art show held Nov. 12th, 2011 at the Conundrum Music Hall in W Columbia, SC. The premise was there are 8 basic human emotions and 9 artists were each assigned an emotion. We had to keep it secret about which emotion we were assigned, but now the cat is out of the bag. The emotion I was assigned was "Disgust". Those of you that follow my art know my art work is mostly about music, peace, love, flowers, joy, and lively colors. Being a very positive person, at first, I was not happy to be assigned a negative emotion. I knew I would have to make art specifically for the show and thought okay, this is going to take me out of my comfort zone. I spent hours of research online, reading disgusting news, looking at disgusting images and reading what the word "disgust" actually meant. Everyday as I rode all over the state of SC, I thought about what it meant to me.
Friday, November 4, 2011
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Sunday, October 30, 2011
- Art Trail Gallery Holiday Show exhibit Reception Thurs. Nov. 10th
- Dargon St. downtown Florence, SC
- Railroad Junction gallery is open Tues. - Sat. with art, music and activities
- Nov. 3 - Bottles & Brushes at Railroad Junction come out and paint
- Nov. 5 - Pecan Festival Downtown and Pee Dee Blues Fest!
- Nov 5 - Jean Bourque painting to live music at Railroad Junction Gallery on Evans St. during Blues Bash and Pecan Fest
- Nov 8 Art Trail Gallery Holiday Show starts
- Nov 10 reception and party celebrating Holiday Show
The Holiday Show featuring the Main Exhibit, the Painters' Nook, and the Corner Shoppe will open to the public Tuesday, Nov. 8, 11:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Mark your calendar for the big party celebrating the opening on Thursday, November 10 from 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.!!!
New Hours for the Gallery During Holiday Show = We want your shopping dollars!!
During the Holiday Show, Nov. 8 - Dec. 9, the Gallery will have extended hours. Our artists love to create but they also need to pay bills. That is where you come in! There will be hand crafted items and fine art at every price point imaginable. The Art Trail Gallery will be open 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Tuesday and Wednesday. Late shopping hours Thursday and Friday - the Gallery is open 4:00 p.m. - 8 p.m. and Saturday - 3 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Trenholm Artist Guild meeting
Monday, November 14, 2011 6:30 Social; 7:00 Meeting
Forest Lake Park Columbia SC Bob Way Featured Speaker
Bob Way, an acclaimed artist and teacher, is the November 14 featured speaker.
Before and after receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and working as a teacher and principal, most of my adult life has been spent teaching drawing and painting publicly and privately. My work has hung in many one-man shows and juried group exhibitions in New York City, Europe, New England, Florida, and North Carolina. These include the American Watercolor Society, Pastel Society of America, and the American Arts Club, all in New York City, the Freie Berliner Kunst Austellung (Free Berlin)
in Berlin, Germany, and the Copley Society of Boston.
For more information, Bob’s web site is http://www.professionalartists.com/index.htm
Bob will have art workshops at Village Artists in Nov. See Trenholm Artist Guild website for dates, supplies and fees.
Note no meeting in Dec. The next meeting after this one will be on Jan. 9, 2012.
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Saturday, November 12 · 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Conundrum Music Hall
626 Meeting Street
West Columbia, South Carolina
When we all came into this world we were given a basic set of emotions.All emotional experiences are connected with a response that takes place chemically within our brains.Eight versatile artists are going outside of their comfort zone to share their interpertions of one of those emotions.
Who needs therapy when there is art?Anti-hipster anti-canned product,sound junkie,phantom dj,emotion inducing ________ will provide the soundtrack to this feeling based experience.
Guess which artists created which pieces of art and get a percentage off of their work.
Come feel with us.
Beer and wine will be on the premise. Support the local arts and share this event on your wall.Mayhem baybee.Stay tuned.......
Painting "Eye Spy" c by Jean Bourque
Friday, September 30, 2011
(Photograph of Tam Hicks by Jean Bourque at Tapps Art Center April 2011)
unearth at Saluda Shoals Park on Old Bush
River Rd in Columbia on SUNDAY, October 2 from
1 - 6pm at Saluda Shoals Park will feature a celebration
of nature’s inspiration! Twenty six artists were juried into
the annual event along with the musicians I mentioned
in my previous blog post.
Three of the professional artists that are in
this show are well known fiber artist Susan Lenz,
Oil painter and former forensic artist Roy Paschal and
Tam Hicks, photographer, clay sculptor and retired art
teacher. The visual artists will be demonstrating their
art inspired by nature.
For more details check out the website at
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Mark your calendars this Sunday Oct 2 from 1-6 for the "unearth" event at Saluda Shoals, a great day of music and art inspired by nature at 5605 Old Bush River Rd. Columbia, SC. This annual celebration of the arts showcases visual, performing and literary arts in an outdoor setting. Visitors are invited to immerse themselves in art, nature, and the creative process.
2:15–2:45 p.m. Sheem One
2:45–3:15 p.m. Marshall
3:15–4:00 p.m. Mike Rushing & Jeremy Grainger
1:30–2:15 p.m.. Keith Bates
2:15–2:45 p.m. Jesse James Dean
2:45–3:15 p.m. Cole Rivers
3:15–4:00 p.m. Justin Tweito
4:00–4:45 p.m. Alice Graham
#3 Trail Music
2:30–3:30 p.m. Simply Strings
Nature's Studio hands-on art activities5:00-6:00 p.m. Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra concert
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
World of Music Opening Reception THURSDAY Sept 29, 2011
5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at
The exhibit will run through the month of Oct and end on Oct. 28th
Fall season for the Art Trail Gallery: This is just the beginning of a fun filled exhibit starting Sept 29 Thursday night we invite you to join us as we celebrate the opening of the World of Music exhibit and our sponsors - Southern Harmony Recording Studio and Yonder Music! Light refreshments will be served. Come see the wonderful selection of handmade instruments, paintings, fiber art, lamps, flower arrangements, art installations, and more at the Art Trail Gallery!
Also, VOTE for your favorite artist! Over the course of the exhibit, visitors are invited to vote for their artist. Ballots are near the artist's work. Ballot boxes are around the Gallery. Vote each time you come! There are multiple cash prizes thanks to Southern Harmony Recording Studio and Yonder Music! You are the judge! You determine the winners!!
Remember - the majority of works on display are for sale! Proceeds from the sale of the children's flutes produced by Kenneth and Theresa Grut go to support a suicide prevention program.
Jean Bourque will have three paintings from her guitar series ranging in sizes from 24x20 to 36x24. Brandon Cooper will show his cigar box guitars and there is a lot of other music related art from 50 different artists. You will see many handmade instruments from flutes to drums as well as paintings and sculptures all celebrating the world of music!
Come celebrate The World of Music in Florence, SC at The Art Trail Gallery in the old Kimbrell's Furniture building.
About the painting: "Blues Guitars" by Jean Bourque was painted to live music by singer songwriter Keith Bates. The painting is a 36x24 pre-stretched canvas with painted sides.
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
Two paintings from my Coffee Series are currently on show in Lake City at the Bean Market Museum. The city is having their Heritage Music and Art Festival all week.
It's Julia Beckham's birthday and her band Jackaroe will be playing at Utopia on Rosewood Dr. in Columbia tonight! The fun starts at 830 and goes until 11 ish! I will be painting live to their music. The band wants to do a live recording and needs everybody to come out and show their love in honor of Julia's birthday!
Monday, September 12, 2011
Mind Gravy Is Moving
to a larger location, to be announced on 9/15.No Mind Gravy This Week 09/14
Please, join the Mind Gravy Poetry Facebook Page click to go there nowMind Gravy is held every Wed 8-10 PM:
Oct 12th – Poets of Allen University – Guest Musician, Spitz Marshall
Oct 26th – Poets of ‘Grape Seed Anthology’ from Uphook Press (Charlene Spearen,Thandiwe Shiphrah, Peg Duthrie, and Thomas Gibney)
Nov 9th – John Lane, Wofford University
Nov 23rd-John Starino, well-known Columbia performance poetUpcoming Columbia Poetry/Music/Arts Events:
**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, Richland County Main Library www.colawriters.com (6:30 PM)
**Second & Fourth Mondays, The Writer’s Group contact firstname.lastname@example.org(6:30 PM)
Mind Gravy is hosted every Wednesday by Al Bee(Black) email@example.comMind Gravy's goal is to promote and encourage the entire diverse range of poetic and artistic expression that we see in the arts community. Interested poets, musicians and performance artists, please, contact Al Black via above email or 803-608-3057 cell.
Hope to see you at one of these events.
Photo: Al Black with John Starino in background.