Thursday, March 31, 2011

Artsy Fartsy Solo Art Show April 2011

SOLO ART SHOW of Jean Bourque's art painted to live music.

Artsy Fartsy at 909 Knox Abbott Dr. Cayce, SC
come see this show with over 50 paintings. Get your favorite before the show goes on tour.

OPENING RECEPTION with Jean Bourque Artist (painting shown here was painted to Jackaroe at the new Utopia location)

Friday April 1st, 2011 630-83o pm

Live Music provided by REDD WYNE
and special guests. Poetry by Al Black.
Refreshments from $2.49 Cleaners.
Emceed by Keith Bates.
YOU are invited!

Live Painting at Sumter Opera House April 9th

Blythewood Jazz Orchestra performing LIVE in Honor of Sumter Jazz Appreciation Month Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St. 6-9:00pm on Sat Apr 9th.

I will have an art show in the lobby and paint LIVE to the music. The LIVE painting will be auctioned that night!

Special price tix for 10 or more and Sponsors welcomed; call 803-269-4983

More information at
KEEPIN' JAZZ ALIVE; Dedicated to the art form of all genres of Jazz music and it's understanding, appreciation, advancement, promotion, and sustainability.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Painting to Whiskey Tango Revue

Chords For Kids Benefit Fri April 8th White Mule

Chords for Kids is a benefit concert for The Nurturing Center - a non profit organization and treatment center for Child Abuse and Neglect. You can go to for more info on this organization.

April 8th White Mule Main St Columbia, SC

BANDS - Prettier than Matt, Don Russo Trio, Mike Willis and Whiskey Tango Revue.

Not only will we have Music Entertainment but we will also have Jean Bourque
- a local artist - do a live painting during our event!

$10. cover to benefit The Nurturing Center

You can check them out on Facebook:

Jean Bourque artist page

701 CCA Columbia Open Studios may 21 and 22

Artist Registration Deadline is april1FRIDAY, APRIL 1

to participate in 701 CCA Columbia Open Studios

Any artist with a working studio in Richland or Lexington

County may participate May 21-22, 2011!

701 CCA Columbia Open Studios weekend

MAY 21-22

Saturday, 10:00am - 6:00pm; Sunday noon - 6:00pm

they will be publishing maps to artists' studios throughout Richland and Lexington Counties, as well as artists' statements, portfolio images and contact info in a 16-page, full-color program which will be distributed statewide as an insert in The State in mid-May.

For more info, to read the FAQs (and soon, to see the program and map online), visit

Friday, March 25, 2011

Lots of Fun events coming up in Cola town!

ARTISTIC EVENTS happening soon...

Friday March 25th Stillhouse live music rocks the new Utopia at 3830 Rosewood Dr. 830-1130PM

March 25 Alternique at the ART Bar Alternacirque returns to Art Bar after a long winter nap to resume our monthly street shows. We'll be here the fourth Friday of every month through October, with no cover charge (we do solicit tips). All ages outdoors, 21+ indoors in case of weather. Two different sets at 9:30 and 10:30. We're doing all pastiche jam sets this year, so anything goes.

Sunday March 27th .at The Big Ugly... Jean Bourque will be painting to live music with the Reggae musicians at 931 Senate St. Columbia. Enjoy the sounds of "Jahson and The Natty Vibes Band". The Natty Vibes Band kick off Sunday night reggae night!

Tuesday March 29th Pamela Dale hosts Open mic and songwriters night at Jake's kickstand off exit 101a in Ballentine (Irmo). Come out and play, bring your favorite musical instrument

Thursday March 31 Open Mic 8-11pm Keith Bates will emcee the open mic at Utopia Grill in their new location at 3830A Rosewood Dr. Columbia in the Jim Casey Fireworks building. Kathy Siokas has expanded her food offerings and you can enjoy dinner with your music. REDD WYNE will be playing and special guests.

***April 1st, 6:30-8:30 PM -ART gallery SOLO show for Jean Bourque, @ Artsy Fartsy Art Gallery & Coffee Bar, 906 Knox Abbott one mile from USC in beautiful Cayce, SC. Show featuring art painted to live music by Jean Bourque April1-30, gallery hours Mon-Sat 10-6 pm. Opening Reception April 1st with live music by REDD WYNE, poems by Al Bee, and special guests. refreshments by the $2.49 Cleaners.

April 2nd ... Jean Bourque paints to live music jam at the Doby's private party for a special woman at 488 Fire Branch Rd. Lexington 5pm until.

***April 4th, 6-8:30 PM - Having Our Say: A Literary Fusion, @ Eu Claire Print Building, 3907 Ensor Avenue & North Main. An evening of music, poetry, spoken word and dialogue based on Having Our Say, The Delany Sisters’ First 100 years. Contact: 803-466-6550

***April 7th - First Thursday’s @ Anastasia & Friends Gallery, Urban Tour 2011(great music & art) 7-10 PM and @ F.O.M., The Art Cirque, 6-9 PM – FREE – across from the Columbia Museum of Art on Main Street in beautiful downtown Columbia. First Thursday on Main St. is a monthly event in lovely downtown Columbia where artists meet and greet the public and share their work.

April 8th Jean Bourque paints to live music at the charity fundraiser held for Chords for Kids at the White Mule. Musical guests include Prettier Than Matt and Deleveled.

April 9th Jean Bourque paints to live music at the Sumter Opera House on Main St. with a 16 piece Jazz ensemble to honor Jazz month in Sumter, SC. Event starts at 5pm. Tickets advance.

April 12th the DUBA band plays live at Jillians in the Vista on Gervais

April 14th Keith Bates of Redd Wyne hosts Open Mic at Utopia. come out with your music and sing a song or just dance along! 8pm until

April 16th 10 am Clay Workshop City of Columbia with clay artist Amy Sanders

April 16th Crafty Feast downtown Columbia featuring arts and crafts

April 16th REDD WYNE performs at The Cafe Strudel, State St. West Columbia, SC

April 27th REDD WYNE performs at Awenda Green in the Charleston, SC area

April 28th Artists Vista in the Vista Gervais St area artist crawl and a multitude of artists showing their art from 5-9pm. Special events all over the vista... watch facebook for details.

April 29th Color the Arts Fundraiser

April 30th Rosewood Area Crayfish Festival with live music and art throughout the day and evening.

The next Mind Gravy is April 13th; Michael Lythgoe of Aiken, SC will be the featured poet. More on Michael in another email.

Roy Seeger – April 27th

Moody Black presents the Upstate SC poetry slam teams-Say What & Say Word – May 11th

Libby Bernardin- May 25th (she will have a new chapbook available)

Upcoming Columbia Poetry/Arts Events:

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

Every Tuesday Songwriter Open Mic with Pamela Dale at Jakes Kickstand near Jim Hudson Toyota exyt 101a off I26, just north of Columbia and Harbison in Ballentine.

**First Thursday, Art, Music, Poetry & more @ beautiful downtown Columbia on Main St. between Hampton & Blanding(6-10 PM, free)

Every Thursday Open Mic at Utopia Rosewood Columbia

Second Monday monthly meeting from Sept to May Trenholm Artists Guild meets off Decker in the Dentsville area. More info at

Second Monday every month SC Musicians and Songwriters Guild check website for locations of meetings

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

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

Third Tuesday Reiki Workshops with Susan Hawfer

Third Thursday Seven Oaks Art league at Seven Oaks Rec ctr off St Andrews Rd

Mind Gravy is hosted by Al Bee(Black) 803-608-3057 cell. Interested poets and performance artists, contact Al.


Continue to create your art!


Shop merchants who support the arts!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Call for Entries – Exhibition and Premeire Issue of BAP Quarterly

Call for Entries – Exhibition and Premeire Issue of BAP Quarterly

TAG Art Show at HOPF Fri March 4, 2011

Trenholm Art Guild will be hosting their annual art show at HOPF Gallery on Devine St in Columbia, SC. The reception will be Friday March 4, 2011 from 630-830 PM. The show will feature 1 painting from about 70 artists. The works will be on display for two weeks.

Jean Bourque will be showing her painting "Soothing Sounds" a painting she painted live on First Thursday in Sept 2011 in front of S&S Art Supply on Main St. Columbia to the soothing music played live by Frank Whaley. Mr. Whaley has since passed away and Jean wanted to show this painting in particular as a tribute to Frank's music in his honor. Hope you enjoy it.