Friday, January 27, 2012

Upcoming Art & Music Events

Jean Bourque

Feb 2012 Painting to Live Music Events

March 8 Theatre Rowe at Richland Mall 3400 Forest Dr Columbia SC 6-11PM Event: Fundraiser Dinner and Talented Performers Music and dance. Jean Bourque painting to Dick Goodwin Band live and international singer Anna Dragconi. Tickets online $30. Bourque's 20x16 original painting will be for sale to highest cash bidder, minimum bid set. More info and tickets click the link.

Other Art Events

Fri. Feb 10 Marriott on Hampton Event: Empty Bowls Harvest Hope Fundraiser Dinner and Silent Auction 530-830PM Your donations and or purchases go to feed the hungry in our local area. Silent Auction includes a Jean Bourque original16x12 painting with minimum $150. bid painted to live music at White Mule with Prettier Than Matt, Deleveled, and The Reason Your Listening.

Feb - March Art Display with SC Artists; Jean Bourque's "Mystery Woman" in window at Theatre Rowe Richland Mall, Columbia SC. other artists will also be showing including Abstract Alexandra, Bill Sanders, Melissa Crouch and more, art will be for sale.

Email Jean Bourque for studio visit, art opportunities or to book her to paint at your event.

Friday April 13th Opening night at HOPF Devine St. Columbia, SC Trenholm Artists Guild Group Show and awards Night 6-8 PM

May for the month: Two women art show, Jean Bourque and Tisha Ward at Lexington Public Library Lexington SC. All art work will be for sale.

The first week of May; Studio 112 will host an Art and Wine Walk in downtown Lexington, more details will be posted as they are available.

Other Artists Art Shows

Devon Jeremy Debut Art Show at S&S Art Supply for the month of March. Opening night will be held the First Thursday March 1, 2012

I have plenty more art events in the months ahead, will keep you posted!

Hope to see you soon!

Yours truly,

Jean Bourque

All three paintings are by Jean Bourque c 2012

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

PeeDee Artisans Spring Market

The PeeDee Spring Artisan's Art Market will be at the Florence Civic Center in Florence, SC on March 17, 2012.

Southern Exposure Music Jan 21, 2012

Southern Exposure New Music Series season, which will take place on Saturday, January 21st, at 7:30 p.m. in USC's School of Music Recital Hall (813 Assembly Street; 2nd Floor - next to the Koger Center). As always, admission is free.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Art Trail Gallery Florence, SC Call for Artists

Art Trail Gallery of Florence SC is accepting artists for their upcoming Feb Show "The Soul of the Pee Dee" If you are interested in learning more about this show, the link will take you to the actual website and details with application for participation. No charge for participating!

The deadline is Jan. 30, 2012

Upcoming Painting to Live Music Events

"Painting to Live Music" with Jean Bourque featured artist

Jan 26 Cafe Chartrain 711 E Main St Lexington to Bob Kilgore music

Feb 2 Theatre Rowe Richland Mall Forest Dr Columbia to Dick Goodwin Band 6-9PM

Feb 3 Outtsaloon Bar Rt 6 S Lake Dr Lexington to DUBA Band 930-1130PM

Hope to see you at these events!

Yours truly,

Jean Bourque

The Artist is having Fun with Assemblages

I am really excited about a couple big projects I have been working on for a Looong time! In my "ReTred" art project I am using found and re-purposed objects to create unique and interesting assemblages enhanced with brightly colored Montana Gold paints and handmade clay objects.
Over the years as a collage and mixed media artist, I have collected a vast array of materials and many friends have regularly donated their own trash to the project.

My other assemblage project "The Book Revue" is also a recycling project, this time with used books. I know many artists, poets, writers and everyday people have books collecting dust. But if you are like me; the thought of throwing a book away, hurts your heart.

With these projects, I hope to show others; ways we can enhance our environment and use things commonly referred to as trash. Not that my project is trashy at all! In fact, people will be really surprised to find out all the different materials that have gone into these projects and how you can reuse items you may have thrown away in the past.

Now, with that said, the question always comes up... "Doesn't this create a lot of clutter?" The answer is yes, but why not turn clutter into art instead of filling up the landfills?

Although, I would love to give you a preview, I think that would spoil the surprise... so for now, I will hold off on sharing any photos of the projects. Debut plan: early 2013.

Yours Truly
Jean Bourque

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Crafty Feast Application DL Jan 15th

Only a day left to apply, to be in Crafty Feast above for details.
They have a typo 2011 but it is 2012 app.
Yours truly

Face Off Artists Draw Each Other Jan 28 CMA

Columbia Museum of Art

Artists You can sign up through the link below if you want to be in it!

About Face Face Off
Saturday, January 28 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

South Carolina artists draw and paint portraits of one another in a head to head, single elimination competition. You are invited to watch the judged competition consisting of four-rounds, each lasting 1.5 hours. Free to watch.

ARTISTS....To participate in the Face Off, click here.

Harvest Hope "Empty Bowls" Auction Feb 10th

Harvest Hope works by providing for the needs of hungry people by gathering and sharing quality food, with dignity, compassion and education.


Once again it is Harvest Hopes EMPTY BOWLS, fundraiser dinner, silent auction and live auction. Many of us know people that have lost their jobs in recent years and have seen and heard about the low income families that are struggling to put food on their tables and the seniors, now retired having to choose between getting their medicines or buying food. This is where Harvest Hope can help people. They provide food to the hungry. If you have a heart for people and compassion for the hungry, here is an opportunity to do your part.

Harvest Hope needs your donations, you can donate 1-2 pieces of art which they will sell at the fundraiser event (and you get a free ticket to attend) you decide what the minimum bid is and what percentage you will donate. The Empty Bowls event will be at The Marriot on Friday Feb 10th, 2012. You will enjoy a delicious meal and be able to bid on items in the silent auction and items in the live auction.

Don't want to donate your art, no problem, they offer many other ways to do your part. They are in constant need of volunteers, food and or monetary donations. Perhaps you are a business owner or married to one, the business may choose to donate for the auction. Perhaps, you have something else that you could donate, just stop by Harvest Hope's Main office at 2220 Shop Rd. Columbia, SC by Friday Jan. 20th at noon. You can stop in Mon to Thursday next week between 9 and 4 to drop off your donation.

The event will be at the Columbia Marriot Fri Feb 10th ... 6-10PM. If you would like to attend the dinner and auction and do not want to donate an item you may do that as well. The tickets are $60. each and you may get your ticket in advance.
2220 Shop Road
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 254-4432

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Trenholm Art Guild meets Mon Jan. 9, 2012

TAG artists will reunite Monday Jan 9th, 2012 for the first meeting of the year. Meeting starts at 7 pm and informal socialize time prior to the meeting begins at 630PM. Please do not enter the park before 6PM. TAG is open to all visual artists in the greater Columbia, SC area. TAG meets the second Monday of every month now through June.

The guest for the meeting this month is: Roy Paschal.

Roy Paschal was born in South Carolina and is particularly appreciative of its diversity and natural beauty. The wide expanses of a low country marsh to the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains provide never-ending inspiration. As a boy Roy roamed these natural habitats searching for glimpses of wildlife and enjoying the sights and sounds of nature. To this day you can find Roy knee deep in a salt water marsh or hiking along a trail with his sketch pad or paints in hand. He is always looking for that special spot to glimpse the magic of nature especially enjoying and painting the diminishing sights being overtaken by ever-growing and expanding development and population. Roy retired in June 2008, after a 30-year career as a forensic artist.

Mind Gravy Poets and Open Mic Jan 4 2012

Mind Gravy Poetry hosted by Al Black

“Poems sliced thin drenched in gravy of dreams forgot”

New Location For The New Year:
North Columbia Business Association’s
Trestle Building, 2965 N. Main Columbia, SC

(just before the train trestle)

Wednesday, January 4th – 8-10 PM

Featured Poet: Jamal Bugsy Calhoun Washington

Guest Host: SheemOne the MC And Open Mic Night

Mind Gravy is held every Wed 8-10 PM

Jan 11th – Sufia & Seitu Amenwahsu are hosting a special night of poetry, music & open mic in honor of Martin Luther King Day

Jan 18th – Columbia Writer’s Night

Jan 25th – Alice Osborn of Raleigh, NC
Feb 1st – SheemOne TheMC guest host