ARTS FAIRWAY PARTICIPANTS
JASPER PROJECT (popup art show / demos / information)
JUSTIN VORHIS (blacksmith / kinetic sculpture / forge demos)
MUDDY FORD PRESS (literature / book signings / readings)
ABSTRACT ALEXANDRA (painter / demos)
COLA TOWN BIKE COLLECTIVE (bike corral / bike repairs)
PAT HARRIS (woodwork / lathe demos)
CAYCE WEST COLUMBIA LIBRARY AND WeReadSC (paper bird kite building / legos / free books)
THOMAS WASHINGTON (painter / demos)
INDIE GRITS LABS (Visiones / Two Cities / Seen and Heard / zine making demo)
COLUMBIA ART CENTER (clay / turning demos / hand building demos)
ALL:IN! (graphic arts / live painting on RX-7)
YARNBOMBERS OF COLUMBIA (textiles / knitting demos / crochet demos)
MICHAEL KRAJEWSKI (painter / demos)
Additional information below.
ARTS FAIRWAY POPUP PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
10:00AM (Parade Start): BROOKLAND-CAYCE HIGH SCHOOL DRUM LINE (percussion / group)
10:30AM (State Street): DAVID WEST (live painting)
11:00AM* (Derby Finish Line): COLUMBIA COMMUNITY DRUM CIRCLE (percussion / group)
11:00AM (State Street): AIRPORT HIGH SCHOOL SHOW CHOIR (choir / performance)
11:30AM (State Street): MONIFA LEMONS (spoken word poetry)
12:00PM (State Street): EMMA KATE MCLAIN (music: contemporary country)
12:30PM (State Street): KRISTEN HARRIS + SEAN THOMSON (music: Appalachian fuzz)
1:00PM (State Street): LUCAS SAMS (live painting)
1:30PM (State Street): CULLY SALEHI + TODD MATHIS (music: alt folk)
2:00PM (State Street): MARK RAPP + GUEST (music: jazz)
2:30PM (State Street): COLUMBIA CITY BALLET (dance: ballet)
*COLUMBIA COMMUNITY DRUM CIRCLE will perform on and off from 11AM to 1PM.
Additional information below.
Sound by JAM ROOM.
ARTS FAIRWAY CONTRIBUTORS
ANDY WHITE (sculpture)
NATALIE STARR MUDD (sculpture)
NAOMI FALK (sculpture)
KRISTINE HARTVIGSEN (literary coordinator)
LUCAS SAMS (painter)
KYLE PETERSEN (sound)
MICHAEL KRAJEWSKI (painter)
COREY DAVIS (graphic arts)
AMY WINDLAND (painter)
ALICIA LEEKE (painter)
MONIFA LEMONS (paper making demo)
ARTS FAIRWAY PARTICIPANTS | ABOUT
Blacksmith at Anmack Forge
MUDDY FORD PRESS
Muddy Ford Press Authors Gather for Book Signings on April 21
Muddy Ford Press (MFP) will present a selection of authors to sign their MFP-published books, many of whom will also participate in a reading of their work prior to the signing. In a separate event, local writer and editor Kristine Hartvigsen will host a Local Literati Showcase featuring a wide array of Midlands-area writers, including many MFP-published authors, who will read from their work in an intimate outdoor setting beside Ed’s Editions bookstore.
South Carolina authors Al Black (I Only Left for Tea, 2014 and Hand in Hand: Poets Respond to Race, 2017), Cindi Boiter (Buttered Biscuits: Short Stories from the South, 2012), Shane Bradley (Walking in the Shadows, 2016), Debra Daniel (Woman Commits Suicide in Dishwasher, 2013), Kristine Hartvigsen (To the Wren Nesting, 2012) Len Lawson (Hand In Hand, 2017), Don McCallister (Fellow Traveler, 2012), Matthew O’Leary (Symptoms of a Teratoma, 2017), and Marv Ward (One Lone Minstrel, 2017), whose book was published by Broad River Books, an imprint of Muddy Ford Press, will all be on hand from 11 am – 3 pm on Saturday, April 21st in the Muddy Ford Press tent at the corner of State and Court Streets in West Columbia.
11:00AM - 12:00PM Don McCallister
11:30AM - 12:30PM Shane Bradley
12:00PM - 1:00PM Debra Daniel
12:30PM - 1:30PM Marv Ward
1:00PM - 2:00PM Len Lawson
1:30PM - 2:30PM Matthew O’Leary
2:00PM - 3:00PM Kristine Hartvigsen
Muddy Ford Press is a family owned publishing company dedicated to providing boutique publishing opportunities particularly to, but not limited to, South Carolina writers and poets. Find us at:
It is my goal to bring forth the color and vibrancy found in nature through the use of colors found throughout the world. Each painting is developed with my love and passionate research.
From contemporary to abstract forms of nature Alexandra’s original paintings and mixed media works are multilayered images. Designed to show the fragility and instability of our seemingly certain reality her art captures emotional connections to human events and the natural world. By exploring the concept of form and fauna in a contemplative way she creates functional art to provide audience to sit and ponder her work at gallery exhibits.
Alexandra holds degrees in graphic design, BFA in Fine Art, MAT in Art Therapy. She is coordinator for the South Carolina Artists group, is visual arts coordinator for Rosewood Art & Music Festival and teaches therapeutic painting classes. Creating masterworks in her Lexington, SC studio, she shows art throughout the United States, winning numerous honors.
COLA TOWN BIKE COLLECTIVE
The Cola Town Bicycle Collective is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization of bicycle users whose mission is to educate and empower the community by providing a welcoming space to learn about bicycle repair, engage in maintenance practices, and promote safe operation through outreach and advocacy activities. Additionally, we service the bikes we sell or donate to ensure that our clients can continue to count on the transportation we provide. Currently we work with over half a dozen non profits and charitable organizations to make sure that anyone that needs reliable transportation, has it available.
The Collective is located at 1823 Superior Street in Rosewood. We are open Sundays 1:00 – 6:00. If you have some bike woes feel free to drop a line and see if we can get you rolling again!
Pat Harris is a local Wood Artisan living in Lexington. His interests and love for wood started with helping his Dad with carpentry work. He started making furniture and accessories for his family and friends as hobby that began his journey of becoming a serious woodworker. Over the last 18yrs he has concentrated his interest in Woodturning. He loves to reclaim wood that is headed for the land fill or burn piles and feels he is “Giving New Life to Trees”.
Pat developed his woodworking skills and talent through experimenting with the different forms, textures, and colors of wood and what functional or art piece he could make. He credits the fellow members of Palmetto Woodturners and the Columbia Woodworkers for aiding in his skill development and the many gifted Wood Artist he has studied with through classes and symposiums throughout the USA.
He enjoys creating a variety of pieces as it provides challenges that become inspiration for his creativity in making functional and artistic works.
Pat enjoys teaching and demonstrating woodturning at art shows, schools, and fairs. His works can be found at arts and craft shows, area gift shops and in the homes of friends and family. He is an active member of the American Association of Woodturners, Palmetto Woodturners and Columbia Woodworkers.
CAYCE WEST COLUMBIA LIBRARY + WeReadSC
At our shared booth:
- Paper bird kite building
- Lego building
- Free books
- Library card sign up
- Literacy surveys
- Library event information
The Cayce-West Columbia Branch Library provides access to a curated collection of books, audiobooks, magazines, newspapers, DVDs, graphic novels, digital resources, and other materials for the educational and entertainment needs of the community. We offer many free services to the community like computers, WiFi, collaborative spaces, and scanning. We also offer printing, copying, and fax services.
Our Summer Reading Kickoff Party is June 7, from 5-7 PM.
Our Mission: Provide access to quality resources that promote life-long literacy for the Lexington County community.
WeReadSC is a grant-funded community-based literacy initiative engaged, active and responsive to school, library and community diverse interests and needs. Our goal is to improve the reading proficiency of elementary students across South Carolina. By engaging all stakeholders, we can encourage everyone who interacts with our children — whether formally or informally — to develop a shared vision and speak the same language regarding literacy. We want to energize and mobilize teachers, school librarians, public librarians, literacy providers and parents.
Thomas the Younger spent his formative years above the Mason/Dixon line; the rest, below. He grew up in the shadow of Seuss. (They're from the same town in Massachusetts, actually.) Little inspired Thomas more than seeing the study whereinwhich Horton's Who was first heard...thus, art and literature have been as important as air to him. Creating them; escaping INTO them.
His favorite artists are Moebius, Travis Charest, Alex Ross, Salvador Dali, H. R. Giger, Escher, Humberto Ramos, Michelangelo, and Leonardo da Vinci. His favorite writers (in order of brilliance, greatest to least): H. P. Lovecraft, Stephen King, Matthew Woodring Stover, Ann Patchett, Theodore Geisel, Edgar Allen Poe, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Clive Barker, Emily Brontë, Joe Abercrombie, and Neal Stephenson.
If left to his own devices, Thomas would prefer to be a fusion of them all.
His poetry can be found on Facebook (as well as some sketches--they're on his art Page: "The Works Of Water"); some prose, on Wordpress as "thomas the younger".
INDIE GRITS LABS
COLUMBIA ART CENTER
Mission Statement: It is the mission of the City of Columbia Arts Center to provide the citizens of Columbia with activities and events for a safe and positive arts experience.
Cultural Arts | Goals and Objectives
The goals of the Cultural Arts Center are to:
- Foster and create a customer friendly environment that promotes, supports, and advances the arts through a variety of programs and a safe environment at the Arts Center
- Provide a variety of events from art camps to classes and workshops for youth to senior that provides quality of life experiences in recreation
- Implement a rotation schedule of art exhibits
- Foster community outreach by offering a forum for arts organizations and groups to make presentations
The arts are an integral part of the Columbia Parks and Recreation experience. From classes and shows to special events, we sponsor a variety of programmed activities for folks 6-90+ years old.
The Arts Center serves as a hub for pottery enthusiasts as well as classes in jewelry making, sculpture and visual art mini-workshops. Whether your experiences in clay include college level courses, workshops, or high school classes – we have the means for you to continue your enjoyment with clay. Throughout the year we also offer a variety of support classes such as sculpting, mold making, and intensive themed classes. Check out our listings to see what program best meets your needs. The Art Center is Parks and Recreation's home for cultural arts. It is the center of multiple opportunities for adults and children alike, as it houses classes, workshops and open studio for participants to explore and learn about the visual arts. Many of the classes are for pottery but we also offer some mixed media classes as well as specialty classes and workshops. With our location at 1227 Taylor Street we are able to provide a more rounded experience in the arts for the public. We can offer courses in basket weaving, sewing, painting, drawing, needle felting, fiber art, and so much more.
For more detailed information contact Brenda Oliver at 545-3093 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diana Cook Wooods
Pour Phils Drippy Droopy Art
ALL:IN! will be painting and drawing on an RX-7* during Derby Day.
*RX-7 donated by GILES BROTHERS INSURANCE.
Michael Krajewski is a self-taught artist who has shown in numerous galleries, collaborated on large commissioned pieces for museums, painted live at art events and been the subject of magazine and newspaper profiles. His style has been called neo-expressionist and compared to Jean-Michel Basquiat's, though Krajewski is less interested in defining, more interested in producing. He works in mixed media. Most recently, he's had solo shows at the HoFP Gallery, Frame of Mind, and Anastasia & Friends in Columbia, SC. He's participated in a two- man show at the Waterfront Gallery in Charleston and in group shows at 701 Whaley and the Tapp's Art Center in Columbia. In 2011, he taught a summer session at the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts. He has also painted murals at the Upstate Children's Museum in Greenville, SC (collaborating with Justice Littlejohn) and for the Columbia Museum of Art (alongside painter Cedric Umoja). He has created set pieces for the Columbia City Ballet and Trustus Theater and painted on the flesh of live models at the What's Love art event in Columbia. In 2012, he painted a mural in reverse, on a window at the Tapp's Art Center; people attending the First Thursday gallery crawl watched the mural reveal itself, while a video camera positioned inside the window provided a live feed of him at work. Krajewski has been the subject of stories in The State newspaper, the Free Times, Jasper Magazine, Undefined ,and skirt! magazine. He is represented by the HoFP Gallery in Columbia, SC.
Krajewski has a solo show opening on May 3, 2018 at Anastasia & Friends gallery.
POPUP PERFORMERS | ABOUT
BROOKLAND-CAYCE HIGH SCHOOL DRUM LINE
David West is a Visual Arts and Photography teacher at White Knoll High School. Prior to teaching, he spent 13+ years providing services for print and web design, illustration, and photography. Though he teaches full-time and has two young children, he continues to produce when he has a little free time, making art about a range of personal interests in a variety of artforms, including drawing, painting, and printmaking.
AIRPORT HIGH SCHOOL SHOW CHOIR
EMMA KATE MCLAIN
Emma Kate McLain is an 18 year old singer/songwriter/guitarist from Chapin, SC. She released her first EP at the age of 14, and was named "one to watch" by the Nashville Songwriters Association. Since the release of her first EP, she has been busy with her songwriting and performances at local bars, restaurants, and festivals throughout South Carolina. Her follow up EP, "Almost a whisper", was released in Summer 2017 which featured five new original songs.
KRISTEN HARRIS + SEAN THOMSON
Award-winning multi-media artist living and working in Columbia, SC, in painting, sculpture, film, digital/multimedia, and installation art, with works exhibited locally and regionally in major art festivals, galleries and alternative spaces, and featured in Jasper Magazine, the SC State Newspaper, Garnet and Black Magazine, and the Timber Journal of the University of Colorado, Boulder.
CULLY SALEHI + TODD MATHIS
Cully Salehi is a local string player who prides herself on versatility; in the past year she has played for Palmetto Chamber Orchestra, gone jazzy and bluesy in the studio with Jellyroll & Delicious Dish, and performed with the house band at Trustus Theatre. Her favorite musical partner is her husband, Todd Mathis, with whom she often records and performs.
“Bringing a punk-lite flair to experimental alt-country, Todd Mathis can be biting and satirical one moment, and then spilling the honest-to-god contents of his heart the next.” Free Times, Michael Spawn