You're ALL Invited to Celebrate the Release of Jasper's 2nd Annual Women's Issue - this Friday March 15th

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It’s a party and you’re all invited!

Join us on Friday, March 15th at the historic Arcade at 1332 Main Street as we celebrate the release of Jasper Magazine’s second annual Women’s issue in which we’ll be highlighting some of the best artists in Columbia who happen to be women.

In addition to the impressive group of women in this issue we’re also welcoming Chris Robinson, our new visual arts editor, on board and we’re featuring the work of Doug McAbee, the winner of the CAY 2013 Jasper State of the Art Award.


Chris Robinson - Jasper's new visual arts editor

Clara by Doug McAbee


In keeping with custom, we’ll be exhibiting an excellent array of Columbia artists from various disciplines including the following:

Michaela Pilar Brown will be installing a new work in progress. According to Michaela, “I'll be installing a sketch for a larger installation in the offices of Jasper Magazine. Ask your Mama is a study of the poem of the same name by Langston Hughes. I hope to address issues of race and class and gender struggles in this the 50th year since major events in the struggle for human rights.”

Michaela Pilar Brown

Theatre artist and puppetry genius Kimi Maeda will be performing a piece from her repertoire, sure to leave us all in awe.

Kimi Maeda

A special performance from the folks at Wet Ink including spoken word poetry by Kendal Turner, Anna Howard, Cassie Premo Steele, and Debra McQueen, plus music from Susanne Kapler and dance by Kiyomi Mercandante. (Wet Ink is a monthly open group of spoken word poetry-driven artists who meet under the auspices of Jasper Magazine and the leadership of Kendal Turner.)

Artist Bonnie Goldberg will be painting from a live model at her studio upstairs next to Jasper.

Our friends at The Nickelodeon have also promised us a sneak peek at this year's Indie Grits offerings.

indie grits

Some of the women from The Limelight will be reading their essays including Kristine Hartvigsen, Bonnie Boiter-Jolley, and Cassie Premo Steele.


The artists of the Arcade Studios will have their doors open and they invite you in to see their works in progress, ask questions, and chat for a while.

We’ll be dipping into the vinyl vaults courtesy of Kyle Petersen, Chad Henderson, and the Bier Doc for your listening pleasure.

The Jasper Econobar will be open offering cheap beer, decent wine, and big spender brew for your donations.

We’ll also be enjoying a Guild Building exercise in which everyone who joins the Jasper Guild on the night of the 15th will be in the running for a number of excellent arts prizes including a Gift Package from Trustus Theatre that includes a hat and an 8 ticket flex pass; a Muddy Ford Press book package; as well as packages from Columbia City Ballet, The Nickelodeon, and more. So bring your checkbook, cash, or a credit card and enter to win.