Tomorrow night, Thursday, August 3rd, The Jasper Project will present the first east coast preview of the new play Black Super Hero Magic Mama by Inda Craig-Galvan, accompanied by an art exhibit curated by visual artist Cedric Umoja comprised exclusively of art by Black artists from Columbia, SC, and followed by a panel presentation, moderated by poet Joy Priest, addressing the state of inclusivity in the Columbia arts community.
Among the artists exhibiting and participating in the panel are Dogon Krigga, Sarah Macklin, Thomas Washington, Asia Ca, and Corey Davis. Poets Monifa Lemon and Jennifer Bartell and play director Stan Brown will also participate in the panel which will immediately follow the presentation of the play in its entirety.
The Columbia Arts Community Should Look Like the Greater Columbia Community At Large - We will all benefit from a more inclusive community of artists!
The event starts with a reception for the artists at 6:30, with the play at 7:30 and the panel following the play. Tickets are $15 inclusive, (non-preview tickets will be $25), and are available at www.jasperproject.org. Everything takes place at Trustus Theatre.
We've spent the past few days highlighting the above artists and all they bring to our culture. Today we're focusing on Corey "Roc Bottom" Davis.
An ink and pencils maestro, Roc Bottom has garnered praise from hundreds for his stylistic and innovative approach to his craft. His creative works have been featured in The Underwire Magazine with his creator-owned comic, “Lion’s Den Revolution,” the first comic to ever be presented in digital desktop format. Other comics credits include, “Trenchcoats,Cigarettes, and Shotguns” for Conquest Comics, “Queen of Sin” and “Master’s Devils” for Legion Studios, and “803” for 803 Studios. Roc is also a member Truthful Comics, where his titles include, “Order,” “Shadowclub Karma,” and “Jet Boy: Dawn of K.R.O.N.O.S. ,” a comic/animated series. Roc also has his hand in the fashion world as co-owner of One Cloth1ng and his new line, Johnny Rocketz, which features custom shoes and t-shirts.
An ink and pencils maestro, Roc Bottom has garnered praise from hundreds for his stylistic and innovative approach to his craft. His creative works have been featured in The Underwire Online magazine with his creator owned comic, Lion's Den Revolution, the first comic to ever be presented in digital desktop format. Other comics credits include, Trenchcoats,Cigarettes, and Shotguns for Conquest Comics, Queen of Sin and Master’s Devils for Legion Studios, and 803 from 803 Studios. Roc is also a member Truthful Comics where his titles include, Order, Shadowclub Karma, and Jet Boy: Dawn of K.R.O.N.O.S. , a comic/animated series. Roc also has his hand in the fashion world as co owner of One Cloth1ng and his new line Johnny Rocketz which features custom shoes and t-shirts.
Mission Statement: I draw my inspiration from animation pioneers, fashion designers, comic artists, even poets. The key to my works is to “Think outside the Box.” My focus is to not become a carbon copy of what’s already out there. I design t-shirts, I do art on shoes, I co-direct animation, all while writing and drawing comics. With that said, my working knowledge in each of these fields make it easy for me to mix and match these worlds to create an entirely new world of my own, setting myself aside from other artists.