“Life beats down and crushes the soul
and art reminds you that you have one.” Stella Adler
The Jasper Project, guests, and guests of honor celebrated an intimate evening of art and joy last night at Columbia’s historic Seibels House and Garden during the Jasper Artist of the Year Salon Celebration. With presentations of poetry and song, and even a rousing group sing-along led by theatre artist Darion McCloud, attendees were able to mingle, chat about processes, projects and possibilities for collaboration, and enjoy food from Chef Joe Turkaly and a bar provided by Muddy Ford Press. All our attending JAY finalists shared their work with those in attendance. Art called some of our finalists away, (we missed you Tim, Michael and Christine). but it was a beautiful night.
Congratulations, once again, to all our finalists:
Music - Marina AlexandrA~ Marcum Core ~ Zach Seibert
Theater - Michael Hazin ~ Christine Hellman ~ Darion McCloud
Visual Arts - Trahern Cook ~ Flavia Lovatelli ~ Andy White
Literary Arts - Libby Bernadine ~ Tim Conroy ~ Monifa Lemons
And the winners are …
Many thanks go out to folks and organizations who made the evening a success ~
Historic Columbia, Michael Krajewski, Bohumila Augustinova, Barry Wheeler, Ashley Hayes, Easter Antiques at Red Lion Antique Mall, Muddy Ford Press, 2nd Act Film Festival, Ed Madden, Trahern Cook, Joe Turkaly, Bob Jolley, Annie Boiter-Jolley, Bonnie Boiter-Jolley, the editorial staff of Jasper Magazine, the board of directors of the Jasper Project, Kristine Hartvigsen & all who chose to spend their evening with us.