Monday, October 20, 2014

10/23/14-10/28/14 - Shawn Michael Senior Design Exhibition

Shawn Michael Senior Design Exhibition


Reception:Saturday Oct.25th
6pm to 10pm
This is the Senior Design Exhibition of Shawn M. Glover. I am a native of Orangeburg, SC and moved to Columbia to attend the University of South Carolina in 2010. Currently, I am in my final semester at the University and will be graduating in December with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. I specialized in Branding and Packaging design. The work on exhibit will include studio assignments while at USC as well as independent pieces. 
As an artist, I strive to create a harmony with color, line, shape, form, space, light, and texture in all my work. I was taught that Design is not just making things pretty, it is taking a problem and using your creative license to help find the best possible solution.
Contact Info
Shawn M. Glover
Cell: 803.290.4295

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

10/16/14-10/21/14 - Guy C. Allison and Bryant T. Dyess October 16th - Vista Nights During Third Thursday

"Scrupulously Thorough"

Guy C. Allison and Bryant T. Dyess at Gallery 80808 10/16/14-10/21/14

Opening Reception held Friday, 17 from 6pm till 9pm
The show will be manned Thursday, Oct 16 thru Tuesday, Oct 21 

Guy Allison and Bryant Dyess, both artist based in St. Matthews, SC decided to collaborate on a show, having sensed a similarity of line, content and attention to detail in their work.  Mr. Dyess allows wood and steel to flow together in a vision that creates pieces of furniture embracing the boldness of industry with an elegant touch of history.  Mr. Allison, painting since the dark ages, uses line, color and humor to tell stories.

Both are left handed and tidy – i.e. “Scrupulously Thorough.”

Contact Info Guy Allison Bryant Dyess
1628 Bridge St.
St. Matthews, SC 29135

Monday, August 18, 2014

Operatic Threads

Operatic Threads
A group exhibition and Jasper Magazine release party.

On Thursday, September 18, 2014 Gallery 80808/Vista Studios will be transformed into a unique, operatic atmosphere for Jasper Magazine’s autumn release.  This event is also being featured in the Conagree Vista Guild’s “Third Thursday” art crawl and will take place from 5 – 9 PM at 808 Lady Street in downtown Columbia, SC.  

Classical oil paintings by internationally renowned realist Tish Lowe will set the stage in the main gallery.  Palmetto Opera’s artistic director, Walter Cuttino, will lead a one-night-only performance of highlights from Puccini’s La Bohème, hits from familiar musicals such as Phantom of the Opera and Carousel.  Palmetto Opera will present an international production of La Bohème at the Koger Center on February 28, 2015. 

The atrium will showcase a collaborative installation by fiber artist Susan Lenz and graffiti artist Michael Krajewski.  Their work, Threads: Gathering My Thoughts, will be a manifestation of the mental images and ideas that naturally flow through the human mind while engaged in the viewing of La Bohème.  Lenz’s tangle of unraveled, old threads will cascade in and out of suspended baskets mimicking the colors, complex plots, and emotions of a performance. Krajewski’s bohemian, pencil graffiti will literally express the connections between the visual, musical, dramatic, literary, and poetic world of a bygone, operatic world still dancing in the twenty-first century mind.  The arts exhibition will remain on view through Tuesday, September 30th.      

Hours:  Opening reception, Thurs. Sept. 18, 5 – 9.  Weekdays from 11 – 5. Weekends from noon – 5. 
For more information:  Susan Lenz, (803) 254-0923, home or (803) 606-9804, cell.
Jasper Magazine, The Word on Columbia Arts, is a bi-monthly print magazine published by Muddy Ford Press.

The Painter, Portrait of Jason Schutzman by Tish Lowe
Threads: Gathering My Thought (earlier installation shot) by Susan Lenz
Detail from Ophelia showing Michael Krajewski’s stream-of-consciousness graffiti from an earlier collaborative installation with Susan Lenz

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Vista History with Robin Waites on August 21 - Third Thursday in the Vista

Vista History with Robin Waites on August 21 - 6:00  - 8:00pm - Third Thursday in the Vista 

Robin Waites is the Executive Director at the  Historic Columbia Foundation.  She will come to Vista Studios / Gallery 80808 to discuss the history of the Vista!  Please join us for this delightful speaker.  Open to the public.