Tuesday, September 29, 2009


(Above: Celtic Strings by Warren Brussee. Click on image to enlarge.)

About Face presents


Gallery 80808/Vista Studios
808 Lady Street in Columbia's arts and cultural district

6-8 pm on Thursday, October 1st.

Additional hours:
Friday, October 2 from 5-8
Saturday and Sunday from Noon until 8
Monday/Tuesday, October 5th and 6th from 5-8.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

About Face Landscapes

(Above: Spring into the Emerging Landscape by Bonnie Goldberg. 30 x 15 mixed media on gallery wrap canvas.)

About Face presents LANDSCAPES
Gallery 80808/Vista Studios
808 Lady Street in the arts and cultural district of downtown Columbia


Thursday, September 24th from 6 - 8

Landscapes: From realism to abstract, artists of About Face (typically all portrait and figure artists) show off some of their favorite works of landscapes.

Additional information will be updated here!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Artists Round Table Fall Exhibit

(Above: Exhibition Invitation. Click on image to enlarge.)

The Friday, September 18th Opening Reception at Vista Studios Gallery 80808, sponsored by the Artists Round Table, will offer a unique view of the range of artists A.R.T., as a community organization, strives to assist and promote. The Friday Opening Reception at 808 Lady Street in Columbia will begin at 5:00pm and end at 9:00pm. Artists will also be present Saturday, September 19th from 10:00am until 5:00pm. The show runs through Monday, September 21st.

The Artists Round Table Exhibit at Gallery 80808 will feature following Columbia Artists: Melissa Crook; Richard Glover; Pat Stone; Sandra Carr; Ellin Baskin; Keith Tolen; Sam Compton; Carl Craighead; Benira Sutphin; Sue Shrader; Brenda Schwarz Miller and Lee Monts. A.R.T. provides opportunities for artists to connect, collaborate and engage with each other and the community, while educating the public on the importance of the Arts in South Carolina. A.R.T. is involved in ongoing collaborations with other art, performance and literary groups, as well as local businesses and organizations, to develop future events and expand the opportunities offered to local artists and the community. For more information call (803) 609-3479 or visit the Artists Round Table website at www.theartistsroundtable.org.

(Above: Lee Monts' Steadfast Grace. 20" x 16". Acrylic on canvas with specialty paper overlay. Click on image to enlarge. Below: Other artwork to be featured in the A.R.T. Fall Exhibit.)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Skate and Create, Sept. 11 - 13th

(Above: Skateman by David Yaghjian. This is one of the artistically altered skateboards available at the exhibition.)

Friday, Sept. 11 - Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009
Gallery 80808/Vista Studios
808 Lady Street
(803) 252-6134
Friday hours: (RECEPTION) 6 - 10
Saturday hours: 2 - 7
Sunday hours: 2 - 5 (Sold skateboards can be collected at 5 PM!)

This is the third annual SKATE AND CREATE exhibit at Gallery 80808. Local artists, skateboard artists, and even artists from the NYC area have contributed altered, painted, and creative skateboards. All sales benefit Pour It Now, a non profit aimed to raise both awareness and funding for skate parks in South Carolina...especially one in Columbia!

There are lots of artists participating, including: David Yaghjian, Jeff Donovan, Margaret Neville, Shannon Purvis, Sharon Licata, Mike Bomen, Andrew Pommier, Michael Sieben, Steve Dingman, Susan Lenz, and artists from the Blue Tan Collective in Brooklyn, NY: Joseph O'Neal, Brandon Fonville, and Steve Chellis.

Catered by The Whig
Music provided by the Greater Columbia Society for Preservation of Soul
Gallery 80808/Vista Studio
808 Lady Street

Saturday is also VIVA LA VISTA, a food festival covering nearly four blocks in the arts and cultural district of Columbia with a taste of the area's most popular restaurants, live music, beverages, shopping, and entertainment....including a SKATE AND CREATE skateboarding demonstration from 4 - 5 on the eastbound (south side) of Gervais Street between Motor Supply Co. and Longhorn restaurants.

Parking is available in the City Garage at the corner of Lincoln and Washington. Entrance off Washington Street...across from the police station.

(Above: Jeff Donovan working on his "foot" that will ride another artistically altered skateboard. It is based on one of Jeff's original pastels.

(Above and below: Skateboard beaded curtain. This is a collaboration between Sharon Licata, Steve Dingman, and Susan Lenz.)