Thanks to an Our Town Grant from the NEA, Indie Grits is expanding the visual art component of the festival. We're asking artists to respond to this year's theme, Future Perfect. The deadline for submissions has been extended to Dec 19th! http://www.indiegrits.com/submit/art/
Friday, March 21
School Of Music
Hailed by NPR's Fred Child as "one of the groups that has really helped to shape the future of classical music," yMusic is a sextet of young performers equally comfortable in the overlapping classical and pop music worlds. The "six hip virtuosi" (Time Out NY) play a unique combination of instruments: string trio, flute, clarinet and trumpet.
Sara Schneckloth works in a variety of media as a way to explore the potential of contemporary drawing practice. Currently residing in South Carolina, Schneckloth holds an MFA from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and has lived and worked in Iowa, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, and Cape Town, South Africa.
USC School of Music Recital Hall
Featured performers:Trinity Cathedral Chamber Singers
Directed by Jared Johnson
With organist Christopher Jacobson
Artist Exposure: Roger Hutchison
"Plumb the depths of innovative choral music with a mercurial program of fresh-sounding works both old - by quirky American composer William Albright, British master Benjamin Britten, and French icon Olivier Messiaen - and new, by some of today's brightest stars, including Steven Stucky, Zachary Wadsworth, Daniel Kellogg, John Fitz ROgers, Gabriel Jackson and Jonathan Dove."
Another Tiny Door has popped up in Columbia, and this time it's at Tapp's Art Center. As always, there is a story "behind" it. Read it at www.TinyDoorsOfColumbia.com
It's almost that time of the year again.
Last year we received some amazing hearts and love doodles for our "Be My Valentine" project! This year we are going to do something even more special!
Send us your heart drawings to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will print them on prepaid postcards. These cards will be distributed to local businesses downtown Columbia, where anyone can pick them up and mail them away to loved ones, relatives and delighted strangers.
You have until February the 5th to submit your heart to us. Please make sure the images are at least 800px on the smallest side!
Did you know that ArtRageous, Pocket Productions' spontaneous art series, was inspired by Improv Everywhere? This exciting public performance group based out of NYC was started by a Columbia, SC, native. On April 5, the founder, Charlie Todd, caused a scene in Columbia, SC.
Did you know that the first Playing After Dark event showcased the talents of eight local artists and had 65 audience members? Great things start small.
Pocket Productions has showcased the artwork of over 50 local visual artists, reaching over 10,000 residents throughout the Midlands.
Pocket Productions has worked with over 30 organizations, including the Columbia Museum of Art, the Columbia Classical Ballet, the SC Philharmonic, and the Palmetto Conservation Foundation.
Did you know that the first ArtRageous event was funded by the Arts Institute and the Cultural Council of Richland and Lexington Counties? Since this initial event, we have brought over 20 spontaneous events to the City of Columbia and Richland County that engage the general public with art.
The 2012-2013 season is sponsored by the City of Columbia, the Cultural Council of Richland and Lexington Counties and the South Carolina Arts Commission. Thank you for your generous support!