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Columbia Museum of Art April 2017 Calendar

Enduring Spirit: The Art of Tyrone Geter
On view until June 11, 2017
Columbia African-American artist Tyrone Geter debuts an all-new series of large-scale charcoal and pastel drawings in this one-person show of approximately two dozen works. Though frequently abounding in abstraction and fantasy, Geter’s art is firmly anchored in figuration. With each and every piece, he seeks to capture and reveal the dignity of the individual. Geter’s work is heavily influenced by his mother, who grew up in the early 20thcentury amid racial discrimination, poverty, and illiteracy. She passed her legacy of love, compassion, and desire to do the right thing on to her children. Geter uses that legacy in his work: “My work is compassion, hope, justice, and perseverance, things I learned from my mother.”
 
Enduring Spirit: The Art of Tyrone Geter is presented through the generosity of our sponsors and grantors. Presenting Sponsor: Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A. Supporting Sponsors: Dr. and Mrs. Benjamin M. Gimarc. Friend Sponsors: Mrs. Barbara B. Boyd and The Friends of African American Art & Culture. Patron Sponsors: Leslie and Jeff Archie, Benedict College, Ellison Kibler & Associates at Merrill Lynch, Jeryl and Tenesia Salmond, Dr. Lemuel Watson and Mr. Gerard Erley, Susan Thorpe and John Baynes, and Katherine and Clarence Davis. Additional support by Allen and Gladys Coles. Grantors: South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism and Richland County. Additional support for the CMA exhibition program is provided by Lipscomb Sponsors: SCE&G and Marcia and Allen Montgomery.
 
Salvador Dalí’s Fantastical Fairy Tales
On view until May 21, 2017
Salvador Dalí is one of the great modern artists of the 20th century. He believed that dreams were as real as reality and that art created from visions could be as insightful as realism, if not more so. This beautiful exhibition features 36 colorful prints from The Dalí Museum that will delight visitors of all ages with his illustrations for stories including Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Don Quixote, and the tales of Hans Christian Andersen. Explore the connections between art and literature while marveling at Dalí’s inventiveness and fine craftsmanship.
 
Salvador Dalí’s Fantastical Fairy Tales is presented through the generosity of our sponsors and grantors. Presenting Sponsors: Joyce and George Hill. Supporting Sponsors: Susan Thorpe and John Baynes. Contributing Sponsors: Nelson Mullins and South Carolina Veterinary Specialists and Emergency Care. Friend Sponsors: Mary and Preston Spivey and Marcia Stine. Patron Sponsors: The Frank Braddock Group at Janney Montgomery Scott, JR and Nancy Stock, Leslie and Jeff Archie, and Mr. and Mrs. Joe E. Taylor, Jr. Additional support by Tony and Sheila DiCioccio. Grantors: Richland County and the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism. Additional support for the CMA exhibition program is provided by Lipscomb Sponsors: SCE&G and Marcia and Allen Montgomery.
 
Keepin’ It Surreal
On view until May 22, 2017, in the Interactive Education Gallery
Cardinal Newman School 10th – 12th grade art students create their own surreal characters in response to the work of Salvador Dalí and his compatriots.
 
Cabaret: Unsung Heroes
On view until May 15, 2017, in the Caroline Guignard Community Gallery
Cabaret is a series of Santiago Echeverry’s three-dimensional portraits and videos of the LGBT community and its allies in Wilton Manors / Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Drag queens, go-go dancers, bartenders, artists, DJs, nudists—all are part of a group of unsung heroes that cherish their freedom as Americans and immigrants in the U.S. while celebrating their own individuality. Echeverry has been living and working in Wilton Manors for over a year, becoming part of a life that in other areas of the world would be considered “underground.”
 
Santiago Echeverry is a Colombian-American new media and digital artist with a background in television, video, and performance art. A Fulbright scholar, he received his master’s degree from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University. He moved to the U.S. in 2003 to teach interactivity at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and then relocated to Florida in the fall of 2005 to teach digital arts and interactive media at the University of Tampa. He started exhibiting internationally in 1992, participating in festivals such as SIGGRAPH, FILE, and the Japan Media Arts Festival. His research interests are nonlinear narration, video art, interactive design, creative code, and web experimentation. His works are available online at www.santi.tv
 
This exhibition is presented as a part of the Indie Grits festival, themed this year as Visiones. Inspired by the rapid and growing migration from Latin America that is changing the face of the American Southeast, Visiones seeks not only to explore different Latin-American realities, but also to celebrate them.
 
Book a Tour and Save on Admission
Gather your friends and make a reservation to enjoy a docent-led or self-guided tour of the exhibition and save on admission. Hungry? Choose the tour with a lunch option, or enjoy wine and cheese after your tour. Details at columbiamuseum.org
 
School Tours
Student programs support classroom instruction and meet state standards by providing opportunities to engage with works of art and culture from around the world.  Using visual thinking strategies, our docent-led tours encourage the use of 21st-century skills such as problem-solving, critical thinking, and visual literacy while touching on the three key areas of the Profile of the South Carolina Graduate: world class knowledge, world class skills, and life and career characteristics. Hands-on art-making sessions focus on the creative process, introduction to different art materials and techniques, and encouragement of self-expression while connecting to ideas discussed during the tour. For more information, contact CMA Education Assistant Dana Witkoski at 803-343-2163 or tours@columbiamuseum.org.
 
Art Explorer Backpacks and Gallery Hunts
Art Explorer Backpacks are designed to encourage families to have fun in the galleries with interactive activities. Each backpack includes a sketchbook with colored pencils, a pair of binoculars, a picture book, games, and hands-on activities that relate to the theme of the backpack chosen. Themes include: color, line, and the current exhibition(s). Check one out for free at the visitor services desk.
 
Gallery hunts mean fun for the whole family. Grab one and see what shapes, patterns, and colors you can spot. Available to borrow from the Gladys cart in the CMA lobby.
 
Spark Tours
Fridays | 2:00 p.m.
The CMA is offering quick, 30-minute Spark Tours of Salvador Dalí’s Fantastical Fairy Tales. These fun tours spark the imagination of busy people with limited time to visit the museum or those interested in a brief overview of the show before exploring more on their own. Free with membership or admission.
 
Gallery Tour: Salvador Dalí’s Fantastical Fairy Tales
Saturdays, May 6, 13, and 20 | 1:00 p.m.
A guided tour provides an overview of Salvador Dalí’s Fantastical Fairy Tales, offering a chance to explore the connections between art and literature while marveling at Dalí’s inventiveness and fine craftsmanship. Free with membership or admission.
 
Gallery Tour: Enduring Spirit: The Art of Tyrone Geter 
Saturday, May 27 | 1:00 p.m.
A guided tour provides an overview of Enduring Spirit: The Art of Tyrone Geter, featuring an all-new series of large-scale charcoal and pastel drawings by Columbia artist Tyrone Geter. Free with membership or admission.
 
Gallery Tour: Enduring Spirit: The Art of Tyrone Geter 
Sundays | 2:00 p.m.
A guided tour provides an overview of Enduring Spirit: The Art of Tyrone Geter, featuring an all-new series of large-scale charcoal and pastel drawings by Columbia artist Tyrone Geter. Free with membership or admission.
 
About Face Drawing Sessions 
Mondays, May 1 and 15: Topics vary | 10:00 a.m.
Tuesdays, May 9 and 23: 
Portrait Drawing | 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. 
Figure Drawing | 7:15 – 9:15 p.m.
Looking for a supportive and friendly environment to hone your artistic skills? About Face Drawing Sessions are for you! There’s no instructor, but there is a group of inspired artists, representing a wide range of abilities, who love to draw from the live model. Must be 18 or older to participate. Mondays: $12 / $10 for members / $5 for students. Tuesdays: $10 / $8 for members / $5 for students. Includes both sessions.
 
Midlands Gives
Tuesday, May 2 
We need your support in this 24-hour online giving event! Please visit midlandsgives.orgon May 2 to make your charitable, tax-deductible gift to the Columbia Museum of Art. Hosted by the Central Carolina Community Foundation (CCCF).

Gladys’ Gang: Swirly, Curvy, Topsy-Turvy
Wednesdays, May 3 and 17 | 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Some artwork is a little bit crazy! Join us as we explore the work of Salvador Dalí and all of his bright colors, swooping lines, and whimsical shapes. Then we’ll create some surreal scenes of our own. Participants (ages 2 – 5) and their adult companions explore art through the introduction of elementary art terms such as color, line, shape, and texture during the Gladys’ Gang series. This program includes story time and a creative studio activity related to the art exploration theme. Free. Key topic: Shape.
 
First Thursday on Main at the CMA 
Thursday, May 4 | 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
The galleries are open with a tour of Enduring Spirit: The Art of Tyrone Geter and Salvador Dalí’s Fantastical Fairy Tales at 6:00 p.m. The CMA Shop is open with 50% off select items. In honor of Geter’s exhibition, specifically his Four Women series, the CMA offers a free screening of What Happened, Miss Simone?, a documentary about the life of the legendary musician and activist Nina Simone. Film starts at 7:00 p.m. Free with membership or admission. Sponsored by Bank of America.
 
A Thousand Words: Illustrations in Rare Books
Thursday, May 11 | 1:00 p.m.
Librarian Michael C. Weisenburg from the University of South Carolina’s Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections explores illustrated literature represented in the exhibition Salvador Dalí’s Fantastical Fairy Tales. Free with membership or admission.
 
Artist Salon: Meet Tyrone and Hafizah Geter
Friday, May 12 | Noon
In this unique Artist Salon, artist Tyrone Geter is joined by his daughter, poet Hafizah Geter, to explore visual art and the written word. Tyrone Geter, whose work comprises the current exhibition Enduring Spirit: The Art of Tyrone Geter, is influenced by his mother and his experiences living in the early 20th century amid racial discrimination, poverty, and illiteracy. Hafizah Geter was born in Zaria, Nigeria. She earned her B.A. in English and economics from Clemson University and her M.F.A. in poetry from Columbia College Chicago. She was recently published in The New Yorker. Free with membership or admission.
 
Passport to Art: Drawing like Dalí 
Sunday May 14 | Noon – 3:00 p.m.| Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Surrealist artists like Dalí used a technique called automatic drawing to tap into the subconscious. Come try it for yourself in our studios and get up close and personal with his work in a 1:00 p.m. tour. Free.
 
Dalí Revealed: A Lecture with Dirk Armstrong of The Dalí Museum 
Tuesday, May 16 | 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 17 | Noon
Assistant Curator Dirk Armstrong from The Dalí Museum illuminates the artist and the extraordinary prints in Salvador Dalí’s Fantastical Fairy Tales. Dalí is one of the great modern artists of the 20th century. He believed that dreams were as real as so-called reality and that art created from visions could be as insightful as realism, if not more so. Attendees get a chance to explore the connections between art and literature while marveling at Dalí’s inventiveness and fine craftsmanship. Galleries and the CMA Shop will be opening during both programs. Evening lecture features a cash bar. Free with membership or admission. Supported by SC Humanities.

Arts & Draughts
Friday, May 19 | 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Art, drink, and be merry! Enjoy beer tastings from The Whig of featured beers by Devils Backbone including the 8 point IPA with additional samplings of Vienna Lager. Live music, D.I.Y. Dalí-inspired art projects, a collaborative surrealist collage, scavenger hunts, unique perspective tours, food from the Wurst Wagon, Real Mexico, and more. Join or renew your membership that night and get in free. Presented by McDaniels Subaru and Cyberwoven. Sponsored by The Whig, WXRY, and Free Times. $9 / $5 for members.

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