Presented by the Jasper Project, tickets are now on sale for Marked by the Water: Launch, Exhibit, Performance, Reception at http://markedbythewater.bpt.me/
COLUMBIA ARTISTS RESPOND TO THE COMMEMORATION OF THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF THE THOUSAND YEAR FLOOD AT 7 PM ON OCTOBER 4TH, 2016 AT TAPP’S ARTS CENTER WITH BOOK LAUNCH, ART EXHIBIT, DANCE INSTALLATION, READINGS, AND A FILM PREMIERE, PRESENTED BY THE JASPER PROJECT.
A multi-disciplinary arts project involving more than 50 visual, literary, and performing artists, “Marked by the Water – Launch, Exhibit, Performance, Reception” is the culmination of more than 10 month’s work and will serve as a commemoration of the first anniversary of the devastating 1000-year flood suffered by Columbia, SC and its environs on and around October 4, 2015. The purpose of the project has been to allow for recollection and critical aesthetic processing by Columbia’s artists of events surrounding the flood and its aftermath, resulting in meaningful, complementary, artistic documentation.
The evening’s event will include the opening of a visual art exhibition, curated by Mary Bentz Gilkerson; the launch of a 100 page book of visual and literary art, edited by Cindi Boiter and Ed Madden; a dance installation by the Power Company under the direction of Martha Brim with Amanda Ling; a staged oration by Vicky Saye Henderson of the essay, Spill, written by Nicola Waldron; and the premiere of an independent film, “Rising,” by Ron Hagell with Terrance Henderson, and Katrina Blanding, art direction by Eileen Blyth with Alex Smith. Tickets are $30 which includes all the above including a first edition copy of the book, Marked by the Water.
A champagne reception with the visual and literary artists will precede the event AT 6 PM with a portion of the proceeds benefiting One SC Flood Relief Fund ($50).
This project was supported by a Connected Communities grant from Central Carolina Community Foundation. A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit the One SC Flood Relief Fund.
Participating Artists Include:
Tyrone Geter Mary Robinson Jennifer Bartell Mary Bentz Gilkerson Michael Dantzler Stephen Chesley Mike Williams Billy Guess Claudia Smith Brinson Bugsy Calhoun Laura Spong Ed Madden Worthy Evans Susan Lenz Eric Morris Nicola Waldron Kara Gunter Lindsay McManus Gina Moore
Lee Malerich Tim Conroy Eileen Blyth Cindi Boiter Barry Wheeler Vicky Henderson Glenn Saborosch Laurie McIntosh Rachel Haynie Bill Higgins
Len Lawson Martha Brim Amanda Ling Paul Brown Michaela Pilar Brown Allan Anderson Alex Smith Tyler McNamara Carla Damron Nicole Seitz Don McCallister Katrina Blanding Wade Sellers Molly Harrell Kendal Turner Emily Oliver Ron Hagell Terrance Henderson Power Company
Tickets are available at http://markedbythewater.bpt.me/
Feature image is a painting by centerfold Joseph Byrne