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MARKED BY THE WATER: Columbia Artist Respond to the Commemoration of the First Anniversary of the Thousand Year Flood

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, JasperProjectLogoExhibit, 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.

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painting centerfold by Joseph Byrne

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

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