SCVSEC Sponsors 701 CCA Artist Prize Talk Series

Spend Some Holiday Time With Art

One of South Carolina’s newer art destinations is the 701 Center for Contemporary Art (CCA), a visual art center that promotes understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of contemporary art, the creative process, and the role of art and artists in the community. As well, CCA promotes interaction between visual arts and other art forms. SCVSEC supports their mission and is sponsoring its 701 CCA Prize 2014 Artist Talk Series.

Mark your calendar. We encourage you to participate in art. Admission-free insightful talks from 2014 Art Prize finalists will shed light on inspiration and the creative process.

Friday, November 21, 6 p.m. —Shannon Rae Lindsey

An interdisciplinary artist, she explores drawing, painting, sculpture, and installation with unconventional art materials and processes.

Saturday, November 29, 3 p.m. —Andrew Blanchard

A printmaker, he’s traveled to Paris to work and study with Frederic Possot, a master lithography printer.

Tuesday, December 2, 7 p.m.—Karen Ann Myers

A visual artist, she investigates the psychological complexity of women through intimate observations in the bedroom, work inspired by the cult of beauty in contemporary mass media.

Wednesday, December 3, 7 – 10 p.m.

The 701 CCA prize celebration and winner announcement* take place at 701 CCA, 701 Whaley Street, 2nd Floor, Columbia SC 29201. Dr. Tristan Weinkle and Ella Weinkle will announce and award the CCA Artist Prize. Admission to members is $20, non-members, $25. The Reggie Sullivan Band will provide entertainment.

* Note: The 701 CCA Prize 2014 competition and exhibition are for artists 40 years and younger.

Monday November 24, 7 p.m.

Frank Poor will lecture on “A Sense of Place.” For years now, Poor has returned to his native Southeast to photograph architecture and landscapes. These visits have been a way of reconnecting with his primary visual language. The resulting images are printed on various substrates and become the surfaces of three-dimensional architectural objects. The images of buildings thus merge with their three-dimensional models. This presents two contradicting ways of telling: one through image and one through form.

Saturday, December 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Poor will hold a workshop, “Building with Pictures: Building and Printmaking.” Registration is $30 for members, $40 for non-members.

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