September 29th, 2010

Columbia, S.C. – FOM Series 10/2010 is pushing the envelope a little further this month. We are proud to present “Birds of a feather…” an installation by Shannon Purvis that fuses her love of drawing birds and feathers with her amazing ink work (yes, that is right, tattoos). Come down and get a peek inside the mind that makes Body Rites one of the most unique parlors in Columbia. Also, the talented poets from Verseworks will be presenting a fresh new lineup and Tribe SK will be back to throw down some of the coolest moves found anywhere in Columbia. There is a rumor floating around that there will be a specialist here with a red tail hawk and owl for everybody to enjoy up close. Also, Gervais & Vine/Rosso’s will be on hand with some fabulous wines for you to taste.

The Columbia Museum of Art’s Museum Shop will be open late and featuring the stunning jewelry/art of Cindy Saad.

Anastasia & Friends will have an exhibit that includes a diverse combination of paintings, sculpture, drawings, graphic art, and mixed media created by Michael Bolin, Kdawn Branham, the Half and Half, and Anastasia Chernoff. They will also have singer/songwriter Kevin McGee perform from the elevated stage inside the gallery.

S&S Art supplies presents K&K at S&S. The show features Kirill Simin, Digital Painting and Kimberly Bookman, Acrylic Construction. Kirill’s work is a combination of photography and digital painting using his computer as a canvas to create surreal landscapes and portraits. Kimberly’s work focuses on the building and molding of acrylic paint to create a 3D effect as well as an organic feel mainly with the subject matter of eyes. Music will be provided by DJ Gldfngr and food by Cabo Fresh Taco.

Studios in the Arcade – The 8 artist studios that make up Studios in the Arcade will be open for all patrons to visit. Take the opportunity to stop in and speak with the artist in their space and get a feel for exactly who the artists are.

The Tapps Art Center Project will have a lampwork glass demonstration by Melissa Crook, a clay sculpture demonstration by Sandra Carr, and live painting by Keith Tolen – all outside in what we are calling “The Plein Air Studio” at Tapp’s Plaza. Exhibiting artists include Jamie Blackburn, Ellin Baskin, Amy Windland, Jeannee Bourque, Pat Stone, Cheryl Coble, Brenda Schwarz Miller, Whitney Lejeune, Carol Anderson, Suzanne Amodio, Tam Hicks, Jennifer Ghelardini, Rachelle Brundage, and Benira Sutphin. There will be painting demonstrations inside by members of the Corley Mill Artists Group. Music by Redd Wyne, The Dubber, and Chris Compton.

And last but not least, Villa Tronco will continue with its popular Opera Night this week.

Frame of Mind is open Tuesday through Friday 10 am to 6 pm and Saturday 12 pm to 4pm, and is located at 1520 Main Street across from the Art Museum in Columbia, South Carolina.

You may contact Mark Plessinger by calling (803)988-1065 or via email at

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