FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 22nd, 2011
Columbia SC

Frame of Mind: The Art of the Cirque
Here we are at yet another of the largest of the First Thursdays, Urban Tour. Urban Tour, a City Center Partnership (CCP) sponsored event, usually brings 8,000 to 10,000 people to Main Street.
So, Frame of Mind has decided to up the ante by bringing together one of the largest and most ambitious shows to date at our monthly FOM Series event.
Our featured attraction? All things Alternacirque! We’ve gathered an eclectic mix of artists and their take on each of the members of Alternacirque in very cool, collectible fantasy trading card format. Visual artists, Dre Lopez, Sammy Lopez, Lyon Hill, Caytlin Maloney, August Hoerr, and Teejei Amala, work their magic to creatively bring you Alternacirque like it’s never been see before!
For your viewing pleasure, (video artist extraordinaire) Jason Stroud’s video installation showcases these performers from his perspective. And, of course, Alternacirque will be performing small vignettes in front of the shop and a full-on 45 minute show in Boyd Plaza.
Prepare to be delighted!

S&S Art Supply: Figure Ei8ht
Local Artist, Amanda Ladymon, serves as adjunct faculty at Augusta State University, and she is bringing over some of her top students’ compilations of figure drawings for your perusal. We’d love you to stop by and enjoy these treats along with other tasty morsels we will be providing.

Columbia Museum of Art Shop: Jenny Mae Hill
Join us at the Museum Shop for an evening of entertainment, prizes, food, drink and fun! Everything is going down on Main St. between 5:30-10 pm. We’ll be open and featuring the adorable sock oddities of local artist, Jenny Mae Creations, whose work has appeared in Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium.

Main Street, Columbia SC: Urban Tour
Save the Date! We have an exciting entertainment line-up of music ready for you to enjoy. All the bands/entertainers will be spread out along Main St (from the 1200 block to the 1700 block) with a Main Stage located in the 1200 block.

Featured: Say Brother (Bluesy bar rock), Whiskey Tango Revue (Outlaw country), The Unawares (Garage rock), Magnetic Flowers (Indie folk), Day Clean (Soul, folk, hip hop duo with vocals, guitar and cello), Artist Ernest Lee (AKA Chicken Man-one of Columbia’s icons showcasing his dancing chickens painted in bright primary colors and pastels), Jamie Beresford Trio (Live Jazz trio), singers/songwriters from the Musicians and Songwriters Guild of SC (4 women showcasing original acoustic work), Columbia Alternacirque (Columbia’s lovable band of circus misfits), Lunch Money (Indie music for the whole family), Ernie Halter (Indie singer/songwriter with hints of blues, rock, jazz and soul), DJ Fred GLDFNGR (Spinning House and Poptronica), Doug and Bunny Williams (Music duo presenting standards and swing), The Columbia Shag Club (Preserving the art of shag dancing since 1982), THE Dubber (Funk, Rock, Reggae, and Hip-Hop)

Don’t forget that the businesses on Main will be open. Stop in and check out what’s happening in their shops!

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 frameofmind@sc.rr.com.
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