April 28th, 2011
Columbia SC

Frame of Mind: Two Halves of a Whole
This month, we have decided to bring back one of our favorite artists from last year, D R Granger. And, he has decided to bring his wife along with him. So we get twice the Grangers for one show. Gotta love it.

D R will be bringing in many pieces from his newest series of pop art called “In the Absence of Color.” However, he has also decided to try his hand at landscapes. (I think he is inspired by his wife, but don’t tell him I said that.) So, he will be showing something totally new for him. An art major from Presbyterian College, Kelsey Granger specializes in landscapes (now you see why I think D R is inspired).

So don’t miss this event! Two new emerging artists, a special sneak peek of “Hairspray” by members of Workshop Theatre, wine by Gervais and Vine-a crowd favorite, music spun by the hip hop artist and always effervescent Preach Jacobs, and (as usual) special guest performers from Fire In Motion will be here to wow you.

Art reception Thursday May 5th, and the display runs through July 2nd.

S&S Art Supply: Natural Feminine Sensuality
S & S Art Supply and First Thursdays on Main present Natural Feminine Sensuality: Paintings by Whitney Lejeune.

The diverse, artistic energy of Whitney Lejune’s early childhood home, Austin, Texas, fueled her creative instincts at a young age. Whitney’s style today blends colorful Austin memories, her South Carolina roots, and a love of working outside the norm. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts/Painting in May 20…09 from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Active in art across the Midlands, she currently resides in Lexington SC and works out of “Studio 112” at 112 Main Street, Lexington.

“The reality of my life has allowed me to find my artistic voice rather quickly; reality also shapes and drives that voice every day. Mainly working in oil, acrylic and charcoal, I use the natural beauty of the female form to express the intangible depths of the feminine soul. My figures capture the internal and external reality of life through body language, color, and emotion.”

“My desire is for my viewers to enjoy my work on an emotional and an intellectual level. I work to mate form, color and the power of suggestion in every effort. Though often emphasizing the feminine human form, my work includes portraiture, landscapes, architecture, and cover art for published novels.”

This show promises to be even bigger and better than the last. It represents all areas for 80’s pop culture as shown through paintings, apparel, digital prints, and more. 80’s tunes will be provided by DJ PRINCE ICE! WEARING YOUR BEST 80’s ATTIRE GETS YOU FREE ART!

Columbia Museum of Art: Contemporaries Artist of the Year Soiree and Silent Auction
The Contemporaries’ Artist of the Year (CAY) annual Soiree and Silent Auction provides a venue for emerging artists across the state of South Carolina to gain exposure and promote their artwork. Additionally, it provides a unique opportunity for attendees to preview the next generation of South Carolina artists and to acquire original artwork that will be in their collection for generations, without breaking the bank.

2011 Contemporaries Artists are:
Alicia Leeke, Amanda Ladymon, Amber Quattrini-Keitt, Anne Cimballa, Ben Grant, Bill Sander, Bryan S. Burgin, Catherine Baker, Chad Cole, Colin Dodd, Conrad Guevara, Darlene Fuhst, Diana Farfan, Dorothy Netherland, Dre Lopez, Emily Clarke, Fred Townsend, Gennifer Carragher, Ginny Maki, Grace Rockafellow, Harry Uchin, Howard Hunt, Jim Bradshaw, Jimmy Higgs, Joshua Drews, Kara Gunter, Karin Olah, Kathy Casey, Kenton James, Kirill Simin, Kirsten Moran, Lauren Maurer, LeAnn Cannon, Leslie Pierce, Libby Bussinah, Lila Shull, Lisa Puryear, Lucy Bailey, Margaret Demarest, Marius Valdes, Marshall Thomas, Michael Brodeur , Michaela Pilar Brown, Miranda Mims Sawyer, Myrna Spurrier, Neil Cowley, Pat Wright, Peggy Nunn, Rachel Thomason, Renea Eshleman, Richard M. Glover, Ryan McClendon, Sammy Lopez, Sarah Boyts Yoder, Susan C Gregory, Susan Haynsworth, Tom Supensky, Whitney LeJeune, Xiao Xin Lu, Yisha Wang, Zachary Breitengross

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