Member News | July 30 – August 3

PATRICK PALMER, CCIM WITH NAI AVANT BROKERS $1,265,000 IN RETAIL PROPERTIES, COLUMBIA, SC

COLUMBIA, SC (July 30, 2012) Patrick Palmer, CCIM, a member of NAI Avant’s Retail Brokerage Team, recently brokered the sale of 7363 Two Notch Road in Columbia, SC. The 8,010 square foot retail facility sold for $515,000. Palmer also brokered the sale of 1.49 acres on Killian Road to Circle K Stores, Inc. The land sold for approximately $750,000. Palmer represented the seller in both transactions.

About NAI Avant

NAI Avant’s commercial real estate business is one of the largest in the Southeast.  With over 65 professionals, the firm provides comprehensive brokerage, leasing, development, property and project management services.  For nearly three consecutive decades, the group has had more of its brokerage professionals recognized as top producers or recipients of the top awards than any other firm in South Carolina. As a member of the NAI Global Network, NAI Avant is affiliated with over 350 offices and 5,000 professionals in 55 countries across the globe. NAI Global is the largest independent commercial real estate service provider worldwide and a wholly owned subsidiary of C-III Capital Partners. NAI Avant’s Property and Project Management Group currently manages a multi-million square foot portfolio of properties across South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia. Through its Avant Healthcare Division, the firm provides comprehensive services to hospitals, clinics, and physician groups. NAI Avant, founded in 1966, is headquartered in Columbia, SC with an office in Charleston, SC. Find out more about NAI Avant and its services at www.naiavant.com. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @NAI Avant and like us on Facebook.

                                             

Snelling Staffing Aims to Link Businesses and Jobseekers

COLUMBIA, SC – August 3, 2012 – As Snelling Staffing Services of the Midlands strives to meet growing social demands for information they have launched their Facebook and Twitter pages to better connect with clients and jobseekers.  Snelling focuses on the needs of their clients by providing helpful articles, tips, and trends in Human Resources, hiring, and workforce solutions while sharing All-Star candidate profiles for positions that are in high demand.  Jobseekers will enjoy hot job listings and blog posts that relate to positioning yourself for your next career.  All followers will see company news and involvement updates.

“The goal for staffing firms is to be a connector of talent to the talent-seekers.  Social media takes this one step further and allows our candidates and clients to know what we are working on and where things are headed,” states Natalie Henderson, Business Development Manager for Snelling Staffing.

Snelling Staffing is currently working with clients seeking customer service representatives, industrial electricians, purchasing/buyers, administrative assistants, and many other professional and industrial positions.

An important tip for jobseekers from Elizabeth Trenbeath, President of Snelling Staffing, is to look at your own social media presence when seeking a new job.  “The days of people considering you for a position strictly on your resumes are over,” said Ms. Trenbeath.  “If your online presence doesn’t match the professionalism you want employers to see, editing your profiles may be a good idea.”

Check out what Snelling Staffing has posted on Facebook and Twitter and let them know what you think.  They can be found at www.facebook.com/snellingmidlands and @snellingmidland on Twitter.

About Snelling Staffing Services of the Midlands       
Since 1982,Snelling Staffing Services of the Midlands is a full-service talent management firm providing temporary, temp-to-perm, and career placement services to companies throughout the Greater Columbia area.  Snelling services all sized businesses and industries with candidates that include administrative, industrial, medical, engineering, and various other professionals.  For more information about Snelling Staffing Services of the Midlands, visit www.Snelling.com/Midlands and to receive tips for business owners and jobseekers, follow them at www.Facebook.com/SnellingMidlands and @SnellingMidland on Twitter.

                                            

Museum Shop announces CALL FOR ENTRIES for the popular Artisan Fair & Sale

Celebrating fine craft on Saturday, November 10, 2012

COLUMBIA, SC – The Museum Shop at the Columbia Museum of Art announces a CALL FOR ENTRIES for it’s annual juried Artisan Fair & Sale celebrating fine craft. This five-hour event kicks off the holiday season in the Museum Shop and attracts scores of curious shoppers anxious to pounce on bargains for their holiday lists.

Deadline to enter is Friday, September 14 at 5:00 p.m.

Entry form and information are available at columbiamuseum.org.

For more information about the Artisan Fair & Sale, call the Museum Shop at 803.343.2159.

ENTRY RULES AND INFORMATION

  1. Artists ages 18 and older and working in three-dimensional disciplines are invited to apply. Two-dimensional artwork will not be accepted.
  2. Mail a CD/USB with images of your work to:

Columbia Museum of Art Museum Shop

Attn: Artisan Fair Entry

PO Box 2068

Columbia, SC 29202

  1. Images must be in .jpg format and minimum 72 dpi (to be judged online).
  2. A non-refundable $35 entry fee* must accompany a completed entry form. Make checks payable to Columbia Museum of Art. (*Does not apply to artisans currently selling their work in the shop)
  3. All works entered must be original creations by the artisan and must be show ready by November 10 if selected.
  4. Only 20 to 30 artisans are juried into the event per the jury’s discretion.
  5. Entrants will be notified of acceptance by September 30.

                                            

Columbia Museum of Art September 2012 Calendar

MAJOR EXHIBITION                        

Mark Rothko: The Decisive Decade 1940-1950
September 14, 2012 – January 6, 2013

Featuring 37 works including paintings, watercolors and works on paper drawn, this exhibition is largely from the collection of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. This is the first significant exhibition of Mark Rothko’s work to be on display in South Carolina. The exhibition brings to Columbia and South Carolina the art of a modern American master, providing a special opportunity for everyone in the region. Visitors are absorbed by Rothko’s powerful and mystical style of painting. In addition, the accompanying catalogue explores a period of Rothko’s development the 1940s that has received little attention and yet had a profound effect on his late career and brings new scholarship to art history. “This is not an exhibition that needs to justify its existence,” the artist’s son, Christopher Rothko, said. “On the contrary, the only thing that needs to be explained is its tardiness, because within the realm of Rothko’s oeuvre, the works in this exhibition are the key to everything. Everything.” The exhibition is presented through the generosity of First Citizens Bank.

ALSO ON VIEW

Modern & Contemporary Art from the Collection

On view in Galleries 5 & 6   

Celebrating some of the CMA’s greatest hits, this exhibition features over 30 paintings, drawings, photographs and sculptures from the Museum’s collection that have not been on view recently. It offers the visitor experiences both serious and sensual and is designed to both entertain and enlighten. Notable works included are by Jasper Johns, Howard Thomas, Sally Mann and Edward Ruscha, whose famous image of the Hollywood Hills (on view) has become a staple of the art world.

Alchemy of Art
On View in the Wachovia Education Gallery |  September 11, 2012 – January 6, 2013
  University of South Carolina students studied the science behind the art with Assistant Professor David Voros to create historically inspired artworks that concentrated on age old traditions.  They made their own paints, gesso, and glue to create their works of art. Through this new program, Alchemy of Art, children (ages of 8 – 12) also learned the same processes and techniques that were taught in Voros’ class to create their own paint studies, frescos, encaustics, and paintings during a weeklong summer camp.  Both USC and summer camp students’ science infused artwork is now on view in the Wachovia Education Gallery.

Born from Fire: American Studio Glass from the Collection

On View in the Mamie and Andrew Treadway, Jr., Gallery  |  May 29 – September 12

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the American Studio Glass Movement, Born from Fire: American Studio Glass from the Collection, features more than 30 examples of glass made by leaders in the movement. The American Studio Glass movement began with two glass workshops held at the Toledo Museum of Art in 1962. The workshops were taught by Harvey K. Littleton and scientist Dominick Labino, who introduced a small furnace built for glass working that made it possible for individual artists to work in independent studios. Glass programs were then established by Littleton at the University of Wisconsin, at the California College of the Arts by Marvin Lipofsky, and later at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), led by artist Dale Chihuly, to name but a few. The exhibition is generously funded by a grant from the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass with additional support by Rick and Brenda Wheeler.

Face Jugs: African-American Art and Ritual in 19th-Century South Carolina

September 28 – December 16, 2012

Featuring a stunning selection of unique SC stoneware vessels, this exhibition marks the first time in almost 30 years that a major American art museum brings together a definitive collection of African-American face jugs, borrowed from leading institutions and private collectors. This exhibition further illustrates the depth and breadth of African-American contributions to the rich artistic legacy of our state. “Face jug” is a term coined by decorative arts historians to refer to an African-American pottery type created in the South (most notably in present-day Aiken County, SC) between 1850 and 1880. The small, alkaline-glazed stoneware vessels possess facial features-usually wide-eyes and bared teeth-fashioned of kaolin, a locally sourced clay. The face jugs were functional objects that covertly represented the angst and difficulties associated with being an enslaved individual on a Southern plantation environment. These 23 vessels celebrate the aesthetic power of this potent art form and suggest new ways to consider their uses and, perhaps more importantly, their cultural meanings within a community of Americans who lived within challenging circumstances. The exhibition is presented in partnership with the University of South Carolina’s McKissick Museum and generously supported by Charlton Hall Galleries and Susan Thorpe and John Baynes.

PROGRAMS AND EVENTS:

To purchase tickets or register for classes, visit columbiamuseum.org.

Gallery Tour: Highlights of the Museum’s Collection

Every Sunday | 2:00 p.m.

A guided tour provides an overview of the Museum’s collection of European and American art. This family friendly tour features masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo from the Samuel H. Kress Collection and the Museum’s American galleries. Free.

About Face Weekly Drawing Sessions

Monday: Topics vary                      10:00 a.m. – noon

Tuesday: Portrait Drawing              6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday: Figure Drawing                7:15 – 9:15 p.m.

First Wednesday & Friday:             Long pose 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

About Face is a group of artists that share a figural model in the Museum’s studios. This group, representing a wide range of ages and abilities, offers a supportive and friendly atmosphere in which to hone artistic skills.

Wee Wednesdays: Scratchy, Silky, Slimy! (ages 2-5)

Wednesday, September 5 | 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Travel through the galleries learning all about textures, both rough and smooth and create a texture infused work of art, using a melody of materials such as cardboard, fabric and more.  Participants (ages 2-5) and their adult companions explore art through the introduction of elementary art terms such as color, line, shape and texture during the Wee Wednesday series. This program includes story time and a creative studio activity related to the art exploration theme. One adult and one child for the fall season: $48 / $24 for Kids Plus! members and above. Each additional child is $12. Supported by SCE&G.

“My Four-Year-Old Could Do That!”

A Short Course on Abstract Art with Chief Curator Will South

Every Wednesday, September 5 – 26  | 10:00 a.m.

Abstract art continues to puzzle and provoke: Just what is its purpose, anyway? Over the

years, many have assumed that abstract artists were merely interested in shocking us; others felt abstract painting was a substitute for those who couldn’t really draw. Still others have seen it as mostly a decorative enterprise-art for art’s sake. And, yes, there have been those who find abstract art the most compelling and meaningful art ever made. This series of talks reviews the idea of abstraction itself (musical notes are abstract, aren’t they? And we love those!), and traces in a general, humorous yet meaningful way the role abstraction has played visual culture. You may rethink art and your four-year-old. $60 for the series /$45 for the series for members / $15 single lecture tickets

Films from MoMA: Frank Stella at the Fogg

Thursday, September 6  |  Noon

Films from MoMA is a new series at CMA providing access to an unparalleled collection of rare films and videos from the Museum of Modern Art’s Department of Film. In 1983, Frank Stella was invited by Harvard to give the Charles Norton Eliot lectures; the following winter, he was featured in an exhibition at the Fogg Art Museum entitled Frank Stella Selected Works.  Frank Stella at the Fogg documents a gallery talk and interview with Stella during the show.  Beginning with paintings he made in 1958 and continuing through his work from the early 1980s, Stella comments on various pieces.  Looking back at a painting from the 1960s, he jokes that “it may never be that easy again.” (21 minutes.) Free with membership or admission.

Baker & Baker presents: Art of Music

The Complete Sonatas for Violin and Piano by Beethoven

Friday, September 7  | 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 8  | 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, September 9 | 7:00 p.m.

In this three-evening festival, CMA presents 10 violin sonatas of Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) performed by violinist Aaron Berofsky and pianist Philip Bush. These masterworks give a comprehensive overview of Beethoven’s powerful creative personality. The recitals and recordings of Aaron Berofsky and Philip Bush have been celebrated around the world, and received critical acclaim for their performances of Beethoven in New York City’s Merkin Hall. Three night pass: $55 / $40 for members / $15 students. Single night: $20 / $15 for members / $5 students.

Passport to Art: Feathery Friends

Sunday, September 9 | Noon – 3:00 p.m..

Let’s hear it for the birds!  Paint a watercolor portrait of your favorite bird during this FREE monthly open studio program for and enjoy a guided family tour at 1:00 p.m. or take a self-guided tour of the Museum.

Family Gallery Tour

Sunday, September 9  | 1:00 p.m.

This guided, 45-minute interactive tour, connects to the monthly Passport to Art theme and explores the world of art in a way that can be enjoyed by all family members. Discover the Museum in a new way and learn how to talk about art with your children. Supported by SCE&G. FREE.

One Room School House: The Alchemy of Art

Friday, September 14 | 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. or 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.   

Learn the history and science behind painting while touring the galleries.  Once in the studio get your hands dirty learning to make your own materials.  Students use these materials to create a masterpiece inspired by a centuries’ old traditional art form!  Designed especially for home-school children (ages 4 and up) and their parents, this program combines an exploration of the galleries with a creative activity in the studio. One adult and one child is $48 or $24 for Kids Plus! members for the season. Each additional child is $12 (limit 3 children per adult). Supported by SCE&G.

Members’ Exhibition Preview Celebration:  

Mark Rothko: The Decisive Decade 1940-1950

Thursday, September 13 |  6:00 p.m.

Members see it first! Tour the exhibition and attend a lecture by Harry Cooper, Rothko scholar and curator of modern and contemporary art at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC at 5:30 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. Individual membership admits one; all other membership levels admit two. Light hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. Members with reservations only. Space is limited. To become a member, visit columbiamuseum.org or call 803.343.2198.

Gallery Talk: Mark Rothko: The Decisive Decade 1940-1950

Friday, September 14  |  Noon

CMA chief curator Dr. Will South leads a tour of the exhibition, Mark Rothko: The Decisive Decade 1940-1950 andoffers insight into the artist and his work. Free with membership or admission.

Films from MoMA: Frank Stella at the Fogg

Saturday, September 15  | 1:00 p.m.

Films from MoMA is a new series at CMA providing access to an unparalleled collection of rare films and videos from the Museum of Modern Art’s Department of Film. In 1983, Frank Stella was invited by Harvard to give the Charles Norton Eliot lectures; the following winter, he was featured in an exhibition at the Fogg Art Museum entitled Frank Stella Selected WorksFrank Stella at the Fogg documents a gallery talk and interview with Stella during the show.  Beginning with paintings he made in 1958 and continuing through his work from the early 1980s, Stella comments on various pieces.  Looking back at a painting from the 1960s, he jokes that “it may never be that easy again.”   (21 minutes.) Free with membership or admission.

Tour deLengua Española
Sunday, September 16  | 1:30 p.m.

Una visita guiada a la colección del Museo de la lengua española. Esta familia de funciones fáciles de gira obras maestras del Renacimiento italiano, Barroco y Rococó de la Colección Samuel H. Kress y galerías de América del Museo. Libre.

Contemporaries’ Oktoberfest
Wednesday, September 26 | 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Join the Contemporaries, a membership affiliate group, for a fun-filled evening of music, brats and beer! $10 or free for Contemporaries members. To become a Contemporaries member, visit columbiamuseum.org.

UU Coffeehouse Concert

Friday, September 28  | 8:00 p.m.

The UU Coffeehouse, in its 19th season, presents a range of acoustic music with connections to folk, blues, Celtic, bluegrass, jazz, and international music. The UU is a favorite performing and listening room for musicians who bring unique original music to Columbia. Program information available at columbiamuseum.org. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. $13 in advance /$15 at the door. Student tickets are available for $5 in advance or $7 at the door. To purchase tickets, call 888.849.4224 x4

Films from MoMA: Frank Stella at the Fogg

Saturday, September 29  | 1:00 p.m.

Films from MoMA is a new series at CMA providing access to an unparalleled collection of rare films and videos from the Museum of Modern Art’s Department of Film. In 1983, Frank Stella was invited by Harvard to give the Charles Norton Eliot lectures; the following winter, he was featured in an exhibition at the Fogg Art Museum entitled Frank Stella Selected WorksFrank Stella at the Fogg documents a gallery talk and interview with Stella during the show.  Beginning with paintings he made in 1958 and continuing through his work from the early 1980s, Stella comments on various pieces.  Looking back at a painting from the 1960s, he jokes that “it may never be that easy again.” (21 minutes.) Free with membership or admission.

Museum Information  
The Columbia Museum of Art is South Carolina’s premier international art museum and houses a world-class collection of European and American art. Founded in 1950, the Museum opened its new building on Main Street in 1998 with 25 galleries. The collection includes masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo from the Samuel H. Kress Collection, porcelain and works by significant furniture and silver makers, as well as American, Asian, and modern and contemporary art. In recent years the Museum’s collection of Asian art and Antiquities has grown through generous gifts to the collection. Of particular interest are Sandro Botticelli’s Nativity, Claude Monet’s The Seine at Giverny, Canaletto’s View of the Molo, and art glass by Louis Comfort Tiffany. The Contemporaries, an affiliate membership group, recently completed an Art Acquisition Fund project with the installation of the Dale Chihuly chandelier, which is now on view in the Museum’s David Wallace Robinson, Jr. Atrium. The Museum offers changing exhibitions from renowned museums as well as educational programs for all ages that include art classes, art camps, lectures, films and concerts. It is the recipient of a National Art Education Association award for its contributions to arts education and an Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Governor’s Award for the Arts for outstanding contributions to the arts in South Carolina. Generous support to the Museum is provided by the City of Columbia, Richland County, the South Carolina Arts Commission and the Cultural Council of Richland and Lexington Counties.

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