Member News | April 1-5

CMA presents Picasso: Master Prints
On view April 16 – August 11, 2013

COLUMBIA, SC – This spring, the Columbia Museum of Art presents a small, but luxurious exhibition, Picasso: Master Prints, featuring some of the artist’s greatest prints. The installation opens April 16 and is on view in the Mamie and William Andrew Treadway, Jr., Gallery 15 through August 11, 2013.

Picasso: Master Prints showcases etchings, lithographs and silkscreens by Pablo Picasso, the most influential artist of the 20th century. Best known as the inventor of Cubism, Picasso was prolific in still life, figurative art, and mythological scenes, all of which are featured in this exhibition. No matter what kind of print he was making or what the subject matter was, Picasso brought an extraordinary level of innovation and expertise to the art of printmaking, making every work in this exhibition a master print.

Fourteen of the prints in this exhibition are on loan to the CMA from the Weatherspoon Art Museum in Greensboro, NC. Picasso sold these prints directly to his friends and active art collectors, Etta and Claribel Cone. In turn, the famous Cone sisters gave them to the Weatherspoon Museum. This selection includes a set of 10 color pochoirs (silkscreens) made in the early 1920s. The set of pochoirs in Master Prints was published by Picasso’s dealer of that time, Paul Rosenberg. Picasso’s images were inspired by his work for the famous Ballets Russe (Russian Ballet) and the Commedia dell’Arte, a 16th century form of Italian theatre characterized by masks. Themes from these two theatrical sources made their way into the prints through the characters of Harlequin (a clown) and Pulcinella (the ancestor of Punch). Visitors also see the guitar-the instrument of the wandering troubadour-reconfigured by way of Cubism.

In addition to the brilliantly colored pochoirs, this exhibition includes classic black and white work by the master. One is The Coiffure of 1923. In his neoclassical style, Picasso transforms the visual solidity of Greek sculpture into minimalist modern lines. Though this image is small in scale and the artist uses almost no detail, a sense of classical grandeur is realized by positioning the figures in a pyramid.

“In Picasso: Master Prints, we see that the creativity of Picasso knew no bounds, making this small but dynamic exhibition a true must-see show,” CMA Chief Curator Will South said.

This exhibition is generously sponsored by: Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Burr, Mr. Robert W. Foster, Sr., Ms. Ann Marie Stieritz and Mr. John B. Carran, Walda Wildman CPA, LLC, and Dr. Caroline Whitson.

About CMA

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. Of particular interest are Sandro Botticelli’s Nativity, Claude Monet’s The Seine at Giverny, Canaletto’s View of the Molo, a Dale Chihuly chandelier and art glass by Louis Comfort Tiffany. The Museum offers changing exhibitions from renowned museums and educational programs for all ages that include classes, 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.


Recognized as One of the “30 Most Influential” People in NAPFA’s 30 Year History

Cheryl R. Holland, CFP ® honored as someone who has played a vital role in advancing NAPFA and Fee-Only financial planning

NEW YORK, NY (April 4, 2013) – Since 1983, there have beenHOLLAND, CHERYL (A0170082) professionals who have advanced the concept of Fee-Only financial planning and its importance to the public. Those people are counted among the ranks of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) and their contributions are being recognized as part of NAPFA’s 30th anniversary celebration.

The 30 Most Influential program recognizes those NAPFA members and staff who have had a profound impact on Fee-Only financial planning, the organization, and their peers in NAPFA’s first 30 years. The members nominated deserving individuals and voted on those they deem most worthy of being recognized. We are pleased to announce that Cheryl R. Holland, CFP ®  of Abacus Planning Group in Columbia, SC  has been voted among the 30 Most Influential.

Cheryl R. Holland , CFP ® is President of Abacus Planning Group, Inc., a financial advisory and investment counsel firm managing over $700,000,000 in assets primarily for individuals.

“We are thrilled to honor Ms. Holland and the other deserving individuals who have each made significant contributions to the organization and to the planning profession,” said NAPFA Chair Lauren Locker, CFP®. “NAPFA’s rich history was made possible because of the contributions by those in our ranks, including Ms. Holland. While this recognition program could have easily acknowledged many more people, the members voted and provided us a wonderful cross-section of people who have made NAPFA what it is today.”

The 30 Most Influential includes people of diverse backgrounds, including solo practitioners, principals in large firms, past NAPFA chairs and elected leaders, and NAPFA staff. Ms. Holland and other honorees will be acknowledged at the awards banquets at the 2013 NAPFA Spring Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada from May 7-10 and the 2013 NAPFA Fall Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from October 8-11.

“NAPFA’s influence on the financial service industry is akin to the impact of the Gulf Stream on the Atlantic Ocean.   I feel blessed to be among peers who care about making a difference in the world.”

If you are interested in speaking with Ms. Holland,  please contact her at 803 933 0054 or

About Abacus Planning Group

Abacus Planning Group, founded by Cheryl R. Holland, CFP® in 1998, is a comprehensive, fee-only financial planning and investment counsel firm managing approximately $700,000,000 on behalf of its 186 clients. Abacus, a team of multi-disciplinary experts who work collaboratively to serve the clients and the Abacus vision, is a firm passionate about each client making smart financial decisions and dedicated to creating peace of mind for the client through skillful listening.  Located at 2500 Devine Street, Abacus can be reached by phone at 803.933.0054 or via the website:



GREENVILLE, SC Gallivan, White & Boyd, P.A. is pleased to announce that Lauren T. Maxwell has joined the firm’s Greenville office as an associate in its Business and Commercial practices group. Lauren’s practice will concentrate on banking, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights as well as business and commercial litigation. Lauren earned her Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina School of Law where she served as a staff member on the North Carolina Law Review. Lauren received her undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, in Communication Studies and Political Science from Clemson University.  While at Clemson, Lauren was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the Calhoun Honors College.

Prior to joining GWB, Lauren developed her legal skills by handling matters before state and federal courts of South Carolina and by working for two years as the law clerk for the Honorable Helen Elizabeth Burris, United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of South Carolina.  C. William McGee, the firm’s managing shareholder, states, “We are extremely excited about Lauren’s addition to our Business and Commercial practice group.  Her experience in the bankruptcy and business and commercial arenas will be invaluable to our business clients.”

Gallivan, White & Boyd, P.A. has offices in Greenville and Columbia, S.C. and Charlotte, N.C.  Practice areas include business and complex litigation, strategic risk assessment and counseling, and corporate representation. For more information about the firm, see


MEDcare Urgent Care Location in Spring Valley to Open Tuesday, April 2nd

Urgent Care provider to open 3rd Columbia walk-in center at 9:00 a.m.

Columbia, SC- MEDcare Urgent Care announced today that their Spring Valley center located at 10136 Two Notch Road, in the Kroger Shopping Center, next to Chick fil A will open Tuesday, April 2nd at 9:00 a.m. The site, formerly a Hollywood Video, is being retrofitted to a state-of-the-art medical facility where residents of Spring Valley and beyond can go for a wide range of medical care under one roof.

“We owe a tremendous amount of gratitude to the residents of Columbia for the tremendous support, said Radwan Hallaba, MD, CEO of MEDcare Urgent Care. “We will continue to deliver on our commitment to an awesome healthcare experience with our new Spring Valley location”.

The Spring Valley MEDcare Urgent Care Center will be open every day, from 9am to 9pm, with a physician always on-site. The Company boasts an inclusive, community relations approach to medical service. Anyone, young or old, can just walk in, with or without insurance. This location will be MEDcare’s third location to open in the Columbia
area in the past 12 months.

MEDcare Urgent Care Columbia locations:

MEDcare Urgent Care -West Columbia
across from Lexington Medical Center
110 Medical Circle
West Columbia, SC 29169
Phone: (803) 509-7316

MEDcare Urgent Care-Garners Ferry
behind Rush’s
7418 Garners Ferry Road
29169 Columbia, SC 29209
Phone: (803) 509-6310

MEDcare Urgent Care –Spring Valley-Opening April 2nd
Kroger Shopping Center, next to Chic- fil-A
10136 Two Notch Road
Columbia, SC 29229
Phone: (803) 509-7570

About MEDcare Urgent Care

MEDcare Urgent Care offers high-caliber, affordable, patient- focused care for illness and injury, treating patients off all ages, with most insurance accepted. Low cost pricing is available for those without insurance.
Every MEDcare Urgent Care Center has a physician on-site, leading medical technology, electronic medical records and radiology equipment, on-site diagnostic testing and clean, inviting facilities.
To find out more about MEDcare Urgent Care, go to


College Sport Research Institute director coming to USC

COLUMBIA, SC – March 27, 2013 – Richard Southall, a leading sports management researcher and director of the College Sport Research Institute (CSRI), will relocate the institute to Columbia when he joins the faculty of the University of South Carolina this fall
Southall has been named an associate sport and entertainment professor in USC’s sport and entertainment department, part of the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management.

The institute, which is currently housed at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, conducts data collection and analysis related to college sports; encourages and supports collaborative interdisciplinary college sports research; serves as a research consortium for college sports researchers; and disseminates college sports research results to academicians, college sports practitioners and the general public.

Southall conducts research for the NCAA member athletic offices with a focus on the revenue-generating sports of football and men’s basketball. Much of his work involves examining the experiences and graduation rates of college athletes.

“I am excited to be a part of an outstanding group of faculty in the Department of Sport and Entertainment Management at the University of South Carolina. In addition to providing me a chance to collaborate with world-class colleagues, this relocation will substantially increase the research capabilities of the College Sport Research Institute. I loved my five years at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, but I could not pass up the chance to come USC.”

Andy Gillentine, chair of the department of sport and entertainment management, says the addition of Southall will significantly elevate the department’s profile.

“Dr. Southall is an accomplished scholar, able to integrate his research findings into meaningful applications for the sport industry. He will help the department be recognized as a leader in sport and entertainment academic programs and with our mission to develop a diverse workforce,” Gillentine says.

In addition to his duties at the Institute, Southall is also the Sport Administration Graduate Program coordinator at UNC.

Read this press release online.


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