Member News | April 22 – 26

CENTRAL SOUTH CAROLINA ALLIANCE WELCOMES MELISSA MIMMS, DIRECTOR OF INVESTOR AND PUBLIC RELATIONS, COLUMBIA, SC

COLUMBIA, SC (April 17, 2013) Central South Carolina Alliance is pleasedCentralmimmsheadshot to welcome Melissa Mimms as their Director of Investor and Public Relations. Before joining Central South Carolina Alliance, Melissa worked at NAI Avant, where she was the Director of Marketing and Public Relations. During her time at NAI Avant she oversaw all marketing for the Columbia and Charleston Offices. Previously, she had worked at Gates Construction Company in North Carolina.

Melissa holds a bachelors degree from Clemson University. She is a 2012 Leadership Columbia Graduate and is an avid volunteer for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Columbia.

At Central South Carolina Alliance she will oversee all Investor and Public Relations.

About Central South Carolina Alliance
Central South Carolina Alliance (CSCA) is a full service professional economic development organization, which was founded in 1994 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, public/private partnership which engages in the recruitment of capital investment and job creation in the Central region of South Carolina. Since inception, CSCA has worked in bringing over $10 billion in capital investment and over 60,000 jobs to the midlands region of South Carolina.

CSCA represents 10 counties, the City of Columbia and the University of South Carolina. (The 10 county region includes, Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, McCormick, Newberry, Orangeburg and Richland.) To learn more about Central South Carolina Alliance please visit our website at http://www.centralsc.org and be sure to follow us on Twitter @Central_SC and like us on Facebook.

Contact: Melissa Mimms, Director of Investor and Public Relations, mmimms@centralsc.org or (803) 553-9100

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CMA announces contemporary exhibition by SC based artist
Found in Translation: The Art of Steven Naifeh
On view Friday, May 17 – Sunday, September 1, 2013

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Columbia Museum of Art is honored to organize and present the first retrospective exhibition of the art of Steven Naifeh. Found in Translation: The Art of Steven Naifeh opens on Friday, May 17 and remains on view through Sunday, September 1, 2013.

The 26 large-scale works of modern art reflect Naifeh’s personal taste, preferences and attitudes about geometric abstraction that developed over the span of 40 years. It is hardly surprising that Naifeh’s childhood in the Middle East educated his eye to the rigorous forms of Arab and Islamic art. The artist was born in Iran, the son of American diplomats. He spent his childhood in a succession of Foreign Service postings spread across three continents in the Islamic world. Enriched by his Lebanese heritage and his time living in the Islamic and Arab worlds, Naifeh has shown an extraordinary ability to integrate the influences of these distant and timeless cultures into the global culture of today. This exhibition inspires visitors with a deeper understanding of the art of the Middle East, Northern India, and Northern Africa. In his art, Naifeh achieves a synthesis of West and East as well as old and new, a blending of cultures recognized early on in the art he made here in America. His work represents universal harmony and attains this geometric symmetry beautifully with intellectual discipline, rigorous skill and authentic joy in the process of communication.

Found in Translation is destined to inspire our community and open doors to understanding cultures beyond our own. It shows visitors that what we share culturally is perhaps greater than what separates us. Abstract art is capable of expressing complex ideas like unity and continuity.

“We all need to understand more about the world in which we live, and Naifeh’s exhibition is a smart, vibrant way of encountering Middle Eastern ideas,” CMA Chief Curator, Will South, said.

About Steven Naifeh

Naifeh has exhibited work throughout the Islamic world including Abu Dhabi, Jordan, Pakistan and the Muslim cities of Kano and Kaduna in Nigeria. He studied art with the Nigerian artist Bruce Onobrakpeya. He also studied contemporary art with Sam Hunter, former curator of the Museum of Modern Art and the Jewish Museum, and he studied Islamic art with Oleg Grabar and Cary Welch.

With his co-author, Gregory White Smith, he has also written 18 books, including five New York Times bestsellers. Recently, they published the biography, Van Gogh: The Life, which was recently featured on CBS 60 Minutes. The book was featured on several best book lists for 2011 in The New York Times, The Economist, The Washington Post and was the Sunday Times of London’s Best Art Book of the Year. The CMA hosted Naifeh for a lecture and book signing in January 2012.

 

Exhibition Sponsors

Exhibition Presented by: Mrs. Joyce Martin Hill

Supporting Sponsors: Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, Dr. Gregory J. Wych, Dr. Suzan D. Boyd and Mr. M. Edward Sellers, Mrs. Carol C. Saunders, Dr. Carolyn Kressler-Greenburg and Dr. Stanley H. Greenburg, The Clarion Hotel

Education Sponsor:The Hilliard Family Foundation, Inc.

RELATED PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Exhibition Catalogue

A full-color, 135-page catalogue complements the exhibition and features a conversation between the artist and CMA Chief Curator Will South. This publication is designed to enhance your CMA experience and provide insight on some of the artist’s most famous works. The catalogue is available for purchase in the Museum Shop and online at columbiamuseum.org.

Book a Tour and Save on Admission

Gather your friends and make a reservation to enjoy a docent-led or self-guided tour of the exhibition to save on admission. Hungry? Choose the tour with a lunch or enjoy wine and cheese after your tour. Details at columbiamuseum.org.

Family Gallery Guide

This free family-friendly gallery guide is your source to family fun with insider information about some of the works and a gallery hunt to discover shapes and patterns. Ask for it at the admission desk.

Fun Backpacks for Kids

Our free backpacks are full of fun and imaginative ways to engage any child in the exhibition Found in Translation: The Art of Steven Naifeh. The backpacks include binoculars to zoom in on shapes and patterns, a sketchbook to illustrate your discoveries, flashcards to learn about shapes and three-dimensional shapes to build temporary mini sculptures. Ask to check out a backpack at the admission desk.

Geometric Visions
On view in the Interactive Education Gallery
June 11 – August 11

Inspired by the exhibition Found In Translation: The Art of Steven Naifeh, Eau Claire community members, CMA Passport to Art participants and CMA Spring Workshop students created paper and tile mosaics based on the concepts of simple geometry.  Their works are on view beginning Tuesday, June 11.      

Gallery Tour: Found in Translation: The Art of Steven Naifeh
Every Saturday | 1:00 p.m.

A guided tour of the exhibition, Found in Translation: The Art of Steven Naifeh,offers insight into the artist’s background and his work. Free with membership or admission.

**PRESS PREVIEW
Tuesday, May 14 |  11:00 a.m.

Members of the working press are invited for an exclusive sneak peek of the exhibition before it opens to the public. Photography, videography and interviews with artist Steven Naifeh are encouraged at this event. For more information or to schedule an interview, call 803.343.2170.

Members’ Exhibition Opening Celebration:
Found in Translation: The Art of Steven Naifeh
Sunday, May 19 |  2:00 – 4:00 p.m. 

Join us for the members only exhibition opening celebration featuring a book signing and lecture with artist Steven Naifeh at 2:30 p.m. To become a member visit columbiamuseum.org.

Artist Salon Series: Chuck Ezell
Friday, May 24 | Noon

The Artist Salon Series features gallery talks, led by working artists, about a wide range of subjects, topics and disciplines. Chuck Ezell, chief fabricator for Steven Naifeh’s studio, leads a talk through the exhibition Found in Translation: The Art of Steven Naifeh. Free with membership or admission.

Film: Islamic Art – Mirror to the Invisible World
Thursday, June 6 | Noon 

This new film takes audiences on an epic journey across nine countries and over 1,400 years of history. Narrated by Academy Award winning performer Susan Sarandon, this dazzling documentary reveals the variety and diversity of Islamic art.  It provides a window into Islamic culture and brings broad insights to the enduring themes that have propelled human history and fueled the rise of world civilization over the centuries. The film explores the richness of Islamic art in objects big and small, from great ornamented palaces and the play of light in monumental mosques to the exquisite beauty of ceramics, carved boxes, paintings and metal work.  It revels in the use of color and finds commonalities in a shared artistic heritage with the West and East. 90 minutes. Free with membership or admission.

Film: Islamic Art – Mirror to the Invisible World
Saturday, June 8 |  1:00 p.m.

This new film takes audiences on an epic journey across nine countries and over 1,400 years of history. Narrated by Academy Award winning performer Susan Sarandon, this dazzling documentary reveals the variety and diversity of Islamic art.  It provides a window into Islamic culture and brings broad insights to the enduring themes that have propelled human history and fueled the rise of world civilization over the centuries. The film explores the richness of Islamic art in objects big and small, from great ornamented palaces and the play of light in monumental mosques to the exquisite beauty of ceramics, carved boxes, paintings and metal work.  It revels in the use of color and finds commonalities in a shared artistic heritage with the West and East. 90 minutes. Free with membership or admission.

Passport to Art: Shaping Up
Sunday, June 9 | Noon – 3:00 p.m.

This drop-in studio program encourages families to create shapely masterpieces inspired by the exhibition Found in Translation: The Art of Steven Naifeh. Free.

Family Gallery Tour
Sunday, June 9 | 1:00 p.m. 

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

Summer Camp: Art Express: Silly Shapes and Laughing Lines (ages 4-7)
Monday, June 17 – Friday, June 21  | 9:00 a.m. – noon

Discover fun patterns and focus on color, shape and line while touring the exhibition Found in Translation and the CMA’s collection. In the studio, paint, stencil and create geometric art. $135 / $108 for Kids Plus! members and above.

Summer Camp: Geometric Gardens (ages 8-12)
Monday, June 17 – Friday, June 21  | 9:00 a.m. – noon

Explore the elements of art – shape, color, line, texture, space, value and form – in the exhibition Found in Translation: The Art of Steven Naifeh and the CMA’s collection. Use a variety of materials like concrete, wire and glass tile to create garden sculptures. $160 / $128 for Kids Plus! members and above.

Found in Translation: A presentation by Steven Naifeh
Tuesday, June 18 | 7:00 p.m.

SC based artist Steven Naifeh discusses the relationship between Western and Middle Eastern Art and his own process of conceiving and creating art. Q&A session follows the discussion. This program is presented in part by The Humanities Council SC. $12 / $10 for members / $5 for students.

Film: Islamic Art – Mirror to the Invisible World
Saturday, June 23 | 1:00 p.m.  

This new film takes audiences on an epic journey across nine countries and over 1,400 years of history. Narrated by Academy Award winning performer Susan Sarandon, this dazzling documentary reveals the variety and diversity of Islamic art.  It provides a window into Islamic culture and brings broad insights to the enduring themes that have propelled human history and fueled the rise of world civilization over the centuries. The film explores the richness of Islamic art in objects big and small, from great ornamented palaces and the play of light in monumental mosques to the exquisite beauty of ceramics, carved boxes, paintings and metal work.  It revels in the use of color and finds commonalities in a shared artistic heritage with the West and East. 90 minutes. Free with membership or admission.

Summer Camp: Teen Academy: Metal Works (ages 13-18)
Monday, July 8 – Friday, July 12  | 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Learn the fundamentals of metal working as you design and fabricate wearable works of art.  Teens explore tools like saws, files, drills and dapping blocks, and work with semi-precious metals like copper, brass and nickel silver. $190 / $152 for Kids Plus! members and above.

Lecture: Symbolism as Seen in Geometry of Islamic Art
Friday, July 19 | Noon

Mana Hewitt discusses how Islamic art reveals a preference for surface patterns composed of geometric forms. These complex designs create the impression of unending repetition, which is said to encourage the viewer to contemplate the unlimited nature of God. Hewitt is the current Undergraduate Director and McMaster Gallery Director at the USC Department of Art. Free with membership or admission.

Lecture: The Adornment of Geometry: Image, Text and Form
Friday, August 9 | Noon

Dr. Akel Kahera explores the major issues of image, text and form by inviting participants to examine the adornment of geometry in Islamic visual expression. Dr. Kahera is the Associate Dean of the College of Architecture, Art and Humanities at Clemson University. Free with membership or admission.

Dinner and a Movie with Steven Naifeh
Sunday, August 18 | 5:30 p.m.

Spend an evening with Steven Naifeh enjoying a cocktail hour, gallery tour and BBQ dinner. Afterward, stroll down to the Nickelodeon Theater to enjoy popcorn, desserts and drink while learning and watching how Naifeh’s book on Jackson Pollock became the film, Pollock. $100 / $75 for CMA and Nickelodeon members. Couples tickets available: $175 per couple / $125 per couple for members.

Artist Salon Series: Will South
Friday, August 23 | Noon

The Artist Salon Series features gallery talks, led by working artists, about a wide range of subjects, topics and disciplines. Join CMA Chief Curator, Will South as he leads a tour of Found in Translation: The Art of Steven Naifeh. Free with membership or admission.

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Columbia Museum of Art offers free admission on Sunday, May 19 to celebrate Association of Art Museum Directors’ Art Museum Day

COLUMBIA, SC – The Columbia Museum of Art announces free admission on Sunday, May 19 from noon until 5:00 p.m. as part of the Association of Art Museum Directors’ (AAMD) Art Museum Day. Last year, the CMA-along with more than 120 other AAMD member museums across North America-participated in Art Museum Day.

In 2012, AAMD launched an initiative encouraging visitors of all ages to share their experiences of Art Museum Day through social media. Last year’s event prompted an outpouring of responses with tweets, check-ins and personal responses from across North America. The CMA invites visitors to continue the conversation this year by sharing their perspectives via social media with the hashtag #artmuseumday.

The new exhibition, Found in Translation: The Art of Steven Naifeh will be on view and the catalogue is available in the Museum Shop. Ask for the TAP tour at the check-in desk for a fun and new multimedia experience to immerse yourself in the works. Guided tours of the CMA collection begin at 2:00 p.m. Details available at columbiamuseum.org.

“Art museums bring communities together and engage people of every background in the shared exploration of human expression across time and cultures,” Chris Anagnos, Executive Director of AAMD, said. “AAMD is so pleased that the Columbia Museum of Art is joining us in celebrating Art Museum Day and is encouraging everyone in Columbia to participate and share their experiences in a public forum.”

Art Museum Day emphasizes the essential role that art museums play in their communities, highlights the value of the visual arts in society and provides new opportunities for audiences to participate in the wide-ranging programs offered by AAMD member museums. These member institutions-located across the United States, Canada, and Mexico-include regional museums as well as large international museums.

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Ten McAngus Goudelock & Courie Attorneys Named in 2013 S.C. Super Lawyers Magazine

COLUMBIA, SC—The law firm of McAngus Goudelock & Courie is pleased to announce that attorneys Rusty Goudelock, Thomas Lydon, Hugh McAngus, Erroll Anne Hodges, Amy Jenkins and Dominic Starr have been recognized in their fields by South Carolina Super Lawyers magazine. South Carolina Super Lawyers magazine recognizes South Carolina’s top attorneys as chosen by their peers.

Attorneys Andrew Delaney, Landon “Rocky” Hughey, David Ross and Joseph Sandefur have been named Super Lawyers Rising Stars for 2013. This honor is awarded to attorneys age 40 or younger, or who have been in practice for 10 years or less. Only 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are chosen for the Rising Stars list.

Columbia Office:

Rusty Goudelock, a founding member of MG&C, focuses on workers’ compensation and employment law.

Thomas Lydon focuses on litigation involving business, bankruptcy and probate matters.

Hugh McAngus is a founding member of MG&C and a Certified Mediator. He focuses on workers’ compensation.

Andrew Delaney focuses on general liability defense including automobile negligence, premises liability, products liability and construction defects.

Landon “Rocky” Hughey focuses on workers’ compensation.

David Ross focuses on residential and commercial real estate, commercial transactions and business formations.

Greenville Office:

Erroll Anne Hodges focuses on workers’ compensation and labor and employment law.

Charleston Office:

Amy Jenkins focuses on labor and employment law. She chairs the firm’s employment law practice group and is a South Carolina Supreme Court Certified Specialist in Labor and Employment Law, as well as a Certified Mediator.

Myrtle Beach Office:

Dominic Starr focuses on business and tort litigation and product liability defense.

Joseph Sandefur focuses on civil litigation including insurance and construction defense litigation, insurance coverage litigation, bad faith defense, dram shop liability, wrongful death, personal injury and premises liability.

About MG&C

Founded in 1995, McAngus Goudelock & Courie is a law firm with offices in Columbia, Greenville, Charleston and Myrtle Beach, SC, and Asheville, Charlotte and Raleigh, NC. The firm’s practice areas include workers’ compensation defense, employment law, banking and consumer law, administrative law, government relations, construction litigation, commercial litigation, products litigation, business law, real estate law, and health care and regulatory issues. For more information about MG&C, visit www.mgclaw.com or call 803.779.2300.

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“Fantasy” Continues Music at Sandhill April 26
Spring Concerts Draw Crowds to Village at Sandhill

Columbia, SC – April 23 – Village at Sandhill’s free spring concert series, “Music at Sandhill presented by Grow Financial Federal Credit Union” continues this Friday April 26, with R&B and Beach Party band “Fantasy” from 7pm-9pm in Town Center Common.  Free rides and balloon art from Nick Propst begin at 6pm.

From Rock Hill, SC “Fantasy” features a five-piece ensemble performing a diverse repertoire of Beach, Jazz, Motown, Rock, Soul, and Top-40 Dance hits. “Fantasy” has performed at past Village at Sandhill events and returns by popular demand.

With 20 branches, and one opening soon at Village at Sandhill, Grow Financial Federal Credit Union is recognized as one of the leading Credit Unions in the nation, and has $1.8 billion in assets.  Originally founded to provide a safe place to save and borrow money for the military and civilian personnel of MacDill Air Force Base, Grow Financial has since expanded membership to include employees of more than 1,100 businesses.  Established in 1955, Grow Financial has its corporate headquarters in Tampa, Florida. For more information visit www.growfinancial.org.

Located at Clemson Road and Two Notch Road in Northeast Richland County, Village at Sandhill offers the very best in shopping, dining, entertainment, working, living and more – all in one exceptionally beautiful and convenient location.  Village at Sandhill covers 330 acres and contains over 100 merchants, anchored by Belk, JC Penney, Home Depot, Academy Sports + Outdoors, and Home Goods.  Village at Sandhill is owned and managed by Kahn Development Company. Visit us online at www.villageatsandhill.com.

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ELAN MIDTOWN IN DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON LEASES SPACE TO EDWARD JONES, NAI AVANT REPRESENTS LANDLORD

Charleston, SC (April 17, 2013) Ruth Marie Embler, a member of NAI NAIPR3EmblerAvant’s Brokerage Team, recently represented the landlord, GS Midtown Apartments, LLP, in the lease of office space at the Elan Midtown project located at 441 Meeting Street in Charleston, SC. The tenant, Edward Jones, will occupy approximately 1,200 square feet.

Will Sherrod, CCIM of Lee & Associates – Charleston represented the tenant.

About Elan Midtown

Elan Midtown is a Class-A, mid-rise luxury apartment community in downtown Charleston, SC developed by Greystar in conjunction with Prudential Real Estate Investors. The 1.77-acre project consists of 200 residential units sitting above 7,000-square-feet of ground-floor retail and two levels of parking. Studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments will be available. Elan Midtown is the first large scale mixed-use apartment development to be delivered in downtown Charleston in well over 25 years. The community is slated to open in June 2013.

SOLD: 384 ACRES, $782,500, NAI AVANT REPRESENTS SELLER

COLUMBIA, SC (April 22, 2013) – 384 acres of timberland/recreational property on Faust Road in Bamberg, SC, recently sold for approximately $782,500.  Tom Milliken and Tombo Milliken, both members of NAI Avant’s Brokerage Team, represented the seller in the transaction.

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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.

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