FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 26th, 2014
First Thursdays on Main: December 4th, 2014 on Main Street Columbia SC 6:00 pm-10:00 pm
EXPANDED! From State House to City Hall (1200-1700 blocks of Main Street)
• Bourbon- First Thursdays Bourbon Punch Special
• Oak Table- $5 Select Wines and $3 Select Drafts
• The Whig- Green Man Brewery tap takeover for First Thursdays on Main
• Certus Bank- Trenhom Artist Guild art show
• The Arcade- Holiday Open House featuring live painting by Blue Sky as well as well live music
• Cantina 76- 2 for 1 Original House Margaritas
• Car Show
• Nest- USC Press Book Signings by Ron Rash, John Warley, and Patricia Moore-Pastides
• Sheraton- Rooftop Lounge
• Marriott Plaza (Outdoors)- Rocks at Midlands, Pie-Zano’s Main Pizza, Wurst Wagen
• Frame of Mind- A Living Canvas by Jenna Sach
• Wine Down on Main- Kristyn Larsen
• Anastasia & Friends- Group art show for the Holidays
• Something Special Florists- Holiday Open House
• Carolina Hair Studios- Art by Keith Tolen and Tariq Mix, performances by Brian ”the Violinist” McCollough
• Hampton Street Vineyard- First Thursdays Drink Special
• Outdoors- Mo Betta Soul featuring performances by DJ Preach Jacobs and special guests, Crepes and Croissants pairs with Wine Down on Main, KC’s Hotdogs, Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse Outdoor service
• Tapp’s Art Center- Confluence, David Adedokun, Chuck Dye’s “Amuricana” USC Thesis Show, & the USC Photo Festival
• Mast General- Music by Marty & Friends and Book Release of Claws featuring illustrations by Stephen Chesly
• Paradise Ice- Unveiling of the new cookie sandwich
• Michael’s Café- Art by Mary Spieth and entertainment by Pinetop Lightning
• Good Life Café-
• Cigar Box on Main
• Grapes and Gallery- Holiday Art Sale
• The Gallery at City Hall- New exhibit featuring collected historical photographs by Russell Maxey
• Villa Tronco- Palmetto Opera Night
The Gallery at City Hall
The Gallery at City Hall features an exhibit assembled by the Walker Local and Family History Center at Richland Library of collected photographs by Russell Maxey of Columbia’s public art. City Hall is located at 1737 Main Street, on the corner of Main and Laurel Streets.
Tapp’s Art Center
Confluence, an art show by Danna Ray and Jen Ray, benefiting the Congaree River Keeper.
Columbia lies at the confluence of two rivers, the Saluda and the Broad, which meet in Columbia to form the Congaree River. Danna and Jen Ray will present works that highlight this great river system in a two-person show. Confluence is the celebration of our natural environment as well as a metaphor for the many social and cultural tributaries that come together to compose Columbia’s identity.
At the junction of the Ray’s talents, this show will feature painting, installations and works on paper that spark a new view on an old landscape.
Join us for a captivating set by singer/ songwriter, David Adedokun. David has been writing and performing music under various monikers for most of his adult life. His songs are self-effacing, thoughtful and melodically engaging.
If you haven’t been lucky enough to experience his soaring voice and piercing lyrics about love and heartbreak, be sure to make it out on Thursday. The evening’s offerings will feature the debut of new works, as well as music from past projects, such as the Daylight Hours and Muscle Memory, interpreted through a new lens.
Chuck Dye: Amuricana
USC Thesis Show
Opening reception: Dec 4, 6pm
Amuricana is a collection of diptychs that juxtaposes artifacts from working-class America.
USC Student and Faculty
December 4th, 6-10pm
Join us for an intimate look at the work and process of USC’s photography department. Student, alumni, and faculty works co-mingle for a rich display of the talents, achievements and visual exploration of this diverse department.
Mingle and Jingle – First Thursday –December 4 – 6 pm – 7:30 pm- Join Marty and Friends as they celebrate the holiday. Local musicians Chet Williamson, Merrily May, Cathy Dawson, Jim Guzel, Sylvie Dessau and Marty Lόpez create excitement with their unique sounds.
Illustrator Stephen Chesley – First Thursday, December 4, 6 pm to 7:30 pm- Unseen for centuries, Claws is a fast paced adventure of a young boy and a bobcat. A project of the Humanities Council of SC Benefiting the South Carolina Book Festival, this edition of Claws is illustrated by southern artist Stephen Chesley.
Michael’s Café and Catering
Join us at Michael’s Café & Catering on Main Street this First Thursday for hot chocolate and apple cider! Featuring photography by Mary Spieth with live entertainment provided by Pinetop Lightning.
The Cigar Box Main Street
The Cigar Box Main Street is the newest edition of the Cigar Box shops. Awesome selection of tobaccos. Comfortable smoking lounge. BYOB! Premium Cigars – Fine Tobaccos – Pipes – Accessories – Smoking Lounge…yes…right here on Columbia’s Main Street!
There’s never a shortage of goodies to enjoy around Main Street’s happiest shop…it’s THE PLACE for iced custards, Italian ices, homemade and organic…quality and taste! Come by on First Thursdays to find out our newest flavors plus our latest cookie/iced custard. As always, we will have the usual local coffee, tea, home made chai & hot chocolates. Come see us for the YUM!
Grapes & Gallery
First Thursday: We are having a HUGE art sale! All artwork will be marked down. Paintings make great holiday gifts.
Shop Local this holiday season: We have quite a few options for you to choose from:
– Gift certificates to paint,
– Black and white portrait paintings by Al Fowler,
– Prints of photos by photographer Tony Claremont,
– Gift certificates for photo shoots and photography classes with Tony Claremont,
– Jewelry from Taelxr Mattox Jewelry,
– Wine, beer and more.
One Columbia for Arts and History
Visit the One Columbia office at 1219 Taylor Street to pick up a Cultural Passport and to talk more about what you’re working on, what we’re working on, and how much art and culture there is in our great city.
1441 Main Street
Drip on Main (Outdoors)- Bang the drums on Columbia’s newest public art installation.
South Carolina’s Non-Profit Cinema since 1979, the Nick is a 99 seat theater run by The Columbia Film Society. It is home to three film screenings daily, and special series with extra showtimes. Check them out at http://www.nickelodeon.org/programs/ for the latest programming during this First Thursdays on Main event.
Frame of Mind
FOM Series presents A Living Canvas by Jenna Sach
A Living Canvas is a collaborative show combining the talents of Alicia Leeke, Cedric Umoja, Darlene Fuhst, Heide Darr-Hope, Jenna Sach, JJ Ohlinger and Whitney LeJeune, which will close Frame of Mind’s year long collaborative series.
“What began out as an idea to incorporate different styles of art together transformed into this amazing journey of watching art come to life. Each artist is paired with a model or a “living canvas” to transform them into an original piece of art. Using my traditional medium of film and high contrast lighting, I highlighted the unique differences each model and each artist brought to the table. With this project, I also had a chance to venture into experimenting with colour film for the first time. It has been an amazing opportunity and adventure to connect with such amazing and diverse talent.”
“I would like to thank all the artists and models who participated in this project, without you this collaboration would not have been possible.”
Born in Southampton, England, Jenna Sach immigrated to South Carolina in 1990. Ever since she was a young girl, she has shown a fondness for art. However, it was not until she was 16 that she began her passion for photography. Jenna’s high school offered a darkroom course; it was her first experience developing film, and she fell in love. Over the years Jenna took pictures of the places she visited, but it was not until she arrived at the University of South Carolina that she began to formulate her style. There, she connected with her mentor and darkroom professor, Toby Morriss. Under his guidance, she perfected her printing and found her style. He taught Jenna how to combine her two passions, photography and psychology. She obtained her B.A. in Experimental Psychology and hopes to pursue a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology.
Anastasia & Friends
Mingle and Jingle at Anastasia & Friends
Wine Down on Main
Nomadic artist, Kristyn Larsen, was raised in Coral Springs, FL, Houston, TX, and Woodbridge, NJ, with yearly visits to New York, NY. She graduated from the University of Central FL with a Studio Arts Degree, and has interned for the Flying Horse Press in Orlando, FL. Her art has been in the Special Collections of the Library of UCF, Maitland Art Center, South Carolina State Fair, Trustus Theater, Columbia Museum of Art, and Wine Down on Main, with an artist residency at Tapp’s Art Center of the year 2013. Currently working in mixed media, charcoal, acrylic paint, pen, pencil, and photography, this exhibit will show a variety of works with the play on words and images based loosely on the definition of “Indolence” as well as it’s antonyms and synonyms.
Crepes and Croissants
We are looking forward to another phenomenal pairing by Main Street/Sumter Street power duo, Crepes and Croissants and Wine Down! Look for the deliciousness in front of Wine Down on Main.
Carolina Hair Studios Gallery
First Thursday’s on Main at CHS Gallery November/December Exhibition Featuring Artists Keith Tolen and Tariq Mix with performances by Brian “The Violinist” McCollough.
Something Special Florists and Gifts
On November 6, First Thursday On Main Street is going to be Something Special with our annual Christmas Open House! Starting at 6pm with catering by our friends at Cowboy Brazillian Steakhouse, free wine and refreshments, and SOME OF THE BEST DEALS ON MAIN STREET, Something Special is sure to be one of your favorite stops of the First Thursday festivities!
In addition to our full-service fresh floral delivery and pickup service and our reputation as Columbia’s best Wedding Specialists, we have a great retail shop where you will find:
• A full assortment of the famous Tyler Candle Company candles and accessories
• The highly-sought-after Mark Roberts collection of Fairies, Santas, and Elves
• A fabulous collection of fashion jewelry
• Fashion Handbags, Scarves and other accessories
• The always popular December Diamonds collection of ornaments
• Our quality line of Winward and Melrose ornaments and accessories
• Seasonal Home Decor
• and, of course, ready-to-go Silk Floral Arrangements, or, if your prefer, we can make custom arrangements to suit your needs.
While on Main Street, check out (and support) your local artists at Tapp’s, visit the street vendors and have a blast with the festival atmosphere on First Thursday! Watch for a press release of First Thursday fun at http://firstthursdaysonmain.com/
Outdoors (1500 block)
Mo Betta Soul at First Thursdays
Mo Betta Soul and First Thursdays on Main, it goes together like peanut butter and jelly. So, we are putting the two together on a permanent basis. Preach Jacobs will be DJ-ing along with some special guests.
Plus Food by:
Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse
Crepes and Croissant
Our First Thursday gift to you: 3 powerhouses, 1 book signing.
Join us at Nest on Dec 4 for a The University of South Carolina Press book signing with The New York Times best-selling author Ron Rash (The Ron Rash Reader and the 20th Anniversary Edition of The Night the New Jesus Fell to Earth), Story River Books novelist John Warley (A Southern Girl) and University of South Carolina First Lady Patricia Moore-Pastides (Greek Revival from the Garden and Greek Revival).
Outdoors (1400 Block)
A portable roll out bar from our bar, Rocks at Midlands, featuring our Signature moonshine cocktails and local craft beers and we also sell pizza by the slice from our new partner Pie-Zano’s Main, a NY Style pizza shop.
The Arcade will be hosting a Holiday Open House. Several of the artists and businesses will be open and happy to show you what they are all about.
Cantina 76 always joins the First Thursdays on Main fun. Stop in for our FToM Special, 2 for 1 Original House Margaritas.
Trenholm Artist Guild is proud to present the Tim Floyd, Alicia Leeke, Michael McGuirt, Mary Catherine Newman, Abstract Alexandra, and Linda Lake along with musicians Craig Butterfield(bass) and Jesse Jones(mandolin)..
Stop in Main Street’s newest restaurant and enjoy the First Thursdays Bourbon Punch Special for only $5.
First Thursday specials are $5 Select Wines and $3 Select Drafts
Green Man Brewery tap takeover for First Thursdays on Main
First Thursdays on Main is Columbia’s monthly art crawl and streetfest hosted by the Main Street merchants on the first Thursday of every month from 6 to 10 pm. This event showcases the revitalized Main Street community and includes our merchants from the Capital to City Hall.
You may contact Mark Plessinger by calling (803)988-1065 or via email at email@example.com.
Please also visit our website for additional info and happenings at http://www.firstthursdaysonmain.com.