Arts Planner (803) 771-8362June 23, 2013 

Susan Lenz's "Bessie's Quilt" is part of McKissick Museum's "If You Miss Me at the Back of the Bus" exhibit.


“If You Miss Me at the Back of the Bus” opened recently at the University of South Carolina’s McKissick Museum. The show, which runs through Sept. 20, features artists pondering the Civil Rights movement. The title and theme of the exhibit was inspired by a Pete Seeger song of the same name. The juried exhibit has more than 60 works, all for sale, by artists such as Susan Lenz, Laura Spong, Jean Groser and Tish Lowe. The museum is at 816 Bull St.; (803) 777-7251 or

The Jaguar F-Type is the car manufacturer’s first true new sports car model in half a century. No wonder there was so much buzz surrounding the global unveiling. Karla Chickering of Hampton Jaguar, a local Jaguar dealership, will discuss the new design at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Columbia Museum of Art as part of the Columbia Design League’s “Meet the Designer” series. The museum is at Main and Hampton streets. $10, free for CDL members;

Brad Collins, a USC art professor, will lecture about his latest book, “Pop Art: The Independent Group to Neo Pop, 1952-1990,” at noon Friday at the Columbia Museum of Art. One of the topics Collins attempts to tackle is whether Pop Art was for or against pop culture. Bring your opinions. A book signing will follow. The museum is at Main and Hampton streets. $8-$10;

Arts call

“unearth, a celebration of naturally inspired art,” will be held Oct. 6 in Saluda Shoals Park. Artists who can blend art and nature are invited to apply. Selected artists will receive a $125 stipend. Art – sculpture, theater, dance, anything – will be displayed on the banks of the Saluda River. For more visit

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