First Thursdays on Main features dubstep, tattoo artists

acoyne@thestate.comAugust 1, 2013 

S&S Art Supply will host an art show featuring the work of Shannon Purvis Barron, left, and Leah Bennett, right, two Five Points tatto artists.


First Thursdays on Main is back this month with art exhibits, performances and food and drink specials at 17 Main Street businesses.

Eyeglass shop Frame of Mind, where First Thursdays on Main originated more than five years ago, will host an exhibition of work by Lindsay Wiggins, a multimedia artist and photographer whose recent work focuses on painting. Wiggins’ studio is also on Main Street in the Historic Arcade building.

Frame of Mind is also hosting DJ Deft Key, a dubstep artist with West Columbia’s Entropy Studios, a recording and production company.

S&S Art Supply will also be hosting an art show, featuring work by two local tattoo artists: Shannon Purvis Barron, a University of South Carolina graduate and co-founder of Body Rites Tattoo in Five Points, and Leah Bennett, both of whom tattoo at Indigo Rose Tattoo, also in Five Points and founded by Bennett in January. Both artists trade the tattoo needle for ink and watercolor.

Lee Snelgrove, One Columbia’s new executive director, will be at the organization’s Taylor Street headquarters for a meet-and-greet with the public. Visitors will be served free drinks and be eligible for a giveaway contest.

Dana Taylor Getz, one of First Thursdays on Main’s organizers, said the event regularly attracts between 1,500 and 2,000 visitors.

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