Columbia’s if ART gallery expands

September 13, 2013 

Columbia's if ART Gallery has expanded into the former Lewis + Clark space next door to the gallery's current location on 1223 Lincoln St. in the city's Vista district.

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Take a look at the expanded space at if ART gallery in the Vista. The Lincoln Street art gallery, which opened in 2006, now boasts more than 2,300 square feet of exhibition space.

if ART took over space next door formerly occupied by Lewis + Clark, the studio where Clark Ellefson makes handmade modern lamps. His studio moved to a space behind One Eared Cow Glass on Huger Street.

if ART presents “Ashlynn Browning: Macro” and “Paul Yanko: Micro,” the first exhibitions since its expansion. The exhibitions, which run through Oct. 5, will open with an artist’s reception from 5-9 tonight. Guests can also catch a Gallery Talk with Browning and Yanko at noon Saturday.

At 2 p.m. Sunday, gallery artist Phil Garrett of Greenville also will sign copies of his book, “Inside Acrylics: Studio Secrets from Today’s Top Artists.”

Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-7 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, and by appointment. The gallery is at 1223 Lincoln St. Details: (803) 238-2351; wroefs@sc.rr.com

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