Art show at Gallery 80808
“Lasting Impressions,” an exhibition of mixed media prints and handmade books, opens Oct. 8 at Gallery 80808 in the Vista.
Artists and friends Claire Farrell and Grace Rockafellow create monotypes, or images made using a single printing plate, while Cynthia Colbert brings art into three dimensions with her textured books.
Each artist’s work utilizes layers of images that hopefully leave a “lasting impression” on viewers.
Farrell combines monotypes with etchings, stencils and a variety of collaged papers in bright colors.
Rockafellow, a retired art teacher, often works with old family photographs. Her art “keeps them alive” in a way, she said. “The people may be gone but their images remain.”
Colbert is an art education professor at USC, and focuses on the textures of various papers and the colors in paints and dyes for her handmade books.
The show itself is a chance to broaden one’s outlook on what makes art, Farrell said. “It’s not done with a paintbrush or a pencil. It’s something that’s slightly different.”
“Lasting Impressions,” will be up from Oct. 8-19. There will be an opening reception from 5-8 p.m. Oct. 9 at Gallery 80808, 808 Lady Street. The artwork will be for sale. www.vistastudios80808.com
Cornelia Freeman concert series at USC
The University of South Carolina’s music faculty continues its Cornelia Freeman Concert series with a diverse repertoire of chamber music. This Sunday’s program includes composer Walter Rabl’s romantic “Quartet for Clarinet, Violin, Cello and Piano” performed by Joseph Eller, William Terwilliger, Robert Jesselson and Charles Fugo. Then, Joseph Rackers will tackle Ludwig van Beethooven’s Sonato No. 30 in E Major on piano. To conclude the show, baritone singer Richard Conant and pianist Charles Fugo will perform Alexandar Borodin’s “Prince Igor’s Aria” as well as “There Stood a Gypsy” from Guiseppe Verde’s opera, “Il Trovatore.”
3 p.m. Sunday in the USC School of Music Recital Hall, Rm. 206, 813 Assembly St.; single concerts are $12 adults; $10 seniors citizens, USC faculty and staff; $5 students.
Series tickets are $50 adults; $40 seniors citizens, USC faculty and staff. Reserved seating is an additional $100 per series. Purchase tickets at the door, online at sc.edu/music/freeman, or call 803-576-5763.
Spirits Alive! tour at Elmwood Cemetery
Discover the spirits and stories of Elmwood Cemetery by night. On Oct. 8, Historic Columbia and Elmwood Cemetery’s costumed guides will lead tours of the grave-studded grounds and oversee Halloween-related activities. Bring a flashlight!
The cemetery is at 501 Elmwood Ave. Tours begin every 30 minutes starting at 6 p.m. The last tour starts at 8:30 pm. $8 for Historic Columbia Members and $4 for youth, $12 for non-members and $6 for youth. Admission includes tour and light snacks. Reservations requested. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
David Yaghjian: Scenes at if ART gallery
Columbia contemporary artist David Yaghjian’s solo exhibition at if ART combines paintings, prints, sculptures and an installation of cardboard figures. Yaghjian will give a gallery talk at 2 p.m. Oct. 10 to discuss his work. The exhibition will be up until Oct. 17. 1223 Lincoln St. ifartgallery.blogspot.com