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Marked by the Water: Artists Respond to the 1st Anniversary of the 1000 Year Flood
October 4, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - October 28, 2016 @ 6:00 pm| $30 – $60
MARKED BY THE WATER: COLUMBIA ARTISTS RESPOND TO THE COMMEMORATION OF THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF THE THOUSAND YEAR FLOOD
OCTOBER 4, 2016, 7 PM TO 10PM TICKETS FROM $30-$60
BOOK LAUNCH, ART EXHIBIT, DANCE INSTALLATION, READINGS, AND A FILM PREMIERE, PRESENTED BY THE JASPER PROJECT.
General Tickets to the October 4th, (7pm-10pm) Reception is $30 and includes a book. A champagne reception with the artists at 6pm will be $60.
October 6th is the free general admission to the exhibition for First Thursday on Main. Artist-led tours will commence from 6pm to 8pm.
October 18th from 7pm-9pm is a Panel Discussion featuring Visual Artists discussing how they processed the disaster and recovery through their art.
Marked By The Water is a multi-disciplinary arts project involving more than 50 visual, literary, and performing artists. The culmination of more than 10 months work, Marked By The Water will serve as a commemoration of the first anniversary of the devastating 1000-year flood suffered by Columbia, SC and its environs on and around October 4, 2015.
The purpose of the project has been to allow for recollection and critical aesthetic processing by Columbia’s artists of events surrounding the flood and its aftermath, resulting in meaningful, complementary, artistic documentation.
The evening’s event will include the opening of a visual art exhibition, curated by Mary Bentz Gilkerson; the launch of a 100 page book of visual and literary art, edited by Cindi Boiter and Ed Madden; a dance installation by the Power Company under the direction of Martha Brim with Amanda Ling; a staged oration by Vicky Saye Henderson of the essay, Spill, written by Nicola Waldron; and the premiere of an independent film, “Rising Tide,” by Ron Hagell with Terrance Henderson, Kendrick Marion, and Katrina Blanding, art direction by Eileen Blyth with Larry Hembree. Tickets are $30 which includes all the above including a first edition copy of the book, Marked by the Water.
This project was supported by a Connected Communities grant from Central Carolina Community Foundation. A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit the One SC Flood Relief Fund.