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The exhibition series is an innovative program advocating contemporary modes of practice in the visual arts by presenting them to a diverse public in order to enrich understanding, challenge views, and build an engaged art community. Every year, Tapp’s features twelve exhibitions focused on under-represented voices in the cultural sphere and themes that redefine the boundaries of artistic expression.

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December 2017

Time for Art

December 7 @ 6:00 pm - December 30 @ 6:00 pm
Tapp’s Arts Center, 1644 Main Street
Columbia, 29201
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FREE
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Time For Art celebrates the area's arts, nonprofit, and business communities through a unique silent art auction occurring on December 9, where volunteer hours (not dollars) are the currency of  the night! The show will be on preview on December 7th during First Thursday on Main - including works from dozens of local artists!! Multiple works not up for auction will be for sale on First Thursday. And as a special treat, be sure to come see Cedric Umoja in…

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Downstairs Spotlight presents: 6ixx and the Ugly Truth

December 7, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - January 26, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

My name is Demetrius "6ixx" similien. I am a Haitian American artists and a graduate of Benedict college Columbia, SC, where I earned degree in political science. I work primarily in video collaging and performance art. This process began as an educative tool for workshops and speaking events, then grew into independent immersive environments incorporating performance, poetry, music, and collaged video narratives.   Using video installation and performance is a way for me to simplify and entertain people on complicated…

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Ginevra Hardin’s A Year in Style

December 21 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fountain Room, 1644 Main Street (Tapp's Arts Center)
Columbia, 29201
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$5

Ginevra Hardin is a Fashion Stylist based out of Columbia, South Carolina. A Graduate of Benedict College, Ginevra works with Photographers and Models to create Editorials and Fashion Films.   Join us December 21st for a night of fashion photography, music and performance art as Tapp's presents the visual experience of the style artist, Ginevra Hardin.  Music Guests sponsored by @SAGE            

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January 2018

Through the Eyes of Salvador: Afro-Cuban Public Art

January 4, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - January 26, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

Tapp's Arts Center and Palmetto Luna Arts are pleased to present: Through The Eyes of Salvador: Afro-Cuban Public Art. Salvador– as he is affectionately known in the Cuban art world – is best known for his public art works which have transformed  the Callejón de Hamel, an area located in the working-class Havana neighborhood of Cayo Hueso, into an explosion of color, story-telling, community pride, and inclusivity. Salvador began this work in 1990 when he created a living temple to the Orishas of Yoruba tradition. Significantly, this was two…

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