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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.

November 2018

Weightless- a solo exhibition by Ansley Adams

November 1, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - December 22, 2018 @ 9:00 pm
Free

Ansley Adam's 'Weightless' Opens at Tapp's Arts Center- November 1, 2018 (Columbia, SC) Tapp's Arts Center is pleased to announce it's next exhibition, Weightless, Works by Ansley Adams will open November 1st at 6pm at 1644 Main Street, Columbia SC, 29201. Featuring paintings on canvas and silk, Adams presents a visual metaphor of female empowerment and transcendence.  Adams states: "You’re Fat!” These words were hurled at me for the first time when I was nine years old. Could the boy sitting across from me at church possibly have known…

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Calaveritas City Tour at First Thursday

November 1, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gallery
FREE

The Calaveritas City Tour will be occurring up and down Main St Columbia during First Thursdays on Main.  The tour will make a stop inside of the Gallery at Tapp's between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00pm. For more information contact the South Carolina Latina Project on Facebook  -  https://www.facebook.com/southcarolinalatinaproject/

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Tapp’s will be closed Thanksgiving Weekend

November 22, 2018 - November 24, 2018
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December 2018

Weightless Exhibition Panel Discussion

December 6, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Free!

Tapp's is honored to host a discussion moderated by Meeghan Kane, Editor of the nonprofit southern feminist magazine, Unsweetened, with insights and anecdotes from Naida Rutherford, founder of The Styled By Naida Foundation, and the Artist, Ansley Adams. The panel will touch on the physical, psychological and social topics that permeate the public’s perception of health and beauty and will end the discussion with questions/comments from the audience. After the discussion, we invite you to visit Naida’s consultation booth to…

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS- TAPP’S WILL BE CLOSED 12/23/18- 1/1/19!

December 23, 2018 - January 1, 2019

We'll see you in the new year! 

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January 2019

Strengthening Practice: Together, We Create!

January 3 - February 1

In light of Tapp’s focus on its cultural entrepreneurship incubator program (CEIP), we are delighted to announce the launch of our January program/exhibition. Throughout January, Tapp’s will turn the gallery into a fluid forum of discussion and reflection and allow artists from all stages of their careers to display their work and invite feedback from the community. Tapp’s staff will be on hand as career coaches to discuss long-term and short term planning as well as additional critical feedback, if…

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February 2019

The Crystal Cave- Works by Thomas the Younger

February 7 @ 6:00 pm - March 1 @ 6:00 pm

Tapp’s is thrilled to announce Thomas the Younger's exhibition The Crystal Cave will open February 7th, 2019. A semi-autobiographical exhibition about his journey as an artist and social activist, Thomas invites the visitor to journey with him down a path to self-awareness and social consciousness through an installation inspired by Mary Stewart's fantasy novel, The Crystal Cave. About The Crystal Cave:  The Crystal Cave is a rite of passage tale of Merlin, magical advisor to Kind Arthur. Merlin's young life is…

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The Beautiful Lie- an Installation by 6ixx and Sunday Morning

February 7 @ 6:00 pm - March 1 @ 9:00 pm

Tapp’s is thrilled to announce Demtrius 6ixx Similien's exhibition, The Beautiful Lie, opens February 7, 2019 during First Thursday on Main.  The Beautiful Lie is an incisive evaluation of the external social stimuli that (mis)shapes our collective world views. Presenting video works and paintings, the artists employ pop culture imagery to offer alternative social narratives to the audience. About The Beautiful Lie: Picking up where 6ixx and The Ugly Truth left off, The Beautiful Lie is a collaboration between 6ixx and the artist Sunday Morning which will create…

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March 2019

YOUTH ART MONTH – Richland One Secondary Art Exhibit

March 7 - March 19
FREE

Join us on First Thursday to enjoy the excellent work of Richland One School District High School and Middle School students.  Elementary Students work will be on display in March starting on the 20th.

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Richland School District One Art Show

March 7 @ 10:00 am - April 2 @ 6:00 pm

Richland One’s talented elementary, middle and high school artists will showcase their creative works March 4- April  2, 2019.  Come see exciting artwork created throughout the district by kindergarten through 12th grade artists in both two-dimensional and three-dimensional forms. Awards nights are March 19thst and April 2, 2019.  Students earning the honor of having their artwork professionally framed and put on display in our district offices will be celebrated at 6 pm.

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