Friday, October 5, 2012

reserve your seat returns to unearth at saluda shoals park

doni jordan and janette grassi are two of 35 artists juried into unearth, a celebration of naturally inspired art at Saluda Shoals Park in Columbia on Sunday, October 7, 2012 from 1-5pm. reserve your seat: doni jordan + janette grassi,  an art installation  of 50 painted chairs to benefit Nature's Theater at Saluda Shoals Park which was unveiled during unearth in 2011, will be featured. Small stones, a natural element, were painted using the four vibrant colors (pink, purple, orange and green) used in the original art installation and the words nature's theater were hand painted on each stone. The stones represent the support still needed to build the theater. unearth visitors will receive a stone  to take home. Architectural renderings of Nature's Theater will also be on display. The small Addy awarding winning commemorative book, reserve your seat: doni jordan + janette grassi, will be available for preview. 

volumes: women bound by art @ The Portfolio Gallery

volumes: women bound by art, an altered book exhibition opened at The Portfolio Art Gallery in Five Points, at 2007 Devine Street, Columbia, SC, 29205, on Thursday, September 20, 2012. The art exhibition includes a collection of 13 altered books created by 13 women artists: Eileen Blyth, Cynthia Colbert, Jessica Cruser, Janette Grassi, Doni Jordan, Susan Lenz, Susan Livingston, Yukiko Oka, Kay Reardon, Liisa Salosaari Jasinski, Virginia Scotchie, Lani Stringer and Laura Windham.

Conceived and curated by artists Susan Livingston and Doni Jordan, each artist was given a volume of an oversized trade journal (Thomas Register of American Manufacturers Products and Services), which was retrieved from the curb outside the Orangeburg County Library by fiber artist Susan Livingston. The artists, which include art professors, potters, fiber artists, graphic designers, illustrators, painters, photographers and mixed media artists, were given total creative freedom for the project.

The art exhibition will run through Thursday, October 182012 at The Portfolio Art Gallery. The University of South Carolina Upstate Curtis R. Harley Gallery will host the exhibit during their 2013-14 exhibition season.