Thursday, August 20, 2009

What's up this weekend and next week as well

A couple of late additions to
what's going on

S.C. Philharmonic music director Morihiko Nakahara will introduce
the movie "Departures" at the Nickelodeon Theatre Friday, Aug. 21.
The movie is Japanese, as is the music director, and follows a struggling young cellist who has decided to change careers.
That's at 8 p.m.

Art faculty show opening

Every two years the artists in the University of South Carolina art department have an exhibition at the McKissick Museum on the USC campus. It opens Saturday, Aug. 22.
The show is composed of mostly-new works by about 20 full and part time faculty members.

Black Elks speaks
and sings
and plays music
and makes magic

Tom Hall and the Plowboys are at it again.
The band is offering up a multimedia interpretation of the visions of Black Elk, the Native American holy man. This is really a kind of opera (like The Plowboys’ earlier “The Sharecropper’s Daughter”) inspired by the 1932 book “Black Elk Speaks.”
The band will perform and images from various artists will be used in projections as well as being installed around the hall. Among the artists who have provided images are Alejandro Garcia, Thomas Crouch, Matthew John and J. Pierce Giltner.
Black Elk, who lived from 1863 to 1950, began having visions when he was a child and continued to be a great spiritual leader throughout his life.
The concert will even include a sampling of Native American food.
The event takes place Friday, Aug. 21 at the Columbia Museum of Art. Doors open at 6 and the show starts at 7. Admission is $15 or $12 for museum members.
If you want to read a detailed, well-crafted and lovely story about this project check out Otis Taylor's piece that appeared in The State. You should be able to find it at

Last of the summer
art for new series

Early this summer the new group Pocket Productions launched a Friday night series with music, visual arts, theater and miniature golf.
The final one, at the Columbia Marionette Theatre Friday, Aug.21, will have a more experimental approach with artists including Sammy Lopez, Dre Lopez, Alexander Coco creating works in front of the audience and a film and live puppet shows. And some sort of mangled sports event.
These events have been fun and imaginative and really added something to our summer. We hope when the heat returns next year so will this.

Doors open at 7. Admission is $5. The theater is at 401 Laurel St. (803) 546-6822.

Tate boys ride into town

The Tate Boys sounds like a bluegrass band or a gang of baby-faced outlaws. Nope, just some artistic brothers who have a photography show opening Thursday, Aug. 20.
Adam Tate works in film in Texas while Clinton and James are actors who took up photography several years ago.
The show opens with a reception at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21 and will be up through
Tuesday, Aug. 24.
Gallery 80808/Vista Studios, 808 Lady St.

Printmaker pushes the
edge in new Columbia show

Printmaker Bill Hosterman has a solo show opening Tuesday, Aug. 25 at the USC art department gallery.
Hosterman studied printmaking in South Africa on a Fulbright Fellowship and holds a master of fine arts degree from the Indiana University.
He'll be showing both abstract and representational etchings, woodcuts and pieces that include collage.
A reception opening the show will be held Aug. 27.
The gallery is located in the art building at Senate and Pickens streets.

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