ARCHIVE December, 2012

Artist Notes

October 27, 2011

Barbie Mathis, a native of Columbia, SC, has been working as a professional artist since 1980.  Over the years, she has evolved as an illustrator, designer, and painter, working in various media with her main emphasis being watercolor painting. Barbie’s primary focus is on realistic florals and landscapes immersed in layers of colorful glazes, dramatic […]

CELLAR ON GREENE Rare Seared Yellowfin Tuna Nachos

October 25, 2011

Mr. Friendly’s has become the complete manifestation of it’s owners’ philosophy of using locally grown, seasonal ingredients to create unique, artisan interpretations of traditional southern dishes.  To demonstrate just a sampling of what he produces for Columbians during a typical busy day, Ricky Mollohan (owner) took some time after lunch service at Mr. Friendly’s (and […]

Wine Toys You Don’t Need

October 18, 2011

  By Ricky Mollohan So it’s a Sunday, and in the name of Will Ferrell’s character in the movie Old School, you and the family are out perusing Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, or better yet, a nice local shop of some sort. And then you see it! Glow in the dark wine glasses! Perfect! […]

Whitewater’s Soul

October 11, 2011

“Rafting is a means to an end.  The end goal is to get you playing outside and rafting is simply one of the ways we hope to get you off the couch”, says Jeff Wise, Executive Director of the U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. “Humans love to play outside. It’s that first […]

Michael Kenna: Venezia

October 6, 2011

  On exhibit October 23 at the Columbia Museum of Art is Michael Kenna: Venezia.  Michael Kenna’s work has often been described as enigmatic, graceful, and hauntingly beautiful. The exhibition features 53 black and white images that demonstrate a skilled photographer’s ability to capture on film what we cannot see with our eyes, such as […]

EdVenture Opens Two Permanent Exhibits: Wags & Whiskers and Body Detectives

October 4, 2011

Images provided by EdVenture. EdVenture is adding two exciting new permanent exhibits this fall: Wags & Whiskers and Body Detectives.  This is the first major renovation of museum galleries at EdVenture, a unique facility that supports the enhancement of 21st century skills for the children of South Carolina. Wags & Whiskers is a 265 sq […]