Wednesday, August 21, 2013

One by 100 exhibition@ Columbia Museum of Art

If you haven't had a chance to stop by the Columbia Museum of Art lately, check it out soon. The One by 100: Creating with Constraints exhibition is only up through September 8, 2013. I have a small piece in the exhibition along with 99 other local artists. While you're there, be sure to check out the Dale Chihuly chandelier in the atrium. Oh, and there's always an artful reflection in surrounding buildings.







Friends gather @ Richland Library

I was excited to attend the Richland Library Friends Annual Meeting recently and hear about the exciting new plans for the library by director Melanie Huggins. While I was there I always love viewing the center atrium of the library. I also toured the new Teen Space. What a great space, too bad I can't use it, would love to just hang out there.



Monday, July 22, 2013

Southern Author Kim Boykin Comes to Columbia, SC


Southern author Kim Boykin will sign copies of her book, The Wisdom of Hair on Tuesday, July 23 from 4-6pm at the Barnes and Noble bookstore at 278-A Harbison Boulevard, Columbia, SC, 29212. I met Kim during the 2013 South Carolina Book Festival and knew that I wanted to share her book with my book club, Read Between the Wines.

Boykin is a women’s fiction author with a sassy Southern streak. Her debut novel, The Wisdom of Hair (Penquin/Berkley Books) explores the camaraderie in beauty school and the holy connection that exists between stylists and their clients. Already compared to The Help, the novel is based on the simple observation that women innately know; they believe if they can change their hair, they can change their lives.





Following her book signing, Kim will attend our book club meeting and lead the book discussion and explain the details of her Ultimate Book Club Getaway, a 4 day stay at her Isle of Palms beach house.

To increase our chances of winning the getaway, our book club members recently gathered at Bedazzled Salon and Day Spa at 7421 College Street in Irmo for a salon experience photo shoot since a photo of the club is required to submit an entry. 

Saturday, July 13, 2013

A trip to the North Carolina mountains

Recently spent a few days in the North Carolina mountains. Love the serenity, the spaciousness and the fresh air. Was glad to spend some time at the Grove Park Inn during it's 100th year anniversary. It's a place of such incredible history.









Friday, May 17, 2013

The Art of Steven Naifah: Found In Translation

I attended the opening of Found In Translation: The Art of Steven Naifah last night at the Columbia Museum of Art. Inspired by Islamic art and architecture, the geometric abstractions are illuminating!