Wednesday, October 19, 2016

ONGOING & UPCOMING Events @ if ART Gallery

Oct. 21, Friday: John Dikeman/Onno Govaert (of Cactus Truck), concert, 8:30 pm. (see 
Oct. 28, Friday: Reception Mark Flowers, Washing The Dust, 6-9 pm.
                             Exhibition runs through Nov. 19. For a preview CLICK HERE
Oct. 29, Saturday: Mark Flowers Gallery Talk, 2:00 pm.
Dec. 2 – 24: Michael Cassidy & Diane Kilgore Condon Solo Exhibitions. 
Jan. 26 – 29, 2017: Mary Gilkerson Workshop Creating Expressive Landscapes from 
                                Concept to Canvas. CLICK HERE for more info and to sign up.
Jan. 13 – Feb. 4, 2017: Jaime Misenheimer Solo Exhibition.
Feb. 5, 2017, Sunday: Vista Ensemble concert. CLICK HERE for more info.
Feb. 17 – March 11, 2017: Laura Spong Solo Exhibition in partnership with Columbia 
                                            poet Jonathan Butler.
March 24 – April 22, 2017: Tom Stanley 1992 – 2017: Drawing In Paint. Solo Exhibition.
April 2017, day TBA: Vista Ensemble concert. CLICK HERE for more info.
May 2017: Peter Lenzo Solo Exhibition.

Friday, October 14, 2016

JOHN DIKEMAN/ONN GOVAERT jazz concert, Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, 8:30 pm

John Dikeman & Onno Govaert

Jazz Concert:


Fri., Oct. 21. 2016, 8:30 pm
Admission: $10

Based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, American saxophone player John Dikeman and Dutch drummer Onno Govaert are touring the United States as a duo rather than with their trio, Cactus Truck, which also includes bass player/guitarist Jasper Stadhouders. The Dikeman/Govaert part of the fire-breathing, improvisational Cactus Truck ensemble will be joined on this tour by numerous guest musicians.
Dikeman/Govaert play a take-no-prisoners, high-energy brand of free jazz strongly influenced by the likes of Albert Ayler and Peter Brötzmann at their most intense. They also point out that their music includes elements of Delta blues, Japanese noise, and no wave.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

NEW CONCERT SERIES: Vista Ensemble plays Beloved Bohemians, with Patrick Hawkins, Jeana Melilli & Erika Cutler.

if ART Gallery Concert Series presents:
Beloved Bohemians

7:00 pm
Admission: $20.00; $10 students & seniors

FOR TICKETS, CALL (803) 238-2351 or send email to

Columbia’s if ART Gallery presents on Sunday, October 16, 2016, 7:00 p.m., the inaugural concert of Columbia’s new early music ensemble, The Vista Ensemble. The ensemble’s program for the evening, Beloved Bohemians, will present work by Czech composers Jan Ladislav Dussek, Johann Baptist Wanhal, Carl Stamitz and Jan Zach, who lived in the 18th and early-19th century.

            The Vista Ensemble was co-founded by Columbia musician and music teacher Patrick Hawkins, who plays square piano; Erika Cutler, on baroque violin; and Jeana Melilli,on traverso flute. Cutler and Melilli, too, live in Columbia.


Sonata in G major for flute and pianoforte, Op. 4/1                     Jan Ladislav Dussek (1760-1812)
            Allegro moderato
            Rondo – Allegretto Grazioso

Variations in G major for flute and violin                                   Johann Baptist Wanhal (1739-1813)

Musical Characteristics, Op. 19                                                  Muzio Clementi (1752-1832)
            Prelude I in the style of Wanhal
Sonata for violin and piano        (TBD)                                       Johann Baptist Wanhal

Two Duettos from flute and violin, Op. 27                                 Carl Stamitz (1745-1801)
            Duetto in A major, Op. 27/2
                        Menuetto & Trio
Duetto in D major, Op. 27/1
                        Un poco Presto

Trio Sonata in G Major                                                              Jan Zach (1713-1773)
            III. Alla Siliciliano

            IV. Minuet and Trio

For upcoming concerts, CLICK HERE.

Erika Cutler

Jeana Melilli

Patrick Hawkins