Saturday, October 26, 2019


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Sunday, September 29, 2019

The 2019 Columbia – Kaiserslautern Artists Exchange

September 30 – October 11, daytime
Creation of public artwork at Stormwater Studios at Pendleton and Huger Streets.

Tue., October 1, 7:30 p.m.
The Fall of the Wall, talks by Agnes C. Mueller, director, University of South Carolina Global Studies Program, and Gerald McDermott, professor of international business, University of South Carolina School of Business
            Where: if ART Gallery, 1223 Lincoln St.
            Co-sponsored by the USC Global Studies Program

Wed., October 2, 7:30 p.m.
100 Years Bauhaus: Its Influence on Art & Architecture Then & Now, talk by Mirjam Gerlach, Quackenbush Architects + Planners, Columbia, SC
            Where: if ART Gallery, 1223 Lincoln St.

Fri., Oct. 4, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Artists’ Reception for Heimat / Home, an exhibition of current and past participants in the Columbia – Kaiserslautern Artists Exchange.
Where: if ART Gallery, 1223 Lincoln St.

Tue., Oct 8, 7:30 p.m.
Benefits of International Artists Exchange, panel discussion with artists participating in the Columbia–Kaiserslautern Exchange.
Where: if ART Gallery, 1223 Lincoln St.

Wed., Oct. 9, 7:00 p.m.
Since 1989: New Art in a Multicultural Germany, talk by Peter Chametsky, art historian, University of South Carolina School of Visual Arts and Design (SVAD)
Where: SVAD, McMaster College, Room 239, corner of Pickens & Senate Streets,
            Co-sponsored by the USC Global Studies Program

Fri., Oct. 11, 6:00 p.m.
Presentation of collaborative public artwork, performances & poetry, followed by artists’ reception. 
Performances will be:
Poetry: Al Black and Star
Song: Lang Owen
Performance and song: Janet Orselli
Poetry and song: Cassie Premo Steel, poet, & Susanne Kappler, song
Where: Stormwater Studios & Lewis + Clark Studio, Pendleton & Huger Streets

Sunday, September 1, 2019

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Friday, June 28, 2019

LAURA SPONG: Dealer's Choice & REMEMBERING LAURA Open Mic Evening

On August 13, 2019, it will be  a year since Laura Spong passed, and if ART Gallery will mark the date with an exhibition of her work, a reception to toast Laura and her legacy and an open mic evening during which her friends, family, collectors and others are invited to share their stories about and memories of Laura. The exhibition will contain selection of some of if ART Gallery owner Wim Roefs' favorite works by Laura. 

REMEMBERING LAURA SPONG: THE LIVE RECORDINGS. In the evening of August 13, 2019, friends, family and acquaintances of Laura Spong gathered at if ART Gallery to share stories about and memories of Laura, who passed away a year earlier, August 13, 2018. Steve Hait taped the proceedings, for which we are very grateful. It was a lovely evening with lovely stories; thanks to everyone who came out. HERE is a link to the recording.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

PREVIEW Jaime Misenheimer Moving Sale

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Monday, April 29, 2019

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

MICHAEL CASSIDY, The Quiet, March 2 – 23, 2019.

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On Saturday, March 2, if ART Gallery will open an exhibition with new paintings by West-Columbia artist Michael Cassidy. Michael Cassidy: The Quiet will open that day with a reception from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Cassidy will present a gallery talk the next week, on Saturday, March 9, at 2:00 p.m.
            Cassidy, of West Columbia, S.C., is known for his meticulous paintings of flowers and other plants and things such as bricks and antlers, all in solitude, isolated against a dark background. In this new body of work, Cassidy has expanded his subject matter and approach. Included now also are turtles, birds and other small animals, often in combination with plant life or weathered pieces of decorative wood. In several of the paintings featuring a bird, Cassidy has stepped away from his subject’s isolation against a dark background and instead painted the birds on tree limbs against moody gray and blue skies. Cassidy’s paintings also are considerable bigger than in the past.  
          Michael Cassidy (b. 1977, Flint, Mich.) has lived in the Columbia area for some 17 years. He joined if ART Gallery in 2015 and had his first solo exhibition there in 2016. Cassidy was selected for the 701 CCA South Carolina Biennial 2015 at the city’s 701 Center for Contemporary Art. He has had solo exhibitions in 2009 and 2014 in the FAB Gallery at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, S.C., as well as a 2013 solo show at City Art Gallery in Columbia. Among group exhibitions in which he was included are those at S.C. State University’s I.P. Stanback Museum and Planetarium and the Anderson Art Center in Anderson, S.C. From 2011 – 2015, Cassidy worked as curator, gallery director and instructor at S.C. State. Since 2015, he works as an exhibits master craftsman at the South Carolina State Museum in Columbia. Cassidy received an MFA from the University of South Carolina in 2014 and holds a BFA from Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, Mich.