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    Jasper Announces Open Call to Filmmakers for 2nd Act Film Festival 2015

      Jasper Magazine announces an open call to South Carolina filmmakers for participation in the Second Act Film Festival 2015.   The 2nd Act Film Festival is a unique take on the film project. Presented by Jasper Magazine, its mission is to encourage and promote the growth of independent filmmaking in South Carolina. A curated film [...]

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    Jasper Announces Winners of Contributors to 2015 Fall Lines – a literary convergence

    On July 13th, Jasper Magazine, with the support of Richland Library, One Columbia, USC Press, and Muddy Ford Press, released the second volume in Columbia, SC’s own literary journal, Fall Lines – a literary convergence.  Edited by Jasper’s Cindi Boiter, Ed Madden, and Kyle Petersen, and adjudicated by Madden and Julia Elliott, Fall Lines welcomed [...]

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    Curating Warhol: A Behind the Scenes Look at the Columbia Museum of Art — Story by Kara Gunter, Photos by Jesse Cody

    How often do we really consider the work it takes to put together a huge art exhibition at the Columbia Museum of Art, like Marilyn to Mao: Andy Warhol’s Famous Faces?  Chances are, not often.  And that’s how the curatorial staff at the Columbia Museum of Art wants it. Everyone on staff works hard to [...]

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    In Memoriam: Leslie Pierce

    This past Sunday, June 28th, 2015, The Columbia arts community lost one of its best. For nearly two decades, Leslie Pierce, a visual artist herself, worked as a volunteer and staff member at the Columbia Museum of Art, eventually becoming the director of adult programs and partnerships, and became well-known for her passion and dedication [...]

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    In Memoriam: Leslie Pierce

      This past Sunday, June 28th, 2015, The Columbia arts community lost one of its best. For nearly two decades, Leslie Pierce, a visual artist herself, worked as a volunteer and staff member at the Columbia Museum of Arts, eventually becoming the director of adult programs and partnerships, and became well-known for her passion and [...]

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    SC Poet Laureate Marjory Wentworth dedicates poem to victims of Charleston Shooting

      SC Poet Laureate Marjory Wentworth reads for the BBC

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    Arts and the Confederate Flag: Ed Madden’s Evocative Poem “When we’re told we’ll never understand”

    On Saturday, June 20th, 2015, thousands of impassioned South Carolinians gathered on their statehouse grounds to peacefully stand shoulder to shoulder and speak truth to power. Three days earlier, a disturbed young man, one of our own, walked into a place of solace in our sister city, shattered its peace, and stole the lives of nine [...]

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    Film Review: Love and Mercy

    An effectively stylized glimpse into Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson’s troubled life composing what remains as the arguable pinnacle of the modern American popular music canon, in the brilliant Love and Mercy we find depicted his mid-1960s creative eruption as well as the sad, bizarre interlude twenty years later when the shattered Wilson, his work by then rightly venerated and admired, nevertheless found himself under the mental and [...]

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    Shining Light in the Dark: Caitlin Bright on Culture Shake and the underground arts scene By Haley Sprankle

    Every day we are faced with monotonous opportunities. We revel in routine and consistency. We stick to what we know because it’s safe. How often do we challenge ourselves and step outside of our comfort zones? Caitlin Bright, Executive Director of Tapp’s Arts Center, asks Columbia just that with her recent Culture Shake initiative. “We [...]

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    Writing What He Knows — Spotlight on James D. McCallister by Kirby Knowlton

      James (Don) McCallister grew up in Kershaw County, where he dreamed of one day writing big, literary novels. Now, a published author and teacher, McCallister has created an entire fictionalized world: Edgewater County, SC, where most of his writing is set. This summer, McCallister returns to his Storytelling Workshop at Midlands Technical College after [...]

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Jasper Announces Open Call to Filmmakers for 2nd Act Film Festival 2015

  Jasper Magazine announces an open call to South Carolina filmmakers for participation in the Second Act Film Festival 2015.   The 2nd Act Film Festival is a unique take on the film project. Presented by Jasper Magazine, its mission is to encourage and promote the growth of independent filmmaking in South Carolina. A curated film [...]

Liesel Hamilton, winner of the 2015 Broad River Prize for Prose

Jasper Announces Winners of Contributors to 2015 Fall Lines – a literary convergence

On July 13th, Jasper Magazine, with the support of Richland Library, One Columbia, USC Press, and Muddy Ford Press, released the second volume in Columbia, SC’s own literary journal, Fall Lines – a literary convergence.  Edited by Jasper’s Cindi Boiter, Ed Madden, and Kyle Petersen, and adjudicated by Madden and Julia Elliott, Fall Lines welcomed [...]

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Curating Warhol: A Behind the Scenes Look at the Columbia Museum of Art — Story by Kara Gunter, Photos by Jesse Cody

How often do we really consider the work it takes to put together a huge art exhibition at the Columbia Museum of Art, like Marilyn to Mao: Andy Warhol’s Famous Faces?  Chances are, not often.  And that’s how the curatorial staff at the Columbia Museum of Art wants it. Everyone on staff works hard to [...]