Jasper Welcomes Forrest Clonts as New Photography Editor

At Jasper, we pride ourselves on bringing you not only the best coverage of the best artists in the local arts scene, but bringing it to you via the best local writers and photographers. We’re humbled by and proud of the writers and photographers who share their substantial talent and energy on this mission. And we’re delighted to tell you about a new member of the Jasper family.

 Welcome Forrest Clonts, Jasper Photography Editor!


Forrest Clonts — Photography Editor, Jasper Magazine


Forrest Clonts is a Columbia based photographer who focuses on people, the work they create, and the events they celebrate. He received a BA in Media Arts from The University of South Carolina in 2007 and then set forth on an odyssey of careers —  including marketing, construction, and knife sharpening.– until settling back into photography.  Forrest also currently manages the All Local Farmer’s Market as well as running business management for Caw Caw Creek Pastured Pork. Besides having two or three too many jobs, Forrest is also in a never ending search for the perfect macaron and barbecue, but not necessarily in that order.


Forrest is cutting his magazine editing teeth on Jasper #5 which will release on May 15th with a big party at Hay Hill Garden Market. We’ll have music by Buck Stanley, The Can’t Kids, and a special performance by Avery Bateman. There will be a book signing, spoken word poetry and, in lieu of the EconoBar, we’ll introduce our Buy-a-Cup & Fill-it-Up project (aka a never-ending fountain of beer).

We can’t wait to show you what Forrest and the rest of us have been working on, so mark your calendars please and come out to help us welcome Forrest Clonts into the fold.





About Jasper

What Jasper Said is the blogging arm of Jasper – The Word on Columbia Arts, a new written-word oriented arts magazine that serves artists and arts lovers in the Columbia, SC area and its environs in four ways: Via Print Media – Jasper is a bi-monthly magazine, releasing in print six times per year in September, November, January, March, May & July, on the 15th of each month. Jasper covers the latest in theatre and dance, visual arts, literary arts, music, and film as well as arts events and happenings; Via Website – Jasper is an interactive website complete with a visual arts gallery, messages from Jasper, an arts events calendar that is updated several times daily, bite-sized stories on arts events, guest editorials, local music, dance & theatre videos, community surveys, and more; Via Blog – What Jasper Said -- you're reading this now -- is a daily blog featuring a rotating schedule of bloggers from the Jasper staff as well as guest bloggers from throughout the arts community; Via Twitter – Jasper Advises is a method of updating the arts community on arts events, as they happen, with more than a half dozen active tweeters who live, work, and play inside the arts community everyday ~ Jasper Advises keeps the arts community abreast of what not to miss, what is happening when it is happening, and where to be to experience it first hand.
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