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Jasper Goes to the Library

POSTPONED! Jasper Goes to the Library

Not too long ago, you could check out artwork from Richland Library and use it to decorate your home. A new series invites you not to take art out of the library, but to come in to experience the arts.

Jasper Goes to the Library celebrates six artistic disciplines with guests from Jasper magazine, an arts publication that serves artists and art lovers in the Columbia area. Join us at 6:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month from December to May and expand your knowledge of various art forms and the people who embrace them.

  • December 3 - Literary Arts at Wheatley - Author Laurie McIntosh speaks on her art and writing in All the In Between: My Story of Agnes
  • January 7 - Visual Arts at Ballentine - Tim Floyd introduces encaustic painting - the ancient technique of using hot wax mixed with pigments
  • February 4 - Music at North Main - Todd Mathis and McCullough Salehi will delight with their combination of guitar and viola
  • March 4 - Film at Northeast
  • April 1 - Dance at Southeast - POSTPONED - Stay tuned for more details!
  • May 6 - Theatre at Cooper

  • All the in Between My Story of Agnes by Laurie Brownell McIntosh
    Amazon Says: In All the In Between: My Story of Agnes, visual artist Laurie Brownell McIntosh uses more than 70 painted panels to tell the cradle-to-grave story of her late mother, Agnes more...
    Amazon Says: In All the In Between: My Story of Agnes, visual artist Laurie Brownell McIntosh uses more than 70 painted panels to tell the cradle-to-grave story of her late mother, Agnes Smith Brownell. A scientist, artist, doctor’s wife, and mother, Agnes approached life with a kind of candor and pragmatism that left little room for sentimentality. From telling her thirsty and whining children to “swallow their spit,” to tending to her dying husband, to orchestrating a life of ritual in her widowhood, Agnes was a force to be reckoned with, eliciting emotions from her youngest daughter that were equal parts fear, reverence, and love. All the In Between: My Story of Agnes is a eulogy, a memorial, a work of art, and a kind of tribute that validates everything between the first and last breaths of a life well lived. There are no heroes or heroines in the story; no parables; no broken hearts or drama; no secrets to take to the grave. Yet the story is extraordinary in its simplicity. By capturing images of her mother’s life through the intimacy of her own interpretations, McIntosh allows her readers a rare kind of insight to the life of a stranger made close and personal for us through the nuance of her daughter’s familiarity. Yet, she does so without folly. Using paintings that are honest and straight-forward, yet beautiful and tender, she tells the tale of her mother’s life with the kind of dignity that would have made Agnes proud. less...
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    • Tim Floyd
      Website for artist Tim Floyd
    • Jasper Magazine
      Jasper serves artists and art lovers via a bi-monthly magazine and keeps Columbia abreast of latest events using social media.
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