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Pat Callahan’s Success at Charlotte’s Thunder Road Marathon

December 14, 2007

Vista Studio artist Pat Callahan ran her first full marathon on Saturday, December 8 in Charlotte’s Thunder Road Marathon. She finished with a time of 3:42.55 which put her in the 178th spot…that’s the 29th female to cross the finish time…that’s also SECOND in her age category! Hurrah for Pat! She said of this accomplishment:…

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if ART Gallery presents Construction Crew III

December 5, 2007

(To enlarge, please click on the image!) if ART presents atGallery 80808/Vista Studios808 Lady St., Columbia, S.C. C o n s t r u c t i o n C r e w III: STEVEN CHAPP – JEFF DONOVANJANET ORSELLI – EDWARD RICE Dec. 7 – 18, 2007Artists’ Reception: Friday, Dec. 7, 5 – 10…

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Vista Studio Artist Susan Lenz accepted into Craftforms 2007

December 3, 2007

Vista Studio artist Susan Lenz recently had The Collector accepted into Craftforms 2007, an international juried contemporary fine craft exhibition featuring 82 works by 80 artists from 25 States, Canada, and South Korea. The show is held at the Wayne Art Center in Wayne, Pennsylvania outside Philadelphia. The juror was Mark Richard Leach, founding director…

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Heidi Darr-Hope’s Retreat to Mallorca, Spain

December 3, 2007

Sharon Bray and Heidi Darr-Hope present the Fourth Annual Serrania Retreat Sanctuary: Exploring the Self in Writing and ArtMay 24 – 31, 2008Mallorca, Spain Early bird special of $1,500 until December 31 after $1,725fee includes workshop costs, beautiful accommodations; delicious Mediterranean meals…register early as enrollment is limited to 14. Imagine yourself in the beauty of…

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Heidi Darr-Hope’s upcoming monthly art & soul retreats

November 26, 2007

What if imagination & art are not the frosting but the fountain head of human experience? Rolo May For information on Heidi’s 2008 retreat offeringshttp://www.darr-hope.com/Scheduled%20Workshops.htm#Weekend%20Retreats I am in the process of writing a book that addresses my philosophy of teaching dream interpretation and the craft of art making as vehicles for personal and spiritual growth.…

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Vista Lights 2007 Reviewed in The State by Jeffrey Day

November 26, 2007

Review: Stroll through the Vista again — for art’s sake By JEFFREY DAY – [email protected] You could be like everyone else and spend today shopping for clothing, appliances and toys. But wouldn’t you rather look at, and buy, art? Last week’s Vista Lights festival was mostly about music and holidays and business. Still, some galleries…

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Vista Lights 2007 Reviewed in the Free Times

November 26, 2007

Issue #20.47 :: 11/21/2007 – 11/27/2007 Vista Lights Should Return to Core Mission: Showcasing the Arts BY MARY BENTZ GILKERSON Vista Lights — just like Artista Vista — originally was about showcasing the work of emerging artists. When the Vista was a new concept, it was the excitement of what was new in the visual…

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Vista Lights 2007 in pictures

November 19, 2007

(Above: Pat Gilmartin’s ceramic Catfish with a trio of oil panels by Stephen Chesley.) The artists of Gallery 80808/Vista Studios have hung a beautiful exhibition of recent work for the annual Vista Lights celebration. The Thursday night reception was marvelous. The show will hang through November 27. The gallery is generally open throughout the midday…

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Vista Lights 2007

November 13, 2007

(Above: David Yaghjian’s Launched, acrylic on paper) Fall Exhibition 2007 opens at Gallery 80808 as past of Vista Lights on Thursday, November 15, 2007, 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. The gallery is located within Vista Studios, 808 Lady Street in Columbia’s Congaree Vista. For this night of arts celebration, a stop here is a “must.” View…

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Cats on a Leash: A Great Opening

October 28, 2007

Jeri Burdick, Clark Ellefson, Heidi Darr-Hope, Clay Burnette, Judy Hubbard, and Lee Malerich opened Cats on a Lease: Three Decades at Play on Friday, October 26 to rave reviews at Gallery 80808/Vista Studios, 808 Lady Street in downtown Columbia, South Carolina. To access a slide show of the evening’s festivities, click here. To visit Gallery…

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