UPCOMING: First Thursdays on Main

by Mikelle S

Title: Better Together Than Part
Artist: Amanda Ladymon
Location: Tapps Building on Main St.

In addition to loving fashion I’m an avid lover of art. I’ve been talking about First Thursdays for a while now but it’s only now that I find myself with the time and the ability to make it out(well for my second time).
Today though, I took a stroll down Main Street, and stopped in to talk with a few people while snapping a few images. I was so excited about the things I found out, I felt the need to let you guys in on the schedule of events.

  • Frame of Mind– Mark Plessinger, the owner of Frame of Mind and the father of First Thursdays, will be showing photography by Molly Harrell. The show involves 3 parts as well as a short film and a book. Jewelry from Caroline Harrell will be on display, and in light of Valentines Day Gervais and Vine will provide wine and chocolate. (Facebook)
  • Anastasia & FRIENDS – Planned to be the largest group exhibition ever held in the space, “Love: A Fair” will feature work from Eileen Blyth, Matthew Kramer, Anastasia Chernoff, Roger Reed, David West, and many more. The artists will show their takes on love while Cabo Fresh Taco will provide food, as well as Joseph Vernon, owner of “It’s a Chocolate Shop”.(Facebook)
  • S&S Art Supply– A showing based on exploration of memory and memory loss, “Anamnesis”: Abstract Works, is composed of large-scale oil paintings and prints. All of the work was done by USC 2nd year graduate student Allison Broome.(Facebook)
  • Gotham Bagel– Currently a shuttered business, Gotham Bagel will host The Busking Project which is a fundraiser/art sale that will benefit students planning to travel around Europe documenting street performances. Inside of Gotham, viewers will be see various performance artists like Jim Hadley(self-taught, one-man-band), Next Door Drummers(African drum troupe), and Carley Haberkorn(a hula-hooper).
  • Tapps Art Center ProjectThe Tapps building will still be open featuring work by Amanda Ladymon, Kara Gunter, Jamie Blackburn, Susan Lenz, Keith Tolen, Matthew John and more. The images below are from the window displays.


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Kara Gunter
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Jamie Blackburn
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Keith Tolen
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Matthew John
source | press release

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