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July 2011

Anastasia & Friends in Columbia, SC, Features Group Exhibition

Anastasia & Friends in Columbia, SC, will present the exhibit, REBUS!, featuring works by a group of artists, on view from July 7 - 29, 2011. A reception will be held on July 7, from 6-9pm, during Columbia’s First Thursday on Main art crawl.

The Google dictionary describes the word re•bus as a noun: A puzzle in which words are represented by combinations of pictures and individual letters.

According to Wikipedia, in linguistics, the rebus principle means using existing symbols, such as pictograms, purely for their sounds regardless of their meaning, to represent new words. Many ancient writing systems used the rebus principle to represent abstract words, which otherwise would be hard to be represented by pictograms.

The participating artists include: Gadson Bennett, Kdawn Branham, Michael Broadway, Anastasia Chernoff, Donny Floyd, Tim Floyd, Lisa Gray, Mark Green, Molly Harrell, Paul Kaufmann, Whitney Le June, Dre Lopez, Sammy Lopez, Ron Marsh, David Moses, Kirkland Smith, Kim Sullivan and Lindsay Wiggins.

These artists will create our take on a rebus (both literal and abstract) expressed in paint, sculpture, photography and mixed media.

Anastasia & Friends is located at 1534 Main Street in Columbia, South Carolina, just across from the Museum of Art. Gallery in front of the FreeTimes offices. Hours are Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm.

For further information call the gallery at 803/665-6902 or e-mail to (


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