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July 2011

McKissick Museum in Columbia, SC, Presents Annual Fundraiser Exhibit

The University of South Carolina’s McKissick Museum, in Columbia, SC, invites the public to celebrate the summer season with the annual art exhibit, Under an August Moon. The exhibit is on display now until Aug. 19, 2011, in the museum’s South Gallery and will culminate with the 17th annual gala art sale on Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, from 7:30-10pm.

Tickets to the gala are $50 for museum members, $60 for non-members and can be purchased by contacting the museum office.

Under an August Moon features painting, photography, sculpture, ceramics and basketry by more than 50 local and regional artists. Sponsored by the McKissick Museum Advisory Council, the gala provides an opportunity to meet the artists and purchase their works while celebrating with food and wine and supporting McKissick Museum.

Artists participating in this exhibtion include: Ann Baker, Eileen Blyth, Jeri Burdick, Clay Burnette, Jackie Eadon Chalfant, Stephen Chesley, Sam Compton, Bill Davis, Jemes Davis, Colin Dodd, Mary Anne Ehasz, Toni Elkins, Rosa & Winton Eugene, Claire Farrell, Diane Gilbert, Mary Bentz Gilkerson, Pat Gilmartin, Bonnie Goldberg, Paul Grant, Walt Hanclosky, Mana Hewitt, Steven Hewitt, Lucy Hollingsworth, Ann Hubbard, Judy Hubbard, Tuula Ihamaki-Widdifield, Susan Klein, Deborah Lengel, Susan Lenz, Peter Lenzo, Robert Lyon, Fred McElveen, Regina Moody, Phillip Mullen, Peggy Nunn, Nikolai Oskolkov, Patrick Parise, Carol Pittman, Anna Redwine, Lynn Bell Rose, Renee Rouillier, Cindy Saad, Georgette Sanders, Edward Shmunes, Kirill Simin, Lee Sipe, Gene Speer, Laura Spong, Michael Story, Christian Thee, Betsy Thorne, Mike Williams, David Yaghjian, and Ellen Emerson Yaghjian.

Cultures around the world commemorate the arrival of the August moon with merriment and festivities represented in the exhibit: Cherokee Fruit Moon, Choctaw Women’s Moon, Chinese Harvest Moon and Nigerian Igbo New Yam Festival.

Coordinated by McKissick’s Advisory Council, the gala is one of two annual fundraisers held by the museum to support acquisitions and public programs.

Located on the university’s historic Horseshoe, McKissick Museum features two permanent exhibitions, a number of rotating temporary exhibits and provides educational and cultural programming. Many of McKissick’s offerings are available through grants and private funding.

McKissick Museum is now in its fourth decade of collecting, exhibitions, public programs, and research. The Museum was established to serve as a general University museum and to engage in education, research, and collections development as well as campus and public service.

For further information check our SC Institutional Gallery listings, call the Museum at 803/777-7251 or visit (


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