Art Exhibit Opening Night July 6th!

This is it!  The big night is approaching!  Do not miss the premier opening for artist Dan Newbanks of Alchemist Imaging on July 6th, 2017 at Good Life Cafe (1614 Main Street, Columbia, SC) as part of the ever-popular First Thursday on Main art crawl!

Dan will be showing for the first time in a solo venue, his portfolio of work over the past ten years as an artist.  His work is primarily photographic with “painterly” qualities (a term borrowed from Atlanta artist Thomas Dodd, who along with many others has done much to inspire the work of Dan Newbanks).

 

“The work that I am passionate about are the pieces that use figurative or representative forms to convey thoughts about subjects in psychology, philosophy or mythology in a way that seems to connect with people… I am told often that it speaks to them.”

Dan sees this event as paramount to the future his career, because although he has spent years servicing individuals, commercial clients, and families with his photography, this will solidify his identity as an artist, which he has been fostering for a very long time.

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Originally from the Ohio River Valley, Dan Newbanks transplanted to Columbia, South Carolina after high school in the late 1990’s, and has been integrated into Southern life ever since.  He has a background in marketing sales, as well as finance.  He is married with five children between the ages of 10 and 14, and currently lives in Irmo, just outside Columbia.  Alongside pursuing his art career and serving his commercial clients, Dan is also currently finishing a degree in Anthropology at Arizona State University.

SHOW OPENING:  July 6th, 2017 at Good Life Cafe (1614 Main St., Columbia SC) and will remain in place for viewing and sales through the month of July.

Homeschool Picture Day!

Homeschoolers and parents often sacrifice much with their decision to take education into their own hands.  Between the ever-present struggle to ensure enough social interaction, to the additional costs involved in teaching materials and their curriculum, to the sheer amount of time it takes to prepare and deliver creative lessons, homeschooling your children can be quite a challenge in and of itself.

One thing that can fall through the cracks for homeschool parents is that their kids miss out on “picture day” at school!

With this in mind, Blacksmith Priory, a registered South Carolina non-profit organization, has engaged Alchemist Imaging to present a Homeschool Picture Day!

Homeschool Picture Day

 

Saturday, July 16th from 10:00am to 4:00pm, come on down to the Watershed in Lexington’s Old Mill, located at 711 E. Main St. in Lexington, South Carolina.  There is no cost for having your photos taken, and purchase of print packages will be available online for easy ordering and sharing with family!

Not only will we have sittings available to capture these precious years that seem to go by too quick, but we’ll also have several Midlands vendors providing all kinds of relevant goods and services!

RSVP below to help us make sure we adequately meet the demand, and so you’re not waiting too long for your sitting!