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.


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.

Frame of Mind, feat. Jennifer Pointer

It’s a rare thing for a model to be born with not only a stunning natural beauty, but to possess such character and charm that surpasses expectation, and does so in such a consistent way, that she lights up the scene and takes by surprise both the camera and the photographer.

In her first commercial ad campaign, for Frame of Mind in West Columbia, South Carolina, she nails it.  Frame of Mind is the premier eyewear boutique in the Southeast, and possibly the coolest place you’ll ever shop for frames.  Here you will discover the only hybrid eyewear boutique and art gallery in South Carolina!  Owned and operated by Mark Plessinger, your experience will be magical, as Mark puts his own feeling and emotion into every pair of frames he fits on every single face.  He views what he does as an art form unto itself, and you will too when you browse his selection of the most exclusive and cutting edge frames available.

As a destination location itself, located at 140 State Street in Historic West Columbia’s blossoming art district, if you’re in Charlotte, Charleston, Atlanta, Greenville or Savannah, it’s worth the short drive for the exclusive brands you won’t find anywhere else!

Keep an eye out for more from Jennifer, and go visit Frame of Mind and see the difference the art of eyewear can make!