The Fist & Spoon Fair
When: Saturday, March 30 | 5:00-9:00pm
Where: Columbia Museum of Art | 1515 Main St.
FREE Plaza party! Food trucks, a regional zine showcase, puppets, films, live music, and more! CMA galleries will be open for free throughout the duration of the party! In partnership with the Columbia Museum of Art. This event is supported by a grant to the Columbia Museum of Art from the Knight Foundation Fund at Central Carolina Community Foundation.
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM: CMA Galleries Open
Come see the newly organized collection! The CMA has gathered ancient and modern works of art that explore our shared archetypes, myths, and ideals.
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Zine Fair
A showcase of zine makers, artists, presses, organizations, and all of their fine print media. Sponsored by OneColumbia.
9thhourrr – Columbia, SC
Cait Maloney Creative – Columbia, SC
Cecil Belmont Decker (Indie Bits) – Columbia, SC
Charleston Zine Fest – Charleston, SC
Dojo Nowhere’s Mound Of Miscellany (Nic Jenkins) – Charleston, SC
Girls Rock Columbia – Columbia, SC
Abigail Hardee – Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Johnston – Ajo, AZ
Ed Madden – Columbia, SC
Thulani Makena – Columbia, SC
Mia McCallister – Florence, SC
Tyler Muehl – Columbia, SC
OneColumbia – Columbia, SC
needlezkane (Jon Rasmussen) – Charlotte, NC
No Apologies – Columbia, SC
no.radius – Columbia, SC
Subpar Magazine – Columbia, SC
terps – Columbia, SC
University of South Carolina Photography Program – Columbia, SC
RURAL PROJECTS ON DISPLAY:
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM: Puppet Slam – $10.00
6:30 PM – 7:00 PM: Hip Tags Screening
Discovered by an intern at the University of South Carolina Libraries’ Moving Image Research Collections (MIRC), ‘Hip Tags’ is an intriguing orphan film mystery with 1970s Columbia, SC as its main character. Without any provenance and defying description, this hypnotic film was passed from MIRC to Historic Columbia where staff and volunteers began to sift through it in search of clues. ‘Hip Tags: A Columbia Symphony’ is the first in a series of multimodal engagements with this archival material. It follows a long tradition of city symphony films by combining these historic Columbia cityscapes with a soundtrack by local musician Dan Cook (A Spot on the Hill) to give viewers a poetic look at the capital city nearly 50 years ago. Find out more and help us solve the mystery by following the project on Instagram @hiptags_columbiasc.
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Rural Project Screening
Join us for a screening of the Rural Project Premiere films, in addition to:
Kara Anderson | Columbia, SC
In this personal profile, the filmmaker reflects on her work as a young Southern white antiracist—and the lifelong search for belonging that led her there.
Ony Ratsimbaharison & Margaret Walters | Columbia, SC
After reading Jon J. Muth’s Stone Soup, Newberry County students collaborate to create their own stone soup, along with several other projects, during a weekend arts program at the Newberry Arts Center. This film documents their creative process over a period of two workshop days, during which the students discuss what they would share with their community as they paint stones to go into their “soup.”
Some Million Miles
Adam Forrester & Jared Ragland | Atlanta, GA
Atop Sand Mountain, a sandstone plateau in northeast Alabama infamous for poultry processing, Pentecostal snake-handling, and meth production, we meet Chico, Alice, and Misty, whose lives have been shaped by methamphetamine use. Chico struggles with reintegration into society following a jail sentence; Alice pursues recovery and fights for custody of her daughter; and Misty rebuilds a stable life after ending an abusive relationship. Seven Million Miles presents a meditation on loss and the search for redemption amidst systemic social and economic marginalization.
Carleen Maur | Columbia, SC
Estranged is a meditation on rural landscapes, queer sexuality and multiple modes of invisible and camouflaged communication.
Newberry Old Hotel
Haitham Alrikaby | Pittsburgh, PA
Newberry Old Hotel tells the story of an old hotel, built in 1878 in Newberry, South Carolina. The hotel houses the historic Newberry Art Center, founded by Marguerite Palmen. When the hotel went up for sale, Joseph McDonald and his wife decided to purchase the building because they were worried that if an outsider bought the Hotel, the art center and history would be destroyed.
Zaire Love | Oxford, MS
Southern trees are the griots of the South. They hold wisdom and knowledge of the godly and the terror in the region. Listen as the trees talk my chile.