The exhibit, which coincides with the 10th Annual Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival in Columbia, will educate and engage viewers in the cultural history of Southern traditional music. We are the Music Makers! features photo documentation of Southern Roots musicians active in the past 20 years, all photographed and recorded by Tim Duffy in his quest to preserve Southern traditional music by partnering with the artists who make it. The photographs highlight questions of how poverty, geography and age have limited the exposure of these artists, causing the widespread idea that the musical traditions they perform have died out.
Our Living Past: Platinum Portraits of Music Makers: For 35 years, photographer Tim Duffy has immortalized Southern musical heroes and the world in which they live. The 30 x 40 images in the exhibit were made with wet-plate collodion photography and printed with the platinum/palladium process. The exhibit also includes a hand-made and hand-painted guitar, fiddle and hand-painted stage costumes.
The Music Maker Relief Foundation is the organization behind this national touring exhibit. The Foundation preserves Southern Roots music by directly supporting senior artists in need, while documenting their music and sharing their talents with the world. Its Music Makers Blues Revue is the only musical act to appear in every years Roots N Blues Festival lineup in Columbia since the festivals inception.
This temporary traveling exhibit will run through November 6, 2016 in the Montminy, Columbia’s largest civic art gallery. Admission is always free and the gallery and museum are open Wednesday through Saturday, 11am – 4:30pm and Sundays, 12pm – 4:30pm.
The Montminy is proud to present the work of street photographer Jon Luvelli. His portraits depict a slice of Columbia we don’t often see if ever. Thus, the exhibit title, Unseen Columbia. The faces are those of rebels, misfits, mavericks, tramps, hobos and runaways. Most of them are not particularly ready nor are they seeking a portrait photograph. Luvelli captures candid moments and honest profiles in such a way that the result is both illuminating and beautiful. Perhaps not beautiful in the typical use of the that word, but beautiful in both composition and the way he captures a moment of gritty reality. Indeed, charming, mid-size Midwestern college towns are not always what they seem to be on their surface.
Sparkle AbbeyJuly 16, 2016
We are proud to announce that the Missouri Humanities Council has recognized Meet the Author and is now an important sponsor, joining the Columbia Office of Cultural Affairs and the Missouri Arts Council.
Free Admission - Free Coffee. On Saturday, July 16. Doors open at 9:30am, Presentation at 10:30am.
Harold's Doughnuts always on hand.
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The covered veranda and the large, adjacent gazebo provide a vista of beautiful and historic Nifong Park with the Maplewood House peeking through the trees. A popular location for happy hour receptions and wedding receptions, the space can seat up to 100 people and is available for as little as $450.
The 18’ x 25’ conference room features a variety of meeting table and chair set-ups, free Wi-Fi, telephone use and onsite copy service. Rental is $80 for 3 hours and is discounted for non-profit groups.
This splendid home was built in 1877 and is on the National Historic Register. It is available April 1 through October 30 each year and is a unique location for your next bridal shower or tea. It can host small groups of up to 25 in its magnificent first floor and rates begin as low as $200. (Maplewood is currently being renovated and will not be available to rental clients during the summer of 2016. Please contact us about your 2017 event).
The gallery is a very popular rental for luncheons, cocktail receptions, sales awards meetings and small wedding receptions. Its horse-shoe shaped 4,000 sq. feet features art exhibits by the region’s best artists. Rental rates for this beautiful space begin at $450 and could increase depending on the size and length of the event. Included are set-up, tables and chairs. A handsome podium and a 8-channel sound system are also available for an additional charge.