Series 14

Meet the Designer: Pearl Fryar

Meet the Designer: Pearl Fryar

Join us on a field trip to Pearl Fryar’s topiary garden. The internationally-renowned topiary artist extraordinaire was the subject of the recent award-winning documentary, A Man Named Pearl. What began as a modest hedge trimming experiment at his home in Bishopville, SC, eventually became a fantastical world of trimmed and twisted trees. Fryar …

Meet the Designer: Jenks Farmer at Moore Farms

Meet the Designer: Jenks Farmer at Moore Farms

Travel with the Columbia Design League on our special party bus to Moore Farms, a spectacular private garden near Lake City, SC, and enjoy an exclusive tour with Jenks Farmer. After 25 years of experience, Jenks has built a thriving nursery in addition to a successful career as a garden curator and designer. Owner and operator for LushLife Nursery, …

MTVision: a discussion with Jeffrey Keyton

MTVision: a discussion with Jeffrey Keyton

MTV has influenced generations of viewers through the power of art and design and creativity and how it has evolved over the decades and continues today. For over 20 years, Jeffrey Keyton, senior vice president for On-Air Design and Off-Air Creative, MTV & MTV2, has been one of the visionary forces at the network. Innovative, demanding and always …

Citizen Architect

Citizen Architect

Citizen Architect: Samuel Mockbee and the Spirit of the Rural Studio is a documentary film on the late architect Samuel Mockbee and the radical educational design/build program known as the Rural Studio. The film explores Mockbee’s effort to provide students with an experience that forever inspires them to consider how they can use their skills to …

meet the designer: Runaway Runway Designers

meet the designer: Runaway Runway Designers

Get up close and personal with outfits and designers from the 2009 and 2010 Runaway Runway events at the first annual Runaway Runway designers’ invitational exhibition. An elite group of the top designers will be on hand at the reception to discuss the conceptual and construction processes behind each of their designs. The exhibition features the …

meet the designer: Mike Dwyer

meet the designer: Mike Dwyer

Go behind-the-scenes of the Columbia Museum of Art with Michael Dwyer, the Columbia Museum of Art’s Exhibition Designer and Chief Preparator. Dwyer will host a talking/ walking tour of the museum’s preparatory areas showing where and how the temporary and permanent collections are stored, maintained, and prepared for exhibition. Dwyer will discuss …

Copyright Smackdown

Copyright Smackdown

Have you ever enjoyed listening to a remix? Grabbed a picture off the Web to use in a presentation? Edited a clip of archival film into your movie? Wondered how copyright applies to you and your intellectual property? Attend the Copyright Smackdown and wrestle with the pros and cons of copyright, the creative commons and fair-use! The Smackdown begins …

meet the designer: City Roots Farm

meet the designer: City Roots Farm

This is no ordinary farm! Founded in 2009 by architect Robbie McClam and his son and father, City Roots has become an icon of sustainability, a meeting place for local foodies, farmers and creatives, and a cherished ingredient source for Columbia’s top chefs. Situated just steps from the Owen’s Field airport, this in-town farm offers organic …

play with your city finalists’ face-off

play with your city finalists’ face-off

The sky is the limit for the Columbia Design League’s new Play With Your City public art competition, which enters the final round on Friday. High above Main Street on the rooftop of the Meridian building the three finalists will fight for funding of their projects. Award-winning NYC-based arts writer, editor and blogger Teri Tynes will return to …