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Playing After Dark 1001


You are invited to join Pocket Productions for the next installment of Playing After Dark: "1001".

"1001" is a collaboration between the digital and the analog. The event will feature an unforgetable mix of digital and analog visual art, digital and acoustic music, digital film with analog animation, digital projections and analog puppet show, a video game with professor Fripples, as well as an interactive software installation.

7pm Friday and Saturday, June 22 and 23, 2012CMFA Art Space, 914 Pulaski Street, Columbia, SC

Tickets are available at the door.

For full list of artists and more info view the Playing After Dark "1001" event page.

Buskers Season Finale SC Philharmonic


This season of Buskers has brought a number of unknown artists into the spotlight through free performances within public spaces throughout greater Columbia. The season will close on June 1 with a special free performance by an ensemble from the SC Philharmonic. Premier violinist Damir Horvat and principal cellist Dusan Vukajlovic will perform in the Congaree Vista from 7:30-9:00 PM, directed by Morihiko Nakahara. "Like" Pocket Productions on Facebook to find out the exact location where the ensemble will perform.

The talent in this city is overwhelming. Buskers shows Columbia the possibilities that would present themselves if busking were legalized. This season has provided a small glimpse of the lesser known possibilities.

Tango Flash Mob in Charleston


On Sunday, May 27, Charleston was greeted with three surprise performances by some of the best tango dancers in SC. At Old City Market, 20 dancers made the terrace in front of Cafe Paradiso their stage as visitors to the city for the annual Spoleto Festival wandered through the market. Dancers included Yelena Bibik, Ivan Bolshakov, Tanya Bolshakova, Ken Broom, Roger Prevost, Zenaida Broom, Suzanne Krebsbach, Alex Moore, Nicole Lavallee, Anna Maria Ford, Marina Mironova, Lucy Gordon, Carolyn Moss, Sonia Jacobson, Don Rosenezro, Marcia Klingensmith, Susan Weeks, Clint Rauscher, Jerrin Kesterson, Sailor Yumi and many more. Pictures and video will be posted within the week.

Environmental art workshop and Dinner


The Palmetto Conservation Foundation and Pocket Productions will host a free environmental art workshop from 2 to 5pm on Saturday, May 26 at the Alston Trailhead of the Palmetto Trail, on Alston Road, across the Broad River from the town of Peak. Dr. Will Goins, an engaging Cherokee storyteller and historian, will offer a fascinating overview of Native American history and art in the area, and noted environmental artist Brian Rust, art professor at Augusta State University, will lead a hands-on workshop open to children and adults interested in creating art from natural materials.

The workshop will be followed by the official opening of the Art on the Trail exhibit, a series of environmental art installations created by artists working with natural materials found along the Palmetto Trail. Reservations and a fee are required for the opening, which will be held in the same location at the Alston Trailhead from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm, and includes a delicious Buffet Supper beside the beautiful trestle bridge over the Broad River near the town of Peak, live music, and guided walks with the artists to view their inspiring work along the Palmetto Trail. The fee for the Opening and Supper is $25 per person ($45 per couple), or $15 for members ($25 per couple) of the Palmetto Conservation Foundation. To reserve a place for the opening, please visit the website to Purchase Tickets or call the Palmetto Conservation Foundation at (803) 771-0870

Playing After Dark Art On The Trail


The very first FREE Playing After Dark event, bringing together lots of art forms to start SC's first statewide series of environmental art projects along the Palmetto Trail!

On May 11, Pocket Productions and Palmetto Conservation Foundation will launch Art on the Trail, a series of environmental art projects along the statewide Palmetto Trail. The launch of Art on the Trail will happen in Riverfront Park from 6-9 PM with Playing After Dark: Art on the Trail. The opening will showcase plans for the projects that have been accepted for the Midlands region by our highly selective jury.

Art On The Trail Interactive Map

facts about pocket productions

Did you know that ArtRageous, Pocket Productions' spontaneous art series, was inspired by Improv Everywhere? This exciting public performance group based out of NYC was started by a Columbia, SC, native. On April 5, the founder, Charlie Todd, caused a scene in Columbia, SC.

Did you know that the first Playing After Dark event showcased the talents of eight local artists and had 65 audience members?  Great things start small.

Pocket Productions has showcased the artwork of over 50 local visual artists, reaching over 10,000 residents throughout the Midlands.

Pocket Productions has worked with over 30 organizations, including the Columbia Museum of Art, the Columbia Classical Ballet, the SC Philharmonic, and the Palmetto Conservation Foundation.

Did you know that the first ArtRageous event was funded by the Arts Institute and the Cultural Council of Richland and Lexington Counties? Since this initial event, we have brought over 20 spontaneous events to the City of Columbia and Richland County that engage the general public with art.

The 2012-2013 season is sponsored by the City of Columbia, the Cultural Council of Richland and Lexington Counties and the South Carolina Arts Commission. Thank you for your generous support!