Artist: The Jasper Project | Location: South Carolina
The Supper Table
December 4 - March 13, 2021
This show will open on Friday, December 4th from 5-8PM. Enjoy the first look at the exhibition and chatting with the artists over drinks and appetizers. After opening night, TRAX Visual Art Center will be open each week Tuesday-Saturday from 11AM-5PM with free admission. Hear from the feature artists below:
What is The Supper Table?
The Supper Table, an homage to the 40th anniversary of Judy Chicago’s 1979 epic feminist art exhibition, is a multidisciplinary arts project celebrating the history and contributions of 12 extraordinary South Carolina women. The brainchild of writer, editor and Jasper Project executive director Cindi Boiter, The Supper Table features the work of almost 60 of South Carolina’s most outstanding women artists in the visual, literary, theatrical, and film arts.
Imagine a 12′ x 12′ x 12′ triangular-shaped table, hand hewn by SC artist Jordan Morris, set with SC-artist-created place-settings each inspired by one of 12 diverse women from SC history whose lives were dedicated to the betterment of humankind.
Around this table 120 tiles, each naming another great SC woman and decorated by a community member, hang on movable walls in an Array of Remarkable SC Women.
Now, read essays about each of these women written by SC women writers and compiled , along with photos of the art and installation including Kirkland Smith’s portraits of the honored women, into a full color, hard bound commemorative book edited by Cindi Boiter, titled, Setting the Supper Table.
View an original stage play, At the Supper Table, written by SC theatre artist Vicky Saye Henderson, and performed SC theatre artists, who take the viewer to a dinner party at which the 12 honored women are present.
Finally, watch 12 short films, each featuring one of the honored guests at the table and created by a SC female filmmaker.
All the artists are women, and all call South Carolina home.
The Women at the Table
Mary McCleod Bethune – Alice Childress – Septima Clark – Mathilda Evans – Althea Gibson – Angelina and Sarah Grimke – Eartha Kitt –Sarah Leverette – Julia Peterkin – Eliza Lucas Pinckney – Modjeska Monteith Simkins – Elizabeth Evelyn Wright
Note: This exhibition finished hanging on March 13, 2021.
The Jasper Project
Bohumila Augustinova • Cindi Boiter - Eileen Blyth • Tonya Gregg • Mana Hewitt • B.A. Hohman • Heidi Darr-Hope • Lori Isom • Flavia Lovatelli • Laurie Brownell McIntosh • Michaela Pilar Brown • Renee Roullier • Olga Yukhno • Jennifer Bartell • Carla Damron • Joyce Rose Harris • Kristine Hartvigsen • Meeghan Kane • Monifa Lemons • Eva Moore • Marjory Wentworth • Qiana Whitted • Candace Wiley • Christina Xan • Claudia Smith Brinson • Kirkland Smith • Jordan Morris • Betsy Newman • Mahkia Greene • Vicky Saye Henderson • Lee Ann Kornegay • Brenda Oliver • Kathryn Van Aernum • Cindi Boiter • Joestra Robinson & Tamara Finkbeiner • Katly Hong • Laura Kissel • Roni Nicole • Lee Ann Kornegay • Ebony Wilson • Betsey Newman • Carleen Maur • Faye Riley • Jordan Mullen • Steffi Brink • Lillian BurkeArtist Website