Have you been thinking about getting acupuncture? As you may know, the Shop Tart is a junkie. She credits her acupuncturist, Dr. Martin Herbkersman, a great deal for the fact that her third child was the only one that made it to term. (Don’t worry! The other two are healthy, but they were ten and six weeks early.) Acupuncture kept her nausea and blood pressure down and her energy up during her pregnancy, allowing her to eat healthy and keep exercising. It was heavenly! (It also allowed her to gain 40 pounds instead of 80, so that was good.) She goes regularly for everything from sinus ailments and allergies to random shoulder pain and mood swings. (WHAT?!) She is also a fan of ear tacks to keep her impulse eating in check. Anyhow, Dr. Herbkersman and his colleague Dr. Alison Beard, both of Palmetto Acupuncture, are offering a deal to Shop Tart readers! Five sessions should get you well on your way to curing what ails you, and 20 percent off ain’t too shabby. Enjoy!
And say hello to this guy.
In other totally awesome news, Drip on Main is open! Yeaaaaahhhhh! City Center Partnership VP of Recruiting Heather Spires posted a picture on Facebook and the Shop Tart stole it, with Heather’s permission, of course.
And she snapped some pics of the menu. Looks good!
And P.S. “Drip on Main is looking for a full time employee willing to start February 1st with 40+ hours, to be trained during the weeks before. Food service experience necessary, as well as an appreciation for coffee! Applications taken at Drip in Five Points.”
Columbia just keeps getting better, yo. You know what else makes Columbia great? Local art, the artists who create it, and the places where you can see it. And the parties they have to celebrate it. From 4 to 7 pm today, head to 701 Whaley Street to check out Amanda Ladymon’s show downstairs. It’s huge and fabulous. The Shop Tart could find a place for every single piece in her home. From the Facebook event page:
Opening Reception Wednesday, January 9th from 4-7 pm. Hors d’œuvres and drinks served, along with special items for sale during reception only!
This exhibition in 701 Whaley’s community hall will feature some of Amanda Ladymon‘s best works since moving to the palmetto state in 2006, through her most recent works of 2012. The artwork ranges in size and media, from drawings and paintings to mixed media assemblages. Along with her personal artwork, there will also be information and imagery about Ladybug Art Studios, Ladymon’s new home business about art workshops and more!
Exhibition runs through February 21st, so we hope you will stop by and support this local artist!
Amanda is an Adjunct Professor for the University of South Carolina Art Department, currently teaching beginning 3-D Design and Columbia College teaching beginning drawing. Amanda is very involved in the revitalization of downtown Columbia’s Main Street in many facets, but mainly as the event and exhibition coordinator for S & S Art Supply, which hosts monthly art exhibitions and two new major bi-annual events.
Ladybug Art Studios is Amanda’s newest venture, a home-based art studio and workshop facility at her home in West Columbia. The renovated Victorian style home built in 1892 is a comfortable, wonderful space where adults and children can attend weekly workshops. Ladybug Art Studios is also Amanda’s artist workshop space where she creates all sorts of mixed media concoctions. Visit the website for more information.
Originally from Dallas, TX, Amanda received her MFA in studio arts from USC in 2009. Along with two studio assistantships to Penland’s summer workshops and one studio assistantship at Arrowmont, living the past six years in Columbia, South Carolina has had a dramatic effect on Amanda’s personal creative work. The local environment and ecosystems are fascinating and surprising to a city girl, which fuels most of the research into biological forms. The work’s aesthetic formula is derived mostly from biomorphic abstraction.
Amanda’s most recent work deals with family imagery and the concept of motherhood. Being a new mother has had the greatest impact on her artistic approach, opening up her visual dialogue into new areas of exploration into imagery, color, and materials. Being a full-time mom and part-time teacher has become a new, exciting adventure that she will continue to address in her work.
Amanda shows her work frequently and regularly both in South Carolina and around the Southeast. She was selected as an award-winning artist in the Dogwood Arts Festival’s Juried Arts Exhibition in Knoxville, TN in 2010 and 2011. She was included in the Contemporaries’ 2010, 2011, and 2012 Artist of the Year Exhibition at the Columbia Museum of Art. She was also in a group exhibition at the Wayne Art Center for Contemporary Craft in Wayne, Pennsylvania in 2011.
So…see you there?
In today’s post…
- Palmetto Acupuncture, 1920 Bull Street, 803-806-8889
- Drip on Main, 1441 Main Street
- Amanda Ladymon opening, 4 to 7 pm tonight, 701 Whaley Street
Happy Shopping and don’t forget to tell them you read it on the Shop Tart!