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by Megan Plassmeyer on Jan 28, 2018

WREN recently opened Seen and Heard, a free exhibition at Tapp’s Art Center (1644 Main St.), featuring photography and portraiture by a diverse group of women, gender minorities, and girls from across the Midlands region on February 1-22, 2018. This dynamic exhibit is the premier event in a series of eight unique gallery openings across our region featuring 80 pieces from 40 new, local artists. Through Seen and Heard, photography has been used as a means of expressing the opportunities and barriers faced by our community.

Can’t make it to Tapps? Here’s a preview of other upcoming dates:

[ Last updated January 28th, with new exhibit information added weekly.]

Girls Rock Columbia hosts Seen and Heard

New Brookland Tavern

February 24th, 8pm

Come celebrate an evening of all female performers and featured art from the Seen and Heard exhibit.


Capital City Pop-Up


March 13th, 10am-5pm

A selection of artist photography will now be present at the South Carolina Statehouse lobby.

Media Conference 


March 13th, noon

Join us for a brief media conference and call to action in support of elevating the voices of women and girls across our state, featuring Representative Wendy Brawley and several Seen and Heard community artists.

Artist Talkback with City of Columbia

Richland Library Main Branch

March 22nd, 6pm

Join Seen and Heard artists, the Richland library, and elected officials from the City of Columbia for a community conversation and panel regarding the opportunities and barriers experienced in the Midlands region.


Honoring the Women of Columbia

City Hall

April 1st-May 1st

Join us as we elevate images of our female artists in City Hall, a space traditionally dominated by the voices and perspectives of men.


More details and dates coming soon.

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