Advocate Stories, Special Events

Be a Part of Our Journey

by Megan Plassmeyer on Jan 28, 2018

Exhibition Timeline

Through Seen and Heard, “photovoice” methodology was used as a means of expressing the opportunities and barriers that women, girls, and gender minorities face within the Midlands region.  Our first exhibition of project photography and videography opened at Tapp’s Art Center on February 1st. Since then, project photos have become a catalyst for conversation, with dynamic gallery openings popping up across our region.



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.


WREN’s International Women’s Day Luncheon

Stoneriver | March 8th, 12-2pm

Catch a selection of seen and Seen and Heard art at WREN’s International Women’s Day Event.


Capital City Pop-Up

Statehouse | March 13th, 10am-5pm

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

Media Conference 

Statehouse | 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 Senator Mia McLeodRepresentative Wendy Brawley, and several Seen and Heard community artists.


Seen and Heard at the Columbia Museum of Art

Columbia Museum of Art | March 19-25th

Haven’t seen the exhibit art yet? Check out Seen and Heard at the Columbia Museum of Art prior to our next talkback. You can also catch other inspiring works by Imogen Cunningham and Renee Cox.  You won’t want to miss this!


Artist Talkback with City of Columbia

Richland Library Main Branch | March 22nd, 6pm

In honor of Women’s History Month and WREN’s #SeenandHeard project, join artists and elected officials from the City of Columbia for a community conversation regarding the opportunities and barriers that women and girls face in the Midlands region.

Come meet the artists at 5:30pm, and stay for the program at 6:00pm, with opening remarks from Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine.
Seen and Heard community artists will get the first opportunity to speak, using their photography as a means of expressing how our communities can continue to grow. Community members and elected officials will get an opportunity afterward to respond.
Light refreshments will be provided.


Honoring the Women of Columbia

City Hall | April 1st- June 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.


2018 WREN Summit 

Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, SC | April 9th

A selection of artist photography will be available for viewing from 8am-5pm.


Indie Grits Festival hosts Seen and Heard

North Main Columbia, SC | April 12-15th

Come out to the Indie Grits Festival, a four-day event that celebrates gritty, contemporary culture of the South through film, art, and music. This year the festival will also be highlighting Seen and Heard with various art pieces including a zine featuring the breathtaking work of its main participants and a collage piece featuring the work by Benedict service-learning students


Seen and Heard: Youth Voices

Edventure | April 14th-21st

Join WREN and community partners as we celebrate the art of our youth Seen and Heard artists. Youth art will be available for viewing all week and special photography-and storytelling activities will be available for museum guests on the evening of April 19th.


Seen and Heard @ Sandhills

Richland Library Sandhills | April 16th- May 4th.

A selection of artist photography  and video interviews will now present throughout the Sandhills Branch of the Richland Library.


More details and dates coming soon.

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