Columbia comics artist Sanford Greene created art for Marvel Comics' Uncanny Avengers series featuring 3-year-old Jacoby Latta, who died earlier this summer when he was struck by a tree branch during a church picnic at Irmo Community Park.
The boy was a fan of Marvel Comics, WLTX reports.
"He would pretend to be Captain America, he would wear Captain America outfits, everything was Captain America," his sister Jasmine told the station.
Latta’s father reached out to his church community for aid. Greene heard of the family's story and wanted to help; he contributed artwork for the 27th issue of the Uncanny Avengers series that features a drawing of Jacoby Latta along with Captain America, the Hulk and more.
Greene has created work for DC Comics, Marvel, and many others along with teaching graphic design courses at Benedict College in Columbia.
USC Professor Creates Free Art App for Educators
USC Art Education Professor Karen Heid, in conjunction with the Columbia Museum of Art, released a free app to educators. Heid, the creative director of Handheld Art, worked with the Columbia Museum of Art and through various grant funds, to create a free app for use by k-12 art educators to create, access and organize lesson plans that coincide with art collections. The app directs users to ideas to use in the classroom or for any art educational need. Art educators can also submit their ideas.
“The website is designed to help teachers and students of different disciplines to find a way to work together for teaching and learning," Heid says. "My work centers on the use of enduring ideas [which are] very large themes that are based in human experience. Enduring Ideas stand the test of time, based in human experience and cross all disciplines. Check them out to see what they are all about.”
The app is being tested in the field with local teachers. Heid is hopeful for continued funding to expand on more aspects of this project. Artist Talk with Eileen Blyth and Laura Spong at Columbia College
The Goodall Gallery will host an artist talk on Sept. 2 from 4 to 6 p.m. on the Columbia College campus. The Big Paint exhibition features collaborative paintings by Eileen Blyth and Laura Spong. The massive mixed media paintings stem from a project the two artists began in 2013 at Vista Studios. The goal was to work large and work together, pushing the boundaries of space and abstraction. This exhibition will run through Oct. 13. For more information, visit www.columbiasc.edu/goodallgallery. SC State Fair Artist Competition
The deadline to enter the State Fair's annual juried art competition for free is Sept. 1, but an additional extended deadline is available for a $25 fee Sept. 2-6. Click here for full entry information.
Now Hiring in the Vista!
Hickory Tavern is opening mid-December and looking for bartenders, servers, hosts and kitchen staff. Apply in person: Click for details!
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This Week @ Social
Edward Shouse performs Friday the 21st, and on Saturday Absolut Vodka presents A Night in Sweden, with specialty Absolut drinks and live music by Christian Slick. Follow us!
Surreal Innovation Salon Now Open
Columbia’s newest total care spa is now taking appointments and offering $10 off services $25 or more for first time clients. Location, hours, and more info here.
Make Your Own Beer and Wine!
Come get started on your “liquid hobby” and help us celebrate our 46th year in the Columbia area. Bet Mar Liquid Hobby Shop: 736 St. Andrews Road.
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