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.
3LAU on Sunday, October 26th and the Unofficial Skrillex Mothership Tour After-Party on the 27th. More information and tickets for both can be found here. VIP tables available.
King Lear in Finlay Park
October 16th-18th and 22nd-25th, the South Carolina Shakespeare Company presents William Shakespeare’s King Lear. All performances held at the Finlay Park Ampitheatre at 7:30 PM. For tickets and more information, click here or call 803-665-2000.
The Other Place at Trustus Theatre
Juliana Smithton is a successful neurologist whose life seems to be coming unhinged. A mystery unfolds as fact blurs with fiction, past collides with present and the elusive truth of Juliana’s mental health boils to the surface in The Other Place, running at Trustus Theatre October 17th through November 1st. There will be a talk-back following the matinee on October 19th. Tickets can be purchased here or by calling the box office at 803-254-9732.
Bluegrass, Bidding, and BBQ
Join The Palladium Society Thursday, October 23rd from 7-10 p.m. for its 11th annual silent auction, featuring music by The Mustache Brothers and catering by Bourbon and The Oak Table. Tickets are $30 at the door and include admission, drinks, and food. Get yours online now!
Four Miles, Twelve Doughnuts
Winston’s Wish aims to increase knowledge and understanding of children with autism, and you can help by participating in the 4.donut Race on October 25th. Start at Edventure Children’s Museum, run 2 miles to Krispy Kreme, eat 12 doughnuts, and run back! Registration is required and can be done here before October 23rd at 5 p.m.
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Local business is searching for new associates who are looking for a fun environment to earn great wages. Great position for college students/recent graduates. Must be well-mannered with excellent customer service skills/work ethic/ability to lift heavy items/must have valid Driver’s License. Call 803-376-4884 or email resume: email@example.com.
Cupcake now hiring a closing manager. Must be outgoing, customer service focused, able to work evenings and weekends. Apply in person. 1213 Lincoln Street, Columbia SC 29201. freshcupcakes.com