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Open Gallery in Hollings Library

Hollings Main, Program Room
Jan 28, 2017 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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The Ernest F. Hollings Library will host its first Open Gallery of 2017 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, January 28. The event is free and open to the community.

In addition to numerous exhibits on display, the Open Gallery will include a film screening followed by a discussion with the film's director. The short film is related to the newest exhibit from the Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, "Pondering Poe," which features the first magazine appearances of some of Edgar Allan Poe's tales, poems and criticism, as well as first editions of his fiction and later adaptations of his work, such as the Classics Illustrated edition of his tales.

The Irvin Department welcomes film writer and director George Mirabal as part of their "Pondering Poe" community outreach activities. A showing of "The Case of Magnolia Dew," Mirabal's film adaptation of Poe's short story "The Cask of Amontillado," will begin at 11 a.m. in the Barrow Room. The award-winning film short was written and directed by Mirabal, a Columbia-based director and actor who was instrumental in forming the S.C. Shakespeare Company. "The Case of Magnolia Dew" has appeared in film festivals in the United States, Canada and Europe.

Also on display:

  • -- "It Is So Ordered: Judges and Law in South Carolina," South Carolina Political Collections Gallery
  • -- "The Colorful Life of Anita Lobel: Highlights from the Anita Lobel Collection," Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
  • -- "South Carolina Political Collections Celebrates African-American History Month," Brittain Gallery

To access the Hollings Library, enter through Thomas Cooper Library, 1322 Greene Street, Columbia, South Carolina 29208.