May 2, 2014


The Exhibition

Meiji Magic

The Bands

7:00 The Prairie Willows

"The Prairie Willows have established themselves over the past year with a strong live performance featuring tasteful covers, tuneful harmonies, and a variety of instruments that range from a kazoo, to a tub, to the boots on their feet. This summer the band recorded a couple of songs at The Jam Room with Fat Rat da Czar in a quick three-hour window - songs they released via a special disc at the Stereofly Workers Comp Labor Day Festival show. While those songs are adequate, nothing does their stage show justice like their Woodshed live recording. Live they have the ability to control the crowd's emotions with dark-weighty covers like Sharon Van Etten's "For You" and then quickly reheat things with originals like "Whiskey" and a host of barn burning covers that they've made all their own."
- David Stringer

8:00 Keath Mead
9:00 The Tills

The Tills are Asheville NC's darlings and have earned every right to be. Following the release of their Mixtape vol 1, they are playing all over the place and bringing the house down every time. Expect a raucous rock and roll show.

10:00 Dear Blanca

Given life in 2011 and named after the late grandmother of Dylan Dickerson, Dear Blanca consists of Dickerson himself, long-time bandmate Marc Coty on drums, Cam Powell on bass, and Dayne Lee on vocals/percussion. Offering an eclectic range of sounds inspired by diverse acts such as 80′s punk group Minutemen as well as Townes Van Zandt, Dear Blanca promises energetic rock music coupled with folk-songwriting aesthetics both mild-mannered and rambunctious.

The Beer

Goose Island Brewery

For Tasting:

312 Urban Pale Ale

We are from the city that invented the skyscraper. We constructed our Urban Pale Ale on a balanced malt backbone, so the citrus hop aroma and crisp flavor can stand tall.

Also on Tap:

  • Sofie

    Fermented with wild yeasts and aged in wine barrels with orange peel, Sofie is a tart, dry, sparkling ale. A subtle, spicy white pepper note, a hint of citrus from the orange peel and a creamy vanilla finish make Sofie an intriguing choice for Champagne drinkers and beer drinkers who are fond of Belgian Saisons.
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  • Matilda

    Wild in character, with a slightly fruity aroma and a spicy yeast flavor that is as unique as it is satisfying – Matilda is an intriguing choice for beer and wine lovers alike. Dry and quenching, it’s the perfect accompaniment at the dining table or for casually socializing at the bar.
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  • The Illinois

    The first Imperial beer of the year is The Illinois, a 9.0% ABV 95 IBU Imperial IPA that pushes the limits of hop flavor and aroma. Deep gold, complex citrus aroma, balanced clean bitterness, medium to full body.
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  • Honker's Ale

    Inspired by visits to English country pubs, Honker’s Ale combines a fruity hop aroma with a rich malt middle to create a perfectly balanced beer. Immensely drinkable, Honker’s Ale is not only the beer you can trust but one you’ll look forward to time and again.
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  • 312 Urban Wheat Ale

    Inspired by the city of Chicago and densely populated with flavor, 312’s spicy aroma of Cascade hops is followed by a crisp, fruity ale flavor delivered in a smooth, creamy body that's immensely refreshing.
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More info about the Goose Island

Beer tasting and cash bar provided by The Whig


  • 7:00 Docent-led tour through The Collection
  • 7:00 & 8:45Docent Tour through Meiji Magic



DIY Art Project

DIY Project

Excercise your art skills with a creative do-it-yourself project. Staff of Richland Library will be on-hand to help inspire your masterpiece.

Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger Hunt


  • 8:15 Live figure drawing by Dr. Sketchy’s Columbia in the Collection galleries
  • 9:35 Live figure drawing by Dr. Sketchy’s Columbia in the Collection galleries