We believe that we can impact our customers' lives through eyewear and as such, will continuously inspire people to think differently about their eyewear, themselves, and those around them.
What is an Optical Gallery? It is based on the idea that Art is an agent of change for everyone. Functional objects, such as eyewear, can be as artistically powerful as they are functional. The term Optical Gallery means that Frame of Mind is no longer an optical shop (or boutique) but is dedicated to impacting our community through all forms of art, including eyewear.
Tuesday thru Friday 11-5
*appointments also available
WERE WE ARE LOCATED:
140 State Street
West Columbia, SC
Jaclyn Wukela's Frame of Mind
After several years as an elementary school teacher and then full time wife and mother, Jackie now devotes her time to her art. Educated in Georgia with a degree in education and further work in art at the University of South Carolina, Jackie has been doing commission work for over 25 years. A member of The Portrait Society of America, a Member of Excellence of the South Carolina Watercolor Society, and a Signature member of the Colored Pencil Society of America, Jackie now lives and works in Florence, S.C. She and business partner, Lynda English, have formed the Lynda English Studio and Gallery. She teaches open studio to adults as well as workshops in several media. “My hope is to explore the world of color and light, looking at things we see every day and recording them during a moment of magic.”
In August, 2004, Jackie won the top award for the International Colored Pencil Exhibition and the Cippy Award. This prize was given to the Nassau Lady VIII. Nassau Lady VIII is one of a series of 13 Nassau pieces.. Works from this series have won 14 awards for pieces in four different methods during the last eighteen months. “Although winning the Colored Pencil Award was sensational, I am particularly pleased that the entire series is being recognized. It is very important to me to work well in different media. I especially love taking a set of good photos this way and working them over and over in several techniques. It’s a wonderful learning experience and since many times they are figures, they seem to display not only the different facets of their personality, but the facets of my own as well.”
On exhibit thru the month of April.
P E R M A N E N T
U P C O M I N G
E V E N T S:
Friday May 5th 6pm -9pm
Libby Gamble's Frame of Mind; Life, Energy, Joy
Wednesday May 10th 7:30pm to 10pm
Dr Sketchy's Session 88 featuring Laura Skaer