Richland Library’s Next Artist-in-Residence Brings Photojournalism into Focus

Marion "Crush" RushA local artist who aims to facilitate real dialogue by capturing moments in time through a camera lens is sharing his talents with Richland Library over the next three months. We're excited to welcome Marion "Crush" Rush as our next artist-in-residence.

A native of Columbia, South Carolina, Crush is a full-time, self-employed photographer. He enjoys chronicling the world of political and civil unrest as it unfolds in real time through his photojournalism.

Through his art, Crush strives to uplift the community through arts education and fact-driven dialogue. He values community connectivity, wants to help others learn, create and share, and looks to affect change among artists in need during these unprecedented times. To learn more about Crush, visit:

During his residency, which lasts through December 18, Crush is serving as a liaison between the library and the local arts community. He's working closely with our arts librarian to curate digital content on the library's website, offer online programming and host virtual artist meet-ups.

Initially developed in September 2016, the concept behind Richland Library's artist-in-residence is to connect the community with local, working artists and to provide creative and educational opportunities to local residents in a way that supports cultural and artistic exchange.

For questions, please contact Emily Stoll at 803-587-3637 or email

About Richland Library
Awarded the National Medal in 2017 by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Richland Library is a vibrant, contemporary organization that provides resources and information that advance the Midlands. Offering state-of-the-art technology, a variety of literary and cultural programs and 13 bustling facilities located throughout the county, Richland Library provides a truly customizable, modern library experience for residents and visitors alike.

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