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Show & Tell


About Show & Tells – In order to bring the art community together with three goals, One Columbia has created Show & Tells. These gatherings of the arts community have three goals: 1) share new work being done in the city and present it live, 2) present a speaker or panel to talk about subjects relevant to the arts groups and artists, and 3) discuss the needs of the arts community.

The first Show & Tell was held on June 6, 2014 at Tapp’s Art Center. Speakers included Ms. Melanie Huggins, the Executive Director of Richland Library and Ms. Margie Reese, arts management professional and Vice President of Programs for Big Thought. The event also featured the presentation of the inaugural Stephen G. Morrison Visionary Award.

The Stephen G. Morrison Visionary Award


Pictured (from left to right): Shani Gilchrist – Board President of One Columbia for Arts and History, Gail Morrison – Wife of Stephen G. Morrison, Mayor Steve Benjamin – Mayor of Columbia, Satch Krantz – Award Recipient, and Gregory Morrison – Son of Stephen G. Morrison. Photo by Sandy Andrews

The Stephen G. Morrison Visionary Award is presented to an individual who reflects values and qualitiessimilar to those that Steve generously offered in support of the growth and vitality of his City of Columbia. The recipient serves as a model of what one inspired, committed individual can do for the cultural dynamic of a region and its citizens.

Visionary leaders are long-term thinkers. True leaders think about where they want to be in five and ten years and what they have to do each hour of each day to make their desired future a reality. The recipient of the Stephen G. Morrison Visionary Award recognizes the best combination of vision and leadership, applied to arts, history and the entire cutlural foundation of the City, and the value they bring to Columbia.

Qualities Desired:

  • Inspires others because he/she is inspired themselves.
  • Has a sense of meaning and purpose in each area of their lives.
  • Takes action.
  • Accepts personal responsibility.
  • Exemplifies integrity.
  • Sees opportunity in everything that happens, positive or negative.

The Stephen G. Morrison Visionary Award is presented annually by One Columbia for Arts & History in honor of its early leader, Stephen G. Morrison.

2014 Recipient – Mr. Palmer “Satch” Krantz, President and CEO of Riverbanks Zoo & Garden

satchkrantzSatch Krantz began his career at Riverbanks in 1973 and has served as its director since 1976, making him one of the longest serving zoo directors in the nation. One of only three American zoo directors that have served as president of the both the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the World Association of Zoos & Aquariums, Krantz also was the first zoo director to serve two presidential terms for the AZA since WWII.

Krantz has received numerous accolades throughout his career. Most recently, Krantz was awarded the prestigious R. Merlin Perkins Award for Professional Excellence. Established in 1978, the Marlin Perkins award is the highest honor bestowed upon a zoo professional by the AZA. Other honors include the Global Vision Award by the World Affairs Council, the International Ambassador of the Year Award by the Committee of 100, the Woodrow Wilson Award for Regional Cooperation from the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce and Clemson Alumni Association’s Distinguished Service Award.

Krantz has been heavily involved in the community Riverbanks serves. He is a past president of the board of Palmetto Richland Children’s Hospital and the Columbia Rotary Club. He has also served as president of the Clemson University Board of Visitors and the University of South Carolina University Associates and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the River Alliance, the Children’s Hospital and the AZA.

A native of Columbia, South Carolina, Krantz is a graduate of Clemson University. He and his wife Becky are the proud parents of two grown sons.

Press Release (pdf)

Biography (pdf)