Optical Store Owner Is Key Advocate for ‘Often Overlooked’ Type of Performer


They’re often “sold short because of their chosen path.”

As the owner of Frame of Mind in West Columbia, SC, Mark Plessinger doesn’t just serve his city’s eyewear needs — he’s also the area’s “prime advocate for burlesque performance,” the Free Times reports. He started two revue series: the sh Salon and Shamelessly Hot. He tells the news outlet: “For me, it is about the performers. They are truly fantastic people that are often overlooked, taken for granted, or sold short because of their chosen path.” Frame of Mind is both an optical shop and an art gallery that showcases a wide variety of visual art. According to its website, the business is “dedicated to impacting our community through all forms of art, including eyewear.”

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