On Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m., the Aiken Center for the Arts will host Harrison in the galleries. He will be available to talk with the public and sign Celebrate Aiken posters.
Harrison’s exhibitions, “Jim Harrison: A Retrospective” and “Glimpses of Aiken,” will be on display in the galleries through May 8. “Glimpses of Aiken” is part of the Celebrate Aiken 175th birthday celebration.
Harrison is well known for his realistic work featuring the Augusta National Golf course, Sage Valley Golf course, natural landscapes and Coca-Cola barns.
Harrison, of Denmark, is being honored in a major exhibition of his life’s work, “Jim Harrison: A Retrospective.” He is known for his passion for preserving a part of America that is beginning to disappear; his paintings of landscapes and seascapes, old buildings and barns bring back special memories. “The Retrospective” demonstrates Harrison’s progression over the years.
The “Glimpses of Aiken” collection reflects Harrison’s own impressions of Aiken. Each painting hones in on an aspect of Aiken which he feels is representative of the city or iconic to the area.
He said “Glimpses of Aiken” is done in what he calls a compositional study style – a loose kind of painting followed by carbon pencil he uses to sometimes draw into the paint or around the paint.
He feels the essence of Aiken includes a lot of trees and shade, flowers and white picket fences. The official Celebrate Aiken poster was created as a part of the exhibition and is available for purchase.
For more information on the event, call the Aiken Center for the Arts at 641-9094.
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