Outside and Around Us | Aiken Center for the Arts Exhibition Opening
December 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Opening Reception: Thurs, December 3 | 6 – 8 PM
(covid friendly – please wear a mask)
Exhibition Dates: December 3, 2020 – January 22, 2021
Gallery Hours: Monday to Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM
There is something about being in the environment as we paint en plein air that is important to us. It is MORE than the idea of simply painting outside. There is value from being in the open air. We often talk about the “process” of painting as we learn, but in the case of plein air works, there are additional significant dimensions. Weather frequently adds to the challenge. That factor is often translated into great varieties of light and atmosphere. We are offered the opportunity to recreate a sliver of the outside world on a painting surface in a short period of time that may change in minutes and is sometimes refined in our home studios. On site, however, when our brushes land on that chosen canvas or board, we attempt to make a greater connection to our surroundings. We interpret our subject individually, but share, as a small group a particular way we value what is outside and around us.
Augusta artist Linda Hardy will also be exhibiting work. Linda’s work includes primarily landscapes and florals painted in a loose, semi-abstract style. She paints from a place of serenity and appreciation of the beauty and wisdom of nature, with the intention that these feelings are transmitted to the viewer.
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