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Over Land and Sea – Wildlife Art from the Heats and Hands of Internationally Acclaimed artists

March 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Free

Join us for the opening reception of “Over Land and Sea – Wildlife Art from the Heats and Hands of Internationally Acclaimed artists” on Thursday, March 21st from 6-8pm.
Free and open to the public
Exhibition runs March 21 – April 30, 2024

This exhibition brings our community the rare chance to view fine art by internationally acclaimed painters and sculptors working in the genre of animal art. Learn what draws them to the animals they choose to portray in their art and their methodologies for creating, in language that the lay person can understand. Many of these artists are members of the Society of Animal Artists (SAA) and National Sculpture Society whose works are exhibited in galleries and museums across the world. President of SAA, Renee Bemis, summarizes the artist’s passion by saying, “As animal artists, we share a deep connection to Mother Earth – and we express our appreciation and concern for our planet through our art. In doing so, the public is made aware of just how important the animal kingdom is to our human spirit. Be inventive, inspired, and courageous in your art, for you are the voice of the animals.” These artists are highly qualified in each of their respective art forms, but this exhibition also highlights the artists as people who have deep passion for their subjects and the environment which comes through each work of art in this exhibition. We are all connected to the natural world in our own way, giving this exhibition relevance for us all. We hope people will take this opportunity to engage with these artists and gain new perspectives on
animals and their habitats among us.

This exhibit will feature works by Joy Beckner, Jeff Birchill, Beatrice Bork, Carel Brest van Kempen, Jamie Cassaboon, Tim Donovan, Lori Dunn, Martin Gates, Christine Knapp, Judy Lalingo, Walter Matia, Calvin Nicholls, Carrie Nygren, Patricia Pepin, Anne Peyton, John Plishka, Jan McAllaster Stommes, Chris Wilson, and Sherrie York.

Details

Date:
March 21
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://aikencenterforthearts.org/