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Posted on March 8th, 2009 by Carolyn Miller.
Categories: News and Events.
Figurative art exhibit opens Friday
3/11/2009 12:23 AM
By APRIL BAILEY
Staff writer The Aiken Standard
More than 100 pieces of artwork will be on display this week as many artists have come together to present “Exposition De Nus Artistiques.”
The 5-day exhibit will open to the public Friday from noon to 7 p.m. and is located at No. 10 Downing, 241 Laurens St.
The event will continue Saturday, Thursday, March 19, Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21.Carolyn Miller, one of the artists with work being featured in the show, said the exhibition will showcase figurative art - art created from real objects.
Miller said artists from Savannah, Atlanta, Aiken and Augusta have contributed work to the exhibition.
Several types of art will be on display during “Exposition De Nus Artistiques” including, graphite, pastel, acrylics, oils, mixed mediums, ink and sculpture. Some of the work being featured also includes nude art. “We’re trying to educate and expose people to good, figurative art,” said Miller. She said people will also find the work affordable. According to the artist, the pieces being sold will be priced to “fit anyone’s pocketbook.” Miller said the event will mark Aiken’s first figurative art exhibition, which she said is growing in popularity throughout the country.
Featured artists in the exhibition includes, Miller, Al Beyer, Susie Chisholm, Will Fahnoe, Deborah Ferguson, Jeff Ford, Kim Guillermo, Marilyn Hartley, Leslie Hutto, Bea Kuhlke, David Mascaro, Elizabeth Moretz-Britt, Ruth Pearl, Jane Popiel, Deb Sandberg, Michelle Wynn, Beverly Zimmer, Richard Webster and Matt Lewis.
A special Artists Reception will be held on March 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. during which all of the artists will be present to discuss their work.
Wine and hor’ devours will also be served at the reception.
Miller also notes the significance of the location of the exhibition, which was once the home of James M. Legare’, a poet, composer, novelist and an inventor.
Miller said she researched Legare’ in the State Department of Archives and History and found that he was an award-winning inventor who had a successful experiment involving what we know today as plastic.
“This brings us full circle to the plastics piece that yet remains in his old art studio, now connected to the old home,” she said.
“So, it is with pride that 20 artists now open the Legare’ home to the public to present their art, also hung on the walls alongside the old panels Mr. Legare painted in his art studio.”
For more information on “Exposition De Nus Artistiques,” call Miller at 649-7909.