Summer Art exhibition will showcase work by local students at Aiken Center for the Arts

Summer Art exhibition will showcase work by local students at Aiken Center for the Arts
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The Aiken Center for the Arts will feature the creative talents of local students – both young and old – in the Summer Arts exhibition from Aug. 4 to Sept. 8.

The main gallery at arts center will showcase work created by summer art camp students, Art and Music Camp for Special Needs students, adult students and faculty.

A gallery opening reception at the Arts Center will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4.

ACA invited students to submit and share works they created in 2021 and 2022 classes. These works will be displayed and sold in the main gallery. This exhibition provides adult students as well as ACA instructors an opportunity to display creative work from the classroom in our main gallery.

In Summer Art Camp, the center encourages children of all ages to explore the creative process through several art mediums.

Children ages 4 to 6 were introduced to a variety of mediums and projects inspired by literature, people, faraway places, animals and other fun things in life to get their imaginations going.

The 7- to 10-year-old campers learned about different styles of art and how to find inspiration through literature, while also working in several mediums on 2D and 3D projects. This age group also explored art alongside language during our Ukulele Camp.

Art Studio campers, ages 11 to 14, discovered their favorite mediums in a studio setting, taught by artists working in their area of expertise. Art Studio campers got to explore a particular medium more in depth as they worked in that medium all week. These mediums included printmaking, pottery, comic/anime, sculpture, watercolor and acrylic painting and textiles.

High school students got to have some evening fun learning to use the pottery wheel.

Art and Music Camp for Special Needs students have on display individual works as well as collaborative projects. For the sixth consecutive year, ACA has held this camp which is designed to provide creative and artistic opportunities for individuals ages 4 through adult with physical and/or developmental disabilities. 

The Aiken Artist Guild Gallery showcases works by two of its members throughout each exhibition at Aiken Center for the Arts. This exhibition features Cheryl Dillinger and Catherine Musham. 

In addition to the exhibition, local author Shi Evans will be joining us during the opening reception Aug. 4 for a book signing to share her first novel, “Whiskey Road.” Her novel is set in Aiken during the Great Depression and chronicles two generations of women who use every faculty at their disposal to carve out meaningful lives in the oppressive south of the Depression era.

For more information, call the Aiken Center for the Arts at 803-641-9094 or visit Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Saturday, the Center is located in the heart of downtown Aiken at 122 Laurens St. S.W.

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