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New exhibits open in Arts and Heritage Center

Posted: October 11, 2017 - 12:59am

The Arts & Heritage Center of North Augusta has new exhibits on display in October in both the main and balcony galleries, according to a news release.

Robert Amato brings his acrylic and oil paintings on stretched plastic. Robert was born in Manhattan and has, from a young age, always thought of himself as an artist no matter what other work he is also doing. He is primarily self-taught but holds a BFA in painting from State University College in Buffalo.

Inspired by the mixed media work by Jasper Johns and Alfred Jensen, he began by building layers of wax, paint and found objects to build structured space. He then started to experiment with oils and acrylics on stretched plastic, using a hardened brush to apply the paint. He has modified his method and applications and continues to experiment with these products. He

Displaying with Robert Amato in the main gallery will be Tire City Potters. This Augusta group of potters led by Shishir Chokshi brings a collection of work from their communal projects. Tire City Potters is a studio and gallery that focuses on artisan craft. All of their creations are made in house at their Downtown Augusta Studio off of Broad Street in the old tire tank of an automotive garage.

The balcony gallery welcomes Shirley Ann Olson and her paintings in her exhibit "Silent Poetry". Shirley is a native South Carolinian and an art teacher. This artist paints on canvas, wood panels, gourds and paper and has said that she looks "at everything in life and sees it as a painting".

All three exhibits opened Oct. 5 and will be on view until Nov. 3.

The "Diner en Noir" fundraiser on Nov. 8 will be held at the Center and tickets are now on sale.

Tickets are $25 each for members ($30 for non-members). Tables of six are available. More information about ticket purchase and participating in this event can be found on the website: ArtsandHeritageCenter. com

The Arts and Heritage Center of North Augusta, 100 Georgia Ave., is open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and the first Sunday of each month from 1-3 p.m. The next Sunday opening is Nov. 5.

 

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