Aiken Center for the Arts hosts summer art exhibit showcasing talent of all ages


AIKEN, SC (WJBF) – A summer exhibition that showcases the work of local students is making its way to the Aiken Center for the Arts.

From August 4 to September 8, the Main Gallery will feature works by talented artists of all ages, including students from the Summer Art Camp, Art and Music Camp for Students with Special Needs, mature students and teachers.

There will be an opening reception for the gallery on August 4 from 6 to 4 p.m.

The Aiken Center for the Arts invites students to share their work from the classes of 2021 and 2022. Not only is it a chance for adult students and ACA instructors to display their work in the main gallery, but will also be on sale.

The event showcases the wide range of talent that can be found at the art center.

Summer Art Camp is a place where children of all ages can explore the artistic process through different mediums. Throughout the summer, children and high school students tackled a wide range of art projects. Children aged 4 to 6 were introduced to inspired mediums and projects inspired by literature, people, distant places, etc., while high school students were able to use a potter’s wheel. Art Studio Campers was also able to explore mediums like printmaking, pottery, comics/anime, sculpture, watercolor and acrylic paint, and textiles.

Students at the Art and Music Camp for Special Needs will also have plenty to display. They will present both individual works and collaborative projects. Projects created included watercolour, acrylic painting and t-shirt dyeing. This is the sixth year in a row that this camp has taken place, with the aim of providing creative and artistic opportunities for people aged 4 to adults with physical and/or developmental disabilities.

At each exhibition at the Aiken Center for the Arts, the Aiken Artist Guild Gallery presents the works of two of its members. This exhibition will feature Cheryl Dillinger, who creates glass mosaics, and Catherine Musham, who works with acrylics, oils, gouache and watercolors.

Alongside the exhibition, local author Shi Evans will be on hand for a book signing to share her debut novel, ‘Whiskey Road’.

The Aiken Center for the Arts Summer Exhibition is sure to have plenty for art lovers, as well as being a chance for people to get out there and support the artists in their families.


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