AIKEN, SC (WJBF) – The Aiken Arts Center is a community art center located in the heart of downtown Aiken.
âIn front of our building, we have a shopping arcade and share the works of more than a hundred local artists. In our show spaces we currently have Heather LaHaise, a canine artist from Columbia, South Carolina, and upstairs, on the second floor, we have lots of art classes, âsaid Caroline Gwinn, Director executive of the Aiken Center for the Arts.
At the moment, the center is holding a special pop-up event for Water Color Fine Art Gallery, from Memphis, Tennessee.
âThe Waterkolours Fine Arts Gallery is a 28-year-old gallery. We are in Memphis, Tennessee. We are the largest African-American gallery in Memphis, Tennessee. Over five thousand square feet of magnificent space. If you’re ever in Memphis, come. It’s worth seeing and we love to display art. We love to exhibit culture and we were so used to traveling before the pandemic that we really missed it, âsaid Danny Jenkins, fine arts consultant.
The Waterkolours Fine Arts Gallery is delighted to be able to present different works to different communities.
âIt is an under-represented art, especially in our region. We don’t have a gallery dedicated to African American art here in Aiken and we have one on Fridays and Saturdays, âGwinn said.
âWe brought a plethora of work. Just different styles of work, different prices, a bit for everyone. A little bit of nostalgia, some abstracts, a great story, just real contemporary artists, as well as three-dimensional sculptures, that’s what we specialize in, âJenkins said.
The Waterkolours Fine Arts Gallery is definitely something different for the area and you’ll want to catch it before it goes. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday October 22 and Saturday October 23.
âI think we should be seeing images that reflect our capacity for human greatness and now is the perfect time to do so. It’s going to be a great event. The weekend is beautiful. There is enough art here for you to enjoy and get your art fix. Things are for sale, things have to be bought, and we deliver and install the larger parts while we’re here, âJenkins said.