Barnwell County Arts Council to host artist Jim Harrison

Marsh in Fall

Jim Harrison, Marsh in Fall

Make plans to join the Barnwell County Arts Council and the Barnwell County Museum on Thursday, Aug. 22 as they host artist Jim Harrison for an evening of Big Art from a Small Town.  Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about Harrison’s work, view crafty table decor and enjoy great food.

Harrison, a Denmark, South Carolina native, has more than 100 sold-out, limited-edition prints made from his paintings and thousands of collectors of his work across the country. Reminiscent of his earlier experiences as a sign painter, his work is known for chronicling earlier 20th century rural life. His strong feelings for rural America touch on every aspect of earlier ways of living, and his subjects — railroad stations, churches, one-room school houses, country stores, covered bridges and farm buildings — represent the spirit of an agrarian society. Harrison has had successful one-man shows at the prestigious New York Hammer Galleries and the San Francisco Conacher Galleries. His works have also been included in annual shows at the prestigious National Academy Gallery in New York.

The Aug. 22 event is free to the public and takes place from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at the Effie Fuller Center, 9426 Marlboro Avenue in Barnwell, behind the Barnwell County Museum.

For more information, visit the Barnwell County Arts Council’s website.