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Aiken Center for the Arts presents several artists for October

The Aiken Center for the Arts has multiple artists on exhibition in October, including the first formal showing of The Artisans of the South Carolina Cotton Trail outside of the Pee Dee area of South Carolina. The group includes painters, photographers, jewelers, potters, glass artists, a weaver and a topiary artist. Other artists exhibiting in October: Atlanta native Lila Campbell has had a lifelong fascination with capturing unexpected perspectives of life on film. Campbell’s work has been in various publications as well as in galleries in Atlanta and the Southeast. Campbell recently launched a documentary project called “Day in the Life” which involves spending a day with an individual, family or business and photographically documenting a typical day or unique occasion. Joseph Bradley is a full-time artist in Greenville, S.C. He attended Bob Jones University and studied under Carl Blair and Emory Bopp. Bradley has received numerous awards and has had dozens of exhibitions across the South. His recent work is very process-oriented. “It is meant to depict our emotional connections to certain imagery,” states Bradley, who employs experimentation, layering, multiple washes and intuition to his works. Local artist Bill Updegraff began his painting career more than 30 years ago.  His works are in private and corporate collections and in the permanent collection of the Sheldon Swope Gallery in Terre Haute, Ind. Updegraff has been involved in several exhibitions, both juried and non-juried, throughout the Midwest and South. He has taught watercolor classes and workshops for the past 20 years and currently teaches classes in Greenwood, Anderson and McCormick. Updegraff's exhibition runs through Oct. 31. All other exhibitions run through Nov. 9. Find out more about these exhibitions on the Aiken Center for the Arts' website. Via: Aiken Center for the Arts Photo above: Example of work from The Artisans of the S.C. Cotton Trail Visit Arts Daily to find other events in Aiken and around the state. [caption id="attachment_1464" align="aligncenter" width="307"]Joseph Bradley Blue Chair Joseph Bradley, Blue Chair[/caption]