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February 4 – March 19, 2021
Opening Reception: Thurs, February 4 from 6-8pm

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An exhibition supporting wildlife conservation and education through art. Three different artists unified by a passion for nature and wildlife conservation: Robert Campbell, Camryn Finnan and Whitney Kurlan.

Robert Campbell is an artist and designer for conservation organizations worldwide. He has had a lifelong love of rhinos that comes through in his passion to paint and commitment to help. His work features oil and watercolor paintings and charcoal drawings of these critically endangered species.

Camryn Finnan is a photographer and dog trainer for anti-poaching efforts and illegal wildlife trade in South Africa. Her work features photographs from her time living and working as a K9 Trainer in South Africa, while trying to make a positive impact on the world for the animals.

Whitney Kurlan is a wildlife conservation artist specializing in endangered species. Her work will feature a collection of pastels and oils of one of Africa’s most endangered species, Painted Dogs. She will be supporting the non-profit Painted Dog Conservation.

Join us for two Artist Talks

offered in person and via zoom

Exhibiting artists Robert Campbell, Camryn Finnan and Whitney Kurlan will be presenting with guest speakers from conservation organizations

Limited in person seating, call to reserve. Zoom option available.

Thurs, February 18 at 6pm

Exhibiting artists with Paul Swart
from
Rhino Conservation Botswana

Paul Swart volunteers his time as USA trustee of Rhino Conservation Botswana. He works with and helps raise funds for the conservation to help prevent rhinos from becoming extinct.

Rhino Conservation Botswana is working to increase and protect populations of black and white rhinos in Botswana.

Thurs, February 25 at 12pm

Exhibiting artists with Peter Blinston from
Painted Dog Conservation

Wildlife conservationist and Executive Director of Painted Dog Conservation (PDC), Peter Blinston, has a lifelong mission to save the highly endangered painted dogs of Zimbabwe. He has been featured on BBC Earth and National Geographic for his work with PDC.

Painted Dog Conservation works with local populations of both humans and dogs, via conservation, education, and outreach programs, to help them not only survive in Africa, but thrive.

March 25 – April 30, 2021
Opening Reception: Thurs, March 25 from 6-8pm

Grounded
artwork inspired by the beauty of shared spaces

Dwight Rose

Watercolorist Dwight Rose explores “the common side effects of light” through this body of work which will feature some of our area’s known sites as well as inspirations from the coastal low country region.

Local artists celebrate the Friends of Hopelands and Rye Patch 50th Anniversary.

Over the years, the 24 acres behind the serpentine walls off Whiskey Road have provided the inspiration to write, paint, sculpt, photograph, to create art using all mediums. A variety of subjects can be discovered in the surrounding beauty and quiet settings which provide an opportunity for creative contemplation. In celebration of these historic areas’ 50th anniversary, local artists will provide different perspectives through their artwork, reflecting what makes these properties Aiken treasures.

May 6 – June 11, 2021
Opening Reception: Thurs, May 6 from 6-8pm

Aiken Artist Guild Annual Member Show

The highlight of the AAG year is the Member Show here at Aiken Center for the Arts which invites each member to submit two works, which are eligible for awards and available for sale. Come see the wealth of talent in our community!

“Water Lily” by Kimberly Boucher, from 2020 Exhibition

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