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March 2011

Hitchcock Health Center in Aiken, SC, Features Works by Raymond Kent

The Hitchcock Health Center in Aiken, SC, will present an exhibit of works by Raymond Kent, sponsored by the Aiken Artist Guild, on view from Mar. 2 - 30, 2012.

Kent is a muti-media artist working in acrylic, watercolor, and pastels whose paintings have a nature theme as well as paintings of local landmark buildings. “I feel a special connection with time-worn buildings that have survived the years. I think it may have something to do with my own aging process and my appreciation for the beauty of what we all share here in Aiken.” remarks Kent.

The artist and his wife retired from New England in 1999, and moved to Florida. While in Florida, he trained extensively with Bertha Kirby, a well known Port Orange artist. Moving to Aiken in 2005, he continued his learning process with local artists through classes at the Aiken Center for the Arts. “My golf buddies refer to me as a quarterback because we moved a quarter of the way back to New England. We both love it here and plan to make it our last stop on our great adventure.” says Kent.

As an artist, Kent looks at art as a great opportunity to interpret what interests us. “It forces us to look for the details of what we see every day. A tree is not a simple trunk with branches and leaves. You have to look between the branches to see the varying colors, shadows and the effect of light on the subject,” explains the artist.

For further information check our SC Institutional Gallery listings, call the Center at 803/648-8344 or visit (www.aikenartistguild.org).


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