The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) is pleased to announce a new exhibition opening on Thursday, April 7 in the Basset Gallery. Large, realistic landscapes in oils by Aiken artist, Al Beyer will be on display. The exhibition will open with a catered reception from 6 until 7:30 p.m. in the Bassett Gallery at the FAC and will run through May 4. Catering for the reception will be provided by Ashley’s of McCaskill’s Farms.
Al Beyer is currently a full-time professor at USC-Aiken. His landscapes are traditional, but also somewhat out of the norm in that they are large. He chooses ordinary slices of nature rather than scenic overlooks. The leaves and grasses are often next to the viewer with the goal of putting the viewer within the scene.
Beyer had been painting landscapes for a decade when, following a heart attack, he found himself needing to walk on a daily basis. The daily walks precipitated the large paintings. Artistically, they show disparate influences that range from Dutch Baroque to Jackson Pollock.
For more information call 425-7676 or visit the FAC website at www.fineartscenter.org. The FAC is at 810 Lyttleton Street in Camden. Office hours are Monday through Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.