The Harlan Center opened a new exhibit featuring art created by local artists in one of an ongoing series of presentations from the Artists’ Attic.
Harlan Tourism Director Brandon Pennington said the artists are all from the region with all but one of the artists being from Harlan.
“About nine different artists are on display with about 25 to 30 pieces making up the exhibit,” said Pennington. “The opening of the exhibit coincided with the Front Porch and Local Artisan’s Market on Sept. 28.”
Pennington said the exhibit will run until mid-November, when another exhibit will replace it.
Artists’ Attic president Elizabeth Lewis said the new exhibit features varying styles.
“The new exhibit is a collection of different local artists,” said Lewis. “It really varies on mediums and subject matter.”
The artist’s represented include Natasha Reeder, originally from Cumberland, as well as Ryan Coots and Tim Brackett, both from Harlan.
According to Lewis, the Artists’ Attic has arranged to present three exhibits, the current one being the second of the series.
“We did another exhibit for July and it was just taken down a couple weeks ago,” said Lewis.
Lewis said the next exhibit will hopefully feature art created by area children.
“I’m going to get in contact with the schools and try to get some children to do art for this next exhibit that will be going up in November,” said Lewis. “That one will stay up until the end of the year.”
Pennington pointed out the exhibit is available for all to see.
“I really think that having the Artists’ Attic art exhibit in the Harlan Center is such an asset to the building,” said Pennington. “It not only transforms the Harlan Center, but transforms the downtown too. It gives the locals and tourists alike a chance to partake in another activity in our downtown area.”
Lewis said there is a comment book available at the exhibit for the public to leave comments if they wish.
“We’re really happy to have a spot there and we hope that we can continue to put this out there for the public to enjoy,” said Lewis.
If anyone is interested in purchasing any of the art, contact Lewis via the Artists’ Attic Facebook page or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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