Two new solo exhibitions will open June 4 at the Greenville Center for Creative Arts at 101 Abney St. in Greenville.
The featured exhibitions are “Jones Gap & Beyond,” which will feature paintings of Jones Gap State Park’s landscapes by Bill Jameson and “Scar, Gravity & Paint,” which consist of Randy Akers’ paintings of homes and buildings in disrepair across America.
Jameson is a visual artist, who was born in Honea Path but lives in Saluda, North Carolina. He studied with Frank Rampolla, a figurative expressionist artist, at the Ringling School of Art in Florida and continued his studies while teaching landscape painting and life drawing as a graduate assistant at the Instituto Allende in San Miguel de Allende in Mexico.
In addition to the exhibition, Jameson will also hold a three-day workshop, “C-ing Your Way to Better Paintings”, from June 16-18. For more information, visit artcentergreenville.org/classes.
Akers is a Skidaway Island, Georgia-based visual artist and has shown his work at the Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, University of New Mexico’s Harwood Foundation, Brownsville Museum of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art and Anchorage Art Museum. He was also honored with arts residencies at Cill Rialaig, Ireland for 2021, Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts, Wyoming in 2019 and 2015 and Foundation OBRAS, Portugal in 2017.
He previously directed and designed international television commercials, movie titles, music videos and print for Fortune 500 companies. Akers is a member of the Directors Guild of America and the Broadcast Design Association and has served as an advisor to the Delphi Conference exploring the convergence of art and technology. In addition, he has taught at the School of Visual Arts, the Savannah College of Art and Design and Cazenovia College.
Akers received his master of fine arts from the Savannah College of Art and Design and bachelors of fine arts from Chouinard Art Institute, CalArts. He also completed additional academic work at Art Center College of Design, California State University Northridge and University of Oregon, and has served on the board of Art Rise Savannah and Arts Georgia advisory council.
The exhibitions will be on display in GCCA’s main gallery until July 28 and both artists will participate in an ARTalk discussion on July 13.
GCCA’s main gallery is open to visitors from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free and open to the public.
For more information, call 864-735-3948 or visit artcentergreenville.org.