Friends Of Harris Center Art Association Exhibit Announced

Friends Of Harris Center Art Association Exhibit AnnouncedThe Bank of America Gallery will feature a special fundraising exhibition of art works by 23 members of the Friends of Harris Center Art Association, May 18 through July 15, 2018. The exhibition will feature a diverse range of works, including photography, jewelry, painting, ceramics and textiles. There will be a public reception for the artists from 5:30 - 7:30 pm on Friday, May 18. All proceeds from the sale of the art work on exhibit will be donated directly to the Harris Center for the Arts by the individual artists.

The Bank of America Gallery is open to the public from 12 to 4 PM every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. In addition, the Gallery is open beginning one hour before, and during intermission of, each scheduled performance at Harris Center. Admission to the gallery is free of charge.

Participants in the exhibition include Deb Basham, Mary Boyer, Justin Brooke, Victoria Cameron, Carol Des Voigne, Richard Dilbeck, Marc Dubin, Jim Faria, Doris Gibson, David J. Grenier, Suzanne Hambleton, Kathy Hart, Bev Hendrickson, Bev Hewes, Pat Hewes, Emma Higgins, Deb Kamisky, Sandy Parris, Linda Ruben, Jill Ruffman, Linda Smoot, Sue Solger, Heather Taft, and Linda Zempel.

The Friends of Harris Center Art Association was formed in 2017. The members are all artists, who are also Volunteers at the Harris Center for the Arts, with some having been with the center since it first opened in February 2011.

According to David Grenier, a fine arts photographer helped organize the exhibit, the Friends of Harris Center Art Association hope to make this event an annual fundraiser for the Harris Center, and gradually grow the membership, scope, and success of the event.

"I was asked to be the Project Leader of this event sometime last year," said Grenier, who resides in El Dorado Hills. "I am a professional landscape photographer, and I will be donating for sale my own prints as part of the exhibit. I am a lifelong fan and supporter of the performing arts and having a theater of this caliber close to where I live has played a major role in my life, as an usher, a patron and an annual donor."

"The Harris Center plays a critical role in the community of Folsom," Grenier adds. "It provides an incredible venue for the staging of some amazing artists, from all around the world, as well as locally, such as the visual and performing art students of Folsom Lake College, and partner organizations like El Dorado Musical Theater that provides theater performance opportunities to young people aged 5-20."

The Harris Center for the Arts at Folsom Lake College brings the community together to share in cultural experiences featuring the work of artists from throughout the region and around the world. Built and operated by the Los Rios Community College District, the $50 million, state-of-the-art regional performing arts center boasts three intimate venues with outstanding acoustics, an art gallery, a recording studio, elegant teaching spaces, plenty of safe parking and all the other amenities of a world-class performing arts venue. Each year the Center hosts approximately 400 events attracting upwards of 150,000 annually.

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