Artwork by regional artist Randy Akers is now on display at the City Gallery, at the Augusta Richmond County Municipal Building. The first solo artist show in the space, this exhibition features 19 of the artist’s abstracted landscape works, inspired by scenes of the Southeastern United States.
About the Artist, Randy Akers:
Randy Akers is a visual artist working on Skidaway Island, Georgia. He has shown at the Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, University of New Mexico’s Harwood Foundation, Philadelphia Art Museum, Anchorage Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Valdosta University Art Museum, Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, LaGrange Art Museum, Ormond Memorial Art Museum, and Maryland Federation of Art, among others. Akers received an Arts Residency at Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts in 2015, 2019 and at Foundation OBRAS, Portugal, in 2017. In addition, Three Paintings were recently chosen for the upcoming movie, “The Poison Rose,” starring John Travolta, Morgan Freeman, and Brendan Frasier. Akers has taught at the School of Visual Arts, the Savannah College of Art and Design, and Cazenovia College. He received his M.F.S. at the Savannah College of Art and Design; B.F.A., Chouninard Art Institute, California Institute of the Arts; additional academic work at Art Center College of Design, California State university Northridge and University of Oregon. He serves on the advisory council for ArtsGeorgia, and is a member of the Director’s Guild of America
The show will remain in the gallery until the end of April, and all artwork is for sale. A reception will be announced at a later date. The City Gallery is located in the lobby of the Augusta Richmond County Municipal Building at 535 Telfair St. Augusta, GA 30901. It is open 8:30-5pm, Monday-Friday. To purchase, contact gallery coordinator Christina Berkshire, Christina@augustaarts.com or 706-826-4702.
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