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Current Exhibits at the AHCNA


Exhibits Featuring Artwork by Robert Amato, Tire City Potters and Shirley Olson
October 5 - November 3


From October 5 through November 3 the AHCNA brings several great exhibits to North Augusta.  Robert Amato brings his acrylic and oil paintings on stretched plastic.  Robert was born in Manhattan and has, from a young age, always thought of himself as an artist no matter what other work he is also doing.  He is primarily self-taught but holds a BFA in painting from State University College in Buffalo.  Inspired by the mixed media work by Jasper Johns and Alfred Jensen, he began by building layers of wax, paint and found objects to build structured space.  He then started to experiment with oils and acrylics on stretched plastic, using a hardened brush to apply the paint.  He has modified his method and applications and continues to experiment with these products.


Displaying with Robert Amato in the main gallery is Tire City Potters.  This Augusta group of potters led by Shishir Chokshi brings a collection of work from their communal projects.  Tire City Potters is a studio and gallery that focuses on artisan craft.  All of their creations are made in house at the Downtown Augusta Studio off Broad Street in the old tire tank of an automotive garage.


The balcony gallery welcomes Shirley Ann Olson and her paintings.  Shirley is a native South Carolinian and an art teacher.  This artist paints on canvas, wood panels, gourds, and paper and has said that she looks "at everything in life and sees it as a painting."


Images below:

  • "Tree-Mendous in Lavendar #1" by Robert Amato
  • "Glass Bottle" by Shirley Ann Olson
  • Blue Potter Pot by Tire City Potters
Amato 1 | Current Exhibits
Olson 1 | Current Exhibits
Tire City 1 | Current Exhibits
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