The public is invited to a joint reception at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Arts Center of Greenwood for two exhibits on view — one in the main gallery and another in the art education gallery.
In the main gallery is “Liminal Spaces” with two emerging South Carolina-based painters and art educators, Alyssa Reiser Prince and Jena Thomas.
Reiser Prince is an assistant professor of art at Coker University in Hartsville. Her paintings explore the process of remembering and the sensory-based experience of space, place and time.
Thomas has exhibited extensively in Florida and the Northeast. Her work has also been featured in publications such as Studio Visit magazine, New American Painting and Creative Quarterly. Thomas’ work is represented by the Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery in Stamford, Connecticut.
The exhibit includes 26 oil and acrylic paintings that explore the “fragmentary nature” of environment as it is often experienced or idealized, while seeking to capture “the transitional and unnatural oddities of space.”
In the art education gallery is “Summer ARTreach.” This exhibit showcases works by youths in various outreach programs from this summer.
In partnership with Self Family Foundation, the Arts Center strives to make arts education programs available. Participating outreach partners include Westside Community Summer Program, involving Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, Safe Haven Summer Camp, Community Initiatives, iCAN Summer Reading Camp, the She Can Project and High Hopes.