Visit the beautiful watercolors by renowned artist Shirley Jeter at the Richmond Area Arts Center, 399 W. Water Street, now through September 27. Gallery hours are 9am-5pm Monday through Friday. The theme for this exhibit is “Going Coastal” and features amazing scenes of life near the ocean guaranteed to calm the senses and make one long for the easy life. Shirley’s exhibit includes over 100 original watercolors as well as note cards and reproductions. Sizes of the painting vary and many of already matted and framed.
The reception for this exhibit will be Friday, September 6, 5:00-7:00 pm. Join us for wine, finger foods, and an artist talk scheduled to begin at 6:00pm. Admission is free for both the exhibit and reception.
Shirley’s works are included in many public and private collections throughout Kentucky. Growing up in the rural community of Fern Creek outside Louisville, Shirley Mack Jeter developed a love of nature and a love of art. These two loves resulted in a fine arts degree from the University of Kentucky. While raising a family of three daughters Shirley and her husband, Tom, began to exhibit her artwork at outdoor art fairs on the weekends. They ultimately purchased a small gift shop specializing in quality handcrafted items which rendered them too busy to continue exhibiting at fairs. Shirley fuels her artistic nature by designing and producing personalized artwork for her customers.
After ten years Shirley decided to concentrate exclusively on watercolor paintings. She was selected as a member of the Kentucky Arts Council Platinum 10 groups which provide special training in marketing and sales for selected artists and craftsmen. In 2012 Shirley added acrylic canvasses to her portfolio.
For more information on the exhibit contact the Arts Center at 624-4242 or email [email protected]