Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Exhibit of Paintings by Jim Darlington to Open on May 6th

Darlington, Fields to Have Work on Display at the Black Creek Arts Center
On Thursday, May 6th, the Black Creek Arts Center will host an opening reception for painter Jim Darlington. The opening will take place from 5:30 to 7:00. The exhibit will feature South Carolina landscapes and Darlington’s hallmark, portraiture.

Darlington’s unique portraiture combines features from several models and renders an image of a person created in his mind. A native of Darlington, the artist’s portraiture has earned several honors and awards. Most notably, Darlington was featured in a national publication, American Art Collector. The May 2009 issue focused on Darlington's figurative work.

Darlington is represented by the Edward Dare Gallery in Charleston and the Sandpiper Gallery in Sullivan’s Island. In addition to painting, Darlington is also a musician with the group Minimum Wage.

Darlington’s work will not be the only work on display at the Arts Center. Florence-native Meredith Fields’ Pop Art paintings will be on display in BCAC’s Upstairs Gallery. Fields’ work features the images of world peace advocates in the portraiture style made popular by Andy Warhol.

The opening is free and open to the public. The Black Creek Arts Center is located at 116 West College Avenue in Hartsville. The shows will remain on exhibit through May 27th. For more information, visit
www.blackcreekarts.org or call 843.332.6234.