oin us this Friday, March 1, 2019 from 6pm to 8pm for the artist opening reception of Nurtured, Bonded & Spiritual: The Artistry of April Harrison. The exhibit will feature 22 new original works by Harrison and will run through the entire month of March.
April Harrison, of Greenville, SC, is a self-taught artist who by her own admission is "merely a vessel being utilized to instinctively create narrative, sentiment and observation". She is known for her "With Closed Eyes" style and imagery where the viewer is taked on a "journey into a place where time stands still, and life's special moments, felt by special caresses, tender touches, and fond memories, transport you into a state of inner spirituality, focusing on the nurtured, bonded and spiritual". Her work is in the public collections of Vanderbilt University, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, the Atlanta Housing Authority, and the Erskine University Museum, and in many private collections including that of Whoopi Goldberg, Honorable Ruth Simmons, Honorable Andrew Young, Jesse L. Martin and Shaun Robinson.
Her work has also been featured on the set of several well known television shows and feature films. Most recently, her work is a part of the living room set of Nickelodeon’s K.C. Undercover featuring teen acting and singing sensation, Zendaya and actor, Kadeem Hardison. April recently illustrated her first children’s book written by legendary children’s book author, Patricia McKissack. “What is Given from the Heart,” was released in Jan. 2019 and has already receiving rave reviews.
Neema Gallery is Charleston’s newest art gallery featuring original art and jewelry by African-American artists who are from or currently reside in South Carolina. Located on Charleston’s Gallery Row, just steps from Waterfront Park and Pineapple Fountain, Neema Gallery features original works of art from highly collected and award winning African-American artists as well as original works from standout emerging artists. Explore our website for information on featured artists and visit the events page for info. on upcoming artshows, fine jewelry trunkshows, nightly supper club experiences, private and small group art and music classes and more.
Neema Fine Art Gallery| 3 Broad St., Charleston, SC 29401| www.neemagallery.com | (843) 353-8079