Aiken Center for the Arts
122 Laurens Street, SW
Aiken, SC 29801
“Surrounded by Nature,” a collection of oil paintings by Jane Popiel, Aiken Artist Guild member, will be on display at the Aiken Artist Guild Gallery at the Aiken Center for the Arts from December 7, 2017 through January 19, 2018. The opening reception with refreshments, free to the public, will be held on Thursday, December 7 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
After 25 years of professional work in architectural drafting and design with major Architectural and Interior Design firms in Florida, Jane moved to Aiken where she rekindled her love of painting for enjoyment. She studied painting in various mediums under local and renowned artists. She also studied figurative drawing and oil painting for many years under Al Beyer at USCA.
Jane, a local oil and watercolor artist, has shown her works at various regional shows in SC and GA, such as Aiken Center for the Arts, Etherredge Center USC Aiken, South Carolina State Fair and Sacred Heart Cultural Center in Augusta, GA. She has been recognized in both watercolor and oil mediums with numerous awards including Best of Show in the Yellow Jessamine Art Festival and the Aiken Artist Guild Show 2016.
Jane, a long time member of the choral group Aiken Singers, illustrated their watercolor book, “Aiken at Christmas,” published in 2014. Her watercolors depict the lyrics of the title song illustrating scenes of Aiken at Christmas time.
Jane’s work is frequently on display in locations around Aiken. Currently her work can be seen at The Red Pepper restaurant.
Beginning December 7, 2017 in the Aiken Artist Guild Gallery at the Aiken Center for the Arts, Jane Popiel’s “Surrounded by Nature” collection with it’s happy faces of pansies, a stroll through Aiken, the luscious green of a golf course and a basketful of treasures from the garden will capture your heart with the joy and delight found in the nature around us.