Mimi Inman at Family Y

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Mimi Inman

Aiken County Family YMCA

September, 2017 

621 Trolley Line Road, Graniteville

Monday-Friday, 5 am to 9 pm

Saturday 8 am to 5 pm

Sunday 1 pm to 5 pm.

This exhibit will include drawings from Marti Healy's, Walking with Dogs, Alice in Wonderland, Banksia, the Rockefeller Estate, as well as other Estates on Jekyll Island. Mimi’s work is currently available at several Aiken retailers including the Aiken Center for the Arts, the Aiken Visitor’s Center, Unique Expressions, 3 Monkeys and various area dining establishments.

Born in New York City, from an early age Mimi displayed a natural artistic talent and demonstrated a keen interest in design, drawing and painting that she still pursues. At the age of ten, Mimi designed sets for playhouse productions and began an apprentice under the renowned artist and master craftsman, Priscilla Manning Porter, one of the East’s best known artists in fused glass and originated the unique process known as Weed Ash, a process where plant materials are fused between two sheets of glass and an ashen replica of the plant is retained. 
Under Ms. Porter, Mimi flourished in the creative and imaginative environment and advanced from apprentice to studio artist, practicing there for 12 years.

Mimi furthered her artistic studies under Arthur Getz, best known as a long-time New Yorker magazine illustrator, but always pursued his love of “serious” painting, successfully producing and exhibiting cityscapes and landscapes in a wide variety of mediums and styles.

Mimi’s paintings are held by several private collections and her exhibits have included: Citibank Bank Center, Solo Exhibit, Connecticut; Jekyll Island Museum Club, Georgia; Washington Art Association, Connecticut; Aiken Center for the Arts, Member Show, South Carolina.

A descendant of Asher B. Durand, who is acknowledged as both the foremost American landscape painter of the early-to-mid 1800s and the principal painter in the Hudson River School style, Mimi lives in Aiken with her husband, Bill Inman, and their three children, Brooke, Mimi and William. The family attends First Presbyterian Church in downtown Aiken.