Jim Draper: ‘The natural world and the artist’s brush’ Nov. 3

Published 5:29 pm Friday, October 21, 2011

Jim Draper will speak about his paintings at TFAC on Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. (photo submitted by Karen Dow)

As an artist, preservationist and explorer, Jim Draper has a story to tell about the ancient beauty of Florida’s swamps, marshes and coastal waterways. His paintings become narratives of 500 years of nature’s history.
Draper will share his explorations at the Tryon Fine Arts Center’s (TFAC’s) “Explore the Arts” program on Thursday, Nov. 3.
A native of Mississippi, Draper has lived in Florida for more than a decade. His explorations, whether by kayak, canoe or on foot, have inspired his art.
As a preservationist, Draper said he feels strongly that nothing in nature should be taken for granted.
His paintings and prints will be on display and for sale Nov. 3 – 6 in the Mahler Room at TFAC, 34 Melrose Ave. in Tryon.
You can see more of Draper’s work at www.jimdraperart.com.
TFAC’s “Explore the Arts” is a series for adults and youth designed to pique curiosity, creativity and to explore diversity in the arts. Admission is collected at the door. No reservations are necessary. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for light refreshments. The program begins at 7 p.m.
For further information, call 828-859-8322.
– article submitted
by Karen Dow

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