The Anderson Arts Center is hosting an exhibit reception on Friday, September 13, 6:30-8:30 pm at 110 Federal Street in Anderson.

Featured in the main galleries is the newly installed show, “Direct Experience: Cancer and Art.” This exhibit offers work from 14 different Carolinian artists, featuring male and female cancer survivors who have created both two-and three-dimensional work. Paper making, jewelry, acrylic, collage, mixed media, photography, wood-turning, and watercolor are among the media represented as the vehicles of artistic and emotional expression.

According to Carole Knudson Tinsley, the curator of the exhibit, “Direct Experience offers visceral visual evidence, that in creating, these artists find an uplifting sense of peace. While the mediums differ, they all share the direct experience of being a cancer patient, and then a cancer survivor.”

Direct Experience will be featured in the main galleries of the Arts Center, and there will be a simultaneous solo show by Ruth Hopkins in the Atrium Gallery.

Hopkins began her professional artist career as a teacher at Anderson Christian School and Tri-County Technical Colleges. In 1994, she began teaching classes at the Anderson Arts Center and served in that capacity for nearly 25 years. She, too, is a cancer warrior currently fighting the battle against this disease.

The public is invited to attend the reception and peruse the Bay 3 Artisan Gallery located in the Arts Center Warehouse as well. The reception is sponsored by Waste Connections.

For more information, call 864.222.2787.