Friday Art Night at the Museum: Jim Harper
June 8, 2018
5 - 8 pm
Museum of the Earth
Come see the beautiful flora paintings and unique photographic images by Ithaca artist Jim Harper.

Friday Art Night at the Museum: Jim Harper

June 8, 2018, 5 - 8 pm
Museum of the Earth

Visit the Museum of the Earth on Friday Art Night, June 8, 2018, from 5-8 pm, to see painting and photos by Ithaca artist Jim Harper. The Museum will be open for extended evening hours for this show in the Museum's Gift Shop. 

An artist for over 40 years, Jim Harper works in a variety of media including painting, photography, sculpture and functional art. His focus has been in exploring the sculptural shapes and forms in everyday objects, as well as the textures that enrich their surface. His work looks to showcase the multi-curvilinear lines, volumes, and textures that transcends the simple definition of an object.

Harper's paintings include studies on the patterns of light and color in interior and exterior landscapes—-both natural and man-made. He is currently working on a series of paintings exploring the sculptural aspects of flora. Harper has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Visual Arts: Metalwork & Jewelry from Northern Illinois University, and a Master of Arts degree in Sculpture from Governors State University (IL). He has also done several years of post-graduate study in the field of Education at Cornell University. Born and raised in the Chicago area, he moved to Ithaca, New York in 1978.

Light refreshments will be served, and Harper will be on hand to talk about his work. Admission to her show in the Museum's Gift Shop is free, regular admission rates apply to Museum exhibits. Harper’s artwork will be on display through the end of July.

While you are there, take the opportunity to enjoy an evening at the Museum of the Earth, which is open extended evening hours on Friday Art Nights.


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