The Artside: Artist chronicles adventures of fictitious daughter

New York artist Brittany Fields will be featured in the Women’s Art Exhibition Series opening Aug. 1 at the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History on Phillips Street.


For the special exhibit, titled Daughter of Oshun, Fields creates a setting for the adventures of the fictitious forgotten daughter of Oshun and chronicles her quest to become a goddess. The artist draws from Yoruba folklore to reflect on the creation of myths, cultural connections and forces of nature.

Born in Boston, Mass., Fields grew up in St. Louis, Mo., and earned a bacherlor’s degree in fine art from Spelman College in Atlanta. She also earned the M.F.A. degree from the New York Academy of Art, with a concentration in printmaking. She has shown her work in various group shows and is represented in many private collections.

Fields will be in Augusta for a reception at the Laney museum Aug. 11 from 3 to 5:30 p.m. She will also be the featured speaker for the Laney senior luncheon Aug. 14. Her installation will remain on display through the end of August. For more information, call (706) 724-3576 or visit

• Also showing at the museum is an exhibit titled Augusta’s African-American Pioneers, spotlighting such noted Augusta personalities and institutions as Lawrence Fishburne, James Brown and Pilgrim Life Insurance Company. A similar exhibit is featured at Augusta Regional Airport.


LOCAL ARTISTS are invited to submit examples of 3-D work for a display at the General Aviation Terminal, the private aircraft terminal at Augusta Regional Airport. Artists are asked to submit up to 10 photographs of their work.

Pottery, jewelry and sculpture will be selected by an airport art committee for display in a locked glass cabinet. For more information, contact Lauren Smith at The deadline for submissions is Aug. 2.


PUT A FACE ON IT is the title for an exhibit by Clay Artists of the Southeast, opening Aug. 2 at Gallery on the Row on Broad Street. The juried show challenged local clay artists to interpret the theme in various clay forms, in order to spotlight the different styles and techniques the member artists bring to the medium. The show will open during First Friday events with a reception from 5 to 9 p.m.


THE MORRIS MUSEUM of Art will hold a reception Aug. 4 from 2 to 4 p.m. marking an exhibit of photographs produced by students in the museum’s Harrisburg Outreach Photography Camp co-sponsored this summer with the Laney Museum.

The camp, held at the Tubman Education Center, was led by professional photographer Michael Johnson, assisted by David Wicker, photography student at Georgia Southern University, and numerous volunteers.

The program introduced the children to digital photography techniques with cameras donated by Frank Christian, while they learned about the history and architecture of the Harrisburg neighborhood. A selection of photographs by the students will be on display in the Education Gallery on the first floor of the Morris Museum.


OTHER ART EXHIBITS TO NOTE: The South Carolina Watermedia Society Exhibition goes up Aug. 1 at Aiken Center for the Arts, along with a show by Ron Butler in the Aiken Artist Guild gallery there, and the summer camp art show in the Founders Gallery. A reception for all the exhibits is planned for Aug. 8 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Jay Jacobs has a show titled Not Unless Round Is Funny at OddFellows Gallery, 1036 Broad St., through the end of August.

Susan Sundahl Ryan is the featured artist at Savannah Rapids Regional Visitor Information Center, 3300 Evans-to-Locks Road in Columbia County. The show will be on display for several months, so there is plenty of time to check it out.


COMING UP: Westobou Festival tickets go on sale Aug. 3. This year’s festival will be Oct. 2-6. Keep an eye on for details.

• An exhibit of work by Charleston, S.C., artist Honor Marks will open Aug. 8 at the Morris Museum of Art; and Allan Innman will open a show at Fire House Gallery in Louisville, Ga., Aug. 10.