ROCK HILL, SC – The Arts Council of York County presents Panorama, works by Robert O. Keith IV and Gene Tennison in the Dalton Gallery at the Center for the Arts, 121 East Main Street, Rock Hill, SC from January 10 - February 9, 2020. Join the Arts Council in celebrating the opening exhibit of 2020 at a free, public reception on Thursday, January 16, 2020 from 5:30 - 7:30 PM.

The juxtaposition of Tennison's gossamer rural landscapes beside the crisp lines of Keith's decaying urban landscapes creates a tension that allows the viewer to reflect upon the passage of time through seemingly divergent perspectives.

ROBERT O. KEITH IV | In his current work, Robert O. Keith IV borrows from abandoned spaces that are slowly being consumed by nature leaving them in a state of chaos and disorder. As Keith paints, he distorts these spaces by curving, expanding, and stretching the dimensions across a flat surface to best display their natural beauty. Robert directly explores these spaces in depth which enables him to identify and connect with the mood of each structure. | https://rokartwork.wixsite.com/home

GENE TENNISON | Gene Tennison creates landscapes using the traditional mediums of oil paint on canvas, acrylic paint on canvas, and pastel on paper. While this style appears realistic at first glance, it takes on impressionistic characteristics upon closer examination. With a focus on technique, Tennison uses color and texture with cross-hatching and dot patterns to create the illusion of reality of depth and atmosphere to the eye. | https://www.facebook.com/gene.tennison.art/

Also at the Center for the Arts from January 10 – February 9, 2020:

  • Perimeter Gallery: Land to Sea Scapes, works by Marcia Kort Buike

  • Edmund D. Lewandowski Classroom Gallery: Inner Woven, works by Sculpture and Ceramics 1 and 2, Northwestern High School

The Center for the Arts is located at 121 East Main Street, in the Cultural District of Downtown Rock Hill. All three galleries at the Center for the Arts are open Monday through Thursday - 9 AM - 6 PM, Friday - 9 AM - 5 PM, and the second and fourth weekends of each month, Saturday from 10 AM - 2 PM, and Sunday from 2 - 4 PM.

The Arts Council is headquartered in downtown Rock Hill, a state-recognized cultural district. For more information on Arts Council events, contact the Arts Council of York County at (803)328-2787, by email at arts@yorkcountyarts.org, or visit our webpage at http://www.yorkcountyarts.org.