UCAC hosting reception for Farr


Reception this Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m.

By Charles Warner - cwarner@civitasmedia.com.



Charles Warner | The Union Times “True Love” is one of the many paintings by Shannon Farr currently on display at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery. A reception for Farr will be held this Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. at the UCAC Art Gallery at 116 E. Main St., in downtown Union. The reception will be an opportunity for the public to meet the artist. Farr’s work will be on display at the Art Gallery through June.


Charles Warner | The Union Times “Coming Home” is one of the many paintings by Shannon Farr currently on display at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery. A reception for Farr will be held this Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. at the UCAC Art Gallery at 116 E. Main St., in downtown Union. The reception will be an opportunity for the public to meet the artist. Farr’s work will be on display at the Art Gallery through June.


Charles Warner | The Union Times “Hotshot” is one of the many paintings by Shannon Farr currently on display at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery. A reception for Farr will be held this Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. at the UCAC Art Gallery at 116 E. Main St., in downtown Union. The reception will be an opportunity for the public to meet the artist. Farr’s work will be on display at the Art Gallery through June.


Charles Warner | The Union Times “In The Beginning” is one of the many paintings by Shannon Farr currently on display at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery. A reception for Farr will be held this Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. at the UCAC Art Gallery at 116 E. Main St., in downtown Union. The reception will be an opportunity for the public to meet the artist. Farr’s work will be on display at the Art Gallery through June.


Charles Warner | The Union Times “South Carolina Series: Risen” is one of the many paintings by Shannon Farr currently on display at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery. A reception for Farr will be held this Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. at the UCAC Art Gallery at 116 E. Main St., in downtown Union. The reception will be an opportunity for the public to meet the artist. Farr’s work will be on display at the Art Gallery through June.


Charles Warner | The Union Times “What Do You Believe” is one of the many paintings by Shannon Farr currently on display at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery. A reception for Farr will be held this Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. at the UCAC Art Gallery at 116 E. Main St., in downtown Union. The reception will be an opportunity for the public to meet the artist. Farr’s work will be on display at the Art Gallery through June.


Charles Warner | The Union Times “Honeymoon Flower” is one of the many paintings by Shannon Farr currently on display at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery. A reception for Farr will be held this Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. at the UCAC Art Gallery at 116 E. Main St., in downtown Union. The reception will be an opportunity for the public to meet the artist. Farr’s work will be on display at the Art Gallery through June.


Charles Warner | The Union Times “Irish Countryside” is one of the many paintings by Shannon Farr currently on display at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery. A reception for Farr will be held this Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. at the UCAC Art Gallery at 116 E. Main St., in downtown Union. The reception will be an opportunity for the public to meet the artist. Farr’s work will be on display at the Art Gallery through June.


Charles Warner | The Union Times “Seaside” is one of the many paintings by Shannon Farr currently on display at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery. A reception for Farr will be held this Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. at the UCAC Art Gallery at 116 E. Main St., in downtown Union. The reception will be an opportunity for the public to meet the artist. Farr’s work will be on display at the Art Gallery through June.


Charles Warner | The Union Times “Autumn Splendor” is one of the many paintings by Shannon Farr currently on display at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery. A reception for Farr will be held this Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. at the UCAC Art Gallery at 116 E. Main St., in downtown Union. The reception will be an opportunity for the public to meet the artist. Farr’s work will be on display at the Art Gallery through June.


UNION — An artist whose goal is to create work that she would fall in love with if she saw it in an art gallery will be honored with a reception at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery on Main Street this Thursday.

Shannon Farr is an art teacher at Union County High School and an artist whose work is currently on display at the Art Gallery at 116 E. Main St., in downtown Union. This Thursday, the UCAC will host a reception for Farr from 6-7:30 p.m. to give the public an opportunity to meet with the artist and view her work. Light refreshments will be served during the reception.

Farr’s work will remain on display at the Art Gallery through June.

In an “Artist Statement,” spoke of her goal as an artist.

“My goal as an artist is to create work that I would fall in love with if I saw it in a gallery because of its vivid color, relaxed mood, and effortless style,” she stated. “I am passionate about my subject matter and meaning behind each piece.”

Farr continues her examination of her work in a biography she issued to accompany the exhibition of her work.

Creating art is a positive outlet for me and also my career. I have a bachelor’s degree in Visual Art from Lander University and I have taught art since 2005, most of those years at the high school level. I try to teach students not only art techniques, but instill a love for creating and viewing artwork.

My subject matter has primarily been focused on the beauty and mystique of horses. I also enjoy painting Southern landscapes, my recent work on cat collages, and a sprinkling of other subjects, such as portraits of my daughter. I always create based on what I am passionate about. Horses will continue to be a mainstay in my artwork, but in the last couple of years I have felt compelled to create religious pieces. I base my images on symbolism that help me and hopefully viewers to grasp and connect with these intangible concepts and beliefs.

I prefer painting with acrylics and oils because this media allows me to mix vibrant, saturated colors and layer paint to create depth in my work. Collage has given me a vehicle to layer texture and color as well. I especially like to incorporate scripture and hymns into my mixed-media pieces.

In much of my work, there is often a strong light source depicting how the light falls in the late afternoon. This is not only a beautiful time of day, but a time to unwind, slow down and enjoy our surroundings. I want my work to reflect this mood. I want viewers to connect with my subject matter and be drawn into my work.

For more information about this Thursday’s reception and the exhibition of Farr’s work as well as information about the Union County Arts Council call 864-429-2817 or go to www.facebook.com/Union Arts.

Charles Warner | The Union Times “True Love” is one of the many paintings by Shannon Farr currently on display at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery. A reception for Farr will be held this Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. at the UCAC Art Gallery at 116 E. Main St., in downtown Union. The reception will be an opportunity for the public to meet the artist. Farr’s work will be on display at the Art Gallery through June.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_Farr-Art.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times “True Love” is one of the many paintings by Shannon Farr currently on display at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery. A reception for Farr will be held this Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. at the UCAC Art Gallery at 116 E. Main St., in downtown Union. The reception will be an opportunity for the public to meet the artist. Farr’s work will be on display at the Art Gallery through June.

Charles Warner | The Union Times “Coming Home” is one of the many paintings by Shannon Farr currently on display at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery. A reception for Farr will be held this Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. at the UCAC Art Gallery at 116 E. Main St., in downtown Union. The reception will be an opportunity for the public to meet the artist. Farr’s work will be on display at the Art Gallery through June.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_Farr-Art-2.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times “Coming Home” is one of the many paintings by Shannon Farr currently on display at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery. A reception for Farr will be held this Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. at the UCAC Art Gallery at 116 E. Main St., in downtown Union. The reception will be an opportunity for the public to meet the artist. Farr’s work will be on display at the Art Gallery through June.

Charles Warner | The Union Times “Hotshot” is one of the many paintings by Shannon Farr currently on display at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery. A reception for Farr will be held this Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. at the UCAC Art Gallery at 116 E. Main St., in downtown Union. The reception will be an opportunity for the public to meet the artist. Farr’s work will be on display at the Art Gallery through June.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_Farr-Art-3.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times “Hotshot” is one of the many paintings by Shannon Farr currently on display at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery. A reception for Farr will be held this Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. at the UCAC Art Gallery at 116 E. Main St., in downtown Union. The reception will be an opportunity for the public to meet the artist. Farr’s work will be on display at the Art Gallery through June.

Charles Warner | The Union Times “In The Beginning” is one of the many paintings by Shannon Farr currently on display at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery. A reception for Farr will be held this Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. at the UCAC Art Gallery at 116 E. Main St., in downtown Union. The reception will be an opportunity for the public to meet the artist. Farr’s work will be on display at the Art Gallery through June.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_Farr-Art-4.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times “In The Beginning” is one of the many paintings by Shannon Farr currently on display at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery. A reception for Farr will be held this Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. at the UCAC Art Gallery at 116 E. Main St., in downtown Union. The reception will be an opportunity for the public to meet the artist. Farr’s work will be on display at the Art Gallery through June.

Charles Warner | The Union Times “South Carolina Series: Risen” is one of the many paintings by Shannon Farr currently on display at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery. A reception for Farr will be held this Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. at the UCAC Art Gallery at 116 E. Main St., in downtown Union. The reception will be an opportunity for the public to meet the artist. Farr’s work will be on display at the Art Gallery through June.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_Farr-Art-5.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times “South Carolina Series: Risen” is one of the many paintings by Shannon Farr currently on display at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery. A reception for Farr will be held this Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. at the UCAC Art Gallery at 116 E. Main St., in downtown Union. The reception will be an opportunity for the public to meet the artist. Farr’s work will be on display at the Art Gallery through June.

Charles Warner | The Union Times “What Do You Believe” is one of the many paintings by Shannon Farr currently on display at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery. A reception for Farr will be held this Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. at the UCAC Art Gallery at 116 E. Main St., in downtown Union. The reception will be an opportunity for the public to meet the artist. Farr’s work will be on display at the Art Gallery through June.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_Farr-Art-6.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times “What Do You Believe” is one of the many paintings by Shannon Farr currently on display at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery. A reception for Farr will be held this Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. at the UCAC Art Gallery at 116 E. Main St., in downtown Union. The reception will be an opportunity for the public to meet the artist. Farr’s work will be on display at the Art Gallery through June.

Charles Warner | The Union Times “Honeymoon Flower” is one of the many paintings by Shannon Farr currently on display at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery. A reception for Farr will be held this Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. at the UCAC Art Gallery at 116 E. Main St., in downtown Union. The reception will be an opportunity for the public to meet the artist. Farr’s work will be on display at the Art Gallery through June.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_Farr-Art-7.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times “Honeymoon Flower” is one of the many paintings by Shannon Farr currently on display at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery. A reception for Farr will be held this Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. at the UCAC Art Gallery at 116 E. Main St., in downtown Union. The reception will be an opportunity for the public to meet the artist. Farr’s work will be on display at the Art Gallery through June.

Charles Warner | The Union Times “Irish Countryside” is one of the many paintings by Shannon Farr currently on display at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery. A reception for Farr will be held this Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. at the UCAC Art Gallery at 116 E. Main St., in downtown Union. The reception will be an opportunity for the public to meet the artist. Farr’s work will be on display at the Art Gallery through June.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_Farr-Art-8.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times “Irish Countryside” is one of the many paintings by Shannon Farr currently on display at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery. A reception for Farr will be held this Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. at the UCAC Art Gallery at 116 E. Main St., in downtown Union. The reception will be an opportunity for the public to meet the artist. Farr’s work will be on display at the Art Gallery through June.

Charles Warner | The Union Times “Seaside” is one of the many paintings by Shannon Farr currently on display at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery. A reception for Farr will be held this Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. at the UCAC Art Gallery at 116 E. Main St., in downtown Union. The reception will be an opportunity for the public to meet the artist. Farr’s work will be on display at the Art Gallery through June.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_Farr-Art-9.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times “Seaside” is one of the many paintings by Shannon Farr currently on display at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery. A reception for Farr will be held this Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. at the UCAC Art Gallery at 116 E. Main St., in downtown Union. The reception will be an opportunity for the public to meet the artist. Farr’s work will be on display at the Art Gallery through June.

Charles Warner | The Union Times “Autumn Splendor” is one of the many paintings by Shannon Farr currently on display at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery. A reception for Farr will be held this Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. at the UCAC Art Gallery at 116 E. Main St., in downtown Union. The reception will be an opportunity for the public to meet the artist. Farr’s work will be on display at the Art Gallery through June.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_Farr-Art-10.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times “Autumn Splendor” is one of the many paintings by Shannon Farr currently on display at the Union County Arts Council Art Gallery. A reception for Farr will be held this Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. at the UCAC Art Gallery at 116 E. Main St., in downtown Union. The reception will be an opportunity for the public to meet the artist. Farr’s work will be on display at the Art Gallery through June.
Reception this Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m.

By Charles Warner

cwarner@civitasmedia.com.

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.

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