"Human Nature" Takes Its Turn in Milliken Art Gallery

"Nature Series" by Harry Walton Boone
"Nature Series" by Harry Walton Boone

Milliken Art Gallery at Converse College will host an exhibition of paintings of abstracted nature beginning Feb. 14. Harry Walton Boone will explore his visions of nature and the world around him in Human Nature. The exhibition will be available to view through March 14. Gallery hours are Monday—Friday 9:00 am—5:00 pm, Sunday 2:00—5:00 pm. The gallery is closed during school holidays.

"I attempt to distill those elements in my vision and imagination to the essential qualities that I feel most express myself in nature..."

On Thursday, March 7, at 6:00 pm in the Milliken Art Gallery, a Gallery Talk with the Artist will include discussions of Boon's career and art process. The Gallery Talk will be followed by the reception at 6:30 pm. The exhibit and events are free and open to the public.

Boone explains the paintings in the exhibition as being not "what I see or imagine realistically but, through a process of abstraction, I attempt to distill those elements in my vision and imagination to the essential qualities that I feel most express myself in nature." Also, he says "nature can include the human being, as well, and all those things related to him/her."

Harry Boone is an art professor at Georgia Gwinnett College, the University System of Georgia's newest four year institution. He is a native of Virginia and grew up primarily in North Carolina where he graduated from Catawba College with an A.B. in Philosophy and from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro where he earned the M.F.A. with a major in Painting and minor in Art History. He also studied painting and architectural design at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. Boone has been active in the Southeastern College Art Conference, a national academic art association in which he has presented numerous papers, chaired sessions, and served on committees. He lives in both Atlanta and Spartanburg.

For more information about this exhibition, contact Kathryn Boucher, Milliken Art Gallery Director for Converse College, at kathryn.boucher@converse.edu.