ARTalk with Bill Jameson & Randy Akers
Bill Jameson is a visual artist residing in Saluda, North Carolina. Born in 1944 in Honea Path, South Carolina, he has always felt strong ties to his native region. He credits growing up surrounded by the natural beauty and rich history of South Carolina with inspiring his childhood ambitions of becoming an artist. After studying with Frank Rampola at the Ringling School of Art in Florida, Jameson continued his studies while teaching landscape painting and life drawing as a graduate assistant at the Instituto Allende in San Miguel de Allende in Mexico. Bill has drawn inspiration from a wide array of bodies of work, ranging from the dry point etchings of American landscape artist, Chauncey Foster Ryder to the Renaissance masterpieces of Titian.
Randy Akers is a visual artist working on Skidaway Island, Georgia. He has shown at the Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, University of New Mexico’s Harwood Foundation, Brownsville Museum of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Anchorage Art Museum, among others. Akers was honored with arts residencies at Cill Rialaig, Ireland for 2021, Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts, Wyoming in 2019 and 2015 and Foundation OBRAS, Portugal in 2017. In his past career, Akers directed and designed international television commercials, movie titles, music videos, and print for Fortune 500 companies. Akers is a member of the Directors Guild of America, the Broadcast Design Association, and served as an advisor to the Delphi Conference exploring the convergence of art and technology. He has taught at the School of Visual Arts, the Savannah College of Art and Design, and Cazenovia College. He received his M.F.A. at the Savannah College of Art and Design; B.F.A, Chouinard Art Institute, CalArts; additional academic work at Art Center College of Design, California State University Northridge and University of Oregon. Akers served on the board of Art Rise Savannah and Arts Georgia advisory council.
Bill Jameson and Randy Akers solo exhibitions will be open to visitors on Tuesdays-Fridays from 9 am-5 pm and Saturdays 11am–3pm. Admission is free and open to the public. For further information call GCCA at 864-735-3948 or visit www.artcentergreenville.org.