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Local Sculptor, Tj Aitken, presents IMPACT at the Forest Hills Fine Arts Center
Local Sculptor, Tj Aitken, presents IMPACT at the Forest Hills Fine Arts Center

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Holland, MI. - The show, titled IMPACT, features pieces that are part of a progression of works and studies done towards large scale installations. TjAitken’s works will be on display from March 1 – 26 at the Forest Hills Fine Arts Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Aitken, who has been a featured artist at the Grand Rapids ArtPrize Competition in 2009, 2010 and 2011, and is the author of a series of books called “Big Sculpture for Little,” will be showing older works and newer works as part of the progression. The new works are reliefs that have been designed to push the innovative methods utilizing the light weight concrete process for large sculptural installations.

“I have been in the studio non-stop for weeks making studies that have been used to explore a nature-inspired color palette that I am calling stonepainting. It is infusing new dimensions to this light weight concrete process,” shared Aitken. “It will be exciting to show this series of work to the public and the students of Forest Hills.”

As part of the show, Tj Aitken will be conducting a series of lectures for Forest Hills art students, walking through some projects to illustrate how an artist thinks about large scale projects.  The students will be challenged to select a mock site for a large art installation and will be guided by Aitken through the study and planning process for creating monumental works.

The exhibit is open to the public through March 26th, Monday through Friday from 9am – 5pm. Admission is FREE.  Aitken’s works are available for sale.   An Artist Reception will be held on March 8th from 6pm-7pm at the Forest Hills Art Center.

To learn more about TJ Aitken visit www.sculpturebytj.com or go to Facebook to view recent posts on his creative process.

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