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CAH Local Artist Spotlight features Aaron Johnson

LEWISTON, Idaho - The LCSC Center for Arts & History (CAH) presents the third exhibition for the new Local Artist Spotlight program: Aaron Johnson – It Smells Like Money.  The oil painting exhibition opens to the public on Saturday, April 19.  The reception for the exhibition will take place Thursday, May 1, from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.  The reception will take place in the upstairs galleries.  The exhibition runs April 19 – May 31.

“I am searching for the sensation of the subject,“ said Johnson.  "My paintings are a result of time searching for the right cloud formations, capturing the colors and experiences of the space.”

Johnson said he hopes to heighten the viewer’s awareness of our natural surroundings.

“My larger paintings, done in the studio, are based on paintings done en plein-air (works done on site),” Johnson said. “In my studio work I attempt to keep the spontaneous feel of a plein-air painting.  I do not simply enlarge the plein-air work but translate and evolve the idea of the original into a larger studio piece.”

The Local Artist Spotlight featuring Aaron Johnson is brought to the LCSC Center for Arts & History by sponsorship from Charles A. Brown, Attorney at Law, Don & Elizabeth Greggain, and through grants from US Bancorp, the Idaho Commission on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

CAH believes strongly in the local artistic community.  In order for local artists to thrive, CAH recognizes the importance of supporting them by providing opportunities to further their work.  The Center for Arts & History Local Artist Spotlight program features three to four local artists in a variety of different media in a quality exhibition space each exhibit season (August - July).

The gallery is open Monday - Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Admission is free, but donations are welcome.  Docent tours of the exhibit can be scheduled by calling the gallery at 208.792.2243.

For more information about the exhibition, visit CAH or call 208.792.2243.