Multitalented artist, Russell Cook, is the newest artist to display in the galleries at the Harris Arts Center. The “Russell Cook Art Show” will hang in the galleries at the Harris Arts Center until June 7. Free and open to the public, the arts center is open Monday, 10 a.m.‒6 p.m.; Tuesday‒Thursday, 10 a.m.‒4 p.m.; and Friday, 10 a.m.‒2 p.m.
Russell Cook is a visual artist and musician. Trained as a painter, he holds a MFA from Georgia State University and a BFA from the University of Georgia. His work includes collage, sculpture, songwriting, performance, and collaborations in film and theater. He has shared the stage with a range of musical artists, including Del McCoury, the Avett Brothers, the Carolina Chocolate Drops, and Old Crow Medicine Show. He has recorded six albums with his wife Cameron as the Little Country Giants, including recording with Stranger Malone (Guinness world record holder for longest recording career), and was part of the original ensemble cast for a Stephen King/John Mellencamp musical. Currently, he is exploring new sounds as Russell Cook and the Sweet Teeth, a two-guitar and drums juke-joint style trio with over 100 years of collective experience playing and singing for a crowd. His award-winning painting, collages, and sculptures have been shown at galleries and festivals across the United States. He spends most days as Associate Professor of Art at Georgia Highlands College.
The public is invited to meet the artist and tour the galleries at the opening reception on Sunday, April 28 from 3-4:30p.m. Harris Arts Center is located at 212 South Wall Street in Calhoun. For more information, contact the center at 706-629-2599.