Neal Harrington

The McCoy Gallery at Community Creative Center is proud to present the Neal Harrington exhibit, currently on display, with an artist’s reception February 4th from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Exhibiting artist Neil Harrington

Biography 

Neal was born in Rapid City, South Dakota, in 1973. He graduated from the  University of South Dakota with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (emphasis in painting) in  1998. Mr. Harrington then recently married, followed his wife to graduate school in Wichita,  Kansas. He graduated in 2001 with a Master of Fine Arts degree (emphasis in printmaking)  from Wichita State University. Currently Neal, Tammy and their two children live in  Russellville, Arkansas.

Artist Statement 

Even before moving south I was interested in the myth/Americana of Southern Music. My  gateway to this culture was the Blues, then Folk, Bluegrass, and the classic Country that my  parents played constantly while I was growing up.  This series of prints create a narrative/storytelling content that I find continually fascinating,  emphasizing my vision about the human condition. I am particularly inspired by myths, legends,  and tall tales glorifying and elevating everyday events to new perspectives. Before embarking  on any journey, I make sure that my compositions contribute to the overall idea, whether it is  humor, sadness, isolation, passion, the power of a good composition is really my strongest  attribute.

Print by artist Neal Harrington
"The Fish Lady of Toad Suck Holler"
Photo of Neal Harrington art piece, "Many Moons," India ink wash over wood cutove
"Many Moons"
Print image by artist Neal Harrington
"Hickarus"

See these pieces, and many more, exhibited at the Community Creative Center’s McCoy Gallery