Public Invited to Artist Reception at Hire Grounds

Augusta area art lovers are invited to meet artist Dan Dyches and enjoy light refreshments at Thursday’s artist reception from 5-7 p.m. at Hire Grounds Cafe, the coffee shop and bookstore located at the corner of Washington and Furys Ferry Roads. Hire Grounds is featuring Dyches’ art through the end of the month.

Dyches, of Martinez, works in acrylics on canvas in a vibrant impressionist style with a bright color palette and expressive brushwork. This talented creator is self-taught and has a myriad of pieces on display for sale this month at the cafe.

“My favorite subjects to paint include what I call rainy night reflections with lots of dramatic color and atmosphere,” noted Dyches.

Hire Grounds Café specializes in gourmet coffees, smoothies, sandwiches, salads, gelato and fresh-made desserts. All proceeds from the café support Goodwill’s job training and placement services. The venue features a new artist each month, with a portion from the sale  of their artwork also supporting Goodwill’s efforts to change lives by building career pathways out of poverty.

“We are so fortunate to have so many talented artists in our community who are willing to share their talent and support our mission,” said Ashley Brown, senior manager of community outreach at Goodwill. “Dan’s paintings just light up a room. I encourage everyone to come meet him and enjoy what he’s brought to share with us during this show.”

In addition to Thursday’s reception, Dyches’ art can be seen during Hire Grounds regular business hours Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m.

“If I am able to bring a smile to a viewer’s face or make an emotional connection with a painting, then I have accomplished my goal,” said Dyches.

Sept Art 1 | Goodwill Corporate
Sept Art 2 | Goodwill Corporate
Sept Art 3 | Goodwill Corporate