Contemporary artist Amiri Geuka Farris creates original, one-of-a-kind commemorative poster
Updated: Apr 28, 2021
Amiri Geuka Farris — a contemporary artist known for dynamic, powerful artwork that combines an alluring blend of vivid colors and layered textures — has created an original, one-of-a-kind commemorative poster for this year’s 30th anniversary of HarbourFest at Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina.
Farris’s work has been featured in more than 50 one-man gallery shows across the country, including Washington, DC, National African American museum of history and culture. His current projects include commissioned artwork for the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
For three decades of family entertainment, HarbourFest has grown to become Hilton Head Island’s largest multi-week signature event, attracting more than 60,000 people annually.
For art lovers, HarbourFest is an excellent chance to collect Farris’s art and meet the artist.
Farris received his Masters of Fine Art in Painting following his BFA in Illustration from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). His academic appointments include Professor of Fine Arts Foundations and Graphic Design at Georgia Southern University, and Professor of Fine Arts at Savannah State University. He is currently a professor of foundation studies and Fine Arts at SCAD.
Farris has also produced a series of large-scale works at the Morris Center for Lowcountry heritage in Ridgeland, S.C., and he was recently awarded “Artist of the Year” at the Port Royal Sound Foundation in Beaufort.