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Chapin Town Hall Featured Artist June-July 2020: Al Leitch

Please join us in congratulating Al Leitch for being featured in the Chapin Town Hall Gallery. His fabulous artwork will be on display through June and July.

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Photo of artist: Al Leitch

Artist Bio: Al Leitch

I was fortunate enough to participate in art programs for high school students at the Carnegie Museum of Art and Carnegie Mellon University. With engineering and business degrees, I pursued an academic career where: I held endowed professorships, taught thousands of students, published over 60 articles, and coauthored three books.

Inspired by the Hudson River School, I decided to renew my love of art upon retirement upon retirement from USC. I studied under Michael Story and Linda Sheppard, both nationally known artists as well as taking numerous workshops. I have been active in the Columbia art community serving as workshop coordinator, Vice President and President of the Crooked Creek Art League. In addition to showing my work in numerous shows in Columbia, where I won several awards, and in Charleston; I was juried into the Southeastern Pastel Society's 17th, 18th and 19th International Exhibits in Atlanta; the Southeastern Pastel Society’s Visual Arts Center Exhibition in Roswell, GA; the Appalachian Pastel Society's 2018 Show; and Artfields 2017. I participated in a six-person show at the Center for the Arts at USC Beaufort, in my reunion's 2017 Art Exhibit at Cornell University and recently in the Art Market at the Historic Honey Horn in Hilton Head. I was recently attained Member of Excellence status for the Southeastern Pastel Society. Many of my paintings are on display Palmetto Fine Arts in Chapin, The Custom Framer in Lexington and at the Village Artists Gallery in Columbia where I am a member.

You can see more of Al's work in his gallery on this website by clicking HERE. You can also view his art and make purchases on his website at

You can reach Al by clicking HERE.


CCAL Gallery Host:

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The gallery is located in the Community Room in the Chapin Town Hall at 157 NW Columbia Avenue. It will host the artwork of one of Crooked Creek Art League's finest artists on a two month rotation. The Town is a big supporter of the arts in Chapin and we are thrilled to be working with them to showcase more art in town.

For more on the gallery, click HERE.

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