Barn painting benefits 4-H programs

By Diane Palmer

Artist Jim Harrison holding his painting of a 4-H BarnRenowned artist Jim Harrison displays his “4-H Barn” painting that he recently created to celebrate SC 4-H’s 100-year anniversary. The artist is described as one of the nation’s foremost chroniclers of earlier twentieth century rural life. 

Jim Harrison’s art of rural barns represents the heart of American culture capturing a sense of the past. His new print reflects the pride of 4-H members and alumni who belong to the world’s largest youth development program, “said Shannon Herndon, Clemson Extension 4-H agent.

“4-H has a nostalgic ring to it that certainly goes back to my childhood remembrances,” said Harrison. “So, I was delighted when asked to do something that includes the 4-H symbol.”

A 12X16-inch print can be purchased for $60 by calling 864-656-3848 or e-mailing Proceeds will benefit 4-H programs and scholarships. 

For information: Susie Groomes, 864-656-3848,