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Agriculture Captured Through Art

Nestled in the heart of the City of Laurens, The Artist’s Coop is Laurens County’s local art gallery. Filled with artwork ranging from paintings, to handcrafted jewelry and pottery, this is truly a gem of the county. Inside you will be greeted by smiling faces ready to give details on each piece of art and artist. In Laurens County, there is plenty of inspiration for artists to draw from (pun intended!). With beautiful downtowns, old country roads, historic architecture, farms loved by generations, livestock and more, this area is bursting with beauty. As we celebrate the huge part agriculture plays in our community, we should also take in the beauty of it.

The Artist’s Coop currently has paintings of cows, chickens, fields, wildlife, and quite the selection of adorable red barns. Local artists have captured the soul and love of each of these scenes and made it possible for you to hang them on your wall to admire every day.

Rick Goohs (Etsyshop: Goohsnest) is an artist from nearby, who has created several pieces relating to agriculture. This 16 by 20 inch acrylic painting of a Brangus Bull (which is a cross between a Brahman and an Angus) was painted from a photograph he took on a farm in Clinton. “Fortunately, there was a fence between us that I left out of the painting”, he explained about this monstrous bull!

Recently, the Artist’s Coop called on all artists in the Laurens area to participate in a juried show of “Barns”. The gorgeous pieces that were submitted brought these rural scenes that feel like home! Highlighting this huge part of our community truly shows the importance and beauty of agriculture in Laurens County!

For more information on the paintings shown here, visit or contact the Artist’s Coop at 113 E Laurens St. They can be reached at 864-984-9359.

Check out the gallery below for more pictures of agricultural artwork currently on display at the Artist’s Coop.

“Life on the Farm Part 1 and Part 2” by David Rhodes

By Elizabeth McKinney

Top Left: “Winter” Bottom Left: “Peace in the Mountain” Bottom Right: “Red Rooster” By Jewell Dillard

“Kansas Barn” By John Uldrick

“Barn in the Woods” by Keith Simmons

“Some August Day” By Carla Dabney

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