Hershey, PA (August 19, 2015) The Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Museum is excited to continue it’s series of exhibits featuring automotive art with “Autos in Acrylics” Fine art by Dan Reed. This exhibit will be on view from September 25 – November 6, 2015 in the entry gallery at the AACA Museum.
Dan began drawing at a young age thanks to the encouragement of his grandfather, who painted scenes in and around his home town of Philadelphia. His influence also inspired Dan’s brothers, Trevor and Jason, who are also artists.
Dan studied art at West Chester University in the early 1990s. During that time, the university commissioned a series of four pen & ink illustrations depicting some of the original 19th century buildings on campus. That pretty much started the ball rolling. He continued to explore many pen & ink techniques and soon began adding color with pencils and water color before developing what today is his specialty, acrylic painting.
Having a life-long interest in cars, it was only natural for Dan to incorporate the automobile as a key subject in his artwork. For about a dozen years, while working a day job as a test lab technician, he continued to hone his artistic talent nights and weekends. While building a portfolio of automotive related artwork Dan would load his paintings into his vintage Cadillac and take them to weekend car shows. By 2005 Dan had built a loyal following of collectors of his work as well as a steady back-log of private commissions. It was at this time that Dan made the transition from the test lab day job to full-time automotive fine artist.
Dan’s acrylic paintings are created in a highly realistic style with a brilliant level of detail. A wide assortment of Dan’s artwork will be on view throughout the fall including during AACA Hershey Fall Meet Week when thousands of enthusiasts visit the area and the Museum.
Interested in learning more? Join us for Dan’s program October 1st with our open late first Thursday program. The Museum is open until 9 PM and Dan’s program will begin @ 6:30 PM.
About the AACA Museum:
The AACA Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate, displays beautifully restored automobiles, buses and motorcycles in unique life-like scenes representing the 1890s – 1980s in a cross-country journey from New York to San Francisco. This Museum, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, is known to be one of the largest automotive museums. Special exhibits change several times a year and focus on a variety of eras and types of vehicles. The Museum is in South Hanover Township, located just off Route 39, one mile west of Hersheypark Drive, Hershey, Pennsylvania. Regular admission $12, seniors age 61 and older $11, juniors age 4-12 $9, children age 3 and under and AACA Members are FREE. The Museum is open daily from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. New for 2015, the AACA Museum will be open from 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM on the first Thursday of each month from February – November. For further information, please call 717-566-7100 or visit www.AACAMuseum.org.