(719) 502-3553 | Harley.Acres@PikesPeak.edu
Box D37, Downtown | DT-N208e
M.A., University of Alabama at Birmingham
Originally from Mississippi, Harley Acres is a product of the community college system. Both of his parents were community college instructors and he began his artistic education at a community college himself before studying printmaking in undergraduate school and going on to attain his degree in art history.
Chosen for the study abroad program at the University of Alabama which allowed Harley
to travel to Osaka and study Japanese ink painting (sumi-e) and the Japanese language
for a year at Kansai Gaidai University.
He is currently the Art Department Chair at Pikes Peak State College.
Guest Lecturer at Harvard University’s Invitational Conference on Gender Issues in Asia.
Harley has written extensively on the Japanese artist Rumiko Takahashi and maintains the website http://www.furinkan.com about her work and writings.
SECAC (South Eastern College Art Conference)
Japanese art of the 1800s, manga, the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and Symbolist art.