Artist work to be featured during ‘First Friday’ event tomorrow


A two man art show featuring the works of Jim Day and Herb Herrick will open during “First Friday” in Vevay tomorrow (Friday), at Signatures Gallery.

The opening, which will be held from 6-9 p.m., will highlight Herb Herrick’s dramatic landscape paintings; and Jim Day’s sculptures of wild animals and birds.

Both men are professional artists with successful careers and many honors to their credit.

Jim Day, who maintains a studio in Switzerland County, creates sculptures of resin, which are finished in a metallic patina, simulating bronze. His renditions of American Indians are dramatic and forceful. Jim Day also creates beautiful landscape paintings in acrylics and detailed originals in oils. Prints of several of these paintings will also be on display.

Jim Day’s work has been featured on PBS television several times, and has appeared in numerous publications. He recently returned from a month long working visit to China, assisting with the renovation and expansion of its museum.

Signatures is honored to be the only gallery in the United States to carry Jim Day’s work. He will be available at the opening artist reception on First Friday.


Even in his childhood, Herb Herrick knew he wanted to be artist. Illustrating, teaching art and painting have long been a part of his life. He classifies himself as a landscape artist or a “painter of nature.”

Herb Herrick introduces wildlife into his paintings to add scale, line and movement.

“I suppose you could say I’m a naturalist.”

Herb Herrick spent 40 years an illustrator and graphics art director in Chicago, and was affiliated with many top ad agencies. His work has been reproduced in the World Book Encyclopedia, many national periodicals and various children’s books. He attended Washington University, the St. Louis School of Fine Art, and graduated from the American Academy of Art in Chicago.

For more information on “First Friday”, call the Switzerland County Visitors Center at 427-3237.