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There are times he might hesitate to paint, but, in the end, he rather take a chance than stay with a blank canvas.

Edward Rice of North Augusta is a contemporary artist best noted for his vernacular architecture depictions of Georgia and South Carolina.

On Thursday, viewers can glimpse into Rice’s life when the Morris Museum of Art presents the debut of “Preservation of Place: The Art of Edward Rice,” a 30-minute film produced by the museum. This premiere screening is free and will begin at 6 p.m.

Rice and filmmaker Mark Albertin will answer questions afterward, and a reception will cap off the evening.

The film will show interviews with Rice and pictures of his life and career.

“At a certain point, you must have faith within and the creative drive and the physical drive to stretch the canvas, lay the composition out, make the painting,” Rice said in the film.

“Preservation of Place: The Art of Edward Rice” also refers to a book Rice and the Morris Museum produced in 2011 and to one of Rice’s exhibit shows.

Rice’s work is “part of the public collection” at the Morris Museum, according to a release. They are also part of collections at Columbia Museum of Art, the South Carolina State Museum in Columbia, the Georgia Museum of Art and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans.

The Morris Museum, located at One Tenth St., Augusta, was founded in 1985.

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