The Harding Art show began in 1975, and in the 36 years since, it has grown to encompass more than 70 artists hailing from across the Southeast. This year’s collection includes featured artist Kris Prunitsch, as well as a laundry list of other talented artists such as Melissa Payne Baker, Charlotte Terrell, Margaret Elliott, Sarah Robertson and Kent Youngstrom. Since its beginning, the Harding Art Show has been the principal fund-raising activity of the Parents Auxiliary of Harding Academy, an independent coeducational school serving kindergarten through eighth grade. The three-day event includes a preview party tonight and a fiesta on Friday. The work spans genres, including mixed media, jewelry, sculpture, photography and lots of paintings, and its broad array of artists promises something for beginning collectors as well as seasoned art buyers.