Art Gallery Exhibits Archive
Coleman Council of PTAs
Annual Arts Competition
Through January 15, 2005
of the 18 schools in the Jessye Coleman Council are again
participating in the National PTA Reflections Program. Reflections
provides students from preschool through grade 12 the opportunity
to explore and learn about various art forms.
are encouraged to create and submit works of art in four areas:
literature, musical composition, photography, and the visual
arts (which includes art forms such as drawing, painting,
print making, and collage).
Painting by Harold "Gene" Mordt
January 16 - February 28, 2005
76 years old, has been painting as a hobby for 8 to 10 years
and finds it a relaxing pastime. Moving to West Marietta from
Jacksonville, Florida in the early sixties, he was impressed
by the number of people in the area interested in art. Mordt
paints in oils only on stretched canvas or masonite board.
He does not like the term "selftaught" as he believes
every painter can use help - be it art books, art videos,
or just observing art in museums. Mordt states the best advice
he ever recieved was: "Remember, it is not in the hand;
it is in the eye.
and Oil Paintings
by Kamini Jain
May 1 - June 30, 2005
Jain was born in 1972 in a small village in India. She pursued
a career in the medical field. After completing her degree
in Auyrvedic medicine, she married and moved to the United
States. Jain is a self-taught artist who likes to paint confident
women. She uses watercolors and oil paints on canvas. She
is best known for painting Indian women in traditional dresses.
Her paintings are frequently reflect women's liberation and
relevant images of her life in rural India. Jain is presently
a homemaker and spends her free time creating paintings that
bring back memories from her home town in India.
by Paul Ostborg
May 1 - June 30, 2005
interest in art goes back to childhood when he traveled extensively
throughout central and northern Europe, absorbing the work
of the masters of the past. His father worked for the Red
Cross and traveled with the Red Cross and the U.S. Army. Young
Ostborg attended French schools, learning to speak French
and German. Some of the young people he attended school with
hold prominent positions today.
Ostborg joined the Army and spent time in Europe, playing
alto saxophone in the Army Band and reuniting with old friends.
His only formal training in art has been art history and life
drawing. Everything else, he says, has been learned through
osmosis, although he believes his training in machine design
and drafting has contributed to his understanding of layout
and detail in composition. Currently his style is quasi-realistic
with a touch of impressionism, but he's done realistic work
in pencil, charcoal, oil, and acrylic.
by Cleopatra Sorina Iliescu
November 1 - December 15, 2005
was born and raised in Brasov, Romania. She completed her
Bachelor's Degree in Wood Engineering in 1991 at University
Transylvania, Brasov. Sorina then continued her studies in
Psychology/Sociology at Spiru-Haret University, Brasov. Sorina
came to the United States in 1996 to continue her education.
She completed her Master's in Applied Psychology in 2000 at
Christopher Newport University, VA. During this time Sorina
continued to paint, write short stories and poems, and compose
Sorina has painted for years she has only recently begun to
publicly display her work. She works primarily in oils on
canvas but has done mixed media, as well. Sorina is currently
employed as a Special Education teacher and lives in Cobb
County with her two children, 11-year-old Emanuel and 2-year-old
PTA Reflections Program
Works Submitted by Cobb County Students
December 16, 2005- January 15, 2006
arts recognition and achievement program, provides children
in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 with an opportunity to
express themselves in any of 4 areas: literature, musical composition,
photography, and the visual arts. Now in it's 36th year, the
Program attracts an average of 600,000 participants nationwide.
The goal of the program is to celebrate all children's gifts
and talents, and to give children who have never tried creating
a work of art a chance to experiment and increase their self-esteem.
This year's theme "I Wonder Why ..." is sure to generate
a vast array of entries.