Display Gallery Exhibits Archive
Japanese Rice Paper Jewelry
January 3 to February 28
Copyright © Shelia Giddens
Shelia Giddens began her art in earnest by studying
the Yamazaki Technique of Japanese Rice Paper Collage under
Mr. Yamazaki 's daughter Ruriko during the early 1980s. She
moved to Atlanta in 1989,continuing to perfect her rice paper
she expanded upon this form with another Japanese technique
of art called "Raku" for making hand built pottery
and jewelry. She has studied the Raku art form and clay sculpture
with several teachers, and has extended her artwork into colored
pencils. Most of her art involve some
form of wildlife which was introduced early in her life by
has been a member of the South Cobb Arts Alliance since 1989,
holding several offices including president from 1994 to l996.
She was selected Volunteer of the Year in 1999, and
has more awards than we have space to list.
of the World
March 1 - April 30, 2005
Enjoy an extensive collection of coins and coin sets from around
the world for the next few months courtesy of a private local
collector. This unique collection includes both uncirculated
historic coins from around the world dating from 1799 and mint
condition proof sets.
display of hard-to-find American commemorative silver dollars
and silver half dollars dates from the 1920s. Also in the
exhibit are unique silver proof sets from Europe, India, Latin
America, Asia and the South Pacific that mark some of the
most important events of the past 50 years.
May 1 - June 30, 2005
Josephine Westerman has been collecting for 25 years. First
pottery, then art glass and carnival glass caught her interest.
Occasionally she bought a lunchbox and one day she realized
she had a lunch box collection.
enjoys sharing her various collections in Metro Atlanta libraries.
She and her husband frequent yard sales, ever on the look
out for another treasure,
the Glory of the
1996 Atlanta Olympics
September 1 - October 31, 2006
See a large collection of items dating from Atlanta's Olympic
Bid in the early 1990s - when hosting the games was only a dream
- to items that celebrate the lasting legacy of the Centennial
of the Taylor-Brawner House
November 1 - December 31, 2005
House Foundation was formed to save and restore one of Smyrna's
oldest residences. The historic 1880's Taylor-Brawner house
is located on the Brawner Hospital campus, and was home of
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel A. Taylor. The home was later purchased
by Dr. James N. Brawner. The Taylors retired to Smyrna after
years of service as directors of the Methodist Children's
Home in Decatur, and they are responsible for introducing
the first jonquil bulbs to Smyrna.
contains artifacts and memorabilia from the era, as well as
current information about the on-going restoration and fund