Art Gallery Exhibits Archive
of Original Art
by Walter Cumming
January 3, 2007 - February 28, 2007
Cumming creates art for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that
is of high quality, and arises both from his assignments and
his Thoreau-like lifestyle.
He is one of the illustrators of a notable generation in American
newspaper art who have bridged the gap from brush, ink and
easel to Macintosh. The extent to which he has mastered both
old and new is measured by the affinity that Journal-Constitution
readers have for his work.
The Atlanta native attended the Rhode Island School of Design.
After a year of hitchhiking and climbing the mountains of
the West, he transferred to the University of Wyoming and
eventually graduated with a bachelor of science degree.
He lives in rural North Gerogia and begins most days with
his Alaskan Malamutes sled dogs in a two-hour run. He has
a best of 2 hours, 34 minutes in the Boston Marathon.
Cumming also has climbed Wyoming's Grand Teton in winter,
summited the Jungfrau in Switzerland, bicycled solo across
France, and canoed hundreds of river miles in the American
West, Southeast and Quebec.
He also is a talented musician who has played first trombone
in both the Brown University and University of Wyoming jazz
ensembles and is fluent in French and is studying German.
Cumming has received numerous first places in art and illustration,
including from Cox Newspapers, the Georgia Associated Press
and Georgia Press Association.
by Carole Noonan
March 1, 2007 - April 30, 2007
has been involved in sewing since her childhood and learned
embroidery stitches from her grandmother; the same stitches
that she now uses to embellish her quilts and pillows. As
requests for her six-square baby quilts grew, she enlisted
her 93-year-old mother to help embroider the designs.
includes one of her first sunbonnet quilts, as well as a family
photo quilt and two special quilt projects with her grandsons.
quilts are not only creative in design, but they also represent
important themes in her life. Quilting has always been a means
of self expression and she fond of pictorial quilts. She has
included two of these types of quilts as part of the display
in our galleries.
and impresive display is presented in both the art gallery
and the display gallery.
from Whitefield Academy
May 1, 2007 - June 30, 2007
a collection of art from the students of Whitefield
Academy in the gallery.
The Whitefield Academy students have won a number awards locally
and this exhibit presents a mix of the kind of creativity
that is being nurtured at the academy.
work of the Whitefield students include "Australian Aborigines
Paintings" which were created using sticks, rocks and
other nature items as painting tools similar to what the ancient
Aborigines used. "Dinovision" paintings were created
using watercolors and they capture the visual perspective
of a dinosaur, who were believed to see brilliant colors in
everything they viewed, which is very different from what
a person would see.
Music - Fine Art
by Denard Stalling
July 1, 2007 - August 31, 2007
was only eight years old, Denard Stalling's mother enrolled
him in art classes at the Columbus College of Art and Design
(CCAD). And he hasn't looked back yet.
primarily on drawing and painting, Stalling graduated from
CCAD with a bachelor's degree in illustration in 1988 and
moved to Atlanta to begin his professional artistic career.
For the last 15 years he has worked in a variety of mediums
and experimented with multiple styles, becoming accomplished
at portraiture and reveling in the realist genre.
Stalling has combined his skill at realistic rendering with
his deep love of music. His newest work has been a passionate
blend of strikingly realistic images and a musician's knowledge
of the aesthetic intimacies of musical instruments. His interpretation
of the lines and grace of instruments and their accompanying
sheet music evoke an elegant richness of expression.
design and craftsmanship of each piece are evident in the
work Denard has produced lately. Each piece is a masterful
production that combines technique, diffused, warm lighting
patterns and strong composition. Every finished painting is
then complemented by one of Stalling's handmade abstract frames,
each of which has been created from parts salvaged from old
instruments. The resulting pieces are an eloquent statement.
more about Mr. Stalling from his website.
by Su Daitch
September 1, 2007 - October 31, 2007
loves color, and her art reflects that passion. In the spring
of 2000, that passion surfaced. Announcing to her husband,
Gordon, that she wanted to paint, he replied " Which
room"? Thus, was the beginning of this self-taught artist's
foray into the art world. With no formal training to inhibit
her work, Su is constantly experimenting with different techniques
be almost two years before that passion fully erupted. With
the urging of a close friend, Su landed a spot painting at
Café TuTu Tango in Atlanta. Café TuTu Tango
is a restaurant fashioned after an artist's loft in Barcelona.
Artists are painting there, and their works fill the walls
of the two-story building. Belly dancers, salsa dancers, and
tarot card readers are just some of the other entertainment
that is featured there nightly.
that she liked bringing people into her world of color. She
found painting there to be magical. She says she felt like
"Alice, falling down the rabbit hole." Whatever
it was that had been locked up inside, started finding it's
way into her paintings. And they started to sell.
that if she could paint, anyone could paint. Therefore, she
started get-togethers so that others could find
the "artist" in themselves. Tango allowed her to
use the upstairs of the restaurant for these groups. Three
Hours With Su has changed the lives of many people who
have taken her classes. It's during these one-on-one encounters
that Su shines her best. Her love of painting motivates people
who have never painted in their lives give it a try, find
they actually can paint, then to go out and buy
supplies and start painting. Many return for more "fun
classes and always leave with an abstract that they did themselves.
joy is hearing back from people who have gotten one of her
paintings. They tell her how much pleasure her paintings bring
into their lives. Knowing someone would spend their hard-earned
money on one of her paintings.
her success to her husband, Gordon. His ever-present support
and encouragement has allowed her the freedom to express herself
on canvas in ways she could have never imagined. From making
the frames and stretching the canvases, to taking the pictures
and handling the website, Gordons behind-the-scene work
makes this a true two-person operation.
by Marjorie Foster
November 1, 2007 - January 3, 2008
Foster, an oil painter, is pursuing a painting career with
her interest in a colorful palette. Initially interested in
still life painting in a scenic setting, she is now expanding
her outlook to paint landscapes ranging in subject matter
from trips to Europe as source material to more familiar venues
in the states, implementing a sgraffito painterly
in Cleveland, Ohio, Marjorie studied Textile Design at the
Cleveland Institute of Art, she then moved to Atlanta with
her husband and started a family. Returning to work in Graphic
arts, she eventually moved into Textile Design. Along the
way she returned to Georgia State University to earn her B.F.A.
in Textile Design. She has studied portrait and figure painting
with Roman and Constantine Chatov. Today she devotes her talents
to painting exclusively in oils.
is a member of Art Station of Stone Mountain, Quinlan Visual
Arts Center, Atlanta Artists Center, and Dunwoody Fine Arts
Association. The Atlanta Artists Center, the largest fine
art organization in the Southeastern USA, awarded Marjorie
their highest credential, Member of Excellence.
more about Ms. Foster from her website.