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2007 Art Gallery Exhibits Archive 

2007 Art Gallery Exhibits
Current & Upcoming Exhibits
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Collection of Original Art
by Walter Cumming

January 3, 2007 - February 28, 2007

Collection of Original Art by  Walter Cumming

 

 

Walter 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.


   

Collection of Quilts
by Carole Noonan

March 1, 2007 - April 30, 2007



 

Ms. Noonan 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.

The exhibit includes one of her first sunbonnet quilts, as well as a family photo quilt and two special quilt projects with her grandsons.

Ms. Noonan's 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.

This large and impresive display is presented in both the art gallery and the display gallery.

Student Art
from Whitefield Academy
May 1, 2007 - June 30, 2007

Student Art from Whitefield Academy


   

Enjoy 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.

The 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.
  

Making Music - Fine Art
by Denard Stalling

July 1, 2007 - August 31, 2007

Making Music - Fine Art by Denard Stalling

When he 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.

Focusing 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.

Now, 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.

The 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.

Learn more about Mr. Stalling from his website.
   

Abstract Painting
by Su Daitch

September 1, 2007 - October 31, 2007

Abstract Painting by Sue Daitch

Su Daitch 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 and styles.

It would 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.

Su discovered 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.

Su decided 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.

Su's greatest 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.

Su attributes 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, Gordon’s behind-the-scene work makes this a true two-person operation.
   

"Main Street" Georgia
by Marjorie
Foster

November 1, 2007 - January 3, 2008

"Main Street" Georgia by Marjorie Foster

Marjorie 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 style.

Born 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.

Marjorie 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”.

Learn more about Ms. Foster from her website.
   

 

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