Display Gallery Exhibits Archive
by Teresa Barnes
January 4, 2008 - February 28, 2008
Barnes has always been attracted to the color and sparkle
of glass. As an accomplished artist she experiments with different
forms and formulas to create amazing artwork using glass,
heat and her imagination.
fusing and slumping is the art of creating works both functional
and artistic using colored glass. More versatile than leaded
or stained glass because of the ability to shape and mold
the glass, use colored glass powder to create shadow, and
generally being able to paint with glass is very exciting.
The results, whether fanciful character studies or a set of
one of a kind sushi dishes all share the same dedication and
attention to detail that has always been the hallmark of her
work. Of course, the colors and sparkle are always there.
more from Ms. Barnes' website.
by Bob Meadows
March 1, 2008 - April 30, 2008
Meadows has been a graphic designer for 40 years and a calligrapher
for 20. He has been "seriously into" bookmaking
since 2004. Bob has taught at numerous locations: calligraphy
at Hunter Museum (Chattanooga) and at the University of Tennessee,
Chattanooga and Knoxville campuses; bookmaking at UT/Knoxville;
and calligraphy and design workshops in Atlanta, Nashville,
Chattanooga, and Huntsville, AL.
exhibit contains a wide variety of bindings, ranging from
4th century Ethiopian to traditional Japanese to contemporary.
Covers include various watercolor techniques using salt, plastic
wrap, splatter and more on watercolor and mulberry papers.
are also papers sponged with acrylic paints, collages and
techniques with stamps and watercolors. Some covers have panels
using gesso and gel mediums with tissue papers. Some books
have wooden covers. There is also a tiny book in a walnut
shell and a tower of matchboxes containing miniature books.
and Objets D'art
by the Docents and Staff of the
High Museum of Art
May 1, 2008 - June 30, 2008
received her B.A in Fine Arts from Rollins College in Orlando,
FL in 2001, and is currently working towards her Master's
Degree in Art Education at Georgia State University. She applies
her studies as an instructor for Imagine Arts, an in-home
arts education program offering private art and music lessons.
works full-time at the High Museum of Art where she is responsible
for managing the docent educator program, which has 150 volunteers!
She joined the museum under an internship in 2004 and came
on board as full-time staff in 2005. Lisa enjoys having the
opportunity to integrate her passion for art with her "real"
As an artist, and art educator, process is always an important
element of my work. Through my photographs, I focus on the
process of life. They are my expression of how I experience
and interpret the happenings-the sights, sounds, thoughts,
feelings, and beliefs of the everyday.
to document people in their routine practices, gathering them
in the small details that make them who they are--an action,
a smile, or their eyes which hold the secrets to their soul.
My nature photographs are about appreciating the spiritual
in nature, attempting to capture and absorb those perfect
and complete moments when I feel whole.
a theme I often repeat is the beauty I find in life as a process
itself--the transient escape it is planning. Broken down homes,
burn out structures, empty shelters, and objects that have
been forgotten tell this story with a finite identity that
could never be described in any other way, for me.
I hope you enjoy the process of looking ~
the Eyes of a Child:
Romanian Children Artists
July 1, 2008 - August 31, 2008
1994 Romania chose a few children artists and their acclaimed
teacher to be a cultural component of the World Cup soccer
play in Los Angeles. The children, winners of many international
art medals and honors, became the catalyst for an international
summer, Professor Stoica and her students have traveled to
the U.S. to share their painting techniques with American
children. The children visited Santa Fe and painted at the
Museum of International Folk Art in the summer of 1998, and
in 1999 and 2000 the children painted at the Woodruff Art
Center in Atlanta. The following two summers they painted
and taught at St. Matthew's Episcopal Parish Center in Pacific
Palisades California. In 2003 and 2004 the Romanian Children
Artists were hosted at Bethany Church in the Portsmouth, New
Hampshire area. In the summers of 2005 and 2006 the program
was hosted by the Northminster Presbyterian Church in Evanston,
IL. They have been enthusiastically received each place they
have visited. The program visited Atlanta for 3 weeks from
June 29 through July 21, 2007 and will return in July of 2008.
Romanian Children artists range in age from 9 to 18. While
in Atlanta, the Romanian children will mentor American students
in a two-week session honing their creative skills and building
a bond of friendship through the international language of
The program, sponsored by Through the Eyes of a Child, Inc.
promotes international understanding, builds friendships,
and develops cultural sensitivity among children of different
backgrounds and cultures.
more information and to view paintings please visit www.romanianchildrenartists.org
Area Artist Showcase
September 1, 2008 - October 31, 2008
Smyrna Artists' Business Association (SABA) will be exhibiting
a collection of locally produced art from its members in the
upstairs display cases. SABA supports Smyrna's thriving local
artist community and strengthens Smyrna's identity as an artist's
city and a city of art. The organization provides a forum
that enables artists to share ideas, socialize, receive exposure
& recognition and obtain assistance with opening new markets
and connecting with new collectors.
local membership is comprised of a diverse and talented group
whose artistic disciplines include: painting, sculpture, photography,
ceramics, graphic design, fashion design, music, dance, theater
is open to all local area artists. Monthly meetings at 6:30
PM are held on the second Tuesday of each month. See the website
link below for details.
more about SABA.
Many Faces of Santa Claus
by Assorted Collectors
November 1, 2008 - January 2, 2009
Claus, also known as Father Christmas, Old St. Nick, Kris
Kringle or just Santa is one of the most popular non-religious
symbols of the holiday season.
Santa's origins are religious in nature and actually lay with
a real St. Nicholas, a 4th century Greek Bishop from what
is now Myra, Turkey.
the past 17 centuries Santa Claus and St. Nicholas have become
intertwined and now symbolize a mythic folklore figure who
delivers gifts to children on Christmas Eve around the world.
modern depiction of Santa as a jolly fat man with white hair
and a red suit is much younger than you may think. It only
became popular in the 1880s as a result of Thomas Nast's widely
us and enjoy a variety of Santas from several private collections
in many shapes, poses and activities that will brighten your
holiday spirits in November and December.
Many Faces of Santa Claus exhibit will feature over 30
Santas in free standing groupings, ornaments and hand carved
originals including one with 4 faces!