Art Gallery Exhibits Archive
by Joyce Vroon
January 3, 2013 - February 28, 2013
have recently enjoyed working in collage as a way of recycling
and recombining the bits and pieces of our lives into a new
form conveying new meaning. The collage artist treasures the
qualities of materials, and the eye continually searches for
possibilities in papers, objects, or images that can be used
in unexpected ways. As we are living in a society that is
striving to become paperless, some of these materials are
threatened to extinction, making them even more cherished.
becomes a collector-- finding value in both the cast off items
as well as the treasures in the clutter of our lives. There
is satisfaction in organizing this ephemera as well as in
the delight at seeing an unexpected outcome.
this exhibit the work takes many forms using various metaphors.
The theme Homage Collage provides a way to celebrate
and pay tribute to loved ones through photographs and other
memorabilia. Travel collages weave together souvenirs and
images. Musical experiences are portrayed through tickets
to events. Twigs collected on mountain walks are worked into
a nature series. Newspaper snippets create a social commentary
on the loss of ones home in Foreclosure.
Stamps and pens represent the demise of letter writing in
A Lost Art. Images of ice cream recall the pleasures
of childhood and a simpler time. Keys are used to unlock meaning,
to link to the past, and to open new doors.
creating collage one can be challenged to introduce elements
of the past into a modern art form or to reflect on the experiences
of the present in a deeply personal way.
Is On Your Side
by Mary Daudelin
1, 2013 - April 30, 2013
name is Mary Daudelin and I'm a painter. Not an artist
but a painter. If you were to meet me on the street and ask
me, Who are you?, I would be more apt to answer
you, Math major and computer geek. That's how
I see myself. That's who I am inherently.
turning 60 this year and didn't start painting until my 40's.
I had decided to enroll my daughter into Chris Didomizio's
Old World Art class for some extracurricular activity to keep
her busy. She said the only way she was going was if I went
with her. Chris, being the person that he is, said I could
stay with her as long as I did the exercises along with everyone
else. So I bought some pencils and pastels and thought, only
for my daughter would I do this I haven't an artistic
bone in this body.
the way Chris teaches evidently caught hold of me, because
when my daughter dropped out six weeks later, I was hooked
and have been coloring, drawing, painting and occasionally
water-coloring off and on ever since. He opened a whole new
world to me that I didn't know existed. I had my first art
show at Smyrna Library in the late 90's. I showed what I had
at the time of my pencils and pastels. He strong-armed me
into the oils class one day and I went kicking and screaming
to Binder's to get the tubes/brushes/canvases he had on his
list. I really didn't want to paint in oils they scared
me and I loved pencils and pastels you could
erase the mistakes. Oh well, he knew best and I fell in love
with oils and the Old World Master's techniques w/glazing
that he taught us.
he taught us using the Masters' as example. If we could
learn to reproduce or get a feel as to what they had done,
then it couldn't do anything but help us create better pictures
of our own. I'm just now getting to where I paint what I want.
The mistakes that you see here are all mine - the ones that
work and you really like are probably the ones that follow
the rules and the techniques that Chris has taught me . .
has been a life saver these past years I've gone from
working full-time for various communication's companies, getting
my Master's overseas, being 'retired' when the economy took
its dip, taking care of a mother through cancer treatments
and then Alzheimer's, going through a recurrence of cancer
myself, losing my two dogs of 16 years and, blessedly, having
a new grand-baby! Being able to paint has seen me through
these times and has transported me to a different place when
I needed to escape.
you enjoy them. If you want me to paint you up anything, give
me a call. I tend to paint and give away to family and friends
but you can always become a friend if you can't afford
the prices. Or better yet, learn how to paint yourself. Chris
still is teaching after all these years, albeit over in Dunwoody
and no longer in Vinings.I'll let you know if I ever get to
the stage that I consider myself an artist - if that day ever
comes, you'll be able to find me here at the library, yet
by Diane Watson
May 1, 2013 - June 30, 2013
Watson is an award-winning photographer from Duluth, Georgia
and from the World. Diane has spent much of her career (starting
at age 8) shooting travel photographs which document the contrasts
between people and their environment. She is always in search
of hidden gems and funky images. Her photos have captured
the beautiful and not so beautiful on five continents.
Being a survivor of Hurricane Andrew, Diane offers her services
as a photo inventory specialist for home and business owners.
She is currently writing a book which will help home owners
and small businesses avoid a financial disaster after a natural
The images of Cambodia in this exhibit were taken in January
2012. Cambodia is a nation attempting to recover from the
devastation of the Pol Pot Regime. These photographs capture
the contrasts between the very rich and the desperately poor.
The Cambodian people are beautiful in spirit, and always greet
you with a bright smile no matter what their circumstances.
Also included in this exhibit are images from the Atlanta
Botanical Garden as well as photographs of Dale Chihulys
colorful glass sculptures in the Seattle Center.
Please enjoy the bright and colorful images from Diane Watson!
Diane at email@example.com or 770-309-4924
by Susannah Masarie
July 1, 2013 - August 31, 2013
Masarie is an artist who's medium is photography. Susannah
has a love for the great outdoors. She feels that an appreciation
of nature is important to the conservation of the earth. She
uses photography to capture the little details of nature that
are easily overlooked. Her love of nature started from growing
up in North Carolina and having had many opportunities to
experience the natural world. She has traveled and photographed
in many of the United States and six other countries.
first became interested in photography when she took photography
classes in high school. She graduated from Appalachian State
University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Technology,
with a photography concentration. Her work has been shown
in galleries, restaurants and coffee shops, used for multiple
websites, and several publications.
is currently working on archiving her past photographic work,
and looking for ways to do more with her photography.
by Betty Derrick
September 1, 2013 - October 31, 2013
and painting have been a part of my life for as long as I
can remember. I grew up in Greenville SC but moved to Governor's
Island at the tip of Manhattan when I was in third grade.
To pass the drab winter months so foreign to a Southern child
living temporarily in New York, my mother enrolled me in an
art class taught by a Pratt Institute graduate student. I
still have a picture I painted in the class--a portrait of
a bruised and battered prizefighter. I continue to wonder
where I (an eight-year old) found my subject and what attracted
me. It is the constant wonder of creativity that has kept
me painting off and on all these years.
in watercolor. I love the light, the transparency and the
serendipities which spring from knowing how to manage the
paint and control the brush. Many artists hate the unforgiving
nature of watercolor (mistakes cannot be painted over) while
I love the risk
and adventure. This is a contrast to my normal personality
and perhaps that is the appeal. I try to find abstract forms
across objects and movement in still life. I paint a variety
of subjects from whimsical to traditional.
from Agnes Scott College where I studied with Ferdinand Warren
(AWS). I have also studied with Charles Reid and Atlantans
Dolores Kennedy and Ben Smith. My work has been accepted into
many juried shows and is held in private and corporate collections.
In Graphite, Pen & Ink
by Bill Needs
November 1, 2013 to January 2, 2014
of Marietta for nearly 40 years, Bill Needs followed an unusual
route into the field of art. A few years after retiring from
a career in Vocational
Rehabilitation, curiosity prompted him to enroll in a drawing
course at Kennesaw State University, (OLLI) Continuing Education.
With no prior interest in art, that brief exposure to the
creative powers of a pencil and pen revealed a hidden talent!
For over five years, Bill has continued to experiment and
expand his artistic perceptions with these simple tools. His
art is eclectic ...
precise architectural lines to describe buildings and monuments;
-capturing motion and mood of weather upon landscapes and
-reflecting a range of human emotion in faces, postures and
-sculpting memory-evoking images of and bonds with animals
-even offering whimsical views of Mariettas fabled icon,
the Big Chicken.
art has been featured in local juried exhibitions at Marietta
Art Museum, Acworths Gallery 4463, and Kennesaws
Smith Gilbert Gardens. He created
poignant illustrations to supplement love poems authored by
Dr. Bruce Gillett in Quarter Peeled Oranges; cover illustration
to the historical treatment of letters from civil war soldiers
interred at Mariettas National Cemetery, titled Rest
Brave Comrades Your Work is Done, published by historian
Brad Quinlin; and more.