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2014 Art Gallery Exhibits Archive

2014 Art Gallery Exhibits
Current & Upcoming Exhibits
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Watercolors
by Lynn Henry
January 3, 2014 to February 28, 2014

Growing up in Minnesota, Lynn Rank Henry took every art class her school provided. After moving to Georgia and working for years at Georgia State University and then Coca-Cola, her lifelong interest in art pushed her to harness her creative urges and paint.

She loves to travel and has spent many years exploring the United States, Canada, and Europe. Through her travels, she has gained an appreciation for diversity in people, cultures, architecture, and nature. She savors the painting process and picks up her paintbrush as often as she can.

At this time of her life, Lynn is primarily a watercolorist focusing on landscapes, cityscapes, and portraiture.

Lynn's love of watercolors allows her to grasp diverse and unique moments that reflect her love of nature and people. She feels watercolors are much like visual poems, and loves watching the paint melt into the water and thaw the stiffness of the paper.

She is currently attending classes at Kennesaw State University's Continuing Education Program where she met Asa Stigaard. Both artists strive to create paintings that reflect their travels, that are powerful in their visual beauty, and that resonate in some emotional way with the viewer.

Lynn is influenced by masters such as Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, and Andrew Wyeth.

She can be reached at Lynn Henry lynnhenry9@hotmail.com

Watercolors
by Ása Stigaard
January 3, 2014 to February 28, 2014

The arts have always been a big part of Icelandic culture and I was brought up in an environment that fostered a deep appreciation of both art and music. My grandmother was an artist and I used to love watching her paint. Art was my favorite class in school where I developed my first interest in drawing and sketching.

When I left my home country to work for the Embassy of Iceland in Washington D.C., I began a long period of time in which managing my career and raising a family took precedence and overwhelmed my artistic instincts. But I knew how I wanted to spend my time once I retired.

In 2004 I began taking art classes again, this time at Kennesaw State University Continuing Education. I started with drawing and working with pen and ink before I discovered my passion: watercolor. I found that working with watercolor immersed me in the experience of creation and allowed my imagination to drive my artistic expression.

My work has been influenced by several instructors: Pat Fiorello, Gary Baughman, Pat Weaver, and, most especially, Kathy R. Forbes at Kennesaw. I continue to take classes at Kennesaw and after ten years of painting I have uncovered a deep appreciation for a medium that gives me insight into people, nature, and the world around me.

You can reach Asa at asamalm@earthlink.net

Acrylics & Watercolors
by Lois Bell
March 1, 2014 to April 30, 2014

 

Lois was born in Georgia. She went to Pepperell High School in Lindale, Georgia and Massey Business College in Marietta, Georgia. One of her many joys is painting which she began doing at an early age. Her paintings result mostly from being self-taught, but she has had the privilege of painting with numerous artists over the years. Her raw talent is easily seen, and it has been recognized many times over with plenty of first and second place prizes in multiple competitions. Her artwork is very beautiful and is proudly displayed throughout the homes of her family and friends.

Landscapes
by Thomas Jordan
May 1, 2014 to June 30, 2014

I was born and raised in Walnut Creek, CA., right in the middle of the San Francisco Bay Area.
Growing up I was fortunate enough to be surrounded by great music and great art during what one might say, ... my formative years. I studied at the Academy of Art and California College of Art in Oakland. My father said it was not a good career choice. Now, after 3 decades as a Art Director, Creative Director and design mentor, I've decided its time to break out the brushes, palette knife and tubes of paints and paint just for myself again. To quote a famous local band "what a long strange trip its been." Hope you enjoy my work.

Photography
by Judy Garrard
July 1, 2014 to August 31, 2014


 

Judy Garrard is a life-long resident of Georgia and has called Smyrna her home for 22 years. Photography is her hobby and her passion. Judy also loves to travel and no matter where she goes, she is compelled to take photos so that she can share the beauty she finds with you.

She focuses primarily on nature and is self taught. Over the past couple of years, she has participated in several juried art exhibits around Atlanta, but says that the opportunity to exhibit at the Smyrna Public Library has been the most exciting.

To learn more about Judy, please visit her website at judygarrard.com.

Skyscapes vs. Landscapes
by Sophie Guoer
September 1, 2014 to October 31, 2014

 

Skyscapes vs. Landscapes is a painting exhibition by Sophie Guoer. "The clouds, they seem so far away yet are closer than we know. I previously depicted clouds in a pond mirroring the sky's image. When I worked on this series of paintings, the striking images baffled me. I wished I could understand such images. My perception has since altered how I view the sky mirrors how we live on Our Earth".

Sophie attended the University of Iowa and the University of Northern Iowa for her graduate studies. She majored in Studio Art in Painting and has her studio in Duluth, Georgia.

She recently has had shows at the Fayetteville Public Library, the Lawrenceville Public Library, the Collins Hill Public Library and will shortly be exhibiting at the Cherry Hill Public Library in New Jersey.

 

Whitefield Academy Art
by Students of the
Middle and Upper Schools

November 1, 2014 to January 3, 2015



Whitefield Academy was formed in 1996 by the partnership of The Cranmer School and the Mount Vernon Christian Academy. The goal of this dynamic union was to provide Atlanta with a Christian school that is academically excellent, financially sound, and spiritually alive.

Each of the two schools brought an important spiritual and material contribution to this historic union; each brought its own history of providential grace and faithfulness in providing Christian education to the children of Atlanta. The first of the schools, Mount Vernon Christian Academy, operated grades 8 - 12 on its fourteen-acre campus at the corner of Northside Drive and Mount Paran Road for twenty-three years. From its formation in 1973, the Mount Vernon parents, students, alumni, administration, and board of trustees, worked tirelessly to maintain a Christian, private-school alternative in northwest Atlanta.

Whitefield's Fine Arts program encourages students to develop artistic skills to reach their creative potential and build the confidence to express themselves. Whitefield students, through age appropriate and challenging curriculum, explore many techniques to express their individual creativity.

Stacy Quiros, Fine Arts Director, has assembled a show of the children's art work for an exhibition in our gallery through the end of December.

 

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