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2014 Display Gallery Exhibits Archive

2014 Display Gallery Exhibits
Current & Upcoming Exhibits

Wooden Bowls and Wood Turnings
by Richard Herklotz
January 3, 2014 to February 28, 2014



I was born in Glen Ridge N.J. and grew up in the small town of Basking Ridge, N.J. I graduated from Ridge High School in 1966, attended Davis and Elkins College in Elkins W.V. for 2 ½ years. I entered the Air Force in April of 1969, after basic training at Lackland AFB, Texas, I served at Travis AFB, California and Yokota AFB, Japan, during the Vietnam conflict. I was stationed at Dobbins AFB in 1971 and met Elaine in 1972 while there. We married in July of 1973 and remained in Georgia.

I have always enjoyed working with wood, building several items for our first house. I inherited most of my father’s power tools. Among those tools was a Sears lathe and a few turning chisels. I experimented with the lathe and was able to turn some nice pieces from wood found in the firewood pile or limbs fallen from trees in the yard. I now have a much better Poolewood lathe and am able to turn larger and more intricate pieces.

Turning has become a joy for me. It is fascinating to watch as an ugly piece of log becomes a thing of beauty as spins on the lathe. Most of the wood (90%) I use comes from the Cobb county area. Many pieces are where I have seen a pile of limbs left by the road for the city or county to get. Friends and co-workers have brought me pieces of eastern red cedar, wild cherry, crab apple and other woods from the North Atlanta area, Tennessee, South Georgia and even Oregon. I still have a few pieces of black walnut from my father-in-laws farm in Tallapoosa, Ga.

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Painted Scarves
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.

Mixed Media
by Shelley House
May 1, 2014 to June 30, 2014

Shelley M. House is a mixed media artist, creating a romantic blend of traditional and digital art. Born in Chicago and now living in Atlanta, Shelley earned her master's degree in Architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her strong sense of design can be found in all of her pieces. Shelley creates abstract art with vibrant colors and linework that comes alive with bold simplicity. She blends drawing, painting, digital art and poetry, with a passion for Life, Love and Coffee.

Painted Lighthouses
by Brenda Romero
July 1, 2014 to August 31, 2014

Painting lighthouses is my passion. I am inspired by the rich and fascinating history of lighthouses, some of which go back to the 1700's, and the Keeper's who kept watch over ships as they navigated through trecherous waters.

I have photographed and climbed many of the lighthouses on exhibit. There are about 45 lighthouses on the endangered list. My effort to photograph as many of these lighthouses as possible has taken me to many remote locations and isolated islands.

Rather than the traditional canvas, I love to paint my scenes on a natural canvas from the sea (large five to six inch sand dollars). I use acrylic paints with a medium gloss finish. Each sand dollar is meticulously hand-painted, and represents lighthouses from every coastal state around the U.S. and the Great Lakes.

Special requests are available by commission.

Local Smyrna Artists
Sponsored by Nest Home & Garden of Smyrna

September 1, 2014 to October 31, 2014

Featured Local Artists

Dee Rogers
Barbara Kincaid
Paula Landry
Deb Cook
Suzi Lawrence



Nest Home and Garden of Smyrna will provide us with an array of gift and garden items, jewelry and original artwork from local artists to display in our cases for the September/October show.

Located in Dickson Shopping Center, Nest is a supporter of our local artists by providing space for consignment sales.

Designs in Glass
by Thom Lillie
November 1, 2014 to January 3, 2015


Lillie Glassblowers is a father and son glassblowing studio based in Smyrna Georgia who creates beautiful hand blown works of art and engraved-glass awards on a daily basis. Don Lillie acts as the company patriarch, presiding over basic operations.

But Thom has the most enviable position being (for lack of a better term) genius in residence. His job is producing phenomenal amounts of salable works in sheer numbers in addition to drafting the design of some of the most unusual and unique hand blown glass art never before seen.

Thom Lillie could be found anywhere in Atlanta, conferring with a client, rushing a delivery, stopping by the studio to brainstorm, or possibly chatting with one of the stream of fascinating people who stop by the studio and are enthralled by the whirlwind inside.

Thom’s father Don described the work environment best saying “If you get bored in our group, you would get bored in the middle of a tornado.” Thom and Don have produced some amazing art pieces that truly capture his artistic passion."


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