Display Gallery Exhibits Archive
Bowls and Wood Turnings
January 3, 2014 to February 28, 2014
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.
have always enjoyed working with wood, building several items
for our first house. I inherited most of my fathers
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
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.
can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org
March 1, 2014 to April 30, 2014
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
May 1, 2014 to June 30, 2014
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.
July 1, 2014 to August 31, 2014
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.
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.
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
requests are available by commission.
by Nest Home & Garden of Smyrna
September 1, 2014 to October 31, 2014
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
in Dickson Shopping Center, Nest is a supporter of our local
artists by providing space for consignment sales.
November 1, 2014 to January 3, 2015
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.
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.
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
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."