Art Gallery Exhibits Archive
by Katina Johnson
3, 2017 to
February 28, 2017
again! After many years of caring for a family and teaching,
I am glad to return to my painting. A palette of colors gives
me the opportunity to try and capture natures glory
on a sheet of blank paper or canvas.
of creative expression thru art has long been a lifesaver
for me. Here in central Kentucky, the beauty of nature is
present every day to inspire me. Although I studied art during
my years at UK and WKU, the time and passion for painting
have now returned to my life bringing a rewarding dimension.
time to paint with friends, participating in the MC Arts Council,
Girl Scouts, baby-sit grandchildren, and teaching art are
my daily pleasures.
Art Over Louisville, Artemisia 2009
KY State Fair 2009, 2010, 2011
Smithsonian Exhibit/Art Show 2012
Marion County Ham Days Festival 2014,15,16
Wickland Art Show 2013, 14.15,16
By Kelly Ayers Sheehan
to April 30, 2017
originally from Virginia, just outside of Washington. D.C.
where art and creativity were strongly encouraged at home.
My love of collage and "bringing the pieces together"
began at an early age with quilting and sewing with my mother
and grandmother. I attended Savannah College of Art and Design,
Savannah, Georgia; George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia
(B.A.) and Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia
(M.S.). I've spent over twenty years working as a graphic
designer and an interactive media designer while continuing
to pursue my love of fine art in painting and collage.
years ago, I decided to pursue fine art full time. I work
in my home studio and have been an exhibitor and sold art
in shows close to home as well as in shows like the New York
Art Expo. I draw inspiration from traveling with my family
and friends, as well as from music and festive gatherings.
I currently live in Decatur, Georgia with my husband and four
I decided to pursue my passion for the fine arts, there was
a natural transition from graphic design to collage. As a
graphic designer, just like quilting, I used various design
elements (in this case text and images) and moved them around
within design software before creating a finished piece. Now
I take physical pieces of painted, cut paper, fabric, etc.
and move them around on a physical canvas, experimenting with
how it looks until finally adhering the pieces to the canvas.
I love the element of surprise; how things come alive on the
canvas when you least expect it."
Latex & Caulk
By Brandon Marshall
to August 31, 2017
incredible to look back and appreciate how a leaky shower
changed my life. Armed with the blind confidence of new independence
and two tubes of mismatched caulking, I fixed my first leak
in my first apartment. As the caulking curdled and dried along
the shower's unforgiving fault lines, I couldn't help but
find beauty in the simplicity of its shape and texture. I
was intrigued, and decided to add color to the equation. Using
crude pieces of found scrap-wood as canvas, I began to experiment
and create, employing dyed-caulking as my medium. Plastic
lids, bubble wrap, beer caps and an ever growing assortment
of found objects began to creep onto my canvases. As I continued
to work in the film industry I realized the amount of waste
that was produced, especially the waste of wood. I soon started
to create my works on set walls discarded after a movie was
finished. Eventually, my small living room morphed into a
home gallery, and I became numb with the realization that
I finally knew who I was and what I loved. What started as
the inconvenience of a leaky shower, progressed into the inner
awakening and ignition of passion that drives me to this day.
influenced by the brilliant works of Jackson Pollock, Gerhard
Richter, and Mark Bradford I strive to unite the anonymity
of the abstract with the raw power of reflective association.
Everything is relative; and what's found woven within the
thick layers of life's strata serves as innate inspiration.
I prefer to work big, with no visible frame, and avoid the
boundaries of the immediately recognizable.
Oils & Acrylics
By Nieves Diaz Lewis
to October 31, 2017
the mere fact of contemplating the paintings of Nieves, the
spectator becomes aware that language is not necessary to
express feelings. His paintings are full of color and energy.
His style is expressionist and surreal at the same time, like
a colorful and joyful fantasy. Nieves was born in Remates
de Guane, province of Pinar del Río, Cuba. He worked
for a time in Havana, and finally in 1959 he settled in the
The combination of his Cuban upbringing and his life in southern
North America has given him a unique point of view that comes
to light on his canvases. Some of his themes reflect his childhood
in the family farm in Cuba. Others emerge from their travels
abroad and the impressions these journeys have left imprinted
on the "creative mind's eye." Nieves is not limited
to a single medium and has worked with pen and ink, acrylic,
watercolor, oil and metal sheets. Nieves' paintings have won
numerous prizes at various sworn exhibitions and are represented
in public and private collections in the United States, Europe
and South America. The artist has shown her work in galleries
and art exhibitions in the USA. And Europe.
By Matt Blodgett
to December 31, 2017
Blodgett grew up on a rural Ohio farm, immersed in the beauty
of plants and the creative energy of nature. Even in high
school Matt showed great creative talent and artistic aptitude,
winning a statewide student art competition with "Indian
Princess," a mixed media collage with handmade paper
and copper. The piece hung in the Ohio Governor's Mansion
for one year.
majored in Horticulture and Landscape Design at Ohio State
University. Moving to Atlanta after college and working with
some of the top landscape companies in the South Matt developed
a keen sense for composition and texture. After more than
20 years in that industry he has now shifted his attention
to his first and deepest calling, Fine Art, working primarily
in collage, handmade and cut paper, and acrylic media.
has shown at several Atlanta Art Fairs, including twice at
Callanwolde Art Center, and has pieces in private collections
from Los Angeles to Washington, DC. to New York City.
is very happy to have the opportunity for this solo show,
particularly because the library setting highlights the potential
for the expressive use of paper (both handmade and cut paper)
in ways that reach beyond its common use as simply a vehicle
for the printed word.