Display Gallery Exhibits Archive
by David Waltz
3, 2017 to
February 28, 2017
decided to become an artist in high school. After completing
my BA at EKU and teaching for several years, I completed my
Masters at Marshall University. Then having taught art
in Maryland for 32 years, I retired to Kentucky. It is wonderful
to create art almost every day, go biking, go fishing, or
garden, whenever I want.
returning to Kentucky in 2001, I have juried into the Kentucky
Craft Market and the Kentucky Guild and participated in many
local shows. Presently, I am exhibiting, meeting wholesale
orders, and doing shows.
design functional and decorative stoneware pottery, as well
as create a wide range of figurative sculptures. When I am
not wrapped up in producing my art, I enjoy traveling and
biking. My desire for adventure, I have found, can be shared
through art expression.
KY Crafted Market 2012,13,14,15,16
Kentucky Guild Fall Show 2014,15
St James Court Art Fair 2015, KY State Fair 2012,13,14,16
Art in Speed Park, Sellersburg, IN 2012,13,14,16
Kentucky Artisan Center, Berea. KY 2012,13,14,15,16
by Suzanne Kelly
March 1, 2017
to April 30, 2017
love and appreciation of dolls started in the 1950s with my
first doll, Cindy. She is a large, life-like baby doll dressed
in her original clothes who used to cry, Mama,
when gently laid down in her cradle. Then I remember other
much loved dolls; a princess doll, a bride doll and Tiny Tears
who cried real tears and wet when she drank from her bottle.
My little Ginny doll included clothes and accessories for
all occasions. She came from The Play Box, our local toy shop
in the Tuxedo-Buckhead area. Thanks to my mother, Mary Beth
Kelly, my dolls were saved in the attic during high school
and college years.
dolls were forgotten until I spent three summers in the 1970s
in Chautauqua (upstate New York). There I collected, in earnest,
many Yankee dolls at estate sales and auctions
as they were very plentiful and reasonably priced.
in the mid-80s, I started and owned a toy shop in Woodstock,
Georgia, called Cherecobb Toy Book and Hobby. I carried a
line of expensive Lissi dolls from West Germany and a line
of Italian newborn dolls that looked, felt and smelled like
a real baby. Also during that time my parents retired to cruise
and travel the world and the USA, always bringing me a doll
from their trip. Thus, my doll collection really began to
the 1980s to the present, I have continued my doll collecting
by finding unique dolls at estate sales, antique sales, antique
stores and thrift shops. My friend and penpal from Finland,
Leena, has also sent me several traditional Finnish dolls
over the years. Also my sister-in-law, Cheryl, has lovingly
given me several Madame Alexander dolls from her aunt and
doll collection is now outgrowing their cabinet so I am happy
to share them with the Smyrna Library. Doll collecting is
a fun and rewarding hobby that really tells my lifes
story in miniature. I hope you will enjoy my collection.
and Glass Creations
By Randy Alhanti and
to June 30, 2017
Rice Paper Collage and Raku by Sheila Giddens
to August 31, 2017
Oil & Acrylics
By Steve Stoichev
to October 31, 2017
a very early age Steve Stoichev's life has been connected
with art. At 4 years old he had his first exhibit at his preschool,
displaying clay figurines. That was the beginning. Throughout
his schooling he began to paint and provided his art to many
different community and school exhibits. Throughout the 1980's
he concentrated on fashion design, and in 1989 he founded
his own fashion design company where he designed and created
high-end unique wearable art and accessories. After over 10
years in the fashion business, Steve returned to his first
artistic loves and is realizing an old new dream.
that time, he has presented his paintings and sculptures in
community exhibits in the Atlanta area starting with a 2006
solo show titled Exhibit of Impressionism. In
2008 he returned home to Europe for another solo impressionist
paintings exhibit . Since then he creates and shows award-winning
art through various community and national exhibits. Steves
current interests alternate between design and creation of
sculpture, jewelry and paintings. His sculpture and jewelry
are inspired by his heritage and by the artifacts found in
Thracian, Greek, and Roman archeological excavations, all
of which evoke in him and his art a sense of mysticism and
timelessness. His experiences with sculpture and fashion have
influenced his painting style. He creates textured and brightly
colorful modern or impressionistic paintings that are pleasing
both to the sense of touch and to the sense of sight. Steve
currently lives in Smyrna, GA with his wife and three children.
He is a member of The Society of Sliven Artists and the South
Cobb Art Alliance.
By Mike Sluder
to December 31, 2017
are most likely to find artist Mike Sluder in welding leathers,
elbow-deep in sand or brandishing a blow torch. As one of the
countrys notable metal artists, Mike has made a name for
himself by creating breathtaking and sophisticated metal art
from gritty, industrial beginnings.
Mike was formally trained in sculpture under internationally
recognized artists at
East Carolina University, where he earned his B.F A. in 2006.
He has worked at two leading fine art bronze foundries, overseeing
the Metal Shop and serving as Patina Specialist. Mike currently
lives in Atlanta and creates custom art for individual collectors
and corporate clients, including The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.
He is best known for his bronze vessels and copper wall hangings,
both noted for uniting inspired vision with enduring materials.
Mikes art has been featured in the Museum of Design Atlanta
as well as in
national and international exhibitions and publications.