Tuesday, October 23, 2012
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Local artists who call themselves “The Village Artists” will be exhibiting original work on weekends at Generations Gallery in Indian Springs through Nov. 4.
Many of these artists have won recent art competitions in the Butts County area.
The public was invited to attend a reception on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 4-7 p.m., where the artists, their work, and their accomplishments were celebrated.
Three artists — Maxine Allen, Judy Damon and Evelyn Henderson — form the core group. They have been joined this year by Joy Morgan, Michael Tate and Malcolm Andrews. Two of the artists — Sharon Aiken and Marian Shearer — are also active members of The Writers Group that meets at the gallery.
“Painting together at the gallery is a lot of fun,” explained Allen. “We share ideas and can critique each other’s work in progress. We appreciate having an instructor there to challenges us — Preston King. He has been an important part of our developing our confidence, something that every artist needs to build.”
The gallery arranges for workshops and regular visits by a variety of accomplished artists. The Jackson-Butts County Council for the Arts supports many of these functions at the gallery, which is located in The Village at Indian Springs, at 1825 Ga. Highway 42 South, Flovilla.
“The artists group expands and contracts throughout the year, and we look forward to having an even larger show next year,”
said Andi Kulp, one of the gallery’s owners. “The artists like to work in this open studio concept. We have a consignment gallery where they can present their work for sale year round. The atmosphere is casual, relaxed and engaging. Visitors are encouraged to drop in and watch the work being done.”
On the net:
Generations Gallery: www.gallerygenerations.com