Art Gallery Exhibits Archive
& Mixed Media
by Ruth Kramedjian
January 3, 2010 - February 28, 2010
is a graduate of the University of Georgia with degrees in
drawing and painting and art history. She has worked with
fabric, designing and making original quilts; she has worked
in metal, designing jewelry in silver and gold; her photographic
work is represented in this show with a series of black and
white infrared prints; and in recent years she has returned
to abstract painting and the art of collage or mixed media.
her artist's statement, Ruth says:
cycles chart the course of our days. Both mundane and magnificent,
they present themselves in the powerful circle of community
life, the changing of the seasons, the movement from dawn
to dusk and back again to light. Ethereal, concrete, and universal,
they frame our lives and they give direction to my spiritual
quest to find meaning in my world through art making. The
grid and its counterpart, the circle, often serve as a frame
for these cycles, and my emotional response to the inherent
rhythms finds expression in my mark making. The short view,
the long view, the universal view - from these, I examine
is an avid gardener and lives with her husband, Armand, on
the Chattahoochee River in Vinings. Ruth can be contacted
at 770-384-1122 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
Sandy Jane Tabor
1, 2010 - April 30, 2010
is a Georgia native, born in Atlanta and residing in Marietta.
She attended the Univ. of Ga and graduated from the Medical
College of Georgia in Augusta. She moved to Brittian with
her family as a young teenager and began her love affair with
art while in Europe. "Every weekend we would be at some
famous art museum. I noticed how huge some paintings were
and how tiny others were. When I viewed the paintings up close,
I was amazed to see that those colorful, random strokes of
paint, became a mostly dark and gray picture of someones face
from far away. "
backpacking solo through Europe and Greece as a college graduate,
she continued her visits to the beautiful places of the world.
Sandy has traveled as far north as the Artic Circle, as far
south as Brazil, as far east as Iran and as far west as Hawaii.
She raised three children who are now in college themselves
, a son at Univ. of Alabama, another son at Florida State
University and a daughter at Kennesaw State. They have all
been subjects in her paintings. "My children have taken
my more serene paintings to school with them. Those that they
can retreat into during their hectic student days."
has studied under local artists David Mathews, Gary Baughman,
Ann Cockerill and Chris Didomizzio. Her preference in mediums
is pastel. "It is very similar to coloring with crayons
and is very soothing to use. Art is like therapy to me. It
helps to make sense of the world."
and Four Studies
by H. Gay Allen
1, 2010 - June 30, 2010
and June the art gallery will feature a solo exhibit of photographic
art by H. Gay Allen, entitled "Painterly Refacimento
and Four Studies".
begins with Ms. Allen's original photography and through various
elaborate processes, is transformed into original art work
and displayed, via pigmented print, on archival paper. The
main body of work is 17 large photographs that have been altered
in a painterly fashion. In addition, studies exploring four
subjects are presented: Flamingo Moods; Peonies Perfect; Sunsations;
and Pieces of Water.
was dubbed, by the New York Times, as refacimento (ree-FATCH-e-men-toe),
the radical refashioning of a work of art, by use of a computer.
Some works are recognizable as the original objects, some
are mysteriously familiar, but not readily identifiable; and
others have been taken beyond recognition.
more about Ms. Allen from her website at at www.HGAYALLEN.com.
By Gene Ledbetter
July 1, 2010 - August 30, 2010
Ledbetter attended the University of Georgia and the University
of Miami. He worked fpr 20 years as the Art Director and and
partner for Harris & Weinstein Advertising Agency. In
1970 he began his own graphics company, the A La Carte Graphics,
Inc. with his wife Alice.
beautiful exhibit of pins that Gene designed covers a span
of many years, from the late 1970s through 2000 when he retired.
He designed Olympic pins as well as other types of pins for
the Coco Cola Company as well as the American College in Atlanta
in the Olympics history there were no pins or posters. Gene
was involved in researching the history in Switzerland in
order to create pin designs.
by Marsha Chandler
September 1, 2010 - October 31, 2010
Chandler is a watercolorist, who, as a child, dreamed of being
an artist. She is now realizing that childhood dream. After
rearing here children and pursuing a successful career in
real estate appraisal, she then moved into the world of professional
painting. In her studio in Douglasville, Georgia, she creates
vivid landscapes and still lifes which reflect her love of
history and antiquities, such as a battered tin bowl, a weathered
iron gate, a 12th century hilltown in Italy or an old barn
in the Georgia mountains.
Marsha carried a camera around to photograph scenes and objects
as potential painting subjects, knowing without a doubt that
one day she would use them. She captures her subjects in luminous
watercolor, her medium of choice. "It is the translucency
that appeals to me. I love the way watercolor glows. Watercolor
has become the driving force in my life and a day without
painting feels empty" she says.
throughout the United States, Mexico, and Italy have created
a desire to capture everything she can on paper from rural
farmlands to historic buildings, from old homes and barns
to broken down wagons. She tries to convey to her viewers
what she experiences when she sees a place or object for the
first time or in a new light.
as she loves to paint these scenes, she enjoys painting vibrant
still lifes that give viewers a new look at color and light
in everyday things. "Color brings me joy and I love to
create paintings with expressive color," she says. With
her vibrant colors, she seeks to invoke a feeling of intimacy
in the viewer, to make them feel s if they can reach out and
pick up a piece of fruit. Also, she captures a sense of nostalgia
by incorporating family heirlooms and vintage items of yesterday
in her still lifes.
becoming a full-time artist, she has studied extensively with
local artists and has taken workshops with regionally and
nationally known watercolor artists. Marsha paints in her
studio, on location and travels abroad and around the United
States both to paint and find subjects for her art.
been accepted in numerous juried exhibitions throughout Georgia
and the Southeast. Her works hang in many private collections
and she is represented by Gallery 4463, Acworth, GA.
is a member of Atlanta Artists Center, South Cobb Arts Alliance,
Douglas County Art Guild, ART Station, Watercolor Society
of Alabama, Georgia Watercolor Society. and Southern Watercolor
Society. Her website is www.marshachandler.com.
by John Clemmer
November 1, 2010 - January 2, 2011
is a retired Navy Musician with 24 years of service. After
his retirement in 1991, he attended The Portfolio Center in
Atlanta and studied advertising photography. Since that time,
he has developed his craft in architecture and interiors,
and sets himself apart with quality, distinction, and a hard
is one of Atlanta's premier architectural photographers. His
style is unmistakable, and commitment to quality is second
nature to him. The direct results of the quality of John's
work stem from his passion for it.
greatest passion in life is fine art, whether it be music,
architecture, painting, photography. Beauty presents itself
and I absorb it. Hopefully my work gives back some of what
I take from life. I am grateful for the fun of doing it."