Bruce Bobick: The Ripple Effect
Opening Reception: January 5 | 5 p.m.–7 p.m.
Dates: January 5–February 16, 2018
Bruce Bobick is a professor and chairman emeritus of the Department of Art from the University of West Georgia. This exhibition showcases many of his new paintings and celebrates his connection to former students and past professors through an inclusion of their work. Bobick’s current watercolor paintings investigate a variety of themes that intermix personal memory, symbolism and found objects. Compositions of people, animals, items and architecture are created through a controlled and elegant use of watercolor washes and vibrant colors. Bobick’s work has been widely displayed, including recent exhibits with the Albany Art Museum and the Art in Embassies program with the U.S. Department of State. His work has won numerous awards including purchase awards from the Springfield Art Museum and the National Watercolor Society.
Apron Chronicles: A Patchwork of American Recollections
Opening Reception: February 24 | 5 p.m.–7 p.m.
Dates: February 24-April 7, 2018
Touring since 2004, Apron Chronicles is one of America’s most nostalgic, thought-provoking and generational-friendly traveling exhibitions that presents the American experience by sharing the stories of individuals through their aprons. In a series of photographs, accompanying narratives and 150 vintage aprons, the exhibit explores the lives behind each apron and use the garment as a starting point for discussions about family, recipes, values, life challenges, friendship, opportunity and the modern perspective. The exhibits diverse storytellers include an 111 year old mother and her only child, a Holocaust survivor, a biology professor from Mali, Africa and a preteen and her grandmother. Bestselling author EllynAnne Geisel’s stories and vintage apron collection give voice to the exhibit with award winning photographer Kristina Loggia preserving the storytellers’ images in an environmental style that complements the unadorned honesty of their recollections.
Remix: A Carrollton Artist Guild Juried Exhibition
Opening Reception: April 12 | 5 p.m.–7 p.m.
Dates: April 12–May 24, 2018
This annual exhibition hosted by the Carrollton Cultural Arts Center has a new twist! Submitted work will be created from the collaboration of guild artists in opposing media. Painters, illustrators, woodworkers, photographers, potters and sculptors will team up to produce new, “outside the box” work that will be both surprising and exciting. The exhibition will be an adventure in cooperation, innovation and experimentation. The Carrollton Artist Guild was formed in 2002 and is responsible for the annual Arts Festival of Carrollton. The guild has hosted a multitude of community workshops, artist demonstrations, group shows and solo exhibitions to promote local participation in the arts.
From the Ground Up, Rooted in Carrollton
Reception: May 31 | 5 p.m.–7 p.m.
Dates: May 31-July 7, 2018
Inspired by Organic Farmer John Ashley Davis, the delicious array of homegrown fruits, veggies and chickens of Carrollton’s Cosmos Farms, Carol Duggar has created a series of still life and landscape paintings using the produce and fields as her subject matter. Using an impressionistic style, the artist combines photographic references, direct observation and her own imagination to depict the subject, using a play of color, light and shadow to subtly add dramatic tension. The rich use of color and liveliness of brush stroke imbues each oil painting with the feeling of freshness that stems from the agricultural setting. Duggar received a degree in Fine and Applied Arts at Santa Fe Junior College and a BS degree at the University of South Carolina. Her recent exhibitions have included the Statesboro Regional Art Association Annual Juried Show in the Averitt Center for the Arts and she is a featured artist in the Rosengart Fine Art and Gifts Gallery in Statesboro, Georgia.
An introductory discussion for the reception will be held by John Ashley Davis, owner of Cosmos Farms, and cousin of artist, Carol Duggar. Mr. Davis will give a talk about his career and sustainable agricultural practices, using his farming methods as a case study. Davis believes that such practices are needed to help maintain a healthy community and environment. Duggar will discuss her work and how she was inspired by her cousin’s farm to create her body of work.