Roush Family Gallery

“EXPRESSIONS IN WAX: FLORA AND FAUNA”

Artist, Judith Fields

Opening Reception
Friday, January 13, 2017, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Public Exhibition Dates

January 13 – March 2, 2017

Award winning artist, Judith Fields, builds densely layered paintings through the medium of encaustic which is the practice of blending paint with hot or cold wax. The difficult process shows the passage of light through the work lending a luminous quality to the imagery. Inspired by nature, her visions include lush florals and bare trees, coupling seasons of vibrant color with the chill of fall and winter. Crows populate her trees amidst cool sunsets, and foxgloves erupt in careless flower. An authentic air is suggested by the scent of the wax and the sculptural quality of a medium that remembers the artist hand in both delicate and bold detail.


THE GEORGIA WATERCOLOR SOCIETY XXXVIII NATIONAL EXHIBITION

Opening Reception

Sat., March 11, 2017, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Public Exhibition Dates

March 10 – April 28, 2017

Carrollton Cultural Arts Center is honored to be the host site for the Georgia Watercolor Society XXXVIII National Exhibition. Artists from all over the United States can enter this call for artwork. The exhibition will feature 80 works in a variety of subject material. The Georgia Watercolor Society was formed in March 1975 to advance the art of watercolor painting while contributing to the cultural atmosphere and standards of the state of Georgia. This annual show has gained national attention and drawn some of the best watercolor artists from across the USA.


“DEEP SOUTH SOUL”

Artist, Gerald Byrd

Opening Reception

May 5, 2017 — 5 p.m.

Public Exhibition Dates

May 6- July 1, 2017

Gerald Byrd’s semi-autobiographical works draw imagery from a history both personal and shared. His own struggles within the African American community and the complex history of the south become nonlinear narratives in mixed media paintings. Photography and realism merge with bits of text, objects and poetic gestures to reflect his collapsed vision of past and present. Byrd hopes to raise awareness of the plight of the disadvantaged in the New South, elevating them to a place of dignity, inspiring empathy and appreciation in the viewer.