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.



Vanitas: Contemporary Reflections

Opening Reception: July 13, 5pm – 7pm
Dates: July 13 – September 25, 2018

Kimberly Riner creates mixed media ceramic installations that document the journey of loss and grief as experienced through the death of loved ones, and reflect upon the variety of effects it has upon the survivors. Each installation presents a perspective associated with grief as an intuitive response. The works are informed by cultural norms associated with mourning. By investigating specific ceremonies, rituals, and interactions, she constructs pieces that bridge the line between memory and memorial. Riner received her Masters of Fine Art from Georgia Southern University in 3D Art with an emphasis in ceramics. The artist has held faculty positions at Georgia Southern University, and Ogeechee Technical College and currently works as Visual Arts Director for the Averitt Center for the Arts in Statesboro, Georgia. Her artwork has been exhibited both nationally and internationally and is held in private collections.  Exhibition venues have included Mason City, IA; Atlanta, GA; North Charleston, SC; Lake City, SC; Cochran, GA; Sheffield, England, UK.