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Another Fabulous First Friday!

Its our February 2015 First Friday Exhibit Showing and Artist Reception on February 6, 2015.  Excellent works are on display in the Main Gallery and Gallery 111 and in the main foyer. Jewelers, potters, painters, and a handmade book crafter are showing and selling their work, too, so it’s a chance to find the perfect Saint Valentine’s Day gift for someone special!

The reception (free and open to the public) takes place at the Guild’s facility at 520 West Waugh Street, in Dalton from 5:30pm until 7:00pm. This is a wonderful opportunity to see a beautiful collection of art, visit with the artists themselves, and enjoy light refreshments. Artists Laura Willett Eric Keller Jan 2015 RZ

The Main Gallery is featuring works by two regional artists, Laura Willett and Eric Keller. If you have not yet seen these pieces, you owe to yourself to drop in Friday!                                      Laura & Eric are pictured at the right.

Eric and Laura are married artists and art educators who live & work in Chattanooga.  Willett has taught at The Creative Discovery Museum, The Hunter Museum, Scenic Land School, and is currently in her 15th year at the Baylor School. Keller has taught for 12 years at Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences and was previously a museum preparator at the Hunter Museum of American Art.   

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The exhibit in Gallery 111, is an ongoing show of new and current works from the Carpet Capital Camera Club. This local organization of artists/photographers consistently brings an exceptional show to the Guild every January.  Jewelry Display CaseThe selected pieces will be on display through February; many will be available for purchase and some have fine potential for corporate acquisition.                                                                 Photographer at work in Gallery 111

New this month, the Guild foyer will showcase and sell works by 4 jewelry artisans, a potter, a handmade journal craftsman, and by artist and Guild Visual Arts Director, Bradley Wilson. You will certainly find something unique and wonderful here for your Valentine!

Jewelery: Charles Pinkney, Barbara Murnan, Sandra Painter Washburn & Peggy Allen

Small Paintings: Bradley Wilson

Handmade Journals: Mandy Wilson Mandys Journals

Small Pottery & Craft Items: Lolly Durant

To learn more about any of these exhibits and the public reception February 6, contact Visual Arts Director and Gallery Manager, Bradley Wilson – (706) 279-3129.  For information about any of the Creative Arts Guild programs, classes, and events, contact Leanne Lawson at (706) 217-6677; visit our website at www.creativeartsguild.org, and find us on Face book.

 

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Students, Parents and Teachers.................... Art Expo 2015 Coming!

March is Arts In Education Month at the Creative Arts Guild and the 52nd annual Student Arts Expo is a big part of the celebration.  All students in Whitfield/Dalton and Murray County, public, private and home school students are invited to exhibit their art.

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Above are just a few examples from a previous year's exhibit

Click to find all the information about Student Arts EXPO 2015.

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Guild and Dalton Education Foundation to host recital

The Creative Arts Guild and the Dalton Education Foundation will present a recital, featuring the finalists of the Karen Kirkman Piano Scholarship Competition.

The scholarship is available to Dalton Public Schools students, who have taken at least two years of private piano instruction. Fifteen students applied for the scholarship. The application process included submitting an audition recording with two musical selections, and two letters of recommendation. Seven of those students were named finalists, and were judged live by a three person committee. Following the auditions, the judges suggested to the Foundation that a recital be held to show the community the wonderful young talent this area has. The recital will be held Sunday, January 25th at 3:00p.m. in the Creative Arts Guild Jonas Performance Hall, located at 520 West Waugh Street in Dalton. Admission is free. Donations are welcome. Refreshments will follow the performance. The public is invited to attend. For more information, contact Creative Arts Guild Music Director Lisa Elders at 706-259-1822 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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First Friday Gallery Opening and Artist Reception

Two new exhibits unveiled Friday, January 9, 2015, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

The Creative Arts Guild Announces its January 2015 First Friday Exhibit Opening and Artist Reception on January 9, 2015.  (Actually it is the second Friday of the month this time). New art will be on display in both the Main Gallery and Gallery 111.  

The exhibit opening and reception take place at the Guild’s facility at 520 West Waugh Street, in Dalton from 5:30pm until 7:00pm; the event is free of charge and open to the public. This is a wonderful opportunity to see the works, visit with the artists themselves, and enjoy light refreshments.

IN THE MAIN GALLERY:

Our Main Gallery will feature a dramatic display of works by two regional artists.Forgiveness LauraWillett rz  Laura Willett and Eric Keller are married artists and art educators. Willett has taught at The Creative Discovery Museum, NothingHidden EricKeller RZThe Hunter Museum, Scenic Land School, and is currently in her 15th year at the Baylor School.  Keller has taught for 12 years at Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences and was previously a museum preparator at the Hunter Museum of American Art.

They were co-founders of Southeast Arts in the early 2000’s, offering an artist studio, gallery, and co-op.  They have been included in many regional group shows and solo shows that include The Hunter Museum of Art, Bill Lowe Gallery, Southeast Arts, Tanner Hill Gallery (Artamajig), River Gallery, UTC, Chattanooga State College, and Cleveland State College. They work in a variety of media: photography, painting, drawing, resins, and encaustic (hot wax painting).

IN GALLERY 111:

New and current works from the Carpet Capital Camera Club will be on display in Gallery 111. This local organization of artists/photographers consistently brings an exceptional show to the Guild every January. Abby Crossen 2014 by Ron Anold RZ The selected pieces will be on display through February; many will be available for purchase and some have fine potential for corporate acquisition. Recently, Club member Ron Arnold posed dancers from the Guild Dance Department's presentation of the Snow Queen in and around the Robert T. Webb Sculpture Garden at 520 West Waugh St.  CameraClubPhoto RZThe Club's exhibits usually include images varying from realism and fine portraiture to nature and the abstract. 

 

Pictured above is Ballet Dalton Senior Company dancer, Abby Crossen, with Davis Whitfield IV's sculpture "Sundrop" on the grounds of the Creative Arts Guild, December, 2014.

 

To learn more about the exhibits in our two galleries and the public reception January 9, contact Visual Arts Director and Gallery Manager, Bradley Wilson – (706) 279-3129.  For information about any of the Creative Arts Guild programs, classes, and events, contact Leanne Lawson at (706) 217-6677; visit our website at www.creativeartsguild.org, and find us on Face book.