Gallery Openings and Artist Receptions

Three New Exhibits Open May 3rd at the Creative Arts Guild

The Creative Arts Guild is pleased to announce its May Gallery Opening and Artist Reception featuring three wonderful new exhibits. On display in Gallery Five20 will be “Native Clay”, a collection of works by Amanda Brazier, Stephanie Martin, and Shadow May. Jonas Hall will feature “The Journey”, an exhibit by Manolis Tzortzakakis; and, in Gallery One11, Anna Carll’s exhibit “What Remains; An Exploration of the Erosion Series”, will be presented. Creative Arts Guild Gallery Director and Curator, Savannah Thomas says, “These exhibits, while all being stylistically different, are also interwoven through each artist’s personal connection to the earth. Each of the featured artists are showing a different expression of that connection.”

The event is free and light refreshments will be available. Gallery Openings and Artist Receptions are always great opportunities not only to view unique and captivating art but to chat informally with the artists and learn about their inspirations, mediums, and techniques. Contact Savannah Thomas 706.279.3129 with questions.

About The Artists

This month the Creative Arts Guild is featuring five artists who are all drawing inspiration from the local landscape. In the exhibit Native Clay, painter Amanda Brazier gathers and uses local earth pigments in her paintings while ceramic artists Stephanie Martin and Shadow May both challenge – in very different ways – what we think clay can do or look like. Abstract artist Anna Carll sees the beauty in the natural event of decay and builds an aesthetic around it; by embracing and processing the nuances of this work, she uses the outcome to communicate a narrative about humanity and the natural world that exists outside of language. Finally, painter Manolis Tzortzakakis is not interested in depicting natural or accurate images -- to him these are no better than an artificial reproduction – instead Tzortzakakis attempts to convey a direct “view” or essence of the world by listening to the subconscious and bringing to the surface feelings that are inseparable from life.