FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 5:30 PM FREE
FIRST FRIDAY FEATURES JULIA KNIGHT-A RETROSPECTIVE IN THE MAIN GALLERY / GUILD ART STUDENTS IN GALLERY 111 / JODY HARRIS IN THE PERFORMANCE HALL
The Guild will feature a full house for October's First Friday sure to please all the senses. Multi-faceted artist Julia Knight will exhibit drawings, maquettes and sculptures (many life sized) in the main gallery; art students of the Guild will feature drawings, paintings and pottery in Gallery 111 and Jody Harris will feature large and small scale works in the Performance Hall.
Artist Julia Trawick Knight, a native of Cedartown, Georgia, began her studies in 1973 at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee with Richard Duncan and Ed Carlos. She transferred to the Ringling School of Art at Sarasota, Florida to continue study in sculpture and figure painting with Bob Larsen and Ethelia Patmagrian. While in Sarasota, she completed a four-year apprenticeship with the well-known sculptor Leslie Posey. She also completed additional training at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia.
In 1979, she moved to Rome to establish an art studio focusing on sculptural portraits. One of the artist’s earliest portrait studies was of Frederick Knight of Cartersville whom she married in 1981. After several years of retirement to raise her three children and help restore a home on the Etowah River that had been in her husband’s family since the Civil War, Julia returned to active portrait sculpture work in 1996. Since that time she has completed commissions for clients in northwest Georgia, Houston Texas, and Atlanta. Her bronze sculpture subjects have included babies, young children, teenagers, businessmen, a physician, and a favored family pet, an English setter. Julia has participated in many exhibits in northwest Georgia, South Carolina, the National Sculpture Society in New York City, and the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club and has worked for churches, colleges, museums, and private collectors designing and sculpting commissions.
The Guild's art students are comprised of new and emerging artists as well as established artists exhibiting works in pottery, on paper and canvas,
Dalton native Jody Harris will feature recent works many of which are large scale in the performance hall.
First Friday is free and open to the public. Hours are 5:30 until 7:30.
The Sky is Not the Limit!
The North Georgia Skypainter’s Society featured at First Friday
The sky is not the limit for these seven artists who have created an exhibit featuring more than 60 works of art with the common theme of “sky”. The seven artists include Betty Hamilton, Janice Kennedy, Sherry Hullender, Evelyn Marie Williams, B.J. Wright, Sandra Babb and Carol Hobbs. These women reside in North Georgia, have various levels and degrees in training in the arts and have a sincere passion for painting. Their motto is “The sky is blue….some of the time”. The skypainters, as they have named themselves, will be the featured event at the Creative Arts Guild’s May First Friday, May 4 beginning at 5:30 p.m. North Carolina artist Sandy Webster continues in the Guild’s Main Gallery and the Cross Plains students of Visual Art Director Bradley Wilson will be featured in Gallery 111. First Fridays are free and open to the public.
Image is of an acrylic painting titled “Crown of Splendor” by Evelyn Marie Williams.
April First Friday Gallery Receptions this Week
April First Friday, April 13th - 5:30 till 7:30 p.m.
The works of Sandy Webster,published author and internationally known artist in the Main Gallery and Northwest High School Senior Lauren Nelson, 2012 winner of the Bernice Spigel prize for excellence in Visual Arts in Gallery 111. Both exhibits are free and open to the public.
A "Not to Miss" First Friday!
The Art of War - Civil War Artifacts
The National Civil War Museum
Handmade Works by Mandy Wilson
The Chemerical Migration by Bradley Wilson
Shapes of Futures Past
Photography by Michael Largent
FIRST FRIDAY FEATURES THREE CONCURRENT EXHIBITS
OPENING AT 5:00 P.M. FEBRUARY 3
FOLLOWED BY A BRASS QUINTET PERFORMANCE
OF CIVIL WAR ERA MUSIC 7:00 P.M.
ALL FIRST FRIDAY EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
First Friday features Spiral Bird Studios
Creative Arts Guild features Spiral Bird Studios
The Creative Arts Guild welcomes Chattanooga artists Brad and Mandy Wilson in the Guild's Main Gallery with concurrent exhibits opening this First Friday. The husband and wife team (Spiral Bird Studios) will be featured in an exhibition in the main gallery during January and February, 2012. Mandy Wilson's show entitled “A Handmade World” will feature her works which include: quilts, paintings, altered books, and sculptures. Highlights of the show include a mixed media “Treasure Box”, which was awarded Best in Show at the Creative Arts Guild 2011 Festival show. This piece also won the Patrons Choice Award. Pictured is "Parcheesi" made with embroidered fabric, polymner clay and other media.
Featured in an installation type 'space-winthin-a-space' is Creative Arts Guild Visual Arts Director, Bradley Wilson. Mr. Wilson’s installation is entitled "The Chimerical Migration".
Guild Executive Director Terry Tomasello states, "It is a delightful surprise when we are able to showcase the works of artist couple such and Bradley and Mandy. Their works are rich in content and skill and I feel more than certain that our patrons will enjoy exploring the nuances in both artists exhibits. I believe our patrons will come away with an appreciation for artist that have worked in a variety of mediums with great success."
The Opening Reception for “A Handmade World” and "The Chimerical Migration" will be Friday January 6th from 5:30 - 7:30 and will share the gallery with The Carpet Capital Camera Club's annual exhibit in the Gallery 111. First Fridays are free and open to the public.