EXHIBITION DATES: August 17 - October 7
Opening Reception, Thursday, August 17, 5:30 - 7 PM
Visual Stories: Featuring artwork by Joseph Emery
This exhibit deals with the relationships between images to create a visual story. An image may seem to have an apparent meaning by itself but when placed beside other images the meaning changes. Some of the pieces allow you to participate by opening drawers, turning on lights or writing a personal statement to share with others. I usually start with a central theme in order to develop a group series. Visual Stories themes that I have worked with and continue to use are faith, dementia, reincarnation, social issues, love, dreams, veterans, family and friends. The Visual Story I am trying to present may be different from the way you view and perceive the Visual Stories. I hope you enjoy viewing and interacting with this exhibit as much as I enjoyed creating it.
Emery has a bachelor’s degree in sculpture from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and a master’s degree in sculpture from Murray State University in Kentucky. He has been a member of the Georgia Art Educators Association since 1997 and was the head art department teacher at Gainesville High School for over 25 years. Joe states, “Since I was a young boy in Indiana, I have enjoyed drawing, painting and disassembling and reassembling objects. Through the years from Indiana to Tennessee to Georgia my family, friends and teachers encouraged my interest in art. Art is still a part of my life that seems to thirst for a daily dose of participation by me. Having my studio at my home allows me the opportunity of working whenever I need to. In my studio you will always find more than one project that I am working on at the same time.”
4x1: Recent work by Christopher Sherry
This show presents over thirty works of art by Christopher R. Sherry. Chris’s art represents four categories: Landscape, Still Life, Figurative, and Abstract – in oil, acrylic, and collage.
Chris has been touched by art his whole life, bringing a sense of wonder and light to seemingly ordinary life. Self-taught Chris began drawing. He created images of the female form, followed by portraits. His career has always embraced art in direct and indirect pursuits from computer science, teaching, architecture, interior design, drawing, sculpture, to painting.
In 2006 he pursued painting seriously, while residing in Gainesville. His first painting class was at the Quinlan Visual Arts Center. Chris has attended over 30 workshops in various aspects of art: color theory, plein air, collage, encaustic, portraiture, and abstract painting. He now teaches and conducts workshops in drawing, painting, and perspective. In many of his classes he is known to say to students, “watch, it is easy”. However, he now acknowledges his ability, talent to not only create paintings but more importantly for Chris, to share. Chris is fascinated with light and color. He always has a sketchbook with him, wherever he goes.
Since 2006, Chris’s teaching ability embraced his love of painting. He is currently teaching at: Quinlan Visual Arts Center, Johns Creek Arts Center, and Abernathy Arts Center. He teaches two types of painting classes: techniques, devoted to teaching various painting and drawing techniques; and, studio, assisting artists in bringing their talent to the canvas, assisting with the many aspects to bring to fruition, an artist and a painting.
Chris’s career has taken an artistic path. He has pursued his career in math, computer sciences, interior design, drawing, and painting. Within this realm, Chris has been on the faculty of Control Data Institute, Art Institute of Atlanta, Miami-Dade Community College, Perimeter College of Georgia, Georgia State University, and Brenau University, as the Director of Interior Design, and practiced architecture with Sherry & Associates - Architects for 35 years.
Although Chris is devoted to painting full time, he shares his knowledge with students in several classes per year and private workshops. Art has been Chris’s focus his entire life. His first childhood memory is remembered as a drawing, a painting, inspired by the many colors of his life.
Chris is represented by Amies Art and Jewelry Gallery, Decatur, Georgia. He also maintains a studio at the Artists Atelier of Atlanta, 800 Miami Circle, Atlanta, Georgia. The website www.paintingwithchris.com lists his classes, private workshops and images of paintings by Christopher.
The Watercolor Art of Max Muller: Watercolors by Max Muller
Max Muller has been working in the world of Watercolor for some 40 years, perfecting and refining his technique and style. Max chose the medium of Watercolor because of the versatility and variety it offers. His paintings focus on a realistic and representative technique relying on color and detail to tell the emotional story of each painting. He brings a dynamic approach to the medium with the calculated use of strong color and multiple transparent glazes. He is a true “Master of the Medium.” Max has worked with hundreds of eager students while teaching workshops throughout the U.S. and Greece. He has also published an instructional book, “Secrets of Successful Watercolor”
Max has been commissioned by Walt Disney World, Epcot Center, to create Art for their special events. The original works are a proud part of Disney’s collections.
Through the years he has been recognized with many awards, honors, and presentations. His paintings are owned by collectors internationally in both corporate and private collections in almost every country in the world.
His paintings have been featured in many prestigious art publications such as: “American Artist Magazine”, “The best of Watercolor”, “Artists of Florida”, “Who’s Who in American Art”, “Who’s Who in the South,”and “Grumbachers’ Palette Talk Magazine”.
Max holds a “BA” degree in Fine Arts from West Virginia Wesleyan College.
Georgia Watercolor Society Members' Exhibition
The Georgia Watercolor Society (GWS) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) art organization founded to promote the joy of watercolor through education, demonstrations, workshops, outreach programs and juried competitions.
The Georgia Watercolor Society was formed in March 1975. It was organized to advance the art of watercolor painting while contributing to the cultural atmosphere and standards of the state of Georgia. It also provides support and assistance for its members and others endeavoring in the field of watercolor painting.
GWS holds two exhibitions per year: the Members Exhibition, open to GWS members in good standing, and the National Exhibition, open to any artist working in water media. Biennially, the Signature Member Exhibition is held and is open to GWS Signature Members only. Rules and requirements are published in the Prospectus for each show.
The Georgia Watercolor Society publishes a quarterly newsletter written to inform members of shows and activities, as well as providing tips, techniques, and hints for improving the artists’ creative abilities. In addition, GWS hosts a website that provides low-cost gallery space for members, samples of art, examples of exhibition winners, links to other art websites, and a variety of valuable information for all water media artists. GWS sponsors workshops and demonstrations throughout the year.