EXHIBITION DATES: June 8 - August 12, 2017
Opening Reception, Thursday, June 8, 5:30 - 7 PM
True Friends: Featuring artwork by Scott Achankeng
Scott Achankeng is a young artist from Cameroon (West Africa) based in the United States (Gainesville GA), who has completed Courses in Fine Art (visual and contemporary) who has mastery in portraiture and landscape. He has paved his way into getting a smooth understanding in different medium, with a good sense and love in oils, acrylics, pastels, chalk and aquarelles. This tedious art experiment from the genesis of his artistic career, has only led him into a light and fountain of his own master pieces by captivating object both seen and unseen, with unusual color texture, layers and perspective.
Due to his highly driven artistic vision, Scott has traveled a long way living behind his entire family, friends and love ones, just so he can further pursue his goals and aspirations bringing them to lamplight; but with a greater aim to share with the world what is burning of him.
Hanging with the Tannery: Tannery Row Artist Colony
Tannery Row Artist Colony in historic downtown Buford is home to more than 20 full-time working painters, sculptors, glass-blowers, photographers, jewelers, woodcarvers and other artists. Both a creative center and a "hidden treasure," Buford artists open their studios to allow the public a chance to meet the artists and view original works in progress. The gallery hosts exhibits and small events throughout the year.
Tannery Row Artist Colony is located inside of one of Buford's historic tannery buildings, which once produced shoes in the early 1900s.
Participating artists: Debra Marie Barnhart, Donna Biggee, Christine Prather Canova, Tonya Haswell, Judy Isaak, Donna Jassmann, Adrienne Forshner Kinsey, Janet Poor, Georgia Raymond, Ginger Rouse, Bree Sauers and Judith Surowiec.
Expressions: The Blackberry Creek Artists
Blackberry Creek Artists is a group of artists whose purpose is to mutually encourage one another in their artistic pursuits. They meet monthly for critiques of their works in progress and for sharing talk about art. The group promotes their work individually and collectively. Blackberry Creek Artists show their work at selected museums and galleries.
All of the artists live and work in North Georgia, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia. They work in various mediums including oils, watercolor, acrylic, pastels, multi-media and sculpture. Subject matter is a varied as their mediums, but they all share a love of art and a joy in sharing it with others. These award-winning artists exhibit their work in various galleries and juried shows around the country.
Gastronomic Drama: Recent work by Denise Stewart-Sanabria
Denise Stewart-Sanabria was born in Massachusetts and received her BFA in Painting from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst. She has lived in Knoxville, TN since 1986.
Sanabria paints both hyper-realist “portraits” of everything from produce to subversive jelly donuts. The anthropomorphic narratives often are reflections on human behavior. She is also known for her life size charcoal portrait drawings on plywood, which are cut out, mounted on wood bases, and staged in conceptual installations.
Her work is included in various museums, private, and corporate collections including: The Tennessee State Museum, The Evansville Museum of Art in Indiana, The Knoxville Museum of Art, Firstbank TN, Pinnacle Banks, Omni and Opryland Hotels, Scripps Networks, Knoxville Botanical Gardens, Jewelry Television, and the corporate offices of McGhee Tyson Airport.
She is represented by The Arts Company in Nashville, TN, and Atelier Gallery in Charleston, SC.
She also writes or has written exhibit reviews for Number, an independent arts journal from Memphis, Art Papers, Nashville Arts Magazine, and the Knoxville Mercury.