First Friday Artwalk - 2013
Artwalk - June 7, 2013 - Avery Gallery is excited to have a selection of glass artisans for June's ArtWalk. They each have different styles, colors, and techniques to produce fantastic glass art.
From stained & blown to etched & slumped, these artists develop masterpieces on a daily basis. Feature articles have been written about them in Georgia Magazine, Piedmont Review, and the AJC. Several also tutor those wishing to learn more about glass and it's artistic abilities.
Matt Janke provides unique blown glass in a variety of sizes and shapes.
For nearly 20 years Matt has been on one mission ... to expose and promote the art of glass blowing throughout the Southeast.
In Atlanta, you'll find his work placed as the signature chandelier at the Sweetwater 420 Brewery, pendants at The Optimist and Watershed on Peachtree Restaurants, the Triple Block sculpture and chandelier at Block Lofts and the signature sculpture in One Midtown Plaza as well as many other locations. Most recently, Matt was an artist market judge for the 77th Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival.
Doug & Pam Mayer design and build etched, fused & painting on glass. From panels to lamps, they allow light to find it's own unique way through. Since 1975 they have been creating quality architectural glass art in the Atlanta area near their home as well as for spaces across the country and around the world. Today, their work hangs in such varied places as the Taipei Hilton in Taiwan, University of Arkansa in Little Rock, and in Elton John's shower in his Atlanta penthouse.
For over 35 years, Charles Offutt has produced unique stained glass pieces with exquisite detail.
To enter Offutt's workshop is to step into another world - a world where art and craftsmanship come together to create paintings without brushes. "There's just so many things you can do if you use your imagination. I love a challenge, doing something new. Each little piece of glass stands out and makes it on its own."
Jeff Loose and Yuka Tadokoro create modern art in glass as well as restore older stained glass pieces. They are the budding of the next generation of glass artisans in Metro Atlanta.
Jeff's journey to the arts was not a foregone conclusion. Running around in the woods and inspired by nature, this native Atlantan initially went to college for a degree in biology. After an elective class in sculpture revealed how the process of scientific discovery is similar to the process of artistic discovery, he devoted his life to artistic research.
Yuka's journey has spanned the world. She graduated from the Tama Art University in Tokyo, Japan and studied under Master Hideo Matuda in France. She moved to the Atlanta area in 2011.
We will also have a piece of Steuben glass and a variety of several pieces of different color and shape Blenko glass. Also a stoppered floral piece of antique cranberry glass.
Artwalk - May 3, 2013 - Avery Gallery welcomes international photo-journalist Scott MacQuarrie from Ontario, Canada. He is currently focused on large format fine art photography and extreme landscapes in particular. His latest body of work from Antarctica has collected five national and international awards so far.
Scott is very active in professional photography organizations and has been a member of the Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) for almost ten years. In 2008, the PPA awarded him the coveted CPP degree, held by less than ten photographers in Canada and less than 2,000 worldwide. In 2010, he was awarded general (voting) membership in the ASMP. Besides, the PPA and ASMP, he is also a member of PPOC, APA-EP, EP-Canada, and EP-UK. He was recently invited to join the X-Rite Coloratti community, a select group of currently 80 photographers considered to be experts in color.
In addition to being a world-renowned photographer, Scott is also Autistic. After being diagnosed at the age of 46, he realized that he had taught himself many of the same coping skills educators now teach children.
He was also worried about whether to tell anyone and whether it may change people's opinions of his work. A conversation with another photographer friend changed his mind. The friend was worried about his son who was autistic and whether or not he would thrive in life.
Scott decided that the real value of his experiences would be for younger autistics to understand that autism comes with some benefits and that they can do whatever they want to do in life
Scott will also be available on Saturday, May 4, for talks concerning autism and the arts throughout the day at Avery Gallery. Please contact us for more information.
A taste of GG's Creole Cuisine will be served and refreshments will be available. Parking is free in our parking lot next to our building.
The 2013 Artwalk season kicks off on Friday, April 5 from 5 to 9 pm in Marietta! Avery Gallery is proud to announce Marlan Yoder as our first artist and author. We also will have live acoustic music by JUNGOL, a local Atlanta band.
Yoder's style crosses the lines of surrealism, abstract, and impressionism while rendering his own brand of pointillism in the process. As you gaze at his landscapes, the deeper messages become clear.
His book, "The Muck Memoirs", is a fictional coming of age story based on Yoder's youth.
JUNGOL, a local Atlanta band, will be playing live rock and electronic ambient music. They played at SXSW 2012 in Austin, TX and have been noted by several magazines for their music.
Come join us for this wonderful evening of art and music! Parking is free next to our building. Light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be available.
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