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First Friday Artwalk - 2017

ArtWalk - November 3, 2017


   Avery Gallery presents "Two 3s for Art! Authors & Artists" on Friday, November 3 from 5 - 9 pm.  Authors: Brad Quinlin, Dick Ransom, and Jason Rusk.  Artists: Raku potter Ann Wallin, wood turner Bill Tyndale, oil painter Hubert Wackermann.  Also attending will be drone photographer Bill Brannen.

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"The Shield" - Marietta National Cemetery
Photograph by Bill Brannen

    Union Army Chaplain Thomas B. Van Horne laid out the design for the Marietta National Cemetery in 1866 and it is considered the most attractive, ornate and elaborate National Cemetery ever created.  It has a section of graves that are laid out in the shape of a shield that can be seen from the air.  This image was taken by drone photographer Bill Brannen and will be on display during the Art Walk.

Authors

Brad Quinlin is a local historian and author of 10 books including "Remember Me to All" and "Borne in Battle".  His current work includes the new United States Colored Troop exhibit for the Atlanta History Center and is a researcher for the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park visitor's center movie:  Kennesaw:  One Last Mountain and PBS 5-part mini-series "Civil War:  The Untold Story.

Dick Ransom - re-enactor for over 30 years and co-author of "Remember Me to All, Letters from Vicksburg" with Brad Quinlin.

Remember Me to All


Jason Rusk - is a former Marine having served in the Gulf War and Colombia, South America chasing Pablo Escobar.  With a Master's Degree in Leadership, this is his first book.  He is co-author of "Borne in Battle" with Brad Quinlin.

123rd by Brad Quinlin


Artists

Ann Wallin has been creating wonderful pottery pieces for over 30 years.  She has participated in many juried shows and been a juror herself.  Her works span from sculpture to thrown and Raku to Saggar to functional.  She is always looking for new ways to present color and form with clay.
 
Ann Wallin - 159      "I always have enjoyed contact with the public and I enjoy the comments that are prompted by my work. I especially like the idea that strangers may enjoy my art enough to decorate their homes or to present my pieces as gifts.

     I look forward to many more years of forming shapeless lumps of clay into fresh expressions of my imagination.
" - Ann Wallin
 
     "I truly enjoy all kinds of pottery. Each technique offers its own set of challenges." - Ann Wallin Ann Walling #259 - Raku pottery



Bill Tyndale has been turning wood for many years.  He seeks to bring the best of nature to a form anyone can enjoy.  "My goal as a  wood-turner  is the ongoing  exploration of  design and technique as it applies to the art form itself.  The wood, the tree, teaches me, and I can only take what it's  willing to give. From the  aggression of the roughing  stages to the tranquility  of the finishing  touches, the journey, the dance is what it's all about.  In the learning process,  hopefully  some of my work  has an appeal, and has made it's way to someone's mantle or coffee table."
 
Bill Tyndale - Turned Wood Bill Tyndale - Turned Wood


Hubert Wackermann has been researching, travelling, and painting scenes of Native American life and the American West for over 48 years.
 
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    Two 3s for Art! Authors & Artists - 5 to 9 pm, Friday, November 3, at Avery Gallery.  Parking is free in our parking lot next to our building and next door in front of Cobb Hardware, after 6 pm.  There is plenty of parking at the church across Olive Street.
 
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ArtWalk - October 6, 2017

   Avery Gallery presents "Western Realism by Hubert Wackermann" on Friday, October 6 from 5 - 9 pm.

 
Sharp Mountain - 11" x 14"
Sharp Mountain - 11" x 14"
The Gorge - "Cloudland Canyon" 20" x 16"
The Gorge - "Cloudland Canyon"
20" x 16"
 
    Though born and educated in West Germany, Hubert Wackermann has traveled the American Midwest and to many Native American reservations throughout North America over the past 48 years.  His Indian friends liked him so much for his fine art paintings and trusted him enough to sponsor him as an immigrant.

    Wackermann's first study trip to North America in 1969 provided the opportunity to visit the Indians of Canada. Subsequent trips to Canada, the United States, and Mexico in the 1970's provided further opportunities to more thoroughly research the Indian, his culture and lifestyle. Upon immigrating to Canada in 1976, Wackermann lived for a year on the Six Nations Iroquois (Mohawk) Reservation in Southern Ontario. During this time, he taught art classes, and had the opportunity for more in-depth study.
 
Farewell - 16" x 20"
Farewell - 16" x 20"
Swan Family - 16" x 20"
Swan Family - 16" x 20"
 
 

    In 1977, Wackermann immigrated to the United States through Puerto Rico, where he was married. In 1980, Wackermann, his wife, and three children settled in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. This location provided occasion for continued study and observation of Indians of the Southwest. 
 
Still Reflections - 11" x 14"
Still Reflections - 11" x 14"
Yellowstone Sunset
Yellowstone Sunset - 12" x 9"


    Now living in Marietta, GA, Wackermann continues to tell the stories of the daily lives of Native Americans through his paintings.
 
Stella's Pot - 24" x 20"
Stella's Pot - 24" x 20"


    Western Realism by Hubert Wackermann - 5 to 9 pm, Friday, October 6 at Avery Gallery.  Parking is free in our parking lot next to our building and next door in front of Cobb Hardware, after 6 pm.  There is plenty of parking at the church across Olive Street.
 
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ArtWalk - September 1, 2017

   Avery Gallery presents "The Whimsical Art of Forrest Jacobs" on Fri., Sept. 1 from 5 - 9 pm.  Forrest plans to attend the opening this Friday during the Art Walk.

 
Forrest Jacobs - Sea Side
Sea Side - 18" x 24"
Forest Jacobs - Church
Church - 24" x 36"

      Fine art painter Forrest Jacobs transferred to Marietta High School in 1948.  He was graduated from Marietta High School in 1952 where he was active in the Key Club.  His many friends in high school were recipients of his art work.  "A very quiet person but so talented and fun to be around," says Mary Lou Cagle of Marietta.
 
     He worked at the Dairy Queen on Roswell Street (corner of Park Street).  This was the first Dairy Queen in Marietta.  He worked after school and on weekends.  Classmates loved Forrest because he always added a little extra to banana splits, sundaes and whatever he prepared for them. 
 
Forrest Jacobs - Sugar Mill
Sugar Mill - 24" x 36"
 
     Paintings by Forrest are typically oil on canvas, but he has also done watercolors, pastels and several other mediums.  His work is exceptionally well done but very unusual.  His imagination asserts itself in all his work, but the quality and expression of his talent is much greater than his modest nature.
Jackson Square - Forrest Jacobs
Jackson Square - 16" x 20"
     He has had one man exhibitions at the High Museum, and in Atlanta, Toronto, New York City, Palm Beach and Louisville, KY.  He painted stage sets for Coppellia and Nutcracker for the Cobb-Marietta Ballet (the predecessor to The Georgia Ballet); paintings and murals for Mt. Paran Church of God, Atlanta; Bracebridge, Ontario Canada mural 9' x 54'; and a 6' x 12' mural for the Old Dahlonega Courthouse Museum which now hangs in the Lumpkin County Elementary School.  One of his paintings of Kennesaw Mountain is on display at Brumby Hall.
Dahlonega Mural
Forrest Jacobs - "Dahlonega" - 1983 - I.S. 6' x 12'
Courtesy of Lumpkin County Elementary School

      Forrest has also illustrated several books, and if you have one, we will ask him to autograph it for you.  He illustrated "The Parasite" by Mendele Mocher Seforim, "The Adventures of Shlomele" by Saul Davis, and a two volume Waller family genealogical history.
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For "The Wallers in America" by Charles S. Waller
Courtesy of the Troup County Archives.

     Additionally, Forrest's works are in the personal collections of numerous individuals around Metro-Atlanta and are showcased on the walls of numerous schools and businesses.

    The Whimsical Art of Forrest Jacobs - 5 to 9 pm, Sept. 1 at Avery Gallery.  Parking is free in our parking lot next to our building and next door in front of Cobb Hardware, after 6 pm.  There is plenty of parking at the church across Olive Street.
 
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ArtWalk - August 4, 2017

   Avery Gallery presents "Wildlife Art by Charles Frace" on Friday, August 4, 2017 from 5 - 9 pm.

 
Siberian Tiger
Siberian Tiger
 
    Charles Frace was born in 1926 in a small town in eastern Pennsylvania. He began drawing at five and taught himself to paint when he was fifteen. Frace remembers wanting to be an artist from an early age. His self-instructed talent earned him a scholarship to Philadelphia's Museum School of Art, where he graduated with honors.

    In 1955, Frace began a professional career as a freelance illustrator in New York City. Eventually, he became one of the nation's most sought-after illustrators of wildlife. However, Frace soon grew frustrated by the restrictions of illustrating ideas conceived by others and longed to paint some of his own. He finished only one, which his wife, Elke, took to a nearby art gallery. They insisted on displaying the painting in the gallery, and it sold that same afternoon.

 
Royal Pride
Royal Pride
Majesty
Majesty


    In 1973, with the issue of Frace's first limited edition print, he had finally made the permanent change to fine art. Frace brings to his art over three decades of personal research and a close kinship with animals. Frace and his art has been the subject of two books.

    Perhaps the greatest honor of his career came in October 1992, when Frace was recognized with a one-man exhibit of thirty-six of his paintings at the National Museum of Natural History of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.
 
American Eagle
American Eagle
White Tiger
White Tiger


    Charles Frace passed away December 16, 2005 after a long illness. Mr. Frace's legacy will continue to live on in his masterful work which has captivated art collectors and intrigued nature experts for over thirty years.
 
Lone  Hunter
Lone Hunter
 

    Avery Gallery has a selection of work by Charles Frace with many already affordably framed.  In addition to works by Frace, we have many other wildlife paintings, prints, etchings, and sculpture.

Bandit
Bandit

    Wildlife Art by Charles Frace - 5 to 9 pm, Friday, August 4, 2017 at Avery Gallery.  Parking is free in our parking lot next to our building and next door in front of Cobb Hardware, after 6 pm.  There is plenty of parking at the church across Olive Street.
 
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ArtWalk - July 7, 2017


   Avery Gallery presents "Homage to the Female Form - Featuring Alison Spiesman" on July 7 from 5 - 9 pm.

    Alison Spiesman's work in oils continues a female dialogue and represents a feminine journey through her paintings. Spiesman's work has been shown in state, regional, national and international exhibits.

 
Eve IV - Alison Spiesman
Eve IV
EVE: 6-part series, each torso was intended to rotate in position and style altered to represent times of life or eras.
 
Eve I - Alison Spiesman
Eve I
Eve II - Alison Spiesman
Eve II



    Alison Spiesman was born in South Carolina, USA in 1959. Spiesman attended East Carolina University and received awards and scholarships, graduating Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1981. She completed a Master of Fine Arts in 1990 from Bob Jones University.

    Her professional experiences have included: Gallery Management, College Instruction, Art Restoration, and Business Owner. Alison Spiesman is a professional artist residing in Baltimore, Maryland and her art work may be found in numerous artist registries & galleries in the U.S.A.

 
 
TIME PIECE - series was particularly prophetic as they were fashioned from a trip to the ocean: Alison and her late husband took photo shoots in shadow as they headed toward the sea.  The final footprints in the sand ... as a presence of each other. Timepiece IV - Alison Spiesman
Timepiece IV

Timepiece VI - Alison Spiesman
Timepiece VI

    "My work has evolved from my own life's experiences, As a Woman & an Artist. In developing these Ideas, I describe the space they come from as:
Somewhere on the Backside of the Mirror. My paintings are intended to be disclosing of the Female Nature and each series is an addition to this Journey.
" - Alison Spiesman
 
Timepiece I - Alison Spiesman
Timepiece I


    Homage to the Female Form - Featuring Alison Spiesman - 5 to 9 pm, July 7 at Avery Gallery.  Exhibit will be on display through the end of July.  Parking is free in our parking lot next to our building and next door in front of Cobb Hardware, after 6 pm.  There is plenty of parking at the church across Olive Street.
 

ArtWalk - May 5, 2017


   Avery Gallery presents "Borne in Battle" by Brad Quinlin and Jason Rusk on May 5 from 5 - 9 pm.  It is the Regimental Book and Eyewitness accounts of the 123rd New York Volunteer Infantry 12th and 20th Army Corps during the Civil War.
 
123rd New York Volunteer Infantry

    It is transcribed from the original handwritten information secured in the National Archives in Washington D.C.  These official military records have never been in print before and are hard to believe; but all true.

 
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Colonel Archibald McDougall
Commander of the 123rd Regiment
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123rd New York's "Silent Seven" Reunion
Devil's Den, Gettysburg National Battlefield Park, Pennsylvania
 
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123rd New York Monument Dedication - 1888
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania


    Included is the long road to Resaca, Pine Mountain and Kennesaw Mountain, Johnston's Chattahoochee River Line, the Battle of Peachtree Creek & the Siege and occupation of Atlanta, Sherman's march to the sea & the Carolina Campaign, Grand Review of the Armies & Sherman's Farewell to the Troops.



    Brad Quinlin is a noted historian and genealogist and the author of Duty Well Performed and many other titles.  His inclusion of General's orders and letters to and from soldiers make the real wartime images come alive to readers.  He is also willing to share more stories when you meet him in person.  His current work includes the new United States Colored Troop exhibit for the Atlanta History Center and is a researcher for the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park visitor’s center movie:  Kennesaw:  One Last Mountain and PBS 5-part mini-series "Civil War:  The Untold Story."

    Jason Rusk is a former Marine having served in the Gulf War and Colombia, South America chasing Pablo Escobar.  With a Master's Degree in Leadership, this is his first book.


    Borne in Battle - 5 to 9 pm, May 5 at Avery Gallery.  Parking is free in our parking lot next to our building and next door in front of Cobb Hardware, after 6 pm.  There is plenty of parking at the church across Olive Street.
 
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ArtWalk - March 3, 2017

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   Avery Gallery presents "Paintings by Damon Carter" on Friday, March 3, 2017 from 5 - 9 pm.

 

Reclining Woman
Reclining Woman

 
 
    Damon Carter was graduated from the University of Georgia with a BFA degree and began his career as an illustrator and graphic designer.

    Since that time the quality of his work has been recognized both locally and nationally. In 1989, he was a finalist in the Artist Magazine's National Portrait Contest from a field of over 10,000 entries, and in 2011 he was juried into the Oil Painters of America's National Show in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho.

    Among his numerous honors are two finalist certificates from the prestigious International Clio Awards.
 
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Margi
 
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The Recital

 

    Damon is a member of the Oil Painters of America, the Portrait Society of America and the Portrait Society of Atlanta. He is currently on the Board of Directors of the Portrait Society of Atlanta and served as president from 1993 to 1995. He is also a very active member of the Plein Air Painters of Georgia, where he paints on location as often as possible.

    During the last decade Damon's passion for portraiture and plein air painting has become his prime focus and he now devotes his energies full time as a fine artist.

 
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Marietta Square
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Greg in San Juan Capistrano

    He believes a true artist never stops learning, and he constantly studies the works of the old masters in art museums, galleries, and his growing studio library.

    Damon loves the process of painting. He believes that Picasso said it best with this quote; "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life."

 
 Well Grounded
Well Grounded
Fresh Mowed Field
Fresh Mowed Field

    Clients and collectors of Damon's work include such notables as Mr. Ted Turner, Turner Communications (Time Warner) Atlanta, GA; The MeadWestvaco Corporation, Richmond, Virginia; Kappa Sigma Fraternity, International Memorial Headquarters, Charlottesville, VA; Downey, Cleveland, Parker, Williams and Davis, Marietta, GA; the Uncle Remus Museum, Eatonton, GA (Joel Chandler Harris permanent collection); Georgia Public Broadcasting (Ambassador Andrew Young's portrait); Standard Office Systems, Atlanta, GA; and a host of private clients and collectors in the U.S. and abroad.
 
Self Portrait
Self Portrait
 
    Paintings by Damon Carter - 5 to 9 pm, March 3, 2017 at Avery Gallery.  Parking is free in our parking lot next to our building and next door in front of Cobb Hardware, after 6 pm.  There is plenty of parking at the church across Olive Street.
 
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ArtWalk - November 4, 2016


   Avery Gallery presents "Worlds of Ice & Snow: Iceland & The Antarctic" on November 4, 2016 from 5 - 9 pm.  International photojournalist Scott MacQuarrie has traveled from the far North to the remote South, and many places in-between.  His detours have included capturing the lush green landscapes and ancient castles throughout Scotland.


 
Dive
"Dive", 20"x30" giclee #2/10
Edge
"Edge", 20"x30" giclee #2/10


    Scott's body of work from Antarctica has collected five national and international awards so far.  As inspiration, Scott states, "I wanted to capture the vast openness of this extreme landscape and show the tenacity of life that exists here ... It is intended to express both what I saw in Antarctica and how it feels to be there."
 
Friends
"Friends", 20"x30" giclee #1/10
Defiance
"Defiance", 20"x30" giclee #2/10
Abandoned Base
"Abandoned Base", 20"x30" giclee #1/10


    "Photography is a passion, a mixture of science and art that creates magic. If a day goes by without photography, it's incomplete." - Scott MacQuarrie
 
Dawn
"Dawn", 20"x30" giclee #1/10
Upstream
"Upstream", 20"x30" giclee #1/10
Peaks
"Peaks", 20"x30" giclee #1/10
The Last Tree
"The Last Tree", 20"x30" giclee #1/10

    "My goal is not to just capture a moment in time, but to share the experience. I hope to leave the viewer with the same wonder I had during the creation." - Scott MacQuarrie
 
Calm
"Calm", 20"x30" giclee #1/10
Duart Castle
"Duart Castle", 20"x30" giclee #1/10

    All giclee pieces are hand signed & numbered and include framing.  A variety of smaller unframed imagess are available.

    Worlds of Ice & Snow: Iceland & The Antarctic - 5 to 9 pm, November 4, 2016 at Avery Gallery.  Parking is free in our parking lot next to our building and next door in front of Cobb Hardware, after 6 pm.  There is plenty of parking at the church across Olive Street.
 

ArtWalk - August 5, 2016


   Avery Gallery presents "The Creative Art of David Lochtie" on August 5 from 5 - 9 pm.

    David Lochtie has been painting, writing, and teaching creativity for three decades, all the while tinkering with unorthodox combinations.  His choice of media encompases pen & ink, watercolor, oil, acrylic, and more.

    He has led creativity workshops at Portland State University, Willamette, Lewis and Clark, University of Portland, Caldera, Art Institute of Portland, LeadingAge, Home Woods and Rose Villa communitites, Portland Creative Salon, Eastside Business Group, Crestview School, and North Clackamas.
 
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Oregonscape
 

    David favors hybrid forms as they often lead to breakthroughs.

    Over time he has found that by leapfrogging artistic disciplines - writing to dancing to drawing to sound - you can get to creative places you never would have through one discipline only.

 
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Man

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Woman



    When asked about his teaching he states: "When I do these workshops, I think of myself as Keeper of the Cauldron - the soup gets richer and richer with each person's contribution."
  
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Horse & Woman


    For David, creative inquiry is like going to the ocean. We wade in or reach down into a tide pool, or cast a line into the invisible depth. We reach out and reel in. Something always comes to us, even if it's the seaweed of a "mundane" object or a "dull" event. We do not have to manufacture the stuff of inspiration; it can occur effortlessly. We just look at what lands in our hands and begin to dream about what it might mean.
 
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Alchemist's Dream


    The Creative Art of David Lochtie - 5 to 9 pm, August 5 at Avery Gallery.


Several Impress with Impressionism pieces are still available for viewing.

Parking is free in our parking lot next to our building and next door in front of Cobb Hardware, after 6 pm.  There is plenty of parking at the church across Olive Street.
 

ArtWalk - July 1, 2016


   Avery Gallery presents "Impress with Impressionism: A Selection of works by Carlson, Chandler, Chin, Bassano, Yott, and More" - Part 2 of our Summer Impressionism series. on Friday, July 1 from 5 - 9 pm.

    In addition to these newly displayed works, a small selection of J. Vance Miller and Phillip Lekki pieces are still on exhibit.


 
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Winter Quiet - John Fabian Carlson
25" x 30"
  

The native Swede John Fabian Carlson became a household name in New York art circles during the early 20th century, training at the Albright School of Art with Lucius Hitchcock and the Art Students League with Frank Vincent DuMond.

 

In 1906, Carlson was instrumental in relocating the League's summer school from Connecticut to Woodstock, New York, where he imaged the still beauty of the surrounding countryside in fine Tonalist landscapes. Director of this summer school in 1911, Carlson established the John F. Carlson School of Landscape Painting in 1922.

Carlson's paintings are in numerous museum collections, including the Art Institute of Chicago; Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; and Maier Museum of Art, Randolph-Macon Women's College, Lynchburg, Virginia.
 
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    William Henry Chandler (1854 - February 26, 1928) was a prolific American pastel artist. His works include landscapes, winter landscapes, marine and seascapes, still life fruit and fowl.

    Chandler's first job was in Chicago as a carver of cameos. While in Chicago, he married and he and his wife had three daughters. His wife and youngest daughter died early in his marriage. Upon their deaths, Chandler moved to New Jersey, so that his sister could help care for his two surviving daughters. After moving to New Jersey in 1887, Chandler and his brother started the William Henry Chandler Company in New York City. It was at this company that Chandler would produce his artworks that he is known for today. His brother was put in charge of the framing, packing and selling of the works.

    His art was sold through stores nationwide, including Marshall Fields and The May Company. He worked in pastels, that he imported from France. At his company, he employed 20 other artists, who also worked on pastel paintings. His work was exhibited at the International Exposition in Paris in 1900–1901. He was greatly influenced by the Hudson River School of Art. In turn, it is said that his work influenced other artists, such as Maxfield Parrish.
 
 
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Mountain Spring - M.D. Chin
24" x 36"

   

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Mountain View - G. Bassano
Evening Valley - C M Yott-lr
Evening Valley - C.M. Yott
 
 

    Impress with Impressionism - 5 to 9 pm, July 1, at Avery Gallery.  Parking is free in our parking lot next to our building and next door in front of Cobb Hardware, after 6 pm.  There is plenty of parking at the church across Olive Street.
 

ArtWalk - June 3, 2016

   Avery Gallery presents "Jump Into Impressionism: A Selection of works by J. Vance Miller and Philip Lekki"" on Friday, June 3 from 5 - 9 pm.


Johns Creek - J. Vance Miller
Johns Creek - J. Vance Miller
Southern artist J. Vance Miller has painted impressionist scenes of nature for over 50 years.  A native of Princeton, WV, he lived the rest of his days in Blacksburg, VA.  Inspired by the changing seasons of the Blue Ridge Mountain region, his scenic vistas and intimate landscapes are painted on location, from memory, and from sketches.
Laurel Pool by J. Vance Miller
Laurel Pool - J. Vance Miller
Road In The Woods by J. Vance Miller
Road in the Woods - J. Vance Miller

    Born in 1912, J. Vance Miller did not start painting until 1955 when he received a gift of water colors from his wife.  By 1963 he joined The Palette Art Gallery and began selling his works.  By the 1970's he was painting full time and started participating in exhibitions and one-man shows.
 
Woods in Winter - J. Vance Miller
Woods in Winter - J. Vance Miller
 



    Philip Lekki was born in New York in 1949. He became heavily influenced by John Kasa, who trained Lekki in the classical system of European academies. As a young painter, Lekki spent several years working with egg tempera on panel. Always exploring, he became increasingly excited by the on-site sketches of landscapes he rendered in pastels. Recognizing his affinity for pastel painting, Lekki embraced the medium completely.

 
Dawsons Creek - Philip Lekki
Dawsons Creek - Philip Lekki
 

    The styles of Monet, Dega, Inness, Avery and Turner inspired Lekki to eclectic use of light, color, and shape in creating his individual style: impressionism with realistic overtones. American Artist magazine states, "his paintings fulfill a special need for art expressing the subtle, private and solitary mood that has always been part of the American psyche..." Art Speak writes that Lekki's paintings are so "soft and gentle" that they look "fibrous" and that he "makes you wish you were in them."

    Living and painting in the rolling hills of North Georgia, near Atlanta, Lekki basks in the outdoor visual and emotional stimulation of rural America. Lekki has sought and captured on two dimensional surfaces the three dimensional depths and clarity and feelings of pristine outdoor venues. Lekki's works are recognized nationally as he has a foothold in mainstream American art.
 
Mountain Stream - Philip Lekki
Mountain Stream - Philip Lekki
Georgia Mountains - Philip Lekki
Georgia Mountains - Philip Lekki


    Jump Into Impressionism - 5 to 9 pm, June 3, at Avery Gallery.  Parking is free in our parking lot next to our building and next door in front of Cobb Hardware, after 6 pm.  There is plenty of parking at the church across Olive Street.
 
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ArtWalk - April 1, 2016

   You are cordially invited to a special showing of "Architectural Art of Luigi Kasimir" on Friday, April 1, from 5 - 9 pm at Avery Gallery in Marietta, GA.  Framed and unframed etchings will be showing through July 31, 2016

 
    Luigi Kasimir's etchings have been popular in this country for nearly 100 years.  His images portray some wonderful examples of architectural work from Europe and the USA.

    Born in 1881, he witnessed massive changes occurring in the world.  With his etchings he documented the old and the new.
National Library in Vienna, Austria

National Library in Vienna, Austria

La Madeleine, Paris France

La Madeleine, Paris, France

    His artwork spans countries and continents from Europe to America to Asia.  Avery Gallery is highlighting a selection of his best architectural etchings from the United States, Germany, Austria, France, Spain, Italy, and England.
Independence Hall, Philadelphia, PA

Independence Hall, Philadelphia, PA
Freiburg, Germany

Freiburg, Germany
 
The Church of the Minorities, Vienna Austria

The Church of the Minorities, Vienna, Austria
General Electric Building, New York

General Electric Building, New York

 

 
 
   Black and white etchings have been popular for hundreds of years, but Luigi Kasimir was among the first to fully develop the technique of color etching. Before him, etchings were usually hand colored, often with less than perfect color application, or color etchings were printed from a single plate. 
Charles bridge in Prague, Czech Republic

Charles bridge in Prague, Czech Republic
Aggstein, On the Danube, Austria

Aggstein, On the Danube, Austria
   Kasimir first did a sketch from nature, usually in pastel. Then he transferred the design by hand on as many as two to six plates, printing one after the other by hand, applying the color on each plate by hand so each finished etching is a true original.
Siebenstein

Siebenstein
Arch of Titus, Rome, Italy

Arch of Titus, Rome, Italy
Arch of Septimus Severius, Rome, Italy

Arch of Septimius Severus, Rome, Italy
Lilienfeld Monastery

Lilienfeld Monastery


    Luigi Kasimir became world renowned during his lifetime, first throughout Europe, where Sigmund Freud and many others collected his work, and later in the United States, where he created iconic images of New York skyscrapers, famous bridges and natural wonders like Yosemite Valley. Kasimir died in 1962 in Grinzing, Austira, leaving his equally accomplished wife Tanna and son Robert to carry on the artistic legacy of the Kasimir name.

 
Schallaburg

Schallaburg
Vienna Opera House

Vienna Opera House


    Architectural Art of Luigi Kasimir - 10 am to 5 pm, Monday through Saturday at Avery Gallery.  Parking is free in our parking lot next to our building and next door in front of Cobb Hardware, after 6 pm.  There is plenty of parking at the church across Olive Street.

 
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ArtWalk

 


   Avery Gallery presents "Dynamic Ceramics by Ann Wallin" on Friday, November 6 from 5 - 9 pm.  Ann's raku ceramics are available to see here every day.

 
Ann Wallin - 159      "I always have enjoyed contact with the public and I enjoy the comments that are prompted by my work. I especially like the idea that strangers may enjoy my art enough to decorate their homes or to present my pieces as gifts.

     I look forward to many more years of forming shapeless lumps of clay into fresh expressions of my imagination.
" - Ann Wallin
 
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     Beginning in 1960, Ann found a special calling in pottery while taking a sculpture class at Radford University, Radford, VA.  Twenty years passed after college before she found herself taking a pottery class at the Gibbs School of Art in Charleston, SC.  Her calling found a new home with the potter's wheel.
 
Ann Wallin on potters wheel - cylinder


     After relocating to Marietta, GA Ann realized that she wanted to continue with clay -- not as a hobby, but as a full-time career.  After working as a pottery studio assistant, she gained the experience and insight on opening her own studio.

     In the 1980's, she was offered the opportunity to teach at the newly established art center called "The Steeple House".  By 1990, Cobb County opened The Art Place - Mountain View.  She continued teaching creative clay projects to children as well as teaching wheel and hand building techniques to teens and adults.  Other teaching locations have been the Marietta - Cobb Museum of Art and her own studio.
 
Ann Wallin on potters wheel - vase Ann Wallin on potters wheel - finished vase


     One of the highlights of her career occurred in 1998 when the crew of the "Lynette Jennings Design" television shows visited Ann's studio to film her Raku creation process. This series of television shows showcased artists and craftsmen from around the country and was broadcast nationwide on the Discovery Channel. The show segment that featured Ann's work has been rerun repeatedly after its initial presentation.

     "I truly enjoy all kinds of pottery. Each technique offers its own set of challenges. " - Ann Wallin
 
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    Dynamic Ceramics!  Raku Pottery by Ann Wallin - 5 to 9 pm, Friday, November 6 at Avery Gallery.  Parking is free in our parking lot next to our building and next door in front of Cobb Hardware, after 6 pm.  There is plenty of parking at the church across Olive Street.
 
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   A selection of other works will be presented that also convey the changing of the seasons or dark and gothic theme.  Artists include Clifford Land, John Fabian Carlson, Scott MacQuarrie, Luigi Kasimir, and more.
 
Under a Lemon Moon - Clifford Land - lr
Under a Lemon Moon
Clifford Land
Bowl_Face-lr
Help Me Out!
Winter Quiet - John Fabian Carlson-lr
Winter Quiet
John Fabian Carlson
 
Abandoned Base - Scott MacQuarrie
Abandoned Base
Scott MacQuarrie
Scottish Highlands - Scott MacQuarrie
Duart Castle
Scott MacQuarrie
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Church of the Minorities
Luigi Kasimir

   

     Let yourself Fall into Dark & Gothic! from 5 to 9 pm, Friday, October 2nd at Avery Gallery.  Refreshments will be available.  Parking is free in our parking lot next to our building and next door in front of Cobb Hardware, after 6 pm.  There is plenty of parking at the church across Olive Street.
 

ArtWalk - September 4, 2015

   Avery Gallery presents "Prints, Graphics & Other Works on Paper" on Friday, September 4 from 5 - 9 pm.  From etchings & engravings to mezzotints, serigraphs, linnocuts, chromolithographs, and more - prints come in all shapes, sizes, types, and vintage.  Any unsold works are still available at the gallery

  Did you know print making has been around for over 1,000 years?  However, it wasn't until the 15th century that print making became well known in Europe.  Many early prints were of religious figures.  Later prints were commonly found on cards and in books and manuscripts.


 
Paul Jacolet - Woodblock Print
Paul Jacolet
Woodblock Print
Portal - Anne Belov - Mezzotint
Portal - Anne Belov
Mezzotint
Jose Moragas Pomar - hand colored chromolithograph
Jose Moragas Pomar
Hand colored chromolithograph
Pine and Clouds - George Elbert Burr - etching
Pine and Clouds - George Elbert Burr
Etching

    There has been continual refinement of the process for making prints over the past many centuries.  And each different method has its advantages and disadvantages.  Each has a differing level of sophistication and quality.

    In the 1800's chromolithographs and halftone reproductions provided large quantities of art to the public.
 
Thomas_McKnight-Eze_from_Cote_dAzur_Suite
Eze from Cote d'Azur Suite - Thomas McKnight
Serigraph
`Henschel_Locomotive-Luigi_Kasimir
Henschel Locomotive - Luigi Kasimir
Multiple-Plate Color Etching



    Today, however, many "limited edition" prints are simply a mechanical reproduction method known as Halftone Reproduction or Giclee without artist involvment after creation of the initial image.  These can be usually be identified by looking for small dots in the image while under magnification.

    Avery Gallery has many original graphics, or prints, available from antique etchings nearly 400 years old to recent silver-gelatin prints.
 
1653 - Flemish etching
Flemish etching from 1653
Barbed_Wire_and_Flesh_1985-Martin_Stone
Barbed Wire & Flesh 1985 - Martin Stone
Silver gelatin print


     Experience a history of Prints & Other Works - 5 to 9 pm, Friday, Sept. 4 at Avery Gallery.  Liquid refreshments will be available.  Parking is free in our parking lot next to our building and next door in front of Cobb Hardware, after 6 pm.  There is plenty of parking at the church across Olive Street.
 

 

ArtWalk - August 7, 2015

    Avery Gallery presents "Books and More! - 12 Georgia Authors" on Friday, August 7 from 5 - 9 pm.  Twelve Georgia authors will be signing their books relating to Georgia women, crime, the Civil War, southern heritage, history, poetry, movies, religion, and cooking.  A selection of GG's Creole Cuisine and liquid refreshments will be available.

Authors attending include:
 
David Bottoms
Waltzing through the Endtime - David Bottoms
Laura Dabundo
The Marriage of Faith - Laura Dabundo
Linda "GG" Gibson
For the Love of Gumbo - Linda GG Gibson

 
Eric Haney
Low Country - Eric Haney
Dianna Edwards
Picture Show - Dianna Edwards
Terry Kay
To Dance with the White Dog - Terry Kay
Paul Lapides
The Perfect Bible - Paul Lapides
Sara Hines Martin
More Than Petticoats - Sara Hines Martin
Brad Quinlan
The Longest and Hardest Campaign Known to Man - Georgia 1864 - Brad Quinlin-lr
Mike Ragland
Bertha - Mike Ragland
Michael Shaffer
Washington County Virginia - Mike Shaffer
Victoria Wilcox
Inheritance - Victoria Wilcox
Also attending will be Ken Boyd of Cherokee Publishing

David Bottoms' first book, Shooting Rats at the Bibb County Dump, was selected by Robert Penn Warren as winner of the 1979 Walt Whitman Award of the Academy of American Poets. His poems have appeared in magazines such as The Southern Review, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, Harper's, The Paris Review, and Poetry, as well as in over four dozen anthologies and textbooks. He is the author of seven other books of poetry, In a U-Haul North of Damascus, Under the Vulture-Tree, Armored Hearts: Selected and New Poems, Vagrant Grace, Oglethorpe's Dream, Waltzing Through the Endtime, and We Almost Disappear as well as two novels, Any Cold Jordan and Easter Weekend. Among his awards are the Levinson and the Frederick Bock prizes from Poetry Magazine, an Ingram Merrill Foundation Award, an Award in Literature from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.  He was also Georgia's Poet Laureate from 2000 to 2012.

Laura Dabundo is professor of English and coordinator of Religious Studies at Kennesaw State University. She is editor of The Encyclopedia of Romanticism: Culture in Britain, 1780?1830s and Jane Austen and Mary Shelley and Their Sisters: Romantic Women?s Fiction in Context and has written articles on many Romantic writers. Born in Philadelphia and educated in Pennsylvania, she teaches British Romanticism, the Gothic, the Bible as Literature, Mystery and Detective Fiction, and editing. Currently, she is studying Irish Romantic writers and their faith.

Linda "GG" Gibson has been on a lifelong mission to help bring people together around good food, the kind she remembers from her childhood. As a child in her grandmother?s kitchen, GG learned how to cook generations-old Creole recipes.  After losing her restaurant and home in Huricane Katrina, she and her family moved to Georgia where she founded GG's Fine Foods.  Today she operates a HAACP safety certified manufacturing facility in Woodstock, Georgia, including a commercial kitchen. Under the label ?GG?s Real New Orleans Creole Cuisine,? selections include Original Seafood Gumbo, Famous Crawfish Pie, Classic Creole Seasoning, Remoulade Sauce and more?all infused with GG?s rockin? flavors: Never Too Hot, Perfectly Spiced?.  She is the author of For the Love of Gumbo: Let's Cook!.  GG is also a regular caterer at Avery Gallery for the Art Walk and other events.

Eric Haney is a retired member of the United States Army counterterrorist unit, the 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta (1SFOD-D), more commonly known as Delta Force. In recent years he has been writing on terrorism, guerrilla warfare, and special operations. Haney is the author of Inside Delta Force, a memoir of his time in the elite unit, in which he also writes about his participation in the aborted 1980 Operation Eagle Claw mission to Iran to free American hostages.

He was a co-executive producer of the CBS television series The Unit, created by David Mamet and inspired by Haney's special operations experiences. Previously, Haney was a technical consultant on Mamet's 2004 film Spartan, starring Val Kilmer.  In addition he co-wrote and edited Beyond Shock and Awe: Warfare in the 21st Century, and wrote No Man's Land, and Low Country.

Dianna Edwards Haney, wife of Eric Haney, is the co-author of Picture Show: Classic Movie Posters from the TCM Archives and Catalog Design: The Art of Creating Desire.  She specializes in creative writing for and about graphic design and advertising. She is a regular contributor to Oz Magazine, and the former editor of Ego Magazine and The Show South Annual, both publications of The Creative Club of Atlanta. Edwards teaches Creative Writing and Ethics at The Portfolio Center in Atlanta, where she serves as co-counsel of the writing curriculum.

Terry Kay, born in 1938, in Royston, Georgia, is a novelist. Perhaps his most well-known book is To Dance with the White Dog, which was made into a Hallmark Hall of Fame television movie starring Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy. Kay's novel The Valley of Light won the 2004 Townsend Prize for Fiction. He won the 1981 Georgia Author of the Year Award for After Eli, and the Southeastern Library Association named him Outstanding Author of the Year in 1991 for To Dance with the White Dog. He won a Southern Emmy Award in 1990 for his teleplay, Run Down the Rabbit and received the 2006 Appalachian Heritage Writers Award. He has books translated in Japanese, Chinese, French and Greek.  His most recent book, Song of the Vagabond Bird, was published in 2014.  Other works include The Seventh Mirror, The Greats of Cuttercane, Bogmeadow's Wish, The Book of Marie, Taking Lottie Home, Special K: The Wisdom of Terry Kay, The Kidnapping of Aaron Greene, The Runaway, Shadow Song, To Whom the Angel Spoke: A Story of the Christmas, Dark Thirty and The Year the Lights Came On.

Paul Lapides is Co-founder and Director of the Corporate Governance Center in the Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University, where he is a professor of management and entrepreneurship. His research and teaching interests include corporate governance, entrepreneurial finance, management, real estate, and venture creation. He has written several books including The Perfect Bible.

Sara Hines Martin is a freelance writer living in suburban Atlanta.  More than Petticoats: Remarkable Georgia Women examines the determination of thirteen resourceful women, all of whom rebelled against the strict social codes of the turn-of-the-twentieth-century American South.  She loves history and has been writing articles and books for forty-five years and now writes for several Georgia magazines and some national magazines for seniors.  In 2001 she published the FalconGuide Walking Atlanta.

Brad Quinlan is a local historian and Marietta's resident expert on the Marietta National Cemetery.  He has appeared on "Who Do You Think You Are?", where he researched the Civil War roots of Matthew Broderick.  Brad has also helped Vice President Cheney discover the Civil War life of Samuel Cheney.  Brad has written several books which include transcribed letters from civil war soldiers.  His most recent book The Longest and Hardest Campaign Known to Man, Georgia 1864 tells the story of the battles of Georgia as told by soldiers in letters from both sides.  His works include On The Line of Bacon Creek, Rest Brave Comrades, Under the Shadow of a Grim and Silent Kennesaw: Letters from The Kennesaw Mountain Battle Line, and Good Night from Your Soldier Son: Letters from Tullahoma, Chickamauga and Chattanooga.

Mike Ragland was born and raised in the cotton mill village of Lindale, GA.  He is a much beloved speaker, author, historian and columnist in Northwest Georgia. A retired Major from the Rome City Police Department, Mike's unique perspective and down home southern humor is irresistable and his talent for story telling is unparalleled.  His works include: Bertha, A Time To Gather Stones, and Legend of The Courage Wolf.

Victoria Wilcox was born in California to a pioneer Hollywood film industry family and grew up loving dramatic stories of all kinds, especially those with a sense of history.  Her books include a trilogy about Doc Holiday, Inheritance, Gone West, and The Last Decision.

She is a member of the Western Writers of America, with her writing on the history of the Old South and the Wild West featured in such publications as TrueWest Magazine, North Georgia Journal, and the Atlanta Journal Constitution. As Founding Director of the Holliday Dorsey-Fife House Museum she has lectured extensively and been a guest on various television programs. Drawing on her lifelong love of music and theater, she has written songs for Nashville recording artists and authored the musical "Goin' to Zion!" along with numerous smaller theatrical works.

Michael Shaffer is a Civil War historian, newspaper columnist, battlefield guide, instructor, lecturer, and author of Washington County, Virginia in the Civil War. A member of the Society of Civil War Historians, Historians of the Civil War Western Theater, Georgia Association of Historians, serves on the boards of the Civil War Round Table of Cobb County, and the River Line Historic Area, a member of the Civil War Round Table of Atlanta, and a Civil War consultant for the Friends of Camp McDonald.

Ken Boyd / Cherokee Publishing is a local publishing company with over 32 titles available.

???? Learn, Read, and Be Entertained!  Meet these incredible authors and get your book signed!  5 to 9 pm, Friday, August 7 at Avery Gallery.  A delicious taste of GG's Creole Cuisine will be served and liquid refreshments will be available.  Parking is free in our parking lot next to our building and next door after 6 pm in front of Cobb Hardware.  There is also more free parking at the church across Olive Street.
 
We have many of these books in stock

ArtWalk - June 5, 2015

   Avery Gallery presents Ships Ahoy! opening on Friday, June 5 from 5 - 9 pm.  Ships, Sailing, Beaches!  Sail the high seas in a clipper ship.  See a sailing ship being sunk by a submarine.  Catch a fish in your sailboat.  Sit back and enjoy the sun with a Beach Table!

Samuel Walters - Storm of 1839
Storm of 1839 - Samuel Walters
32" x 54" oil on canvas
Anton Otto Fischer -The Unfair Fight
Unfair Fight - Anton Otto Fischer
28" x 22" oil on canvas
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12 5/8" x 8 7/8" giclee

Tanna Kasimir Hoernes
Ferry Boat - Hamburg
Tanna Kasimir Hoernes - color etching - 11 3/4" x 17 3/4"
 

    Maritime art has been around almost since the dawn of boating thousands of years ago.  However, it did not become a more fully developed genre until the 15th century with Dutch painters at the height of Dutch naval power.  This style was later followed by French and English painters.
 
Stephen Maxfield Parrish - Trenton Winter
Trenton Winter - Stephen Maxfield Parish
11 3/4" x 18 3/4" etching
Bernard Gribble - Looted and Abandoned
Looted and Abandoned - Bernard Gribble
18 1/4" x 22" oil on board
 
Fisherman
The Fisher
22 1/2" x 30"
Rowing
Rowers
8 1/2" x 13 1/2" halftone

    In the 18th century the Romantic period saw marine painting rejoin the mainstream of art, although many specialized painters continued to develop the "ship portrait" genre.  By the late 1800's the beach was no longer considered purely a place for work, it was regarded as a source of pleasure and enjoyment.
 
Thomas McKnight - Eze from Cote d'Azure Suite
Eze from Cote d'Azure Suite - Thomas McKnight
27 1/2" x 28 1/4" seriograph
Marcia_McDade_Rio du frari
Rio du frari - Marcia McDade
22" x 30" serigraph
 
Forrest Jacobs
Docks - Forrest Jacobs
18" x 24" oil on canvas

Ship of the Line
Ship of the Line - Will Haddon
18" x 24" halftone
 
    Today the seas and beaches are primarily a source of relaxation and fun.  And memories of times past arise in our stories.
Beach Table
Beach Tables by Michael Credle in assorted sizes and shapes
Secret-of-Old-Zeb
The Secret of Old Zeb by local author Carmen Agra Deedy, artwork by local artist Michael P. White


     Ships Ahoy!  Two and three dimensional art from the High Seas!  5 to 9 pm, Friday, June 5 at Avery Gallery.  Parking is free in our parking lot next to our building and next door in front of Cobb Hardware, after 6 pm.  There is also more free parking at the church across Olive Street.
 

 

Book Signing - May 15, 2015

   Avery Gallery welcomes you to a book signing for George Pettett and his new book of short stories titled Stories by the Dozen on Friday, May 15 from 3 - 5 pm.
 
Stories by the Dozen - George Pettett-lr

    George is a native Marietta, Georgia author who now lives in Texas.   We also have his novel Bonded by a Blade in stock, as well as Choices, Two Stories of Old Atlanta.
 
Bonded By A Blade - George Pettett Choices - George Pettett-lr


    George Pettett's most recent signing in Marietta was "The War & More" held at Avery Gallery in June of 2014 to commorate the 150th anniversary of Sherman's March to the Sea.

     Come meet George Pettett from 3 to 5 pm, Friday, May 15 at Avery Gallery.   Parking is free in our parking lot next to our building.  There is plenty of parking at the church across Olive Street.
 

 

ArtWalk - May 1, 2015

   Avery Gallery presents "The Imaginative Art of Tom Kells" on Friday, May 1 from 5 - 9 pm.  Local photographer and mixed media artist Tom Kells will be showcasing a selection of new work at the May First Friday Art Walk.  In addition to his works of landscape and music he brings to life new scenes captured from his recent travels.

 

    From a single lonesome tree to birds in flight to mist over a river, Tom Kells has an eye for capturing nature and moments in time.

 
Alone Tangled


    "I learned long ago that the impact of an image and the artistic value are in large part based on emotion and the viewer’s eye. Everything I produce comes from somewhere inside, though I do have a deep respect for the serendipity of life. I cannot expect that all I produce will be appreciated, but if part of what I see is enjoyed and understood, I will have succeeded." - Tom Kells
 
Flight Mist-1
Industry and Farming Track Bend


    New for 2015 - We will be exhibiting a small collection of works at The Marietta Local, 148 Roswell St., on the Square.  We are thankful to Jim Tidwell for providing us with a booth directly on the Square.  The pieces available there will be Cash Only. 
 
Building Looking Up

Tom Kells - The Horn


     5 to 9 pm, Friday, May 1 at Avery Gallery and The Marietta Local.  Parking is free in our parking lot next to our building and next door in front of Cobb Hardware, after 6 pm.  There is plenty of parking at the church across Olive Street.
 

ArtWalk - April 3, 2015


   Avery Gallery presents "2, 4 & More - Pets & Wildlife in Art" on Friday, April 3 from 5 - 9 pm.  Artists Robert Christie and Meredith Rambo will be attending from 5:00 - 6:30 pm.  Other artist works include Leon Danchin, George Solonevich, Scott MacQuarrie, James Omohundro.  Works including oil on canvas, pastel, sculpture, photographs, prints, and wall hangings will be exhibited.

    New for 2015 - We will be exhibiting a small collection of works at The Marietta Local, 148 Roswell St., on the Square.  We are thankful to Jim Tidwell for letting us have a booth directly on the Square.  The pieces available there will be Cash Only. 


    Robert Christie has become one of the best known dog and sporting artists in the South.  During his high school days, because of his interest of animals, he considered veterinary medicine, but the pull of art proved stronger.  After high school graduation, he studied fine arts at Ohio Wesleyan University for a year and a half and then he studied illustration at and graduated from Pratt Institute .  This was followed by postgraduate study of portrait painting at Pratt and at The Art Students League in New York.
 
Bulldogs | Robert Christie Two | Robert Christie

    Later he moved with his wife, Beth, and their first daughter, Carolyn, to Beth's hometown, Atlanta, Georgia.  Here, the main focus was painting portraits and gradually his work was expanded to include equestrian portraits.  After a few more years, a publisher in New York asked him to do a series of hunting dog paintings for his print market.  That's when Bob got 'bitten' by the dog, and he has been painting them ever since.  Along with painting, he has spent over twenty years training, field trailing, hunt testing, and showing his German Shorthairs.
In the Field | Robert Christie Halted | Robert Christie

????????????????????????????????    Marietta artist Meredith Rambo is a painter with a passion for pets.  Although she paints people with or without their pets, her main focus is on pastel portraits of animals, including dogs, cats, horses, and other smaller companion pets.

    "I just love animals," Rambo said, "They are the loves of my life.  They are a constant source of inspiration and entertainment."
 
Bedlington Terriers | Meredith Rambo

    Rambo's most famous clients are Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman. 

    Rambo also has an interest in fine art miniatures.  Her works have been included in the 2004 Federation of Miniaturists Exhibition at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.  She has also exhibited her miniatures with the Royal Miniature Society in London, England.  The Bedlington Terrier Club of America Rescue used her image of a rescued terrier on note cards printed to raise money for rescued Bedlingtons.
 
Snow Babies 3 | Meredith Rambo Stone Redfish | Meredith Rambo



    But it is through Rambo's pastel portraits that man's best friend can live forever.
 
 Saluki | Meredith Rambo


     5 to 9 pm, Friday, April 3 at Avery Gallery and The Marietta Local.  Parking is free in our parking lot next to our building and next door in front of Cobb Hardware, after 6 pm.  There is plenty of parking at the church across Olive Street.

ArtWalk - October 3, 2014


   Avery Gallery presents Pop/Realism Paintings by Clifford Land.  This entertaining show opens on Friday, October 3 from 5 - 9 pm at Avery Gallery, 390 Roswell St. in Marietta.

   Mick Kinney & The Georgia Crackers will be playing live 1920's era Appalachian mountain music with string instruments; fiddle, banjo and guitar.  

GG's Creole Cuisine will be providing an excellent sampling of delicious creole food.

  Clifford Land is a highly sought after pop/realism painter and muralist.  His work can be seen from sides of buildings & billboards down to small paintings you can easily hold in your hands.

   Mick Kinney's band faithfully re-creates the vintage sound of the 1920's, while keeping alive the spirit of spontaneity and improvisation. 
 

  Clifford Land paints in a unique style. His works are painted realistically using oils and acrylics on canvas and paper. A typical painting may have a photo-realistic rendition of Bob Dylan and Bugs Bunny.  He pairs people with cartoon characters and objects and settings together in a way that he hopes others see the similarities and contrasts or parodies. He also paints still lifes, landscapes and portrait commissions (with your own favorite cartoon character, if you like).
 
Bob Dylan by Clifford Land
 

 

 

 

   Clifford started enjoying artwork even as a child. He attended art school in Detroit while still in high school, and had to ask his parents’ permission to attend life drawing classes at the age of fifteen. These classes were taken during the summer to further Land’s artist talents.  He won numerous art awards during high school and college. After attending three art schools and colleges, Land became an art director in Houston, TX.  Then his interest turned to billboard painting and he quickly established himself as a well-known and sought after billboard artist.  He moved to New York, where he received media attention for taking billboards to a higher art level and painted the famous DKNY wall mural on Houston Street in the heart of Manhattan.  He has also exhibited in international art shows in Switzerland.
 

 

 

   In New York, Clifford's art career was solidified. He has had numerous art shows in New York City and around the country as well as international art fairs in Switzerland.

   One of his most famous paintings "Madonna X-Mas" may be seen at Avery Gallery.

   He currently resides near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Clifford continues painting and showing his artwork in art shows and select venues locally and nationally and enjoying his family and grandchildren.
 
Mick Kinney & The Georgia Crackers
 
?? Take a trip back in time to the early era of Country Music. Before Hank Williams or Bill Monroe & his Bluegrass Boys, Georgia musicians such as Fiddlin’ John Carson, Gid Tanner and the Skillet Lickers, and many others pioneered the golden age of “Hillbilly Stingbands”.
 
Georgia Crackers
 
?? The Georgia Crackers faithfully re-create the vintage sound of the 1920’s, while keeping alive the spirit of spontaneity and improvisation.  Their irreverent stage banter is always a crowd pleaser.  Along with old time singer, Kenneth Johnson (Pea Ridge Ramblers) on guitar and Chip Corbitt on clawhammer banjo, this rhythm section holds it down for Fiddlin’ Mick Kinney.  Kinney has a unique but authentic fiddle style.  When asked for his secret, Mick says, “steal licks from the best” and “keep it hot and greasy, but take it easy”.  The Georgia Crackers reach back for that old time feeling music and surge forward in a rush so entertaining it’s mesmerizing.

 
 
GG's Creole Cuisine
GG's Find Food / GG's Creole Cuisine


     Experience Old-Time Music & enjoy yourself in the Pop/Realism of Clifford Land.  5 to 9 pm, Friday, October 3 at Avery Gallery.  A delicious taste of GG's Creole Cuisine will be served.  Parking is free in our parking lot next to our building and next door in front of Cobb Hardware, after 6 pm.  (Plenty of parking at the church across Olive Street.)
 

 

 

ArtWalk - September 5, 2014

Avery Gallery presents Antique Art, Live Persian Music & GG's Creole Cuisine on Friday, September 5 from 5 - 9 pm. 

  The show will include a selection of oil paintings, watercolors, black & white and color etchings, pastels, oriental wood block prints, Chinese champlevé, and antique Persian rugs.  The works on display date from the 1600's to the early 1900's.

  A live performance of Persian music will be played on the tanbour, daf, dotar, setar, shourangiz, santour, and tombak.  Come and listen to the exotic and unique sounds of these instruments in the hands of talented musicians!

 
 
Antique Art
Portrait_by_Charles_Naegele Portrait_by_Martha_Gramling
Portrait by Charles Naegele
Oil on Board
Portrait by Martha Gramling
Oil on Board
William Henry Chandler Stephen Maxfield Parrish
William Henry Chandler (1854-1928)
Pastel
17 1/2" x 39"
Stephen Maxfield Parrish (1846-1938)
etching - 9 1/2" x 13 1/2"
James_Abbot_McNeill_Whistler-La_Vielle_Aux_Loques 2 Flemish etching 1653
James Abbot McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)
La Vielle Aux Loques
etching - 8 1/8" x 5 3/4"
Flemish etching (1653)
7 1/2" x 8 3/4"


  Avery Gallery exhibits a wide range of art from the 1600's to present from well known artists to some not as well known but equally superb in quality.  Many different media and subject matter are on display.  From small to large.  Landscapes to Portraits.
 
Rubens Portrait Edith_Anna_Sommerville
Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640)
Oil on Canvas - 23 3/8" x 19 7/8"
Edith Anna Œnone Somerville (1858 - 1949)
Oil on Canvas - 30" x 25'
LouisHurt-HighlandCattle-lr Feeding the Geese - Muller_A
Louis B. Hurt (1856-1929)
Highland Cattle
Oil on Canvas - 36" x 28"
A. Muller
Feeding the Geese
Oil on Canvas - 40 3/8" x 29"
1700s-Madana Whited Headed Pigeons - Audobon
18th Century
Oil on Canvas
31 1/2" x 23"
James Audobon (19th century)
Print
32" x 23"
Winter_Quiet-John_Carlson Low Tide at Sunset - Richard Harry Carter
John Carlson (1874 - 1945)
Winter Quiet
Oil on Canvas
25" x 30"
Richard Harry Carter (1839-1911)
Low Tide at Sunset
Pastel
16 1/2" x 30 1/4"

Persian Music

    Featured will be Marjan Tavakoli playing the tanbour and daf.  Also Kaveh Khatami on dotar, setar, tanbour and shourangizAref Shahnia plays his amazing santour and Ava Norouzinia plays her tombak.  All are exceptional musicians and a delight to hear and see playing this exotic antique music.  Don't know what these instruments sound like?  Check out this Youtube video from a short concert in 2013.
 
Concert1 Concert2

 



     Antique Art & Persian Music!  5 to 9 pm, Friday, September 6 at Avery Gallery.  A delicious taste of GG's Creole Cuisine will be served and liquid refreshments will be available.  Parking is free in our parking lot next to our building and next door in front of Cobb Hardware, after 6 pm.  There is also plenty of parking at the church across Olive Street.
 

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ArtWalk - August 1, 2014 -


Avery Gallery presents "Music & Motion!" on Friday, August 1 from 5 - 9 pm.  Come celebrate sound and movement in art!  From classical to jazz to rock.  Antique to contemporary. 

Enjoy these wonderful pieces and let your mind bring the sound and movement alive!  5 to 9 pm, Friday, August 1 at Avery Gallery.  A delicious taste of GG's Creole Cuisine will be served and liquid refreshments will be available.  Parking is free in our parking lot next to our building and next door in front of Cobb Hardware, after 6 pm.  There is also plenty of parking at the church across Olive Street.

 

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ArtWalk - June 6, 2014 -

??? Avery Gallery presents "The War and More" on Friday, June 6 from 5 - 9 pm.  Fifteen authors will be signing their books relating to the Civil War and the South.  Knife maker and book cover artist Michael Collins will also be present.

Authors attending include:
 
Marion Blackwell, Jr
Blue Locusts - Marion Blackwell Jr
Carolyn Curry
Suffer and Grow Strong - Carolyn Curry
George Pettett
Bonded By A Blade - George Pettett
David Evans
Random Acts of Kindness - David Evans
Eric Haney
No Man's Land - Eric Hanley
Joe Kirby
Marietta Then and Now - Joe Kirby and Damien A Guarnieri
Patrice Shelton Lassiter
A Place to Remember - Patrice Sheldon Lassiter
Charles McNair
Picketts Charge - Charles McNair
Dianna Edwards
Picture Show - Dianna Edwards
Brad Quinlan
On The Line of Bacon Creek - Kim Cook -Brad Quinlin
Michael Shaffer
    Washington County Virginia - Mike Shaffer
Pat Shannon
The Great Escape of John Wilkes Booth - Pat Shannon  
Becky Paden, Jim Glover & Joe McTyre
Marietta 1833-2000 - Glover - McTyre - Paden



     Learn, Read, and Be Entertained!  Meet these incredible authors and get your book signed!  5 to 9 pm, Friday, June 6 at Avery Gallery.  A delicious taste of GG's Creole Cuisine and High Road Ice Cream will be served and liquid refreshments will be available.  Parking is free in our parking lot next to our building and next door in front of Cobb Hardware, after 6 pm.  There is plenty of parking close by at the church across Olive Street.
 

 

ArtWalk - May 2, 2014 -


    Avery Gallery presents a retrospective of Luigi Kasimir and family for the May 2 Artwalk from 5 - 9 pm.  Etchings by Luigi, Tanna, and Robert Kasimir will be on display with over five dozen for sale.  This special exhibit will be presented through May 31.

    Luigi Kasimir perfected a process of multiple plate color etching in the early 1900's.  He, along with his wife Tanna Kasimir-Hoernes and son Robert pursued their artistic endeavors with an eye towards perfection.  This perfection can be seen in their many wonderful pieces.
 
LK534 - Yosemite Falls


    Luigi Kasimir was born in 1881, and his etchings have been popular in this country for over 75 years, ever since he came to the U.S. to do a series of etchings of famous sights, from the New York skyline to the magnificent scenery of Yosemite. Luigi Kasimir was born in the town of Pettau, at that time a part of the Austro-Hungarian empire. He attended the Vienna Academy of Art, where William Unger gave him his first introduction to the technique of color etching. It was also here that Kasimir met his future wife, Tanna Hoernes. Luigi inherited his talent from his ancestors, as did one of his sons, Robert.  Luigi's grandfather was a painter and poet, and his father an officer in the Hapsburg army, who later became a professional painter.
 
  

    As for Kasimir's technique: black and white etchings had been popular for hundreds of years, but Luigi Kasimir was among the first to fully develop the technique of color etching. Before him, etchings were usually hand colored, often with less than perfect color application, or color etchings were printed from one plate.  Kasimir first did a sketch from nature, usually in pastel. Then he transferred the design by hand on as many as two to six plates, printing one after the other by hand, applying the color on the plate by hand so each finished etching is a true original.
 


      Mr. Kasimir died in 1962 in Grinzing, a suburb of Vienna.   His wife, Tanna Kasimir-Hoernes, born in 1887, and who died in 1972, was an accomplished artist in her own right.  Her technique as well as subject matter is quite similar to Luigi's (having worked with him for so many years). Robert Kasimir, born in 1924, did many similar etchings, using the name F.O. Robert to sign his since Luigi did not allow him to use the Kasimir name until he was considered an accomplished artist.  He studied in the USA for a while, and made war illustrations as well as many of the same subjects as his parents.  Robert died in 2002.
 
LK801 - Henschel Locomotive
 

    Avery Gallery has more than 250 original artist-signed etchings.  Many are quite rare and rarely seen even in museums with Kasimir collections.  Over five dozen estate signed and artist-signed pieces are available for sale.  Pieces from both collections will be presented in May beginning with the First Friday Artwalk.
 
lk402 - Arch of Titus lk93 - Bad Gastein - Cascades



     Come see these masterful etchings by the Kasimirs.  Learn about his life and process from Shae Avery.  5 to 9 pm, Friday, May 2 at Avery Gallery.  A delicious taste of GG's Creole Cuisine will be served and liquid refreshments will be available.  Parking is free in our parking lot next to our building and next door in front of Cobb Hardware, after 6 pm.  There is also a church across Olive Street that has plenty of parking within an easy walk.
 

 

 ArtWalk - May 4, 2014 -

Avery Gallery in Marietta welcomes Tommy Hunt for its first ArtWalk exhibit of this year.  We will be open from 5-9 pm on Friday evening April 4, 2014.  His new paintings are from the series foliage and fairies, and feature lots of green leaves and more.  Refreshments by GG's Fine Foods.  Free parking.

 

              Tommy Hunt, originally from Pennsylvania, attended George Brown College and the Three Schools of Art in Toronto.  After moving into illustration he won several awards including the Bomac magazine cover of the year award in 1984.  His work was chosen for the American Illustrator and Print Magazine Illustration annuals.  Now an Atlanta area local he does many portraits, landscapes and has won many awards in juried exhibitions.  He has won first place awards for two of his portraits.

 

              He particularly loves drawing children.  He says they are such a delight.  He tries to capture them being kids rather than small adults.  When these little guys appear almost magically as he works, and the joy others feel when they see the finished portrait, that is his true reward. 

 

              This show represents samples of all, and some new types of subject matter with the foliage and fairies.  They are fun to see and a good feeling results from the experience.  Enjoy!

 

Dear Folks,

    We are proud to again welcome Scott MacQuarrie to Avery Gallery for a show of his exceptional color photographs from around the world.  We will host a show of his recent works, many of which are award winners, on Friday evening, January 10, 2014 from 5-9 pm.  Plenty of free parking!
  Sleeper
 
    Scott is an international photo-journalist 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.

    He 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.  He will be giving a talk on Thursday January 9th at the Mansour Center in Marietta to the Right In The Community's Annual Awards dinner and another talk to North Georgia Camera Club Council at the Cherokee Arts Center in Canton, GA on Saturday Jan 11.  We are lucky that he was able to fit us in for the Friday evening showing.  He will be here and willing to talk to all.  Please join us!
    Solitude       Solitude was taken in December, 2011 in the Errera Channel of the coast of the Antarctic Penninsula.

    As inspiration, Scott states, "I wanted to capture the vast openness of this extreme landscape and show the tenacity of life that exists here ... It is intended to express both what I saw in Antarctica and how it feels to be there."
   


    In addition to being a world-renowned photographer, Scott is also Autistic.  After being diagnosed 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

Edge
    Since that time Scott has given talks to many groups in Canada concerning autism.  It was his very first talk, however, which had the greatest impact.  An 18-year old autistic came up to him afterwards and thanked him deeply for speaking,  as he was trying to deal with how he would make his way in the world and Scott presented him the example that he could do whatever he wanted

 
    “Photography is a passion, a mixture of science and art that creates magic. If a day goes by without photography, it’s incomplete." - Scott MacQuarrie

  Battleship         His photography does not just capture a moment in time or even a scene; It expresses the experience of being there.

    We look forward to seeing you at this wonderful exhibit from 5 to 9 pm, Friday, January 10, 2014 at Avery Gallery.  Parking is free in our parking lot next to our building.

    Please contact us for more information.

First Friday Artwalk - 2013

ArtWalk - October 4, 2013 -

     Avery Gallery presents the Raku Pottery of Ann Wallin.  Exhibition opens Friday, October 4.  Meet and talk to the artist from 5 to 9 pm.

     Live string music by Shelley House and friends.  Additional Persian music by Marjan Tavakoli playing the Daf and Tanbur.
 

Raku cylinder with copper      "I always have enjoyed contact with the public and I enjoy the comments that are prompted by my work. I especially like the idea that strangers may enjoy my art enough to decorate their homes or to present my pieces as gifts.

     I look forward to many more years of forming shapeless lumps of clay into fresh expressions of my imagination.
" - Ann Wallin


















     Beginning in 1960, Ann found a special calling in pottery while taking a sculpture class at Radford University, Radford, VA.  Twenty years passed after college before she found herself taking a pottery class at the Gibbs School of Art in Charleston, SC.  Her calling found a new home with the potter's wheel.

Ann Wallin on potters wheel - cylinder


     After relocating to Marietta, GA Ann realized that she wanted to continue with clay -- not as a hobby, but as a full-time career.  After working as a pottery studio assistant, she gained the experience and insight on opening her own studio.

     In the 1980's, she was offered the opportunity to teach at the newly established art center called "The Steeple House".  By 1990, Cobb County opened The Art Place - Mountain View.  She continued teaching creative clay projects to children as well as teaching wheel and hand building techniques to teens and adults.  Other teaching locations have been the Marietta - Cobb Museum of Art and her own studio.

Ann Wallin on potters wheel - vase Ann Wallin on potters wheel - finished vase


     One of the highlights of her career occurred in 1998 when the crew of the "Lynette Jennings Design" television shows visited Ann's studio to film her Raku creation process. This series of television shows showcased artists and craftsmen from around the country and was broadcast nationwide on the Discovery Channel. The show segment that featured Ann's work has been rerun repeatedly after its initial presentation.

     "I truly enjoy all kinds of pottery. Each technique offers its own set of challenges. " - Ann Wallin

Raku butterfly box Raku with horse hair




     Over the years, Ann has won many awards. She has participated in juried exhibits, and she has been accepted in major regional and national shows.


     Meet and talk to Ann Wallin.  Learn about her style and process for making raku pottery.  5 to 9 pm, Friday, October 4 at Avery Gallery.  A delicious taste of GG's Creole Cuisine will be served and liquid refreshments will be available.  Parking is free in our parking lot next to our building and next door in front of Cobb Hardware, after 6 pm.  There is also a church across Olive Street that has plenty of parking within an easy walk.

 

 

Artwalk - September 6, 2013 - Avery Gallery is excited to welcome back Hubert Wackermann & Sons of Natives for the September Artwalk! We also will showcase Music of Marjan, music from Persia!

Hubert Wackermann

Gaylon Nelson & Andrew Molina - Sons of Natives
Hand made flutes
Marjan Tavakoli
3-string Tanbur and Daf frame drum

Though born and educated in West Germany, Hubert Wackermann is eminently qualified to depict his favorite subject matter; the North American Indian, his natural surroundings, and relevant wild life. Wackermann's superlative Indian pictures are the result of an intimate knowledge of his subject matter through travel, study, and living with Indians. Thus, the prime characteristic of his work is authenticity, enhanced by exquisite detail and the constantly changing hues of nature's colors.

  

Wackermann's first study trip to North America in 1969 provided the opportunity to visit the Indians of Canada. Subsequent trips to Canada, the United States, and Mexico in 1971, 1973, 1974, and 1975 provided further opportunities to more thoroughly research the Indian, his culture and lifestyle. Upon immigration to Canada in 1976, Wackermann lived for a year on the Six Nations Iroquois Reservation in Southern Ontario. During this time, he taught art classes, and had the opportunity for more in-depth study.

In 1977, Wackermann immigrated to the United States through Puerto Rico, where he was married. In 1980, Wackermann, his wife, and three children settled in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. This location provided occasion for continued study and observation of Indians of the Southwest.

Now living in Marietta, GA, Wackermann continues to tell the stories of the daily lives of Native Americans through his paintings. He is close friends with several families in tribes in Canada and southwestern states who are members of Cree and Mohawk, Lakota Sioux, and Navajo.

 

About Sons of Natives

Sons of Natives is a group of men with diverse cultural backgrounds.  They have been inspired by their history and love to play flutes and Native American music.

Andrew Molina is a Mayan/Apache mixed blood from San Antonio, Texas, and dad of Ryan Little Eagle Molina. In the eighties, Andrew graduated from Texas A&I University with a BFA and a Masters in Art. He worked as a Graphic Designer at Oberthur Gaming Technologies and transferred in 2007 to Scientific Games in Alpharetta, Georgia. With both parents as musicians, Andrew eventually found his musical calling on the Native American flute. He has performed at several powwows and is currently with Donna Redfeather and Women of Heart Drum Group as their flute player.

Gaylon Nelson is from Danville, IL and is part Choctaw and Cherokee.=20 Around the Atlanta area Gaylon is a well-known bass guitar player.=20 Locally, Gaylon played the bass with Zack Brown and band "A Life Interrupted". Gaylon also plays the acoustic guitar, the djembe drum, and the stand-up bass. Gaylon is of African and Native-American heritage. He enjoys attending Native-American festivals and powwows. Gaylon has been playing the Native-American flute for eight years. He is a member of the Georgia Flute Circle, Atlanta.

About Marjan Tavakoli

Born in Tehran, Iran in 1981, Marjan Tavakoli began playing Daf at the age of sixteen, under the supervision of Shabnam Sahrayi. She followed her musical life with the Tanbur, a 3-stringed instrument, after two years learning Kurdish music and maqam repertoire along with its spiritual contexts under the supervision of the leading tanbur player, Ali Akbar Moradi.

She has performanced as a member of Lavach group playing tanbur and daf and also collaborated with other groups such as Mehr ensemble perf orming several concerts in Italy.

Now living in Marietta, GA, Marjan enjoys educating others about classic Persian instruments and music.

 


 

Artwalk - August 2, 2013 - Avery Gallery is proud to present the art of VENYI Kossi Dégboè (Frédéric) from the country of Togo in West Africa for the August 2013 Artwalk! Also presented will be works by Henry Porter, William Pinkney, John Truit, and more.

 

Shae and Gwenda's son Brandon Avery discovered Frederic during his 2 years in the Peace Corps. Since returning home, Brandon has worked to promote issues in Togo and is working to build trade between the Togolese people and Americans.

Born in Apeyeme, Frédéric lived with his mother and 7 siblings after his father died when he was 5. Due to his mom's determination and his upbringing, he completed high school but wasn't able to successfully pass the BACII (graduation test).

 

Three years later he found himself being drawn to art. He left his village and travelled to Kpalimé where he began studying the art of Batik production. He finally was graduated in 1997 and has found his true calling in the arts.

To stay current, he creates decorative batiks, dyed pagnes, and T-shirts. He has also partnered with the Peace Corps volunteers in Kpalimé and participated in the Peace Corps’ artisanal fair in Lomé, the capitol of Togo.

Frédéric's goal is to save enough money to create a large workshop where he can work with underprivileged children and teach them the art so that they can support themselves and pursue their own educational goals. He would also like to visit the U.S. in the future.

 

Henry Porter (1921 - 2009) - Raised near Raleigh, NC he moved to New York and he operated his own freelance graphic studio in New York City for over 30 years.  He moved to Kennesaw in 1980 and changed to fine art painting.  Over the years he earned over 300 awards for his work.  Avery Gallery is proud to have known and supported Henry since his arrival in the Atlanta area.
William Pinkney (1959 - present) - William studied fine art at East Carolina University and North carolina Centra University.  He has had showcased numerous shows in North Carolina and in the Atlanta area.  His primary mediums have been oils, acrylics, graphite, pen and ink, and pastels.

"Liberation" - Henry Porter

"The Blue Room" - William Pinkney

"Buck" - John Truitt

 

Meet and talk to Brandon Avery and hear about some of his experiences while in the Peace Corps at this exhibit from another continent - 5 to 9 pm, Friday, August 2 at Avery Gallery. A delicious taste of GG's Creole Cuisine will be served and liquid refreshments will be available. Parking is free in our parking lot next to our building.


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.

Spiral Vessels by Matt Janke

 

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.

Fused Glass Plate with Stain and Copper Inclusions - No. 3 - by Doug and Pam Mayer

Flying Saucer No. 2 by Doug and Pam Mayer

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."

Birds of Paradise by Charles Offutt

 

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.

Jeff Loose with Glass Yuka Tadokoro with glass


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.  

Sleeper - Scott MacQuarrie

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.

Edge - Scott MacQuarrie



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.

Battleship - Scott MacQuarrie

 


 

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.

Leaving Iowa - Marlan Yoder
Tree of Life - Marlan Yoder
Sojourn of the Black Sheep - Marlan Yoder
Sojourn of the Black Sheep - Marlan Yoder

 

 

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