Douglas County Art Guild

July 20, 2020 @ 4:00 am August 23, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

As part of our Guild Swap program, the Center for the Arts’ Galleria will host an exhibition featuring artwork produced by members of the Douglas County Art Guild. .There will be an opening reception, July 23, 5 – 7pm

Carrollton Center for the Arts

251 Alabama St.
Carrollton, GA 30117
(770) 838-1083

Cheating Sameness: Candyland Art Collective

May 21, 2020 @ 4:00 am July 2, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

Candyland Art Collective is a visual art making team consisting of founding artists/members Jessica Burke and Valerie Hanks whose studios are in different states. Elements of contemporary play & power are investigated through humor, installation and elements of text. Jessica Burke is Associate Professor of Art and Coordinator of the Foundations Program at the University of North Carolina. Her work is infused with skills of observation, realism & contemplative subtle narratives and explores the effect of popular culture on identity. Valerie Hanks is a Foundation studies professor at SCAD whose practice is centered around Shrinky-Dinks {a sort of magical shrinkable plastic material) that is molded and formed into intriguing and colorful three-dimensional forms. Closing Reception: July 2, 5pm

Free

Carrollton Center for the Arts

251 Alabama St.
Carrollton, GA 30117
(770) 838-1083

Color and Movement: Experiments in Acrylic Pour

May 21, 2020 @ 4:00 am July 2, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

Faye Byrd shares the methods behind the popular technique of acrylic pour (fluid art) paintings with a showing of her own experiments and descriptions of how they were created. Closing Reception: July 2, 5pm

Free

Carrollton Center for the Arts

251 Alabama St.
Carrollton, GA 30117
(770) 838-1083

Carrollton Artist Guild Annual Juried Show

April 9, 2020 @ 4:00 am May 14, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

Free

This annual exhibit features the work of West Georgia artists. Members of the Carrollton Artist Guild are challenged to create new work to fit into each year’s theme and compete for awards selected by a guest judge. Delve into the world of local creativity and support its makers. Opening reception is April 9 at 5:00 pm.

Carrollton Center for the Arts

251 Alabama St.
Carrollton, GA 30117
(770) 838-1083

Cultivated

January 3, 2020 @ 3:00 am February 13, 2020 @ 12:00 pm

Ted Whisenhunt’s work is a playful celebration of the ingenuity, industriousness, folklore and old-time music of rural Appalachia. Viewers are invited to pull chains or turn cranks on moving sculptures to help bring life to the whimsical pieces. Whisenhunt is Associate Professor of Art and Department Chair at Young Harris College in the North Georgia mountains. Opening reception is January 3 at 5:00 pm.

Free

Carrollton Center for the Arts

251 Alabama St.
Carrollton, GA 30117
(770) 838-1083

Fiber Stories, Yarn Painting by Annie Greene

January 3, 2020 @ 3:00 am February 4, 2020 @ 12:00 pm

Annie Greene is a mixed-media artist, best known for her creations in yarn. Her pieces recreate snapshots from life and her own experiences, whether they are a quiet family conversation or a moment of celebration. An exhibit of Greene’s work was named Exhibition of the Year by the Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries. The artist is a graduate of Albany State University and has an M.A. Degree in Art Education from New York University. Greene lives in LaGrange, Georgia. Opening reception is January 3 at 5:00 pm.

Free

Carrollton Center for the Arts

251 Alabama St.
Carrollton, GA 30117
(770) 838-1083

‘Cultivated’ & ‘Fiber Stories’ Open Jan. 3

A pair of exhibits using unconventional media and methods to depict life in the mountains and rural South will kick off the Carrollton Center for the Arts’ new year, January 3. Ted Whisenhunt’s whimsical interactive exhibit, Cultivated, celebrates the ingenuity, folklore and music of rural Appalachia and runs through Feb. 13. Fiber Stories, an exhibit featuring artist Annie Greene’s creations using mixed-media and yarn, closes Feb. 1. Both exhibits will be launched with a reception at the center at 5:00 p.m. on their shared opening night.

“Both of these artists are masters of their media and they complement each other so well,” said Arts Superintendent Tim Chapman. “Each artist shows work representative of the South and has a narrative component to their work.”

Rural Appalachia and life in the early 20th Century are the sources of inspiration for Whisenhunt’s work, which features movement and encourages viewer interaction by incorporating hand-cranked mechanical systems. The Alabama native currently lives in North Georgia and is a professor of art at Young Harris College.

“One of the most interesting aspects of Whisenhunt’s work is his playful mix of materials and moving pieces,” said Carrollton Visual Art Coordinator, Marcella Kuykendall. “Metal insects dance above animals with the turn of a crank, a bird takes flight with a soft tug of a pulley and a mixed media whirlygig hovers above a patchwork cow, ready to grab the wind. Viewers will get a rare chance to carefully touch the works as they help the sculptures to come alive.”

Georgia native and LaGrange resident, Annie Greene is best known for her yarn paintings featuring colorful knitting yarns outlined in black embroidery thread. Her paintings reflect culturally and socially relevant images of her life as an African-American in the rural South.

“Viewers will be intrigued by the details Greene creates with rows and swirls of colorful yarn,” said Carrollton Visual Arts Coordinator, Marcella Kuykendall. “It can take observers who are new to the works several minutes to figure out that the they are made of fibers. It has been fun installing the exhibit and seeing the surprise on each passerby’s face as they realize the material and time it took to produce each piece.“

Workshop: Upcycling Gift Bags and Boxes

The Carrollton Center for the Arts’ Gallery Play workshop, Upcycled Gift Bags & Boxes, on November 23, will show participants how to make and decorate colorful gift containers using an assortment of art materials, recyclables and their own creativity.

“It is amazing to me what you can do with bits of paper, scraps from craft projects and other leftover items,” said the center’s visual arts coordinator, Marcella Kuykendall. “This workshop will be a creative exploration of upcycling craftiness, with Alan Kuykendall participating as one of the instructors. If you have a particular small present in mind or want to purchase a piece from our Small Packages exhibit, we can help come up with ideas to beautifully conceal that special gift.”

The workshop runs from 6 – 7:00 p.m. All ages are welcome, but young children will need assistance from their parents. Those wanting an evening of the arts can stick around for the Christmas opera, Amahl and the Night Visitors, which starts at 7:30 p.m. The registration fee for the workshop is $10. Amahl tickets are $18 for adults and $10 for youth. Call 770-838-1083 or visit https://carrolltonarts.com/ to register, buy tickets or for more information.

Small Packages

November 7 @ 3:00 am December 14 @ 12:00 pm

Great things come in small packages. These small-but-mighty works, created by members of the Carrollton Artist Guild, fit within a 12 x 12 x 12-inch space and come in a variety of media and styles. All purchased artwork may be taken home immediately after purchase and make great gifts for friends, family — or yourself. This is the perfect opportunity for holiday shoppers to find amazing local artwork for everyone on their list.  For the second year, the Carrollton Writer’s Guild will present a selection of their members’ books, poems and other writings which will also be available for purchase. Opening reception is November 7 at 5:00 pm.

Free

Carrollton Center for the Arts

251 Alabama St.
Carrollton, GA 30117
(770) 838-1083

Wondering and Wandering

October 24 @ 4:00 am December 7 @ 12:00 pm

Carrie Ann Baade uses remnants of Renaissance and Baroque paintings to create surreal landscapes inhabited by exotic figures. Her work brings a contemporary voice to the past and has been exhibited nationally and internationally. The artist lives and works in Tallahassee, where she is Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing at Florida State University.
Opening Reception: October 24, 5:00 pm
Free

Carrollton Center for the Arts

251 Alabama St.
Carrollton, GA 30117
(770) 838-1083