Cheating Sameness: Candyland Art Collective

May 21 @ 8:00 am July 2 @ 5:00 pm

Candyland Art Collective is a visual art team consisting of Jessica Burke and Valerie Hanks, whose studios are 1,000 miles apart. Burke is Associate Professor of Art and Director of Foundations at the University of North Carolina. Her work explores the effect of popular culture on identity. Hanks is Assistant Professor of Art at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX. Her work centers around Shrinky-Dinks, a shrinkable plastic material that is molded and formed into colorful three-dimensional forms. Opening reception is May 21, 5-7 pm.

Free

Carrollton Center for the Arts

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

Color and Movement: Experiments in Acrylic Pour

May 21 @ 8:00 am June 18 @ 5:00 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. Opening reception is May 21, 5-7 pm.

Free

Carrollton Center for the Arts

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

Carrollton Artist Guild Annual Juried Show

April 9 @ 8:00 am May 14 @ 5:00 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 @ 8:00 am February 13 @ 5:00 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 @ 8:00 am February 4 @ 5:00 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

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, 2019 @ 8:00 am December 14, 2019 @ 5:00 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, 2019 @ 8:00 am December 7, 2019 @ 5:00 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

Flora & Fauna, An Exploration in Prints, presented by the Atlanta Printmakers Studio

September 5, 2019 @ 8:00 am October 16, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

The Atlanta Printmakers Studio was established to raise the awareness of printmaking as an art form and support artists. APS provides a full range of services and programs for artists and the general public. The exhibit will showcase many of the organization’s artists and illustrate a variety of printmaking methods and styles. The opening reception from 5-8 pm on September 5 will feature a live demonstration by an APS artist.

Carrollton Center for the Arts

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

More than a Trail: Exploring the GreenBelt

July 18, 2019 @ 8:00 am September 4, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Tour Carrollton’s GreenBelt through the eyes of artist Greg Crimmins as he delicately captures the flora, fauna and scenery of the trail through paintings and drawings.The artist has earned Average Art Magazine and Adobe Design Achievement awards.

Free

Carrollton Center for the Arts

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