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First Friday Artwalk - 2014

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!

 
 
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"


    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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