Sunday, June 19, 2011
Friday, June 17, 2011
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Gallery Artist Chuck Meyers gets creative with chalk outside the Las Manos Gallery Booth
Amos Kennedy's letter press posters were a success at this year's Fest
Artists Michael McGuire, right, and Doug Britt Reyes watch the crowd on Saturday
Andersonville's 46th Annual Midsommarfest had
huge crowds this year. People enjoyed food, music
and good weather all weekend.
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Original oil paintings by Chuck Meyers
Photographs by Mieke Zuiderweg
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Artist Michelle Peterson-Albandoz was recently inspired by West African Artist El Anatsuitsui. His maxim that “ art grows out of each particular situation, and I believe that the artists are better off working with whatever their environment throws up” inspired Michelle to work with materials within her reach. Her concrete panels are a paradigm of the cement and adobe materials readily available in Florida. The repetitive lines and forms are a reflection of the older architecture.
Artist Michael McGuire has drawn inspiration from plants for years, but something he saw this past winter changed his approach in rendering them. He observed that the reductive quality of winter storms simplified the contours of leafless plant life while emphasizing the chaotic and complex systems of nature. He photographed vegetation and trees after snowstorms and used them as a starting point for a series of works consisting of tight crosshatching on paper.
Doug Britt Reyes’ work consists of a study in opposites and the balance between them. His ceramic vessels test gravity with their upward and outward lifts, creating an elegance that is seeped in tension. These double forms make the viewer question what is “inside” and what is “outside.” The vessels are also purposely androgynous, with vague masculine references and feminine curves. Each piece is left void of any signature or human touch so the viewer’s emotional reaction is unobstructed.