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SPRING 2017 EVENTS AND NEWS:
Two mixed media works in my "Dust Bowl" Series have been accepted into the Booth Western Art Museum's Annual Guild Exhibition. Continuing my fascination with the effects of nature on the landscape and its occupants, Cimarron County and Abandoned both explore aspects of what has been called one of the worst natural disasters to hit the United States, when millions of tons of topsoil literally buried whole farms and towns in parts of Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Kansas during the 1930s.
Thousands of people, already impoverished by the Great Depression, lost what little they had and were forced to relocate to other parts of the country, many of them seeking work in California. The choking dust storms, dubbed "Black Blizzards," killed or sickened anyone or anything in their paths. I created "Cimarron County" in honor of Hazel Mills, now in her late 90s, whose family chose to stay in her native Oklahoma and tough it out, despite all odds and enduring indescribable hardships. Hazel embodies the indomitable spirit of the hardy souls who inhabit this part of the country, where nature seems to rule with an exceptionally harsh hand.
I'm very honored to have both of these works included in the exhibition, which runs from May 16 to August 20, with the opening reception on Thursday, May 18, from 5 to 7 p.m.
The Booth Western Art Museum, a Smithsonian affiliate, houses the largest permanent exhibition space for Western art in the United States. The address is 501 Museum Drive, Cartersville, GA, just north of Atlanta. For more information, please call 770-387-1300.
The Downtown Gallery in Cartersville, GA is currently exhibiting two of my works, Sedimentation and Reaching for the Stars. Sedimentation is a 36x12 inch acrylic painting, and Reaching for the Stars is a 36x12 inch colllage. The gallery, whose mission is to promote the work of local and Georgia artists, is affiliated with the Booth Western Art Museum. The exhibition will be on display through late August.
Charis Gallery at Roswell United Methodist Church in Roswell, GA, is currently exhibiting my mixed media collage, Fortune in its juried exhibition, "Hands." The exhibition will be on view through July 23.
Patients in the office of Dallas, GA chiropractor Dr. Del Sines will now be able to enjoy an ongoing rotating display of original artwork created by me and Kathy Woodworth as they receive chiropractic treatment. Sines & Spines Chiropractic, 110 Evans Mill Drive, Suite 309, Dallas GA 30157. The office phone number is 404-313-3198.