Exhibitions



Cultivated

Through February 13
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. 

SPONSORED BY WEST GEORGIA TECHNICAL COLLEGE

Gallery Play Saturday: Flying Bird Sculpture
Jan. 11 
What is kinetic art anyway? Investigate this question through the artworks of Ted Whisenhunt in ‘Cultivated.’ Then step into the artist’s shoes to make a moving sculpture
to take home. Ages  8 – 12, 11am – 12:30pm, 13+,  1pm – 2:30pm. $15


Fiber Stories, Yarn Painting by Annie Greene

Through February 1
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. 


Kiwanis Art Showcase

February 9 – 29
Opening Reception: February 9, 6pm
The Kiwanis Club of Carrollton’s annual art and music showcase features artwork by area high school students. The Kiwanis Club gives five monetary awards in art and music and finalists are entered into the state art and music showcase.

Jam Session

February 21 – April 2
Opening Reception: February 21, 5pm
This special invitational exhibit, in cooperation with the Southeastern Quilt and Textile Museum, is a juried collection of works by the members of the GA/SC Region of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA), a global organization of fiber artists.


Carrollton Artist Guild Annual Juried Show

April 9 – May 14
Opening Reception: April 9, 5pm
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.

Gallery Play Saturday: Self Expression through Design
April 25, 1pm – 2:30pm 
Students will investigate how artworks can capture and express the artist’s life. After an interactive tour of the exhibit, students will discuss how composition, subject choice, metaphor and symbolism can be used to express an aspect of their own life and will be able to create a work of art with a selection of drawing media. Ages 13–18, $10


Cheating Sameness

May 21 – July 2
Opening Reception: May 21, 5pm

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.

Gallery Play Saturday: Shrinky Dinks Party!
June 6, 1pm – 2pm 
Shrinky Dinks – the childhood classic – are created by drawing onto a clear plastic sheet that shrinks and hardens when heated to create a durable finished piece of artwork. Students will tour the exhibit for inspiration and then make artwork, jewelry pieces and sculptures. All ages, $10


Color and Movement: Experiments in Acrylic Pour

May 21 – June 18
Opening Reception: May 21, 5pm
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.