Best of the Best: Art in August, a visual treat • Cathy Best, Lifestyle Columnist
The quality of visual arts exhibited in Madison, at any given time, are impressive. August opens three inspiring shows. Treat yourself; you have until October to schedule a weekend afternoon, pack a picnic to enjoy at Hill Park and visit each of these exhibits.
FIBERS Visual Art Exhibit
Aug. 2 through Oct. 20, 2012 at the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center, 434 S. Main Street, Madison, Ga. Call (706) 342-4743.
“This is a group exhibition featuring works by 15 artists united by the common theme of their chosen artistic medium. Fiber art includes any type of artwork that uses flexible, linear materials – fibers – as a major material. Traditionally, fiber is taken from plants or animals, for example cotton from cottonseed pods, linen from flax stems or wool from sheep hair. This exhibit explores multiple approaches, interpretations, and uses of these very common materials – from large scale woven wall hangings and felt installations to finely stitched drawings on paper.”
Artists included in the exhibition are: Samantha Bittman, Susan Cipcic, Jennifer Crenshaw, Andrea Donnelly, Amandine Drouet, Didi Dunphy, Meredith Re'Grimsley, Sara Hopp, Sony Yong James, Eric Mercer, Johana Moscoso, Leisa Rich, Ann Rowles, Olivia Valentine and Katie Waugh.
a Town 220 XLG Show
Aug. 2 through Oct. 27 at Town 220 Restaurant & Gallery, 220 West Washington Street, Madison, Ga.
The Madison Artists Guild presents XLG fiber works featuring four fiber artists: Jennifer Crenshaw, Margaret Agner, Tressa Linzy and Elizabeth Barton.
ABANDONDED RURAL AMERICA 2: The American Small Family Farm in Transition
Opens Aug. 30 at the Steffen Thomas Museum, 4200 Bethany Road, Buckhead, Ga. Call 706-342-7557. Exhibit reception starts at 6 p.m. on Aug. 30 and the film will be shown at 7 p.m.
An exhibition by Peter Muzyka, Lisa Wheeler, Don Jolley, and Chuck Dyer
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Elizabeth Barton is featured in the Town 220 XLG show. Check out her blog: "Art and Quilts, Cogitations Thereon."
Become a member of the Madison Artists Guild or renew your membership at www.madisonartistsguild.org. Go to "Membership" and download the Membership Registration Form. All Guild foodies check in with Karen; she needs food for the Abandoned Rural America 2 exhibit reception.
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Printed in the August 16, 2012 edition