Carrollton Cultural Arts Center presents exhibits

Charlotte Scarce 1The Carrollton Cultural Arts Center presents Teacher’s Pets by artist Patsy Monroe Harper and her students in the Roush Family Gallery, and Thisthatandtheother by artist Charlotte Scarce in the Galleria.  The shows will open with a reception on July 12, 2013 from 5-7pm in the art center lobby.  Both exhibits will run through August 28, 2013.  The exhibits are free and open to the public.  Galleries are open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm (evening hours vary with events), Saturday 10am-2pm and closed on Sunday.

Artist Patsy Monroe Harper has taught watercolor painting for many years.  Patsy is known for her paintings of flowers.  She has painted from photos of flowers from Richmond, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.  Patsy has found that her art career is one of the most enjoyable ventures of her life.  It has renewed her love of flowers and gardens.  In her career, she has had several exhibits as well as a annual exhibit at the Calloway Gardens Sibley Center for six years.  Patsy taught an advanced and beginner’s watercolor class at the Carrollton Cultural Arts Center for many years.  Until 2012, she taught watercolor classes for Tabernacle Baptist Church.  She continues to observe the class from time to time.

Known in some circles as “The Sharecropper’s Daughter,” Charlotte Scarce lives and paints in her Whitesburg, Georgia home.  She is a self-taught artist, reared in Roswell, Georgia.  As a way to add color and enhance the antique business she owned, she often created signs with a vintage look that was reminiscent of the 1930’s-1950’s.  Many of Charlotte’s friends encouraged her to try her hand at art.  Avoiding the very labor intensive 11-step process of lettering and aging vintage signs, Charlotte began painting artwork.  Without having any prior experience, Charlotte began to experiment with acrylics and with “oops” house paint found at local hardware stores.  The result has been well received.  Many of Charlotte’s pieces can be found at local stores as well as stores in Memphis, Tennessee, Florida, North Carolina and New Jersey.

For more information about  the exhibits, please contact Renee Fitts at 770-838-1083 or rfitts@carrollton-ga.gov.

Painting: Zinnias by Charlotte Scarce, acrylic and latex on fiber board

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