The Cultural Arts Council Douglasville/Douglas County will exhibit new and recent works by artists Fiona Dennis, Ernie Hendrix, and Marilyn Weidenaar during the months of June and July. The exhibit kicks off with an opening reception hosted by the Pilot Club on Thursday, June 1st from 6 until 8 p.m., at the Cultural Arts Council and it will be on view through July 26th. The opening reception and gallery admission is free to the public; special gallery tours are available with appointments – 770.949.2787. Entitled Summer Colors, this exhibit explores fine art ranging from watercolors to acrylics. These vibrant summertime colors will lift your spirits and relax your mind.
Fiona Dennis was born and raised in Jamaica. She studied painting at the Jamaica School of Art and has continued her studies with various teachers and workshops. Fiona finds inspiration everywhere, especially in her garden and during her travels. She is always looking for moody landscapes like her acrylic “Newnan Farmland” that depicts the rustic farm life using different light textures techniques.
Ernie Hendrix is a native of Georgia and currently resides in West Georgia. She has been active in the arts for many years, also making jewelry and teaching bookmaking and polymer classes. She freely admits her desire for bright colors and shiny objects, and even named her Studio, Gypsy Gold Studio, because of her love of big, bright earrings. Her painting techniques and choice of subjects are still evolving and she loves experimenting with different watercolor styles. Ernie’s watercolor painting “TailFin” features the back end of a Chrysler Plymouth giving off the colors that might be seen from a summer-night drive in movie.
Marilyn Weidenaar currently resides in Villa Rica, Georgia. She received her Bachelors in Studio Art from Rosemont College and attended graduate school at Northern Illinois University. She has been featured in galleries and juried exhibitions across the country. Large portions of Marilyn’s work are from state parks across the country. Her original acrylic “Sunset at Bagby State Park” exemplifies relaxation with a summer sunset reflecting on the waters of Bagby State Park in Fort Gaines, Georgia.
The Cultural Arts Council Douglasville/ Douglas County, located at 8652 Campbellton Street in historic downtown Douglasville, Georgia, is open Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For directions and more information, visit www.artsdouglas.org or contact the Cultural Arts Council at 770.949.2787