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A small Coastal town called Saint Marys, Georgia, United States
Hi, my name is Ronnie. I am an American Contemporary Folk Artist. I conjure up images, then paint them on canvas. This makes me happy. Nice to meet you.

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Inspiration from Brilliant Minds
Painting is an attempt to come to terms with life. There are as many solutions as there are human beings. - George Tooker

Monday, March 8, 2010

Gallery Visit!

 
I made a visit to the gallery on Friday to deliver The Flying Ford and thought you might want to tag along.  This is the lovely Courtney harassing Joseph with a pair of antlers I brought to her.
Joseph is a writer.  He comes to the gallery for inspiration and to visit with Courtney, Karen and whatever  artist may be around.  I took this picture as Joseph was lamenting about his love life. I raised the camera to shoot and Courtney adorned him with the horns! Perfect! Sorry, Joseph. I couldn't resist.
Notice that red sign in the background?
GALLERY
STORE
It's full of great stuff by local craftsmen and artists.  
You should stop in sometime.
Arts Clayton Gallery
136 S. Main Street
Jonesboro, GA 30236

phone: (770) 473-5457
Tues - Fri: 9 AM - 5 PM 
Sat 10 AM - 4 PM.
Closed Sun, Mon, holidays
  

The work of young artists fills the gallery this month. Here are some examples. 

It's the 13th District Congressional Student Art Competition.  On display in the gallery March 3 - March 26.  

Click the pics for a closer look.

        

 Pretty impressive don't you think!?

FYI: "Congress created the Congressional Art Competition in 1982 as a way to showcase the artistic talents of young people throughout the country. The top three winners of the local competition win thousands of dollars in scholarships to Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) and the Atlanta Art Institute. In addition to receiving a scholarship, the first place winner is invited to attend an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. and will have his or her artwork displayed for one year in the Cannon Tunnel leading to the U.S. Capitol".

More examples of the great student art
 

It's hard to focus with these two around! Here's Joseph practicing a pose for his next book jacket photo. Courtney is brushing up on her River Dance technique.  Of course, more student art in the background.

As for the Flying Ford...

It will be on display at the National Archives at Atlanta along with lots more local art, March 16 - May 15, 2010.  The theme,  1920's: The Golden Age

Come on out for a look see...

Exhibition displayed at National Archives, 5780 Jonesboro Road, Morrow, Georgia 30260.
Be inspired by the beginnings of "Modern America"!

 Shifting gears...
Whenever I visit the gallery I enjoy seeing what Richard has produced. These wooden angels are examples.  Don't go looking for him on the web. He's exclusive to the gallery. 
So you'll have to come get one! 


These are Richard's birds on branches.  Aren't they sweet? He carves each little bird.

Check out these crazy lamps by another local artist. Way to recycle! 

 
And this one.

 
I guess it's time to skate on out of here. It's a beautiful day outside and there is a lot to do! Have a really good week, you all.
Love and all good things, 
Ronnie
aka Joe's stove operator

8 comments:

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Wow! I feel as if I went to that fascinating gallery. You took us on a great field trip, Ronnie!

I found your blog on Sandy's and can't wait to see what your brain comes up with next!

Rebecca Ramsey said...

What an awesome post! I'm totally inspired now!
I WANT ONE OF THOSE FILMSTRIP PROJECTOR LAMPS!
So creative.
It's all I can do to restrain myself from excessive exclamation points.
I always love your blog.

The Vintage Sister said...

I love the Flying Ford!! and it's going to look amazing hanging among other fabulous art.

Thanks for sharing the pictures...a lot of great pieces!

Tracy

p.s. you're very welcome for the blog traffic!

Together We Save said...

Wow - interesting stuff!! I hate to admit it but I have never been to an art gallery! Looks amazing.

Ronnie said...

Thanks y'all! Your art is gorgeous, Elizabeth. I'm happy you and Tracy came by.
Becky, they also had a movie projector (reel to reel)lamp. No need to restrain !!!!! these here!!!
To my favorite Coupon Queen: NOW you have!

Courtney Fort said...

Ronnie, you are awesome. Karen and I checked out your shop, and WOW at those shoes!

Have a great day! :)

-Courtney

Ronnie said...

Thanks a whole lot, gallery girls!
I think you guys are pretty awesome.
Glad you like the crazy shoes. When it's all over I may buy all the Biddybrain shoes from myself!

Anonymous said...

Excuse me... I enjoyed that so much that I'd like you to take me on field trips more often. I don't get out much.. and this has been a treat for me... ;-) seriously.. it is a fun post. do it some more!