Please join us for the latest exhibit at City Gallery at Sandy Springs City Hall featuring works by artist Diana Toma. The Opening Reception will be at City Hall on Tuesday, August 29th from 6pm until 8pm and the exhibit will run through the beginning of November 2023.
In the artist’s words:
“With this selection of paintings on display titled ‘On the cusp between abstraction and realism’ I am exploring ways to merge abstract intuitive painting with portraiture. When looking at my paintings ask yourself these questions: If you could imagine yourself within the artwork, what sounds would you hear? How would you feel? What would you be?
My whole life gravitates around creating art. I paint to bring about a sense of wonder and engage you, the viewer, at an emotional level. I want you to create your own personal meaning from the painting you observe. If you are looking for a hint, read the title of each painting. The rest is left on purpose for you to interpret and filter through your own personal experiences. Art is not meant to be explained but experienced through your own unique filters.
Alongside my studio work, I’ve been bringing together a growing community of art lovers by teaching painting classes and workshops to adults. My goal as a teacher is to facilitate class participants to silence their critical inner voice to uncover beautiful images of the self by surrendering to play, in a quest to empower participants to become fully self-expressed through painting. In my classes we explore the emotional aspect of what we observe around us, using classic mediums like watercolors, acrylics, and oils but in a contemporary approach.”
The Fran Scher exhibit kicked off with an artist reception on Wednesday, May 3, 2023. A Sandy Springs resident, her current focus is abstract art.
In the artist’s words: “When people ask: what does abstract art mean? My reply is: what does music mean? It is about how music and art make you feel. It is a dialogue that the artist begins and the viewer gets to finish. The dialogue is different every time you view the art, not because. anything changes on the canvas, but because of what changes in you.”
The Sandy Springs City Hall Gallery resumed public art exhibitions on February 16th, 2023, featuring the works of local artist Lorraine Christie, known for her unique blend of palette knife and brush techniques.