For five years, this intimate gallery has brought some of the South’s finest contemporary artists to the Marietta Square. Visitors can see the exhibit through the end of the month.
“Susan has been immersed in the horse community for more than 20 years as both a rider and a painter. Her knowledge of the equestrian world is intimate, and her treatment of horses on canvas reveals a powerful honesty of connection,” said dk Gallery owner Donna Kruger, who was raised in a suburb of Chicago, Ill., similar to the Marietta community.
“(Burns’) understanding of humanity is found in studying and knowing animals, and her distinctive presentation is breathtaking and powerful. Susan is very deserving of this honor and we are excited to see her work recognized in this way,” Kruger said.
While at dk Gallery, visitors should also see Gallery II where a trio of local artists shares the white walls — Melissa Snyder, Maureen Engle and Ford Elementary beloved teacher Claire Dunaway, daughter of former Mayor of Marietta Bill Dunaway.
The next exhibit starts Nov. 1 when dk Gallery celebrates its fifth anniversary at a show titled “5” from 6 to 9 p.m. The opening will feature “The Best of dk Gallery.” Popular Marietta Square florists and culinary artists from the Marietta Square will interpret dk art and present their “response” to engage the five senses.
“We have seen the power of art positively affect a community and individual lives over the last five years. Our vision of this thriving culturally rich community and gallery has been attained through fresh contemporary art that is accessible. It has been a labor of love and joy,” Donna said. “And with a great team.”
Dk Gallery is at 25 W Park Square, Marietta. Visit dkgallery.us or call (770) 427-5377.