The complimentary exhibit features the work of 14 of the region’s most talented artists such as Claire Colquitt Curtis, Dick Yarbrough, Barbara Kincaid, Marsha Savage, Sarah Monsour, Deb Cook, Paula Landry, Virginia Dauth, Karen Margulis, Wanda Crane, Sonya Ingle, Julie Gudger, Ronnie Offen and Richard Herklotz.
Opening day reception is today between 6 and 9 p.m. Each day, a different artist will be in attendance to demonstrate his or her craft and to answer questions.
“We wanted this to be a true fine art event. We wanted it to be original, one-of-a-kind artwork only. We wanted to have really high-quality, recognizable names, people that would be well-known,” said Mike Terry, a board member of the Taylor-Brawner House Foundation. He serves as treasurer and historian of foundation and led the effort to restore the Taylor-Brawner House.
The juried exhibit of award winning artists will have hand selected best works on display that will be available for purchase.
“You’re going to see one-of-a-kind art. You’re going to get to talk to the artists,” said Terry, author of A Simpler Time about the prominent Taylor and Brawner families and the famous Brawner Sanitarium on Atlanta Road.
Terry is a fourth generation Smyrna resident whose relatives pioneered Smyrna in the 1830s. He is former chairman of Smyrna’s Planning & Zoning Board, and in December 2008, he was appointed by County Commissioner Bob Ott to the Cobb County Planning Commission. He was elected as chair in September 2013.
The exhibit hopes to draw people from outside the region to Smyrna.
“We want to bring people in that might normally go to Roswell, Marietta, Decatur or Atlanta for similar exhibits. We want to show those folks that Smyrna can do it too,” he said.
“We want it to be the best. People will recognize what we have and want to come back next year,” said Terry, who said it took two years for the show to come to fruition.
“We want this to be a one-of-a-kind show. Hopefully, it will be repeating each year,” Terry said.
The Taylor-Brawner House is at 3182 Atlanta Road, Smyrna.
For more information, check out Taylor-Brawner Park With Art’s Facebook page or visit smyrnacity.com or call (678) 631-5545.