Metro montage: New exhibit at art museum to spotlight regional artists in a variety of mediums
by Sally Litchfield
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The Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art’s Metro Montage showcases various medium of art from local metro Atlanta artists. The event is scheduled to open July 20 and will include a painting titled Night Heron by Kathleen McCoy and  a sculpture titled Teikee by Nanessa Niederstrasser. <br>Staff/Kelly J. Huff
The Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art’s Metro Montage showcases various medium of art from local metro Atlanta artists. The event is scheduled to open July 20 and will include a painting titled Night Heron by Kathleen McCoy and a sculpture titled Teikee by Nanessa Niederstrasser.
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Metro Montage is a juried competition that brings in regional artists with a variety of mediums, subject matter and style,” said Sally Macaulay, executive director of Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art.

Rachel White, from the Hunter Museum of Art the Assistant Curator of Education at the Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga, Tenn., juried the exhibition. She has a masters in Art History from George Washington University and Ph. D. in art history from the University of Illinois. A teacher, her expertise is in modern and contemporary art and American art.

The exhibition will appeal to all tastes.

“We had over 700 submitted pieces of art and we were limited to 46 pieces in the final cut. This Metro Montage is our most popular event of the year and only annual exhibition,” Macaulay said.

Among the many local artists are Judge Tain Kell, Michael Leidel, Holly Irwin, Tom LaBarge, Charles Young Walls, Doug Pisik, Junko Ono Rothwell, Clifford Blanchard, Lisa Smith, Aviva Stern, Jeff Taylor, David Wendel, Nikki Davidson, Cecil Warfel, Chris Wilson, Liz Barber, Steve Dininno and Beth Evans.

“The show not only provides entertainment, but it supports our regional and local artists. Metro Montage is our only regional juried show all year and it gives artists a chance to be placed in a museum, which is a high honor,” she explained.

“By attending Metro Montage, the community will experience firsthand the artistic expression found in our region. To view the uniqueness of Metro Montage, you will have an appreciation for the individual artist and their sense of creativity,” she said.

Metro Montage runs concurrent with Duncan and Walkowitz: Modernists of Movement and Line that includes drawings of Isadora Duncan by Abraham Walkowitz.

“Isadora Duncan was known in some circles as the Mother of Ballet. She was influenced by music, poetry and art,” Macaulay said.

The opening will include light hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. The museum is at 30 Atlanta St., Marietta. Learn more at mariettacobbartmuseum.org or call (770) 528-1444.

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