Metro Montage opening draws many artists, residents
by Sally Litchfield
July 29, 2014 10:37 PM | 1188 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
On July 19, supporters of Marietta Cobb Museum of Art attended the opening of Metro Montage XIV. The juried competition brings in regional artists with a variety of mediums, subject matter and style. Rachel White, the assistant curator of education at the Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga, Tenn., juried the exhibition that had more than 700 pieces submitted and was narrowed to 46 pieces in the final cut.

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.

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

Art will remain on exhibit in the museum’s main galleries until Sept. 14.

The museum is at 30 Atlanta St., Marietta. For more information, visit mariettacobbartmuseum.org or call (770) 528-1444.

Guests included Dee Allison, Alexia Arani, Ardy Arani, Sharon Arani, Susan Beebe, Kelly and Tom Borgel, Tyler Browning, Joanne and Stewart Campbell, Terri and Steve Cole, Nikki Davidson, Linda Dowdell, Andrew Feiler, Jennifer and Tim Fox, Melinda and Laing Heidt, Carlton Kell, Carole Kell, Sherry and Judge Tain Kell, Fran and Joe Kirby, Karl Kroeppler, Hugh Macaulay, Greg Morgan, Lucy Morgan, Ruth Morgan, Julianne and Boozer McClure, Yvonne Portwood, Rachel Rhule, Rick Siegle, Carly and Kim Stinson, Trapp and Peter Tischner, and Leigh Ann and Ray Worden.

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Things heat up in August at dk Gallery with their encaustic, metal, and glass show titled, “Some Like it Hot.” Featuring encaustic works of Helen DeRamus, glass works by David Goldhagen, and metal sculpture works by Syd Atkinson and Fonde Taylor on Aug. 1 from 5 to 9 p.m.

Inside dk Gallery is the beauty of art made with fire. Outside, artistic fire dancers will light the way to an exciting evening. Ember Fox Fire Arts presents a live avant-garde fire dance experience. This show is sure to ignite excitement during this First Friday Art Walk in Historic Downtown Marietta. All are invited to enjoy the fire dance with the company of these talented artists.

For more information about the dk Gallery artists and events, visit www.dkgallery.us or call them at (770) 427-5377. Dk Gallery is at 25 West Park Square, Marietta.

Sally Litchfield is a longtime Marietta resident. She formerly practiced law in Marietta and now stays home to raise her two children. Send Sally news at sallylit@bellsouth.net. Call Sally at (770) 425-8106.

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