Family Musings

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Art - Exhibit

Date & Time: Sunday, May 6, 2018 - Saturday, May 26, 2018
Suggested Audiences: Adult
Location:
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Basement Art Gallery
1 Margaret Mitchell Square
Atlanta, GA 30303
Cost: Free
Description: "'Family Musings' is a body of portrait and illustration work that is near and dear to my heart. Like many artists, I am often inspired by a muse, or in this case, muses. As I grow older, and experience love and loss in many forms, my appreciation for family continues to grow, as I hold each of my loved ones closer to my heart. My family members inspire me on an almost daily basis, providing me with boundless and unconditional love, and I am compelled to express my love for them through my artwork. Painting those I love most creates an almost intoxicating state of mind. So much so that I often find myself planning a new portrait of a family member before completing the current piece on the easel. My children are by far my most powerful muses. The urge to document their growing up through painting is one that is continuous, as my babies are constantly changing. I find that art I make out of love is so much more satisfying and sincere than anything else I draw or paint. Likewise, when I make work about family relationships through illustration, a similar sense of satisfaction occurs. I aim to communicate how immensely powerful the bonds of family can be, while also pushing the boundaries of my painting abilities to explore painting techniques, color usage, and the unique characteristics of each subject." - Leslie Murphy
More Information: E-mail: edwin.simmons@fultoncountyga.gov
Phone: 404-730-1781
Entered by: Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System (LibraryComments@fultoncountyga.gov)

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