Monday, March 23, 2009
Rite of Passsage Reception
Another well attended art reception brings art lovers from all over the region
The Point of Art Gallery hosted the show "Rite of Passage" at their Union Point location.
It was an exciting evening! An invited selection of Georgia artists with their interpretations of “Rite of Passage” were present at the show opening on , March 19. The “Meet the artists” reception went from but actually lasted longer. Wine was served and Chef Doug Janousek catered the nibbles.
What also made it extra special was that the opening reception was filmed by UGA’s School of Journalism students studying film. The end results will be premiered in a 22-minute presentation for Athens and the surrounding area at the State of Georgia’s Technology & Tourism conference in April.
One of the evening's interesting events was a demonstration by talented artist, Wendy Wiggins of Lexington, who demonstrated how she creates and wraps them in silver for dramatic, fun and beautiful jewelry. Wendy uses a blow torch which was interesting to watch. Wendy's lively personality made the demonstration more enjoyable watching her work and finding out all about the ancient method of working with glass that she employs.
The artists' work comprising the show were from David Siffert of Greensboro, me, Peter Muzyka of Madison, David Boyd, Jnr, of Gay, Margaret Warfield of Oxford, Laura Connely of Washington, Jan Whyllson of Greensboro and Bob Hart of Athens. Each artist uses a different medium and our unique styles added an interesting mix, excitement and interest to the show. Laura Connely is not only a visual artist but also a musician and song writer and provided the entertainment with a selection of guitar music and songs of her own compositions.
More information can be had by visiting or calling the gallery: http://thePointofArt.net