Posted on | Monday, February 24, 2014 | No Comments
pretty little stories by kelly barton
"one day. not long ago.
gathering with souls, stories told.
i found myself focusing on my blank journal page. a simple sharpie, pulling dark lines across the page and my mind recognizing the intersections pulling over one another.
sitting with kindred souls, listening, absorbing the deep layers of story.
the connection. breathing in the softness and exhaling the darkened leftovers. absorbing the connection. the sacred life."
exhibit: pretty little stories is a simple representation of the stories that we each tuck away in the layers of our days. the blossom begins as a mandala, the center begins as life and with each layer and color added, our story is told often thrown off course and while our footing feels off center, somehow with each year, each lesson - finding our balance.kelly paints to soothe her soul and tell stories along the way. she gathers with other women near the sea, holding their hands as they fretfully explain they are not an artist. kelly loves to prove nothing more than, they really are. some days you might find her kneeling along the sidewalk leaving chalked love notes, giggling at the silliness of life.
and she uses the color pink as much as she possibly can.
kelly barton artist. maker. creator. believer of this sacred life.
“and the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
- anais nin
Posted on | Wednesday, February 5, 2014 | No Comments
|Milky Way Mandala by Louie Laskowski|
"Vision Art & Vintage Cloth"
Discoveries within the junk of life. The cotton spread of thread woven into dresses of bliss at weddings door. Wanting to capture that specific moment. That ancient and spiritual moment that creating releases. As if there were blinders on her eyes she began to chase ideas around in her mind until all practical concerns encompassed her. She rolled the cotton vision up.
Posted on | Friday, November 29, 2013 | No Comments
Posted on | Monday, October 28, 2013 | No Comments
Make plans to join us at the Wells Community Cultural Center this Friday, November 1, 6:00-8:00pm for not just one but three shows! 9 Squared (Wabash Valley Potters), Vintage and Vision (Louie Laskowski) and Passions and Pursuits (Athens Arts). The galleries are filled! Looking forward to seeing you! The exhibition will run from November 1 - December 6.
Each artist holds deep within, their own ideals, dreams and a distinctive way of following their creative path. The 16 varied artists of Athens Arts claim a variety of media in order to express passions and to pursue their creativity. This "Passions and Pursuits" exhibit is a result of the interesting mix of their talents. The show ranges from turned wood vessels, ceramics, watercolor and acrylic paintings, and mixed media assemblages to delicate flowers made entirely of clay. The artists of Athens Arts welcome you into their creative world.
Athens Artists showing:
Posted on | Thursday, October 17, 2013 | No Comments
|Marianne Ballenger Second Place - 2D category|
Athens Arts Salon REDUX! is up until October 26th! Consider purchasing from this special show to support the gallery.
Posted on | Monday, June 17, 2013 | 2 Comments
Brown Bag Series!
Join us for free artist talks and demonstrations on a variety of topics! The series begins June 19 and runs through July (excluding July 3rd). Hope to see you!
• June 19 - Gerberg Garmann Topic: “Poetics of Imagery”
• June 26 - Cathy Claycomb Topic: How to make Saddlebag Purses
• July 10 - Marianne Ballenger Topic: Books and Journal Making
• July 17 - Kelly Barton Topic: “Journeys” Artistic Journaling
• July 24 - Elizabeth Lincourt Topic: Fun with Mixed Media
• July 31 - Karen Patton Topic: “Reflections” How to Paint Reflective Surfaces