A free art exhibit featuring the works of David Gentry will be on display at Pinckneyville Park Community Recreation Center from Nov. 21 through Jan. 12. The “Still Life” exhibit displays an eclectic style derived from the influences of several notable instructors in ceramics, painting, drawing and metal sculpture. David Gentry has always had a passion for photography and pottery, and has reached outside his comfort zone over the past year to explore art and life in new and unique ways. As Gentry explained, this exhibit represents “the convergence of influences which represents a year’s worth of memory snapshots in ceramics, metalwork, painting, drawing and photography. It is a celebration of recalling life lived, seeking passion in our daily living and reminding ourselves that there is still life ahead.” David Gentry uses pottery and art as his outlets for creativity and stress relief, and prefers to share his works with family and friends, while donating the bulk of his work to support church missions’ projects and other community causes.
An Artist Reception will be held Thurs., Dec. 1, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Exhibit hours are Mon. – Thurs. 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., and Sat. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is free. Pinckneyville Park Community Recreation Center is located at 4650 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard in Norcross. For more information call 770-417-2200 or visit www.gwinnettparks.com.
George Pierce Park Community Recreation Center is honored to showcase a 35-year art career retrospective by Chris Hamman. Witness Hamman’s evolution in development and style over his distinguished career. The exhibit will be available for viewing and open to the public beginning Aug. 1, to Nov. 29, Mon. through Thurs. 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Fri. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sat. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Hamman’s passion for painting began in the 1970’s while living in the Midwest where he studied with Ernie Haring, a well-known regional water colorist, and started painting using watercolors. After getting married and moving to the West Coast, he began to work with oils, acrylics and other mediums. In 2004, desiring a place to live offering four seasons, Hamman and his family moved to Atlanta. Now residing in Sugar Hill, Hamman is an active member in the North Gwinnett Artist Association.
George Pierce Park Community Recreation Center offers classes in cultural arts, dance, martial arts, wellness, fitness and much more. The Recreation Center includes large community and meeting rooms available for rentals, as well as Prime Times Pointe Senior Recreation Wing which is open to active adults age 50+. George Pierce Park also offers paved and soft surface trails, outdoor basketball courts, playground, five soccer fields, football/multi-purpose field, seven youth baseball/softball fields, two adult softball fields, pavilions and a pond. For information and rentals contact 770.831.4173
Pinckneyville Park Community Recreation Center is proud to feature a breathtaking photo exhibition by renowned photographer Frank Sharp. The exhibition features photography from Frank and his wife Pearl’s travels to Cambodia and Thailand. Beautifully displayed, Frank’s exhibition includes photographs of the Angkor Archaeological Park 1,000 Stone Temple, the Giant Reclining Buddha at Wat Po and the city of Ayutthaya which is recognized internationally as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Frank Sharp is known for his spectacular photography from his travels with his wife Pearl throughout the world including Europe and Asia. Frank’s photography captures history and geography through the camera lens, bringing culture and traditions held within those countries to within an arms length for all to enjoy.
The exhibition runs from May 9, to August 5 and is open Monday through Thursday 10:00am to 9:00pm, Friday 10:00am to 4:00pm and Saturday 9:00am to 5:00pm. For a chance to meet Frank, an artist reception will be held on May 12, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.
Pinckneyville Park Community Recreation Center offers classes in cultural arts, dance, martial arts, wellness, fitness and much more. The Recreation Center includes a pottery studio, dance/aerobics room, large community room with catering kitchen, indoor and outdoor classrooms, and walking trails that connect to Pinckneyville Park and the Soccer Complex. For information and rentals contact 770.417.2200
February 25-April 1 – Seniors’ 2nd Annual Art Thru the Lens Photo Contest
Submit your pictures, framed and matted. We’ll display the following photographic categories: landscapes, pets, and still life objects, in black and white or color. Friends, visitors, and family members can anonymously vote for their favorite photo. Submission deadline 2/14. Artist Reception, Friday, April 1 where winners are announced, awards given and light refreshments served. $10/one time registration fee. Call 770.831.4173 for more info; space is limited. Prime Timers Pointe at George Pierce Park, 55 Buford Highway, Suwanee. Register Here
Little Sunshine Art Show
Does the recent snow and cold weather leave you longing for the warmth of spring sunshine?
Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation’s Pinckneyville Park Community Recreation Center is sponsoring a free art exhibit of pen and ink drawings by Eileen Wilson titled “A Little Sunshine
Wilson began her painting career in Pittsburgh, PA. She studied many art techniques including oils, watercolor, stain glass and pen and ink.
Now a resident of Duluth, GA, Wilson’s favorite genre has become making memories of homes, wildlife and nature scenes. Her art is featured on everything from note cards to tiles and images.
An opening Artist Reception will be held Thurs., Feb. 10, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. The full exhibit will be on display Feb. 5 through April 29. Exhibit hours are Mon. – Thurs. 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., and Sat. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is free.
Pinckneyville Park Community Recreation Center is located at 4650 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard in Norcross. For more information call 770-417-2200 or visit www.gwinnettparks.com.