Area 61 Gallery’s final “Featured Artist Show” for the year is a pairing of local artist works in Wax & Weave. North Georgia artist Paul Fontana favors working in encaustic – a fusing of beeswax with oil paint – to produce color abstracts on wood panel. Lisa Denney, an artist and floor covering designer, creates weavings that incorporate other art media pushing the boundaries of traditional fiber craft toward fine art. Wax & Weave will be on display through the end of the year and all pieces are available for purchase.
The live, masked and socially distanced art demonstration series continues with the following artist line-up:
Saturday, 1-5 p.m. – Bob Fazio, sculptor, potter, painter, kicks off Shop Small Saturday with a live clay sculpting demonstration. He’s bringing Santa Claus to life and he’s certain to share a few tips for working in clay that will up level your clay process.
Sunday, 2-4 p.m. – Lisa Denney will be demonstrating her weaving abilities on the loom among her latest works as the year-end featured artist.
Friday, Dec. 4, 6-7:30 p.m. – Virtual First Friday – a Zoom meeting link will be posted on the Facebook page and at com for participants to join gallery director, Keeli Crewe, as she walks about the gallery and interacts with artists virtually from their home or studio.
In December, artist Paulina Fae will be in the gallery for a book signing as soon as her newly released graphic novella ad soundtrack – The Secret Language of Trees – shipment arrives. (date/time to be announced on social media)
The gallery has space to physically distance, which will be monitored, and there is a mask mandate executive order in the city. Area 61 Gallery is at 721 Broad St., beneath the black awning just to the left of the historic Tivoli Theatre in the Maclellan Building.
A surprisingly pleasant side-effect of a pandemic is that the artists are in studio creating even more diligently, so there is something new in the gallery almost daily. Please consider supporting local this holiday season by purchasing something original from a local artist or local business. The holiday gallery hours are 12-6 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.