The Artists at In-Town Gallery on Frazier Avenue on the North Shore are displaying works of art that reflect May Flowers. Moreover, the Gallery will feature this month its newest member, Sybil McLain-Topel. Ms. McLain-Topel obtained a master’s degree in fine arts in Atlanta and specializes in fine art photography.
Ms. McLain-Topel moved to Chattanooga in 2014 and her photography reflects the natural beauty of the river and mountains. But her special love is photography that tells the story of the city by illustrating its architectural structures including not only those that are renewed and repaired, but also those that have been abandoned or neglected, awaiting a new life. She is especially attracted to those scenes that “tell stories”. Her work falls into three areas: emotionally charged landscapes, quirky/humorous juxtapositions and pop culture layered with art references.
The photography of Ms. McLain-Topel has been chosen by the Hunter Museum’s Spectrum Art Committee for its annual art auction. Her work is also displayed at the Edwin Hotel. To Ms. McLain-Topel her work is more than just pictures. As she has said, “I’m taking these photographs and spending the time to look for those details that tell a story - to connect with others, to inspire and to provide hope.”