Current Exhibition

Spring Exhibition

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Our Gallery + Our Studio

 The Invisible Made Visible

May 14-June 14, 2015

                                                                                                                                     Gallery hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 12:00-3:00pm

 477 Peachtree Street Atlanta, GA 30308

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 The invisible is made visible through the work of this exhibition, with each artist portraying the individual rather than the condition of homelessness.

 Roberta Stutzman, an impressionistic portrait painter and curator for the Peachtree-Pine Art Gallery in downtown Atlanta, received her art education from Penn State and was awarded the Teacher of the Year in Dekalb County’s Rainbow School in 2010.  A member of the Portrait Society of America and the Portrait Society of Atlanta, Roberta has studied locally with Nancy Franke and Marc Chatov.  Her signature style consists of quick large brushstrokes capturing the essence of the personal.

“Come and have your portrait painted.  I can paint your portrait in 30 minutes; I’ll take it home and take a photo.  You get 2 copies, one for you and one for your loved one.  You get your portrait and I get the practice.”  This is what I tell the men and women who enter as strangers and leave as friends.  We now know each other by name, and we know each other’s stories.  They wave as they pass by, beaming at their portraits in the gallery windows, showing them to their friends. We all get value and dignity from this experience.  I love what I do.                                                                    

~Roberta Stutzman

Maryellen Brantley’s portraits invite the viewer to engage emotionally with the individual.   Trained in Fine Arts from Syracuse University and more recently with Marc Chatov and in other local workshops, she came to Peachtree-Pine to paint people.

I wanted to paint homeless people as a way of giving them something of value.  I felt that if I could produce something of value for others, it was a way of communicating love to them.

~ Maryellen Brantley 

Brent Walker, as a native Atlantan, focuses his attention on the Southeast region of the U.S. The Hidden South is a photojournalism project focusing on people who live at the fringes of society. Through these images and stories Brent hopes to promote compassionate discourse about the issues that plague his subjects and society as a whole.

The Hidden South project is about giving the people that I meet an opportunity to tell their stories. It is about freedom from secrets and healing by sharing with others. It is about being connected with other humans who are presumed to have little in common with us. It’s about seeing the people that we walk by every day, for the first time.

   ~Brent Walker

 

 For more information please contact Roberta Stutzman, Gallery Curator at peachtreepinegallery@gmail.com or  770-316-7127.

PARKING: There is a public parking lot half a block from the gallery on Peachtree St. directly across from St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.

 

 

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Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless
477 Peachtree Street  Atlanta, GA 30308
Phone  404-787-5826  Hotline 404-447-3678