Artist Honey Corbin travels the back roads of America—most notably the Southwest, West, Georgia, and the Northeast–to find images and icons that are slowly being lost to our landscape and history.
“I endeavor to picture the female and her continuing contribution to the culture of the West in my art,” stated Corbin. Several of the artist’s paintings depict cowgirls, longhorn cattle and abandoned automobiles.
Becky Fried is a native of Georgia and has been painting for more than 25 years, but only after a successful career in business, when she returned to her first love, and studied with international artist and instructor Philomena O’Quinn Edwards.
Fried’s favorite subjects are those of natural beauty, landscapes, and animals. The artist exhibits a series of landscapes and abstracts in “The Big Show”.
Since 2000, John Hancock has lived, made art, and taught in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains of central Virginia.
For many years Hancock balanced being an artist with working as an art professor, but is now in the studio full time.
“My paintings, drawings, and collages grow out of a continuing exploration of the natural world and our place in it,” said Hancock.
This philosophy is evident in a series of large mixed media drawings on mylar which combine images of plant and animal life with portraits of family members.
Local potters Dan and Mary DeFoor, Diana Forster and Deborah Macknight are Clay Council members.
Dan throws the vessels on the wheel and Mary glazes the pieces. Forster’s pieces are hand built with an organic feel.
Macknight sets her leaf shaped, figure-inhabited bowls on driftwood stands entwined with handmade copper vines.
Potter Cathy Meincer specializes in animals like Chesley, the checkered dog, and Daffodil, the purr-t puss.
Phoebe Maze’s “Tree of Life” invites close inspection to find Adam and Eve, the serpent, an owl, bird, wolf and monkey.
Heida Halldorsdottir from Iceland created a piece titled “Laundry Girls”, a tribute to the women of Reykjavik, who typically spend a whole day along the river washing clothes and carrying wet loads back home.
The remaining clay artists represented are: Triny Cline, Melinda Crider, Tesa Dupre, Fred and Laura Ellis, Helene Holzman, Jeri Jankovsky, Robin Miller, Mary Russell, Jill Slavin and Mike Sherrer.
Admission to the Harris Arts Center galleries is free. Arts Center hours: Monday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Tuesday through Thursday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Friday: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. 706 629-2599.