Embodiment II (invitational group exhibition)
February 17—March 19, 2020
Moon Gallery, M-F, 9am-5pm
Embodiment II features artwork created by artists who utilize the human figure in a range of media and approaches. For many, the human form is the site of identity or the generator of narrative, while also providing a structure for formal and material experimentation. Exhibiting artists include Pam Beagle-Daresta, who works across disciplines to encourage discovery. Local artist/musician Russell Cook works with the figure in a range of media including collage and sculpture. An Associate Professor of Art at Georgia Highlands College, he holds degrees in painting from the University of Georgia (MFA) and Georgia State University (BFA). Jason Guynes creates highly representational work with drawing materials and oil paint often using himself as a subject. Craig Hawkins creates paintings and drawings that often employ the figure to explore issues surrounding belief and truth. He is an associate professor of drawing and foundations at Valdosta State University, where he received his BFA. (His MFA is from the University of Georgia.)
Perceptions of Self(ie) leverages art and technology to address equity, diversity and inclusion through a community building public art exhibition. The project challenges perceptions around art making accessibility in today’s digital age by utilizing the ubiquitous “selfie” in conjunction with the more traditional self-portrait art form – both of which are displayed side by side throughout the MCA galleries. The exhibition takes place in all three of our gallery spaces located throughout our 30,000sq ft facility and extends through the community with the installation of large-scale posters and banners designed to feature the broad array of faces on view in the Perceptions of Self(ie) exhibition.
Abigail Ames, Jean Aserkoff, Meg Bandarra, Cat Bennett, Shari Boraz, John Branagan, Nayda Cuevas, Jessica Damsky, Molly Dee, Sara Dickman, Rene Galvan, Sara Gately, Adric Giles, John Green, Ann Hablanian, Craig Hawkins, Susan Hensel, Caryl Hull Leavitt, Dongze Huo, Susan Jones, Bridget Jourgensen, Deborah Kaup, Cynthia Kennelly, Michael Lewy, Carolina Martins, Laura Meilman, Joshua Meyer, Shelby Meyerhoff, Thekla Papadopoulou, Ashley Pelletier, Margaret Scott, Carole Slattery, Shannon Slattery, Monica Srivastava, Irina Veron, Cara Lee Wade, Cathy Weaver Taylor, Susu Wing, Shayna Yacyshyn, Harry Yu
Drawn 2 Macon 2019
Macon Arts Alliance
The Macon Arts Alliance is hosting an art exhibit for the second year in a row named “Drawn to Macon 2”. The exhibit centers around the ideas of the different types of drawing, and mainly focuses on art that pushes the boundaries of what has previously been done. This year, only six artists were featured at the exhibit. These artists are CraigColeman, Craig Hawkins, Kalina Winska, Luke Buffenmeyer, Laurel Robinson and William Avenel.
ONE BILLION RISING
February 11 - March 14, 2019
“Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon, which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.”
Martin Luther King Jr.
One Billion Rising is the biggest mass action to end violence against women. One Billion Rising is a world-wide call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be abused during her lifetime. With the world population at 7 billion, this adds up to more than one billion women and girls. This exhibition will display artworks in reaction to this statistic AND to the current violence in our government, schools, streets, homes, and more. This exhibition will bring together artists of various world-views who will unite together to display work that calls for non-violence. This includes but is not limited to the advocacy of women’s rights, the protection and defense of indigenous lands and people, awareness of discrimination based on identity or race, awareness of refugee crises, environmental plunder and destruction, corporate greed, economic violence, poverty, state brutality and repression, war and militarism.
A collaborative exhibit of photography by Elizabeth Jones and painting by Craig Hawkins
presented by STILL POINT ARTS
GALLERY RECEPTION &
November 17, 2018
2:00 PM –4:00 PM
with artist conversation and presentation by
Naomi Zacharias of Wellspring International.
The intent of this exhibition is to witness to remarkable beauty in the face of suffering. Beautiful also hopes to raise global awareness of burn victims in India. Optional donations will support the building of a new surgical burn and treatment center.
VALDOSTA — Biblical stories were told and the lives of immigrants were depicted Monday during the gallery reception at the Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts.
The community gathered at the swanky affair to examine the works of painter and illustrator Craig Hawkins and muralist Andrew Sabori. Both artists were introduced to guests during the reception, and their pieces will hang in the center until Feb. 22 for the public to view. “Emmaus Road,” created by Hawkins, is a series of 44 charcoal drawings the artist paired with the sermons of Pastor Ken Webb of Christ’s Fellowship Church. “On average, they took about 45 minutes to draw,” he said. “At their longest, they took maybe an hour and a half to two hours.” Hawkins said Webb would send the sermons to him ahead of time, and he would spend the week reflecting on the sermon. Once Sunday approached, Hawkins would work to illustrate the sermon through his drawings during the service and would present it to the congregation following the sermon. “I don’t feel like there’s a separation between who I am in Christ, as a Christian, in anything else that I do in life,” he said, “and, so, ever since I became a Christian, since then I’ve wanted to incorporate both my art and my faith together.” Hawkins’ pieces hang in the Price-Campbell Gallery and Margaret Mittiga Gallery. All of the drawings have a QR code next to them for guests to scan with their camera upon viewing. The code leads to a detailed explanation of that particular piece.
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Amanda Usher is a reporter at The Valdosta Daily Times.
INTRUDING UPON THE TIMELESS: MEDITATIONS ON ART, FAITH, AND MYSTERY
REVISED AND EXPANDED SECOND EDITION
Intruding Upon the Timeless: Meditations on Art, Faith, and Mystery is a collection of essays, written over nearly three decades, by the founder and editor of Image journal, Gregory Wolfe. This revised, expanded edition includes not only the short, evocative meditations written for Image in its early years—which established Wolfe as a pioneer in the “arts and faith” movement and a groundbreaking cultural critic—but also more recent considerations of contemporary artists and writers such as Scott Cairns, Alice McDermott, Christopher Beha, and Edward Knippers. This edition features works* (many created specifically for this volume) by a generation of artists influenced by Wolfe’s writings.
* Three of my works appear in this book!
So Enter the Worship Circle just released a music video for a song off their new EP and two of my works of art are in it. See if you can spot them:)
Enter The Worship Circle is a worship band writing and performing songs with the heart of the Psalmist. Originally established in 1998 with the breakout independent release that featured the hit single You Are So Good To Me (re-recorded by Third Day) their catalog has many albums, but the real story is their return in 2016 as a brand new band featuring the founder of the movement, Ben Pasley, and its most prominent recording artist, Karla Adolphe. See www.entertheworshipcircle.comfor information about new releases just around the corner. via: https://soundcloud.com/entertheworshipcircle