Tuesday, February 20, 2007

[Coweta Arts Tidbits] Brief Bio of Deborah Landry Sent Separately -- Goes with Coweta Arts Tidbit about Landry Estate Art Sale on Sunday



Deborah Landry is a lifelong artist.  She was born in Arlington, Virginia.  She excelled at drafting in high school and, after graduation, began her pursuit of a fine arts degree at the Maryland College of Art and Design.  During nine years of active duty service with the US Air Force, Deborah continued her studies at the Puget Sound Community College in Washington and the University of West Florida.  She recently graduated with a degree BFA with a concentration in Sculpture.
Her Senior exhibit was called prevailing winds at the Carr0ollton Arts center. 
Deborah's art is influenced by nature.  Flora and fauna are predominant themes but inspirations from other subjects like the wind, skyscapes, reflections and shadows regularly appear in her work.  Deborah believes that art should awaken the senses.  She uses texture to compel viewers to make a closer examination of a piece and tempt them into touching it.   
First to be acceptance to the Fulton County public arts mentor program 2005.  Accepted for residence at the Public arts program at the School for Visual arts in New York June 2006, Eclectic art and literary magazine, outstanding artist achievement, April 2005.  Received Davens Ceramic award for outstanding Artistic achievement, April 2005.  Best in show in 3-d from 2006 University of West Georgia student show.  
She is working with the local artist, Helen Helwig on two projects.  A 60 ft cermic mozic mural of fish and water for the douglasville equatic center.  As well as ceramic mozic murals for the Fairburn senior center. 
Deborah has also been awarded an art exhibit at the Mason Murer gallery in atalnta.  The reception will be April 6 2007.  She will be giving a artist talk at the UWG Humaities building at 1pm March 8

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