Tuesday, February 27, 2007

[Coweta Arts Tidbits] Images to Host Artist Reception for Sizemores on Saturday

Coweta   arts   tidbits
The  Successor  To  Newnan-Coweta  Arts  Council  News  Releases
Composed By:  Forrest W. Schultz  770-583-3258  schultz_forrest@yahoo.com
February 27, 2007
Images to Host Artist Reception for Sizemores on Saturday
     The Images Gallery at its new location in Moreland has recently begun to host various art functions including classes, workshops, and receptions.  Deborah Smith, the artist/photographer who founded and owns Images, has just released information about the latest of these functions, an Artist Reception for ceramic artists Dale and Nancy Sizemore.  In addition to the accomplishments noted by Smith in her news release below, Dale Sizemore also arranged the Georgia High School Student Ceramics Exhibition last year which was held at the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts of Coweta County.
Here is Smith's news release:
Press Release
Contact: Deborah Smith
Phone: (770) 254-1555 or e-mail imagesart1@bellsouth.net
10 P.M. EDT, February 26, 2007
MORELAND, GA, February 26, 2007: Images Gallery will hold an Artist Reception for award winning local Potters, Dale and Nancy Sizemore on Saturday, March 3 from 4:00 to 6:00PM.
Dale and Nancy are both well known for their pottery in the art community. They exhibit each year at Powers Crossroads on Labor Day weekend. Dale teaches at Newnan High School and holds a BFA in Art, a MFA in Ceramics and a Masters of Education degree. Nancy teaches Pottery and Visual arts at Northgate High School and holds a BFA in both Ceramics and Art Education. Dale and Nancy have been working on several special pieces for the reception. The Sizemores plan to offer Pottery classes beginning in the Spring. Please join us in a celebration of their accomplishments.

Images Gallery, located at 21 Main Street, Moreland, is open Friday and Saturday from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. In addition to fine local art classes are now forming for stained glass, mosaics, wire art jewelry, children's drawing, children's and

adult watercolors, calligraphy and scherenschnitte. For more information call 770-254-1555 or e-mail imagesart1@bellsouth.net.
Here is the Coweta Arts Tidbit about the Ceramics Exhibition Sizemore arranged last year:
Coweta   arts   tidbits
The  Successor  To  Newnan-Coweta  Arts  Council  News  Releases
Composed By:  Forrest W. Schultz  770-583-3258  schultzf_2002@yahoo.com
March 23, 2006
Ceramic Arts Exhibit at Arts Centre Announced
     Dale Sizemore, an art teacher at Newnan High School, is concerned about the insufficient concern for the ceramic arts.  To focus attention on this branch of art, Sizemore organized last year a statewide Georgia Ceramics Arts Exhibit and established a website dealing with the subject, www.gaceramicarts.com.  This year's exhibit will soon open at the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts of Coweta County.  Sizemore has released the following information concerning this important event:
The 2006 Georgia High School Ceramic Arts Awards and Symposium
     This exhibit and workshop has been organized to provide recognition and stimulation to secondary students who are interested in the ceramic arts. The exhibit will open on Friday, April 14th and will end on Saturday, April 28th. It will be held at The Centre for the Performing and Visual Arts of Coweta County at 1523 Lower Fayetteville Road in Newnan. All accepted work must remain on display for the full two-week period. Jane Peak, Professor of Art/Ceramics at Georgia Southern University, will jury the student work via digital photos. She will present the awards at a dessert reception on Friday, April 14th, after she gives a short presentation highlighting her student's work and the ceramics facilities at Georgia Southern. Jane's work will also be on display there at the Centre.
     On Saturday, April 15th, there are several hand-on workshops for students and teachers from 9am till 2pm. Vernon Smith will be demonstrating his unique throwing techniques throughout the day. Jerry Richardson will help students create some unique "creatures of the mind." Tom Zwierlein and Doug Adams will conduct Raku firings. Our sponsor for Jane and the symposium is Kickwheel Pottery Supply, Inc. located at 1986 Tucker Industrial Road, Tucker, Georgia. They deserve many thanks for their generosity. They will have a table set up on Saturday for those interested in ceramic supplies and tools. The Coweta Association of Educators, Certified, affiliated with the Georgia Association of Educators, are providing $300 in cash awards.
  The opening night of the show is Friday, April 14 at 7:30pm, which will include a 30 minute presentation on Georgia Southern Universities art program by our juror, Jane Pleak, Professor of Art. She will then present the students a total of $300 in cash awards in the categories of Ceramic Vessels, Ceramic Sculpture, and Portfolios. We will then have a dessert reception for both the student work in the lobby of the Centre, and the art of the juror, Jane Pleak, in the main front gallery of the Centre. The Symposium on Saturday is for High School teachers and students, who need to make reservations at least one week in advance, since food is provided at no charge. The sponsors include Kickwheel Pottery Supply, Inc. from Tucker, Georgia and the Coweta Association of Educators, Certified. Vernon Smith, a gifted ceramic artist, will be demonstrating special wheel throwing techniques, and Jerry Richardson will give the students some hands-on activities in making clay beasts. There will also be Raku firings taking place where students will be able to glaze a pot on the spot, see it get fired, finished, and take it home. See the attachment for the details that were sent out to each of the high schools in Georgia. Let me know if there is anything else I need to clarify.
      Dale Sizemore can be contacted by telephone at Newnan High School at      770-254-2880 and at home at 770-251-5957 or by email at dale.sizemore@cowetaschools.net.

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