Thursday, December 27, 2007

[Coweta Arts Tidbits] Martin Pate Will Be Painting at Fayette Art Center Jan. 17

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Composed By:  Forrest W. Schultz  770-583-3258
December 27, 2007
Coweta Artist Martin Pate at Fayette Art Center Jan 17
Watch An Artist Create a Painting of a Ballerina 
     Coweta artist Martin Pate has already made the news twice this month: when he gave a talk at the Dogwood Gallery and when one of his paintings on display there, Windwalker, was chosen as the cover art for the current issue of arts&expressions.  Now he is back in the news again for his upcomning appearance at the Fayette Art Center and Gallery.  Here is the notice which has just been sent out by the Fayette Art Center Director Kathaleen Brewer:
VERY SPECIAL EVENING WITH MARTIN PATE  THURSDAY NIGHT JAN. 17TH 6:30 pm  Observe and listen while Martin creates wonderful pastels of a live ballerina
Adults $10.00, Students $5.00 Members Free
 Martin Pate graduated from Ringling School of Art in Sarasota , Florida in 1981. His figurative works won acclaim in the Ringling and Sarasota area by such notables as Thornton Utz who declared a life drawing by Martin as the best work in the 1981 student show. His love of figurative works has led to many portrait commissions over the last 26 years by clients throughout the Southeast. Recent portraits of South Carolina Governor Jim Hodges children hung prominently in the Columbia , SC mansion during his term. Martin's ability to paint people has also led to more than 15 years of commissions by the National Park Service. Paintings of Native Americans, Civil War battles, The Battle of the Little Bighorn and many others have been used for educational purposes in books, posters and CD ROMs.   Local gallery affiliations include Panoply's Flint Gallery in downtown Newnan and The Dogwood Gallery near Tyrone , GA.   Martin lives with his wife in Newnan. He has a son majoring in computer animation at Ringling and a daughter majoring in architecture at Clemson University .
Fayette Art Center & Gallery
Non-Profit Organization
2011 W. Hwy 54
Fayetteville , GA 30214
 Info on Martin Pate is available on his website,
Info on the Fayette Art Center is available at
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