Tuesday, December 18, 2007

[Coweta Arts Tidbits] Reception for Hill Exhibit in Carrollton: Date Changed; Dinner Added

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Composed By:  Forrest W. Schultz  770-583-3258     schultz_forrest@yahoo.com
December 18, 2007
Changes in Reception for Richard Scott Hill Art Exhibit in Carrollton:
Date Changed to January 4; Dinner Added
     Since the announcement of the Ten Year Retrospective of noted Southside artist Richard Scott Hill in Carrollton, there have been two changes -- the night has been changed to January 4, and a after-reception dinner has been added.  Also the Director of the Carrollton Cultural Arts Center, Penny Lewis, has written the following news release announcing this important arts event:
The Carrollton Cultural Arts Center presents "Ten-Year Retrospective" by Richard Scott Hill in the Roush Family Gallery, January 4 through 25 with an opening reception in the front lobby on Friday, January fourth from five until seven p.m.  
Richard has selected pieces for this exhibit to represent the last ten years of a lifetime of creativity that has consisted of over thirty thousand works. Gathering art from private collectors and friends, this exhibit will include sculpture, photography, and various mixed media, including some of his "useless tool" collection.  Richard will talk to guests about his work around six p.m. Taking the spotlight on the pavilion during the opening reception will be the "Rusted Rabbit," a 1927-T Hot Rod, encrusted with strange and memorable accents, including many rabbits and some serious rust, yet this object d'art  still runs and is considered road worthy.   Other pieces on exhibit will include "Spherical Timescape" a huge four foot diameter sphere made from the root of an oak tree.  "Totem Shield," a sculpture made of eucalyptus burl, walnut and leather with a Native American Indian flavor will also be displayed, on loan from a local private collector.
Richard Scott Hill is an internationally renowned artist who graduated from Atlanta 's Northside High School , attended West Georgia College and graduated with honors from the University of Georgia with a Master of Fine Arts degree. While attending the University of Georgia , his artwork was included in numerous prestigious exhibitions, including Drawings USA and the American Drawing Biennial.  As a senior at the University, Mr. Hill won the top award in painting during the Arts Festival of Atlanta.  His success continued when his work was selected by John Canady, art critic of the New York Times, to represent contemporary American art in a traveling exhibition sponsored by the Smithsonian Institute.  Hill was head of the Drawing Department at the Atlanta College of Art for 14 years, where he was tenured in 1981.  He was later invited to be the Artist-in-Residence in 1992 at West Georgia College
As a professional artist, Mr. Hill's artwork has been included in many national and internationally recognized exhibitions and in many corporate and museum collections, including the High Museum of Art, the Augusta Museum of Art, the Georgia Council for the Arts, the Atlanta Civic Center, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Olinda, Recife, Brazil, and the Pushkin Museum in Moscow, Russia.  His latest artistic achievement is the completion of a magnificent, spiraling tower that soars 80 feet in height for the Olympic Village in the Georgia Tech Plaza at the Georgia Institute of Technology. This sculpture is known as "The Kessler Campanile" and it remains a landmark, after the Olympic Games for the City of Atlanta and the State of Georgia .
Richard Scott Hill is active as a community leader and is chairman of the Banning Neighborhood Coalition, Inc.  Mr. Hill was the recipient of the Environmentalist of the Year Award in 1993, which was presented by the West Georgia Chapter of the Georgia Conservancy. In 1996 the State of Georgia, House of Representatives, passed a resolution commending Mr. Richard Scott Hill for his "outstanding artistic and environmental achievements."
The artist and author will be at the opening reception to welcome friends and guests.  Several works are for sale, with a few in private collections on loan for the exhibit.  For more information on the Richard Scott Hill visit: http://www.hillsculpt.com.
The Galleria of the Cultural Arts Center will display the 2008 University of West Georgia Student Art Exhibit , a collection of student works under the guidance and supervision of Clint Samples.  This annual exhibit shows what the students at University are doing, illustrating their imagination and development as young artists.  These works are often for sale, supporting and aiding the financial requirements of the students.  For more information on this and other upcoming events at the Carrollton Cultural Arts Center call 770-838-1083. The Carrollton Cultural Arts Center is a facility of the Carrollton Parks , Recreation and Cultural Arts Department.
Penny Lewis
Carrollton Cultural Arts Center Manager
Carrollton Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Arts Department
PO Box 532
Carrollton, GA 30112
web: www.cprcad.org
Register Online at 770-836-3301
Gallery and Office hours are 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. weekdays. Weekend and evening hours vary.
Located at 251 Alabama Street Carrollton, GA 30117
     Richard Scott Hill has sent out this invitation for the reception and the dinner following it:
We have made arrangements to eat at an Italian restaurant in Carrollton 
after the opening of Richard Scott Hill's Retrospective at the Carrollton
Cultural Arts Center

Dinner will be at approximately 7:30 p.m., Friday, January 4th, 2007

If you would like to join us, please look at the following:

If you decide to join us for dinner please, let me know so I can let them
know how many to expect.

Dinner is free to all who purchase a work of art from the show!

Richard Scott Hill
RichardScott Hill <richard@hillsculpt.com>, 
Information on Richard Scott Hill is available on his website 

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