Friday, November 21, 2008

[Coweta Arts Tidbits] 16 Year Old Senoian Tyler Minix Has Art Show at Fayette County Library

Coweta Arts Tidbits

The Successor To Newnan-Coweta Arts Council News Releases

Composed By: Forrest W. Schultz 770-583-3258

November 21, 2008
Tyler Minix Art Show at Fayette County Library This Week
16 Year Old Senoia Boy Has Already Won Awards For His Paintings
     Kathaleen Brewer enjoys teaching art, especially to enthustiastic students like 16 year old Tyler Minix of Senoia.  She has also enjoyed arranging for him to have his first art show at the Fayette County Library in Fayetteville.    Brewer says of Minix, "He is quickly approaching the gallery-entry level, but what I find even more unique is how Tyler enjoys himself in the studio. I've never seen a kid talk and laugh like he does while working. He's a real hoot."   Suddenly this year the arts began booming in the Coweta County City of Senoia.  Tyler Minix is the latest example of this buegeoning Senoia scene.
     Brewer has just issued the following news release about this show and the artist:
Aspiring young artist, Tyler Minix, age 16, of Senoia has his work on display in the Fayette County Library. The exhibit will hang until the last day of November.
Tyler's credits to date are:
2002 Eastside Elementary Art Student of the Year ; 2003 Willis Rd. Elementary Art Student of the Year; 2004 Chosen to draw program for Nutcracker (13 years old);
"Leonardo DaVinci" a graphite drawing hung in Coweta- Performing Arts Center (Age 13);
2005 Powers Crossroads – "Bass Pin & Ink" (Age13); 2006 Honorable Mention – 8th district congressional Art contest (Age 14). There is a picture of Tyler shaking Congressman Lynn Westmoreland's hand in front this painting.
     Most recently he won the 2008 2nd Junior Bassmasters Art Contest (Age 16) and had his work published in their magazine. This piece was a watercolor and pen and ink.
     Tyler studied with Sheryl Vickers of "Young Artist of Newnan" through Newnan's County Recreation Department from the 4th grade through the 8th grade. Then he began studying at the Fayette Art Center. At first he worked with Tatiana McCoy and then started learning acrylic and oil painting from Kathaleen Brewer. Since the Art Center closed, he continues to study with Ms. Brewer at the KB art Studio. Under Ms. Brewer's tutelage he is quickly conquering larger works. A beautiful example is his oil painting of the bulls. Tyler is currently working on his first consignment piece for Tom Camp, a lawyer. This painting is a large and personal rendition of the "Bear Dance" by William Holbrook Beard which was originally painted in 1870.
     Tyler's goal is to win a scholarship to an art college. He is presently home schooled and loves hunting, fishing and camping.
      Information on the Fayette County Library is available on  their website:
      Information on Kathaleen Brewer is available on her website:

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