The March/April Peachtree City Library Art Initiative “Creature Feature: Animals in Art” presents the work of Pam Green, James McClanahan and Kathy Wochele. Artists from Fayette Society of Fine Art, Newnan-Coweta Art Association, and the Peachtree City Photography Club are displaying work in their respective permanent exhibit areas around the library. An “Art Sunday” reception will be held Sunday, March 17 from 3:00 – 4:45, for all seventeen artists and photographers displaying during the March/April exhibit. This event is free and open to the public.
Pam Green past president of the Fayette Society of Fine Art and owner of Fayetteville Minutemen Press is displaying her colorful and fanciful animal paintings. Green works in acrylic and mixed media. Since she discovered her love of art at the age of 12, her primary subject matter has almost always been animals.
For many years, Pam was involved in the local art community and taught drawing and painting classes to both children and adults. Today, she devotes most of her time to building her business — the Minuteman Press of Fayetteville.
A life-long Fayette County resident, JB McClanahan was raised on a small farm in Tyrone surrounded by animals of all kinds. He got his professional start as a tile setter doing custom kitchen and bath work. When he moved to building furniture after that, the leftover scraps of wood started to look useful to him. Melding woodworking and tiling with his lifelong affinity for wildlife, he developed his current style which has been referred to as semi-mosaic or two-dimensional sculpture.
Kathy Wochele, a longtime resident of Atlanta, was born in New Jersey. She studied art at the University of Colorado and received her BFA from the Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia. Wochele has received honors from the Portrait Society of Atlanta and has participated in numerous juried shows including American Women Painters. Her passion is figure and portrait subjects but she also enjoys painting animals and landscapes. Wochele is represented by Allison Sprock Fine Art Gallery, Charlotte, NC.
Joining the featured artists will be Susanna Howle and Maryann Bonk, showing for the Fayette Society of Fine Art; Dottie Schmidt, Margo Merrifield, and Ken Hamilton, showing for the Newnan-Coweta Art Association; and the photography of nine excellent photographers from the Peachtree City Photography Club.
The Peachtree City Library Art Initiative, now in its third year, has broadened its program for local artists by providing room to show more regional art on its walls, while still providing opportunities for non-affiliated artists to exhibit their work in juried themed shows six times during the year. Upcoming shows will include fantastical art, an all-call juried show, a focus on photography, and one emphasizing drawing.
All art is on view during the library’s open hours seven days a week. Peachtree City Library, 201 Willowbend Rd, Peachtree City, GA 30269. For more information, please contact one of the co-chairs via email: Rebecca Watts at email@example.com or Honey Corbin at firstname.lastname@example.org.