Piedmont Arts has works by three female artists in its galleries until May 13. The works consist of paint, textiles, and objects to create unique pieces. The featured exhibits are Once & Again: Alterations, Identifies, Stories, Connections, and Angels Among Us.
“Once & Again: Alterations” by Susan Lenz has interesting pieces created from a variety of materials. Lenz uses everyday items such as paper clips, bottle caps, holiday decorations, spoons, keys, buttons, dominoes, film reels, and various other assorted materials to create art.
“These and so many other, often vintage, items are repetitively hand-stitched, bringing an extraordinary new life to otherwise everyday things,” said Bernadette Moore Director of Exhibitions and Marketing. Lenz’s work addresses marriage, systemic racism, genealogy, and other themes.
“Identify, Stories, Connections” by Linda Starr, is a colorful, playful exhibit. Starr has a multi-decade career as a painter. Her work isn’t preplanned, she applies paint to the canvas without thought.
“Her paintings are often sculptural, laden with texture and vibrant color, and always full of story,” said Moore. The subject of her work varies from cityscapes to strong female figures such as Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
“Angels Among Us” features local artist Lisa Garrett, who is also the Henry County Fire Marshal. Garrett is a member of the Lynwood Artists as well as Bull Mountain Artists. She also enters artwork in Piedmont Arts annual Expressions art competition. Much of Garrett’s work features a variety of subjects, her favorite subjects to paint are pet portraits.