Crossroads students participating in the Art for Life program through the Madison Artists Guild (MAG) will learn basic photography skills and build a body of artistic work around the themes of community and connection, which will be printed and displayed on one exterior wall of the Crossroads school building for the duration of the school year.
Elizabeth Collins Hanes
Friday, April 16 - Saturday, May 29
Merging the natural world with creative imagination, bones, claws, leaves, moss, feathers, and other found objects are transformed into fantastical entities in shadowbox worlds of their own - and maybe yours!
Showcased in this exhibition is full-throttled imagination, a love of collecting, and an appreciation for the beauty of the natural world. In a departure from her conventional talent – pottery - Hanes presents personal treasures collected over the years – wasp cells, Ginko leaves, crab claws, star fish, dove and woodpecker feathers, Jekyll island beach clay, bones and more – that have been transformed into personalities carrying names such as “Prickly Smoocher”, “Sea Bebe”, “Pine Paladin”, “Leaping Dancer” and “Spreading Warmth.” Artfully displayed in shadow boxes, the anthropomorphic figures of Freaks of Nature beckon the viewer into their imaginary world for a closer look at the minute details of their unique construction.
Meet Elizabeth Collins Hanes
Friday, April 23 from 5 - 7 PM at MAGallery
The public is invited to a reception at MAGallery on Friday, April 23 from 5 – 7 PM in honor of Ms. Hanes and her art sculptures. Light refreshments will be served.
MAGallery is located at 125 W. Jefferson Street in Madison, GA.
Please note: MAGallery continues to follow COVID- conscious guidelines and our personnel wear masks and practice safe-distancing.
Madison Artists Guild is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to education and the encouragement of artistic endeavor in its members and the community through outreach programs, classes, workshops and social gatherings. It supports local artists and their talents through MAGallery, a retail art gallery located at 125 W. Jefferson Street, Madison, GA. For membership information or to see more about the organization, please visit TheMadisonArtistsGuild.org.