Peachtree City Library Art Initiative July-August Exhibit


Mullinax, Booth Art Academy Manager presents his colorful, bold, landscapes and architecture paintings of the Cartersville area. His commissions based on historical and noted local sites are in constant demand. (The Booth Western Art Museum is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.)

Mullinax says, “It all started with the cartoons I grew up watching on Saturday mornings (mostly Scooby Doo and my man Fat Albert!).  Around that same time, I began to notice the stained-glass windows in the churches around Cartersville.  With both the cartoons and the glass it was always the big shapes, bold colors, and heavy black outlines that grabbed my attention.  I think it was the simplicity…few details, no distractions, and just enough information to get the point across.  Add to that, those gloriously colorful and mysterious skies in “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”, and several family members who exposed me to folk art when I was a kid, and you have what I think are the biggest influences on my painting “style”.  I learned from potter WJ Gordy (a friend of my grandfather’s) that you could actually have a career doing something you loved.  What a revelation that was!  And I discovered artists William H. Johnson and Gabriele Munter (both expressionist painters) when I was in my 20’s.  I get lost in their work even today.  And that’s the point of it all.

Pamela Neill’s passion is expressing emotions through her artwork.  She is inspired by the West and places she has lived and traveled to.  Additionally, she finds inspiration in happenings going on around her (sometimes simple, sometimes more complex) and the sciences.  Before staying home to raise her children she taught middle school science and finds it impossible not to incorporate her love of science into her artwork.  Her mediums are acrylic on canvas and, more recently, watercolor and collage.  When not covered in paint in her studio you will find her conferring with other artists, attending lectures, workshops, and classes.   Most recently she completed an abstract art class with Carolyn Milner, who has work in the permanent collection at The High Museum of Art.

Members of the Newnan-Coweta Art Association (NCAA), The Fayette Society of Fine Art (FSOFA) and the Peachtree City Photography Club are exhibiting throughout the library.

The Peachtree City Library Art Initiative is enjoying its seventh successful year featuring invited local, regional and nationally recognized artists.
The public is invited to the art reception on Saturday July 15, 3-4:30 in the reading room of the library. The library is located on 201 Willow Bend Road, Peachtree City.