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A folk-art painting of a dog by Jimmy Lee Suddeth

Just Plain Folk:  Works from the Michael Murrell Collection

January 16 – February 28, 2015

Opening Reception 6-8 PM  Friday, January 16

The folk artists represented in this collection are from the Southeast United States. These artists are untrained and mostly unaware of the contemporary art world. They create “art from the heart” springing from an innate desire  to express themselves visually.

Michael Murrell is a retired sculpture professor from Georgia State University.  He began collecting folk art about 25 years ago and found this form of art to be direct and refreshing.

Image: Early Toto Dog, Paint on board, Jimmy Lee Suddeth

A watercolor of purple mountains done by Oscar Bluemner

OSCAR BLUEMNER’S EUROPE:

Paris to the Mediterranean

Works from the Vera Bluemner Kouba Collection

January 16 – May 1, 2015

Image: Abruzzi Mounatins, 1922, Watercolor on paper, Oscar Bluemner