Artist: Tamara Gammon (Source: Gwinnett Community Services)
The coming year will mark another fantastic showcase of the Gwinnett County arts scene.
And since the following options are offered free of charge, one need not break a recovering post-Christmas budget to enjoy what it has to offer.
For those who are ready to get out of the house and take in some of the wonderful artistic spectacles now, a couple notable exhibitions are already up and running.
“I Have Decided” by Tamara Gammon will be at George Pierce Park through Jan. 24. Gammon is a self-taught artist from Jamaica and continues to celebrate her cultural roots through a multidisciplinary approach of watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastels, ink, and canvas. In Aug. 2022 Gammon had a solo show at Times Square in New York City at Art Meso for “The Pandora Series”. In part of her crossover into wearable art, she collaborated with David’s Bridal and Men’s Warehouse in 2021 to debut her resort wear line. Her current show is an exploration of a survivor’s journey into healing.
Also currently showing is Rosalyn Gatcombe’s “Watercolor and Acrylic” exhibit at Bethesda Park which will be on display through Tuesday, April 30. Gatcombe is an instructor at Georgia State University Perimeter College where she has taught since 2008.
And beginning Jan. 8 and running through May 31, art appreciators can check out the exhibit, “DACULA: What’s in a name” at the Dacula Park Activity Building.
Also launching on Jan. 8 — and running through May 31 — is an experience called ‘”A Window into our Past” at Bogan Park. This will be a curated display of Gwinnett County archived memorabilia, artifacts and newsworthy exhibitions.
And from Jan. 16 through March 29, revelers can visit the “Study of Color” by Alphonso Edwards which will be showcased at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse. The exhibition is lauded as a visual expression of his development as an artist and journey through color. On his website, Edwards explains, “I am an Illustrator by nature but an Abstractionist by heart”
There is something for everyone in these current and coming attractions — and, perhaps readers will want to take in more than one of these remarkable features now or in the coming year.