The Art Farm has partnered with Grange Hall to curate artists in a pop-up gallery format. Artists’ featured will be Serenbe residents and close friends, who are emerging and established, those who have never shown their work before and some you may be familiar with from Atlanta. Grange Hall as a venue provides artists with a rich, diverse audience of visitors, corporate event guests, neighbors and residents. Gallery show proceeds will support the artist’s growth and that of the Art Farm.
Grange Hall is open to the public on Saturday & Sunday from 11am-6pm.
To make an appointment to view work privately please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNEARTHED: THE ENCHANTED GARDEN
on view: June 23, 2018 - July 24, 2018.
Join us as we celebrate the ethereal photographs of Serenbe resident Adrienne Anbinder at Grange Hall Gallery. Opening reception will be from 5-8pm. Complimentary wine served. RSVP recommended but not required. All are welcome.
Adrienne grew up in New York where she attended the School of Visual Arts and The Art Students League, and has worked in advertising for over twenty years. She art-directed numerous ad campaigns for clients such as Kroger, The Weather Channel, and Mercedes-Benz.
A Brooklyn native, Adrienne has always been inspired by the natural world and the often-overlooked secrets that nature holds. Anbinder often uses a variety of mixed-media techniques to bring out the mystical quality of her subjects which include a Majestic Sheep, Lush Orchids, Floating Green Tomatoes, and more.
Many of Adrienne’s enchanting, vibrant photographs were inspired by life in the bucolic Chattahoochee Hills of Georgia. She lives and works in the artistic Serenbe Community.
Together with her partner and husband, Barry, she runs an Atlanta boutique ad agency - Creative Consultants, Inc, Advertising From The Heart - where Adrienne is Co-Creative Director/Principal.
Foster & Swanston: May 15 - Jun. 17
EXHIBITION & LIVE AUCTION
We previously celebrated the artwork and creative process of Tom Swanston & Gail Foster. Tom and Gail are longtime friends of the Serenbe community and the Nygren family, helping to establish Serenbe’s artist in residence program and develop the Art Farm as we know it today. Their creative contributions were celebrated in the Serenbe community. Proceeds from this event were donated to the nonprofit Help Hope Live in honor of Gail Foster via the Southeast Catastrophic Injury Fund.
In 2013, Gail had an accident that left her with a spinal cord injury. With 4 weeks at Northside Hospital and 6 weeks in the Shepherd Center and intense rehabilitation ever since, she has continued to paint and inspire everyone she has met along the way, with husband and fellow artist Tom providing support since the beginning. Serenbe and the Art Farm were excited to partner with Help Hope Live to exhibit artworks in Grange Hall by both Tom and Gail, all of which were up for auction on GiveSmart to support the necessary home accessibility renovations to their house. These improvements provided Gail with a safe space for continual recovery after her early 2018 surgery for years to come.
Billy Newman: feb. 3 - mar. 8
Artist’s Statement: With my camera, I reveal images unseen through our normal human vision. I explore plants, flowers, ice, light, motion… almost anything in which I can discover new images.
From that experience, I was intrigued with this new vision and began pressing parts of flowers or plants against the front of my camera lens, while shooting botanicals. Those petals or stems were so close to the lens and so far out of focus, I could no longer see them, but the distortion they provided changed the image. No longer was a flower, just a flower. It was a flower that appeared to vibrate or dissolve away. Realism gave way to impressionism and abstraction. The ice and water images have different elements of distortion. What is interesting about many of the ice images, is that the focus is not on the surface of the ice. Shifting the focus in front of, or behind the ice surface, reveals images that are only occurring inside my camera lens. I am no longer photographing just the ice. I’m capturing reflections and refractions as the light passes from sun to ice to camera lens. In essence, I am capturing light itself.
I’ve photographed just about everything from sunsets, to sporting events and landscapes. I no longer care to document those images, no matter how spectacular. I want to see the unseen. We are constantly exploring realms of the unknown: space, science, philosophy, etc… I am no different than the rest of humanity. I simply use the tool I know best, the camera.
JUDY WALKER: DEC 7 - JAN 30
Zen painting is free, effortless, natural painting. There is no planning, thought, or struggle. When engaged with Zen painting, the painter and the painted are one. Zen painting runs counter to the usual academic and conceptual methods for creation of artwork. In Zen-fashion, the consciousness goes deep beneath the surface, uncovering patterns that change and flow moment by moment. bloomed.
Judy Walker began painting in her home of Colorado Springs, CO, studying with Herman Raymond. She then went to Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA, majoring in illustration. She stayed in Southern California, and in addition to painting and illustration, she became a graphic designer, photographer, and journalist. Then, two and a half years ago she and her husband moved to Serenbe, where she paints, designs books and publications, and enjoys the amazing art community of the South.
PAULA SUSARTE: OCT. 22 - NOV 30
The inspiration for this collection was nature. Each image reflects innocence and a pure, perfect moment of beauty. To be in contact with nature gives me the opportunity to be present, to stop my mind, to connect with myself. For me, these aspects bring Peace for the Soul. The allure in taking the photographs not only came from capturing the form of each flower but also from capturing the light and background of the setting. In addition, editing the composition and the contrast within each image allowed me to provide balance and harmony to the final photograph. All the images in this collection were made many years ago. I have collected them from my archive to form the Peace for the Soul Collection.
A native of Chile, Paula Susarte studied photography at The School of Photo Art, Santiago, Chile. She worked at The Nation newspaper in 1985 photographing different aspects of the press, then at Ported Editorial, photographing traditional culture, tourism, theatre and television. In 1998 she took photographs in the South of Chile for brochures for Ichhtyophatology Laboratory, Medical Clinic, Seafood companies, Leather company and small entrepreneur companies. She was also involved in projects for an architectural magazine, art and a book. Paula held a Photo Exhibition in 2000 called “Katmandu,” and travels around Europe and Asia documenting the architecture, art, culture and landscape. She relocated to the United States in 2002 with her family, where she focused on raising her two daughters. Paula has continued her photography education by attending a range of workshops in Atlanta.
JESSICA ASHLEY: SEPT. 16 - OCT. 22
Jessica Ashley is an artist based in Peachtree City, GA. She studied painting, photography, and sculpture at ACA, now SCAD. She works as a professional photographer known around Serenbe for capturing our events and special moments. She has been featured in Southern Living, Weddings Unveiled, The Atlantan bride, Style Me Pretty, Occasions Magazine, as well as numerous other publications. Her studio is in Serenbe.
Her show at Grange Hall was of new paintings, never shown before.
Excerpt from artist statement:
My work reflects the fragility of life, discord, exhilaration and revelation. We all share deep and hurtful, enlightened and centered moments that make up the complexity of life. Expressing this disorder and chaotic yet beautiful, joyous dance we all live. I work in matte and gloss finishes to express life's subtle balance.