Sunday, February 10, 2008

Portraits by Jennifer Julian

The Roush Family Gallery of the Carrollton Cultural Arts Center presents “portraits” by Jennifer Julian. The exhibit will compile ten years of work dividing them into four walled categories: Not Just Black and White - shows her interest in form and perception, Obstructed – are photographic documents of resistance, Water – an emotional connotation, and Wall – a conglomeration.

The exhibit will run February 1 through 29, 2008 with an opening reception on February 1 from 5-7 p.m. in the front lobby of the Cultural Arts Center. Images from her first book of photographs entitled “Path” illustrate how photographs deceive the viewer who thinks they see one thing and then realize it is actually a shadow on something else, or something entirely different. During the reception Ms. Julian plans to demonstrate portrait taking, for those “brave and willing.”

These will be available for purchase with a bonus copy of her book. Ms. Julian who now lives and works in the north Georgia mountains, relates “Our perceptions of what we see, how we feel and how we connect to others is sometimes very clear, sometimes broken, and inevitably seen through our unique lenses made from life experience. It is my hope that you will be compelled by the uncertainty of your perception.”

Jennifer attended the University of Madrid in Madrid, Spain, Auburn University and the Art Institute of Atlanta with her first big break in 1999 when the Fay Gold Gallery of Atlanta showed her work at the prestigious Association of International Photography Art Dealers in New York City. Her photographs are in many national public and private collections. Ms. Julian has taught Creative Photography at Spruill Center for the Arts in Dunwoody, GA, and North Georgia College and State University, in addition she enjoys teaching children and teens in many venues.

Jennifer has taught many programs through the Douglasville Cultural Arts Council and the Douglas County School System. Ms. Julian’s first book, “Path”, was published in 2006. Some of her works are in the permanent collections of the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Ponte Vedra Beach in Florida, Douglasville Cultural Arts Center, the Meriwether County Courthouse in Greenville, the Georgia Regional Hospital in Decatur and the John Cleary Gallery in Houston, Texas. After her exhibit at the Carrollton Cultural Arts Center she looks forward to another solo exhibition at Mercer University in Atlanta later in 2008. Please browse her website at for more information.

In the Galleria of the Cultural Arts Center beginning February 9 – 29, 2008 the Kiwanis Club of Carrollton and CPRCAD will co-sponsor the annual High School Juried Art Show. There will be a reception on Saturday, February 16 beginning at 5:00 p.m. Visitors are invited to see the visual as well as the performing arts of the areas high school talents.

For more information call the Carrollton Cultural Arts Center at 770-838-1083. The Carrollton Cultural Arts Center is a facility of the Carrollton Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department who sponsors the Carrollton Artist Guild and the MeccaFest. For information on these and other programs visit:, or

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