Friday, June 20, 2008

Reverse Glass Art of Beckvermitt on Display

Local artist John Beckvermitt has a collection of Reverse Glass Art on exhibit at the Carrollton Visitors Center located beside Lake Carroll on Bankhead Hwy. This unique painting technique is using acrylic and transparent paint on the gall facing outward and using a silver foil backing which reflects the light back through the transparent paint to achieve an unique eye catching effect for the viewer. All Subjects are in the cartoon form and range from beautiful birds to sparkling game pieces to patriotic eagles.

Beckvermitt has always been interested in the arts from a very early age. After serving in the US Navy, he and his wife relocated to the Carrollton area in 1977. Putting this experience, his many talents and his collection of art and craft ideas collected over the years, he taught school in the Carroll County School System for 21 years. Upon retiring from teaching, the pull of art was still strong so you will find John either instructing or helping in some capacity. He is always ready to lend a hand to a fellow artist. He paints in all mediums and his students at the Senior Citizen Center do mostly acrylic although they experiment with all mediums. You will see his artwork exhibited at different locations in the Carrollton area. John is also known for his models of churches and other buildings that are built to scale.

John is an active member of the Carrollton Artist Guild and also, he is an annual exhibitor at the MECCA Festival. He was one of the charter members of the CAG when it originated in 2002. To see this exquisite art display, stop by the Visitors Center or email him a to view more of his work.

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