Tuesday, July 19, 2011

FAACE and The Veranda Promote Art in the Southern Crescent

The Summer heat rolls on, but you can enjoy a cool evening reception and enjoy beautiful art at the same time. The Veranda Historic B and B Inn opens it doors on Tuesday, July 26th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. for a reception honoring local artists who are members of Fine Arts and Crafts Entrepreneurs (FAACE).

Members displaying their art for the month of August are Katherine Cody Kicklighter, Debbie Frost and Victor Dallas. Katherine Kicklighter is a professional artist who has taught art for 12 years. She works predominantly in oils and currently has two art series on display, “Documentations of Clarity” and “Painting Senoia,” a charming, romantic view of the historic town. She is also co-owner of The Art Escape in Senoia, offering classes in painting.

Debbie Frost, owner of Wynsong Art and Design, uses oil paints to create beautiful, realistic portraits of dogs, horses and of wildlife in their natural settings. Frost’s love for her subjects shines through in her work, and her paintings have been honored in national and international art shows.

Victor Dallas is a professional artist who specializes in both painting and sculpture. His carved wooden sculptures function as furniture as well as art, and his expressive paintings have been featured in many local and regional art shows.

The reception at The Veranda is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served. The gallery also contains a shop, Verbena, displaying the work of many FAACE members. At the FAACE receptions, voluntary donations are accepted for Our Father’s House, an after-school mentoring program for at-risk youth.

Artists and art supporters are also invited to attend the next meeting of FAACE on Tuesday, August 2nd at 7:00 p.m. at Towne Club Center on Crosstown Drive in Peachtree City. The speaker will be Fayette CPA Paul Oddo, Jr., who will present a program specifically geared toward tax concerns for Georgia artists. Mr. Oddo brings more than thirty years experience with his own accounting firm and a background of volunteerism in the community. A current Fayetteville City Councilman, Mr. Oddo is also an experienced speaker who can make even taxes entertaining.

For questions or more information, go to FAACE.org or contact Janet McGregor Dunn at 404-290-3638 or Claudia Wood at 770-599-0047.

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