Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Art: Up Close & Personal: Deborah Gall -Painting -September 12 2011 - Wmson Cnty

Art: Up Close & Personal

Deborah Gall
September 12
6 - 7:30 pm

Williamson County Public Library
(main conference room)
1314 Columbia Pike
Franklin, TN 37064

In it's third year, the Arts Council is proud to present this evening series for 2011. Some of the most renowned local artists will share an up-close and personal glimpse into their lives and their work. The evening starts with a educational and interactive powerpoint presentation, followed by a question and answer period.




Creating art that invites the viewer to ponder and explore is Deborah’s primary goal.    A passion for excellence, beauty, and things spiritual is reflected in paintings that also reflect her love of texture and color, light and mystery. Cohesive in its brilliant hues and high-relief texture the body of work is diverse in its images and palettes.  Clients often describe Deborah’s work as bold in color yet peaceful in emotion; it is work that draws them into the painting.  The work embodies the power of divine love as it interprets the vision within Deborah’s spirit.

Deborah Gall was created to live a life of artistic and prophetic expression. Her formal training came at Valparaiso University (Indiana) where she earned a fashion merchandising & business degree.

With a stirred heart, in1984, Deborah began to explore the useof fabrics & threads as a means of artistic expression.  In 1986 she began professional sales of her art to students and friends.  For the next 10 years she personally sold her work to a growing client list and in 1996 expanded to galleries, interior designers, & sales representatives.  Internet marketing began in 1998.

  Abide Studio, a retail studio/gallery in Franklin, TN, was established in 2004.  It is the anchor of The Row @ The Factory, a community of creative working artists studios in the historic Factory at Franklin.  Here she expanded her 20 years of creative expression to include mixed media and acrylic painting.  In 2007 Abide Studio transitioned from a fiber art studio to acrylic painting and mixed media studio.  In the “open air” environment Deborah shares each painting with viewers and clients.

In 2010, Deborah began to take her work out to an expanding list of locales throughout the Midwest and Southeastern United States through various art show venues.

 Deborah’s custom-designed & commissioned art for corporate & private clients continues to grow.  Her work hangs in private & public spaces across the US & internationally. As an experienced teacher, lecturer, and author in addition to being a successful artist, art studio landlord, and gallery owner, Deborah speaks on a diversity of subjects.  She shares her work and her passion with audiences and students “wherever the path leads”.

 In August, Deborah was invited to represent the Arts Council on the Main Stage at the County Fair. She painted 'Take Me to the Fair', which will be available for purchase in the near future. The painting is available for viewing in Building 12 of the Factory at Franklin, near Liberty Hall.



           The program is funded in part by The Tennessee Arts Commission Arts Build Communities (ABC) Grant Program. This series has been developed to educate students in the arts as well as those in the community who have an
interest in the arts.

The lecture series is free and open to the public.
Light refreshments will be served.


Come mingle with some of the notable artists from our area and beyond.
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

January 10: Snowed out, rescheduled for August
February 7: James Threalkill, painting
March 14: Mark Ivie, painting, model design, and sword choreography
April 11: Shelley Snow, painting
May 9: Rachael McCampbell, painting

Series resumes August 8

August 8: Alan Daigre, Furniture Maker & Hand Tool Craftsman
September 12: Deborah Gall, painting
October 10: Marcia Billig, public art and sculpture
November 14: Donna Rizzo, dance and ceramics

The series is open to the public and there is no charge to attend.
Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, call 428-3845 or email info@artscouncilwc.org.

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