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Dec 15th - Jan 11th


  • Location: Kennedy Douglass Center for the Arts
  • 217 E. Tuscaloosa Street
  • Florence, AL 35630
  • Contact: Nadene Mairesse
  • Phone: 256-760-6379


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Atlanta based artist Guy Robinson will display a collection of his oil paintings at Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts December 15th through January 10th. Mr. Robinson will discuss his approach to the creative process in a gallery talk on Sunday, December 15th at 2 pm and will be teaching an abstract painting workshop “INTRODUCTION TO ABSTRACTION – TRANSLATING MUSIC INTO PAINT” on Saturday, January 11th from 9 am - 12 noon.

Guy Robinson’s paintings have been exhibited in numerous galleries and have a place in contemporary museum collections including the Museum Of Contemporary Art, Georgia (MOCA,GA). Guy attended the Atlanta College Of Art on a Ford Foundation grant and has worked extensively in painting, sculpture, printmaking, and drawing. He has over thirty-five years experience teaching drawing and painting for Emory University’s continuing education program. Guy spent a number of years as a recorder specialist with early music consorts, also building and performing on renaissance lutes and other historical instruments. As a martial artist and teacher, Guy has experience with numerous styles of T’ai-chi, as well as traditional Chinese weapons. As an amateur paleontologist he has worked with Dr. David Schwimmer of Columbus College in the discovery of new species of middle Cambrian trilobites. (He is inordinately proud of this small contribution, having failed 8th grade science.) Guy believes that each of these, and other, wide- ranging skills feeds and informs the other. He paints in a realistic style with broad references to Surrealism, his canvases are filled with bold symbolic imagery often drawn from historic references, his beautiful rendering borders on the Trompe L`Oeil style.

“I enjoy playing on traditional subjects (still life, landscape, the figure, mythology, religious images) and the expectations that have grown up around them – as around how we see reality in general. The nature of life is that appearances are changeable and deceptive. So, paradox is always the subject.”

Entrance to the exhibit and gallery talk is free. The January 11th workshop fee is $30.00, participants can register by calling 256-760-6379. There is a list of supplies that we will email to registered participants, these supplies will be available at the Kennedy Douglass Museum Shop.

The Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts is free and open to the public Monday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The art center is located at 217 E. Tuscaloosa St. Florence, AL and can be reached at 256-760-6379 for more information.

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