Dive into the blue with a breathtaking new exhibit at Markay Gallery that will redefine the way you think about art galleries and give you a peek into each artist’s heart and soul.
Forging New Art Frontiers
On Friday, August 4, during the Marietta Square Art Walk, exotic waterscapes and deep blue hues will come alive at Markay Gallery’s New Interactive Exhibit, the first of its kind to be featured during the Walk. As a guest, you’ll not only see how local artists were inspired by the hue of the sea, but you’ll get a special glimpse into the effort and labor that went into forming such calming, inspirational art as you hear the artists sharing the stories behind their work.
And it’s all thanks to an amazing collaboration with Marietta Stories podcast. The podcast gives a behind-the-scenes look at business owners, non-profits and cool people who call Marietta home. Veteran podcaster Bill Nowicki has published 45 episodes, covering everyone from Grant Rivera, Superintendent of Marietta City Schools, to Tony Award-winning actor Shuler Hensley.
“Sharing stories of how artists began their creative journey in art and what it means to them to be an artist can really connect a person to the artist and the artwork. It’s special. It’s meaningful,” says Amber Markay Byrd, the brainchild behind Markay Gallery, which opened its doors in April 2017, promising to break down artistic norms and expectations by featuring artisan-crafted home decor, serve ware, lighting, furniture and architectural elements alongside the fine art, paintings and sculpture that encompass the traditional gallery experience.
What You Can Expect at the Show
Features of the interactive exhibit will include Nowicki’s interview with Eric Staveness and Charlie Kemp, Georgia-based artists who design and create functional art pieces. Also featured in the Lower Gallery is children’s illustrator and artist, Sharna Fulton, who will share a collection of original paintings featuring the positive messages of character Chloe Pink.
So, get ready to dive deep. This is not art that’s simply viewed. This is art to be experienced.
When: Friday, August 4, 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Marietta Square (parking decks are FREE after 5 p.m.)