& Joy in Art
November 19th, 2020 to January 22nd, 2021
The exhibit, “Unveiled,” showcases works donated by Dr. Barry Jones and his wife Beth. The collection, mostly created in the mid to late 1960s through the early 1970s contains a generous cross section of works on paper in an array of mediums including charcoal, watercolor, conté, pen and ink, block print, and mixed media.
Additional pieces have been contributed by Charles (Thomas’ grandson) and Pam Burnett. These works offer a sampling of welded copper sculpture, bronze relief, was/pastel drawing, and wood carved frames of the period.
Viewing this collection is like a glimpse back in time to the mid 1960s at Thomas’ Stone Mountain studio.
Healing Our Humanity: Finding Hope, Love and Unity
May 5 – July 10, 2021
Healing Our Humanity compiles a broad range of perspectives that tell the dynamic story of our current social climate and the path forward.
“The most important aspect of art is communication. I use universal themes and I try to communicate with all persons. Art is unique in that a translation is not necessary, and a genuine work of art can be more powerful than a dozen ambassadors. If we can exchange our ideas and our feelings through art, I think it will be a little more difficult for us to go shooting and dropping bombs on each other. Perhaps I am an idealist, but this is what I believe and this is the purpose of my work.”
– Steffen Thomas in November 1965 from “The Turbulent World of Steffen Thomas” by Richard Ainsworth as published in ‘ATLANTA’, the Official Publication of the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce