Emerson teacher to exhibit art at public library
by Staff Report
Aug 05, 2012 | 1644 views | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Bartow County Library System currently is hosting a new art exhibit at the Cartersville Public Library featuring artwork by Cartersville native and Emerson Elementary School first-grade teacher Lee Perry.

Perry's work, which includes colored pencil drawings, will be on display in the Art Gallery at the Cartersville branch through Sept. 29. Patrons will have the opportunity to meet Perry and ask questions at a reception to be held on Tuesday, Aug. 14, from 5 to 6 p.m.

A a self-taught artist, Perry said he has loved drawing since he was old enough to hold a pencil. He prefers to work with colored pencils and graphite, as both mediums allow him to create the textures and colors he desires via layering.

He is a fan of American history, and enjoys creating artworks with an "Old West" theme. Two artists who inspired him are Don Troiani, whose artwork can be seen at the Booth Western Art Museum, and the late Margaret Mines, who was his elementary school art teacher and a well-respected local artist.

The library is open Monday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 770-382-4203 for directions, or visit our website at http://www.bartowlibraryonline.org/.

Artists interested in exhibiting their artwork in the Cartersville Public Library may contact Christina Jedziniak at christinaj@bartowlibrary.org or 770-382-2057 for more information or to request an Art Gallery application. Preference is given to Bartow County artists, but all Georgia artists may apply.