First Floor Gallery
The First Floor Gallery features works by solo artists year-round. These works are 2D, mid-sized, priced-to-sell pieces that are ideal for beginning collectors or those looking for a unique piece to adorn an office or home space. Artists may be just starting out, mid-career or fixtures of the art community, but all have a body of work that we are excited to share with the public.
Kottie Gaydos| From Awake to Awake
February 28 – April 4, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, February 28th from 7pm to 9pm
Gallery Talk: Saturday, March 1st at 2pm
Kottie Gaydos is a photographer who has experienced great adventures in pursuit of her art. She says, “In 2010 I traveled to the grasslands of the Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Sichuan, China. I wanted to hear the folk songs of Gesar, an 11th century enlightened warrior king, and to photograph the extended families of the Genong Village. The families that form Genong are Khampa Tibetan nomads and proud descendants of Gesar. For the next three years I spent the summer months photographing, living and working with this clan.”
Paint Creek Center for the Arts is excited to present a series of Kottie’s photographs from her time spent with the Genong families. This show is an opportunity for visitors to get an intimate look at a way of life much different from our own, through the eyes of an accomplished artist. As Kottie says, “I came to the grasslands for Gesar, but fell in love with the mountain and pastures… The images that form From Awake to Awake are as much a story of my time with the Genong clan as it is of them.”
Please join us in welcoming Kottie Gaydos and the artists in Material Photo at an opening reception on Friday, February 28th at 7:00 pm. We will host a gallery talk with the artists on Saturday, March 1st at 2:00 pm. The opening reception and gallery talk are free and open to the public. Visitors will enjoy an opportunity to meet the artists and gain some insight into their works.
Exhibitions are sponsored by: