Heather LaHaise: Oct 21 –  Dec 3, 2021
Opening Reception: Thurs, Oct 21 from 6-8pm

Heather LaHaise

Beginning with Snoopy as my favorite muse, I have been drawing and painting dogs since I was a child. My love for the iconic beagle was the first hint as to what direction my art would take. Today, dogs give me a voice and I hope to give them one as well.

While living in New York City, the urban landscape influenced my work and I noticed how dogs were often a part of city life. My compositions soon began to combine abstraction and realism. Layers of color and graphic spaces with dripping paint would become the backdrop for my dogs. Still, I strive to transcend the singular category of dog art. I love all dogs including mutts, strays, rescues and seniors. A dog is a friend who will never let you down. If my paintings inspire you to rescue a dog or do something nice for one, then I’ve created something meaningful.

Heather’s paintings have been featured in Crate&Barrel, The New York Post, HGTV, Apartment Therapy, and Modern Dog. Two of her pieces were published in 1000 Dog Portraits by Robynne Raye. She has completed hundreds of commissions nationwide.

Athens Metal Arts Guild: Oct 21 –  Dec 3, 2021
Opening Reception: Thurs, Dec 9 from 6-8pm

Athens Metal Arts Guild

Formed in 2013, the goal of the Athens Metal Arts Guild is to provide education, promote public awareness and develop interest in the metal arts through activities related to metalsmithing and jewelry making.

The Athens Metal Arts Guild is bringing the art of metal smithing to our main gallery. The broad range of metal arts included in this exhibition will provide a wonderful opportunity for you to do your Christmas shopping!