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EXHIBITS

IGNACIO MICHAUD Opening Reception NOV. 6- Closing DEC. 23

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Kingfisher Art Co, 7 East 2nd Ave., Rome

Opening Reception for the Ignacio Michaud Exhibit Saturday November 6, 5pm-7pm. EXHIBIT: Nov. 6- Dec. 23, 2021

Ignacio Michaud (Chilean, b 1979) is a contemporary painter. He received his BFA from Universidad Católica de Chile. His work has been exhibited in multiple group exhibitions in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Baltimore, Brooklyn, and Atlanta among other cities. He lives and works in Atlanta, GA. Ignacio’s current work began when impulse-driven sketches became his way to express his experiences in a new country. With the everyday demands of a day job, he was suddenly exposed to the lives of a large and diverse immigrant community. In the last 16 years he’s produced hundreds of these sketches and used them as the structural framework for his paintings. Rigorously following an intuitive method, he describes being drawn to raw perceptions and associations. His project is built on the premise that our experiences can be reduced to bits of information and that a method that relies on quick and spontaneous decisions, when contained, can bring forth greater narrative precision.

Ignacio Michaud is represented by Sandler Hudson Gallery in Atlanta, GA.

THE ART OF SHANE MACGOWAN (The Pogues) RIFF ticketed Reception Nov. 14- Closing Dec. 11

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Kingfisher Art Co., 7 East 2nd Ave., Rome

The Art of Shane MacGowan, featuring an opening reception Sunday, November 14 at 9pm at Kingfisher, following a screening of Crock of Gold at the DeSoto at 6:30pm.

"Chaotic, neurotic, narcotic, erotic. Somewhere deep inside him there’s a tap with ‘art’ written on it and whenever he feels like it he opens it up and out pours a torrent of mercuric, violent, rude, sexy, blasphemous, bollock-naked and - would you believe it? - occasionally tender imagery. It’s the spit, snot and tears of art. Splattering onto the page in a psychic storm of lines and words. In the flexible art of Shane MacGowan, everything is possible! It happens on whatever is at hand. Sick bags on planes are a favourite canvas. I love how the red ones on a journey to Russia are re-used as handy communist sketch materials. And see how the Club World notepaper from his pricey Pogues record company flying days gets transformed with a few monstrous squiggles into a membership card for the Mile High Club! Cheeky! As a songwriter – one of the best, ever - Shane has always been a great storyteller. His music leads your emotions on a myriad journeys, from pain to laughs. His art does that, too. It keeps changing moods. One moment, it’s chaos. The next, it’s tenderness.” -Waldemar Januszczak

The Art Of Shane MacGowan exhibit will feature signed and unsigned prints from his new Art Book: "It's rare for a creative genius like Shane to have one avenue of output. Such an incendiary talent is likely to have a multitude of facilities whereby his talent might infiltrate the atmosphere and change the climate as know it. And so, revealed here, in the pages to follow, is Shane’s propensity for the wild, for the absurd, for the political, for the beautiful, all funnelled and threaded through the needle of his pen. But, this time, in this book, not via the tool of language. Instead, Shane’s visual acuity will take the lead. His visions will speak for themselves. Sometimes they will invoke wonder, sometimes they might appear decidedly threatening, but, regardless of medium, his work will always be full of poetry - a bit a like the great man, and my great friend, himself; the great artist, Shane MacGowan". -Johnny Depp

LIVE MUSIC WITH SMITH & CALVERT

Kingfisher Art Co., 7 East 2nd Ave., Rome

Join us for a special evening of music with Leah Calvert and Michael Smith (the Dappled Grays), and for the closing of the Shane MacGowan (the Pogues) art exhibit from Ireland. $10 adv, $15 at the door, all ages welcome. "Two instruments, two voices, beautiful songs and captivating harmonies. As the lead writers and voices of the popular bluegrass band, the Dappled Grays, Leah and Michael share a long musical history. They used the downtime of the pandemic to write an entire new catalog of music and launched their new project, Smith & Calvert. Their 12 episode Video Podcast "About a Song" is out now. Michael has played with Sugarland, John McEuen (of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), the legendary bluegrass fiddler Bobby Hicks, and for 10 years, shared the stage with Lauren Morrow as a member of the Whiskey Gentry. Leah is a first call Atlanta fiddler/violinist and singer. Apart from releasing her own music, she currently plays and records with John Driscoll Hopkins (of the Zac Brown Band) and has recorded extensively with Kristian Bush (of Sugarland)." Kingfisher Art Co. will provide tables and chairs available on a first come first serve basis, and complimentary snacks & beverages, or you can utilize the full bar and pick up dinner from BISTRO 208 next door (their back door is adjacent to the Kingfisher back door)! There is plenty of parking at the Suntrust Bank, just a block away, located at 100 E 2nd Ave, Rome, GA. Or behind the Harvest Moon. Kingfisher is located off Broad Street, on E 2nd Ave, in the yellow West Lofts building in downtown Rome, GA.

$10 adv, $15 day of

ROME FOR THE HOLIDAYS Opening Reception Dec. 15, Closing Dec. 23

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Kingfisher Art Co., 7 East 2nd Ave., Rome

A special holiday art exhibit featuring artists who will be home (in Rome) for the holidays! A perfect time to pick up last minute gifts and support our local artists! The exhibit will feature oil paintings, folk art, assemblage, crafts, and more! Artists include Jim Shores, Scott Thomas, Karen Schuttinga, Olivia Myers, Renee Lesselroth, Russell Cook, Donnie Davis, James Barron, Dennis Ritter, and Grace Tessein.

LINDA MITCHELL Opening Reception JAN. 8- Closing FEB. 12, 2022

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Kingfisher Art Co, 9 East 2nd Ave. 5&7, Rome

Opening Reception: January 8, 2022 , 5pm-7pm Exhibit: January 8- February 12, 2022

About the artist:

After studying at Georgia State University and Berry College, Mitchell attended the University of Georgia, receiving a BFA in 1982. While there she developed a special interest in lithography, and she credits printmaking for spurring her feeling for layering images and materials. Mitchell went on to receive an MFA in painting from the University of Georgia in 1990, and an MFA in sculpture from Georgia State University in 1994. A collage class that Mitchell took near the end of graduate school became a real impetus in her developing a personal visual language. Collage allowed her to combine her impulse for image-making with her sculptural facility.

In 2000 Mitchell began creating large acrylic paintings that combined actual objects with painted illusion. This work culminated in a 8'x18' installation of over-lapping paintings, Embrace the Messy, exhibited in 2004. The show’s title embodies the artist’s intuitive approach that allows poetic meaning to emerge from the highly textural layering of painted and digital images with a variety of materials. Mitchell’s sculptural inclination was spurred after the birth of her son in 1995 and she began making animal figures using Play-Doh. In 2006 she started sewing fabric animals as well. The animal figures have been used as models for paintings and as photographic images collaged to the surface of pieces. The animals often express human emotions as they are combined with images of ephemeral beauty from nature. In 2006, she created Serio in Verse, which alternated paintings with sculptural fabric animals, and in 2007 Louis XIV: Too Much Will Never Be Enough. The latter is ruled by a fabric sculpture of Louis XIV as a horned animal avatar, flanked by fantastic paintings inspired by Mitchell’s European​ travels. In 2013, she completed Ra: The God of All Creatures and the Fabric of the Universe, and in 2014, Closet Monster installation.

Linda Mitchell has exhibited her paintings extensively with her solo exhibitions including those at Museum of Greater Lafayette (IN) (Scheduled for 2014), Piedmont Arts Association (VA), Danville Museum (VA), Creative Arts Guild (GA), MacNider Museum (IA), Valdosta State University (GA), Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center (VA), Peninsula Fine Arts Center (VA), Gallery One Twelve (GA), Radford University Museum (VA), Visual Arts Center of NW Florida, Mary G. Hardin Center for the Arts (AL), Spiva Center for the Arts (MO), Chastain Arts Center (GA), The Goddard Center (OK), Tinney & Cannon Contemporary (TN), Mason Murer Fine Art (GA) Macon & Co. (GA), Georgia State University, and Metropolitan Arts Council of Birmingham (AL). She lives and works in Atlanta, GA.