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Georgia Watercolor Society reunites for 2nd annual exhibit



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Edith Hill Smith, who has been a signature member of the Georgia Watercolor Society for almost 25 years, proudly stands by her painting, “Sea Anemonas.” JULIA POTAPOFF. (click for larger version)

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Drew and Brooke Friedman, who were first-time attendees of the Georgia Watercolor Society Exhibit, were both fond of “Nan Ling Water Garden,” by Fred Door. JULIA POTAPOFF. (click for larger version)

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Kenny Hisle and Karen Bishop catered the event and filled the room with plenty of sweets and beverages for the artists and the observers. JULIA POTAPOFF. (click for larger version)

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Sarah Jordan, a photography student at Georgia State University, poses by her favorite painting by Jerry Wray, “Wild and Free.” JULIA POTAPOFF. (click for larger version)

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Longtime friends Peter Evans, Rich Carithers, Kim Carithers and Richard Kitz, enjoyed the exhibit and discussing the various paintings displayed. JULIA POTAPOFF. (click for larger version)

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Whitney Fair and Shirley Shepherd, who has been a member of the Georgia Watercolor Society since 2000, pondered over Shepherd’s very own painting, “Lily Pads.” JULIA POTAPOFF. (click for larger version)

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Patricia Gagne and Virginia Murphy flipped through the various watercolor paintings before placing their bids on their favorite pieces of artwork. JULIA POTAPOFF. (click for larger version)
January 30, 2013
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — The excited chatter of the Georgia Watercolor Society Signature Members filled the Johns Creek Arts Center on Saturday, Jan. 26 during their second annual watercolor exhibit.

The event brought the best watercolor artists, their guests and the community together.

"A lot of us communicate through the Internet, but it's nice to see the members actually displaying their work right alongside yours," said artist Edith Hill Smith, who has been a signature member of the Georgia Watercolor Society for almost 25 years.

Kenny Hisle, who catered the event last year, said this year's turnout was even greater than last year.

"It's good to see how much recognition the artists are getting," he said.

As discussions about the techniques used for each painting continued through the night, onlooker Sarah Jordan was drawn to Jerry Wray's "Wild and Free."

Jordan, a photography major at Georgia State University, said she enjoyed his painting because of the contrasting colors.

"And the obvious effort that he put into creating it," Jordan said.

The exhibit at the Johns Creek Arts Center, 6290 Abbotts Bridge Road, Building 700, is free and continues from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday through March 2.

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