JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — The Johns Creek Arts Center’s first exhibit of the summer is dedicated to the students and members that make the gallery possible. 

The exhibit features 109 pieces, making it the largest student show in the center’s history. The show includes a variety of media and styles, showcasing classes offered at the Arts Center. 

For example, a new class offered this year was silk scarf painting. The show includes work by a student and the instructor for that class. 

“The students like coming and seeing their work and their classmates work,” Curator Althea Foster said. “It’s really a fun show because it reflects the Arts Center family.”

For the first time, the show was open to Arts Center members as well as current students. 

“We wanted to open it up to all the most important people because the members and the students really are the heart of what we do,” Foster said. 

Submitted works were judged by Tyler Nicolson with the Hudgens Center for the Arts in Duluth, with separate categories for students and members. 

Among clay students, Sana Manawar was awarded first place for “Cups,” Laura Lashmar second place for “Frank” and Jenny Zou third for “Lady in Red.”

For visual works, Brenda Watson came in first for “Birther 8,” Peggy Bobon earned second for “Evening Shade” and Michelle Cornwall third for “Moo Hoo.”

Among members, Haiqui Carr earned first place for “Father,” Russell Streur second place for “Harbor 2” and Margot Longreen third for “Moonlight.”

The student and member exhibition will be on display through May 31 at the Johns Creek Arts Center, at 6290 Abbotts Bridge Road, Building 700. For hours and class information, visit, 


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