Join us for the Marietta Square's September Art Walk at Marietta's newest fine art gallery and event venue, The Loft!
The Loft continues to present exciting new works as part of the thriving Marietta Arts District. The popular gallery and event space will reveal a new exhibition featuring artworks by resident artist Leigh Ann Culver on Friday, September 6, from 5-9pm during the popular Marietta Square Art Walk. Enjoy works from over 20 resident artists of The Loft alongside this exciting and unique spotlight for the Downtown Marietta. The exhibition will hang September 6-28 and is free and open to the public.
Born and raised in the South, the dark history and unique culture of southern life both haunt and inspire Leigh Ann Culver. Her curiosity towards moments of struggle, pain, triumph, and beauty as forces that unify human beings led Culver to intimately explore and elevate people through portraiture. From homeless veterans to historical underdogs, she chooses subjects from the fringes of the familiar. Using life-like detail and scale, Culver creates charcoal and mixed media drawings of people with untold stories. She is fascinated with historical photography, and how one moment can translate the story and emotion of human life. By examining humanity across spans of time and space, Culver has found common threads that tie us all together. She aims to give the silent a voice, to aid in telling their story, and to encourage the viewer to confront and connect with people with whom they otherwise might never interact. Through exploring the diversity of people, Culver uncovers human unity.
Culver also recently completed her first public art project for the Marietta Arts Council, a mural entitled "Interwoven," which can be seen on the M2R Trail in downtown Marietta.
The exhibition will be on view at The Loft September 6-28, 2019.
Located upstairs at 120 South Park Square in historic downtown Marietta, GA, The Loft showcases 25 emerging and established artists in over 2000 square feet of gallery space. For more information or to make an appointment, please contact the gallery at 770.628.2250 or visit loftmarietta.com.
About Marietta Square’s First Friday Artwalk
Enjoy an evening of live music, performance and local art as you shop, dine, and experience all The Marietta Square has to offer. Art Walk is a free self-guided walking tour of the Marietta Square’s galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants and businesses on the 1st Friday, April–December, from 5pm to 9pm with a special “Kick-Off” event in March. During Art Walk, each participating venue hosts a local artist outside of its storefront in Marietta Square.