Straight From The Mouths of Our “Tension” Artists

As our Arts Fuel Fundraiser approaches, we’ve been getting some stellar submissions from our participating artists. We thought you might like a little preview of what you’ll see in our “Tension” Art Show on May 11th, so we’re letting the artists speak for themselves. Check it out!

Kathy Rennell Forbes
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*used with permission from Kathy Rennell Forbes

“C4 is in the heart of Atlanta with its arteries and veins spread out to artists of all media in the city and its surrounding communities. My painting ‘City Aglow’ captures the vibrancy and tension of their mission. Hope you can join us to feel the ‘pulse of the arts in Atlanta’ on May 11 from 7-10….”


Kerry Jackson
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*used with permission by Kerry Jackson

“Clawing for Creativity”
“It seems that I’m always struggling for that next burst of creative energy. The corrupt and fallen world I live in tries its best to rob me of the the inspiration given to me by my Creator. It’s only when I lay prostrate and swallow my pride that I discover that my next creative expression is right beneath the surface… in full color!”


Beth Lilly
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*used with permission from Beth Lilly

“Of the two in the show, this one, un-Named 16, is my current favorite. Both pieces in the show are from an on-going series developed out of the need to find creative work I could do within the time constraints of the working. I usually always have two art projects active: one that requires large blocks of time to plan, produce and schedule shoots with actors. There can be months between actually producing work. I have an ongoing seires where I go photograph almost every day as a kind of disciplined practice. That necessitates photographing outside of “work” hours – early morning and evening. In this particualr image, the frame is divided in half with the electronic billboard blasting the left side and street lights providing a warm glow for the circle of trees and clearing on the right side. The conflict, or tension, is the need for Commerce and the need for the social circles of friends and family vying for my time.”


Thanks so much to these artists for sharing their work. Check back for more throughout the week. And we hope you’ll all come out and support the arts on May 11th. RSVP for Arts Fuel.

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