By: Staff Reports | GwinnettCitizen.com

A group of talented artists come together to not only put their art on display but to also help a great cause.

Norcross is excited to announce our next art show at The Rectory! Featuring four award-winning artists (Jane Carroll, Linda Hanks, Sherry Needle and Mozelle Funderburk), the show will not only exhibit amazing work in a variety of mediums but also serve as a fundraiser for Focus + Fragile Kids to help children with medical conditions and serious ailments.

The exhibit will run from September 21st through October 26th with an opening reception on the 21st from 6 - 8 p.m.

Meet The Artists

jane caroll220Jane Carroll: Carroll is celebrating 26 years as a visual and poetic artist. Her work ranges from photography, portrait painting, figure painting, landscape painting and more. Among her many accomplishments, over the years Jane has published multiple art books and her drawings have won first place in competitions such as The Savannah National Art Show. When making her artwork, Carroll’s goal she says is to make art that can be not only seen but sensed as well. | janecarrollart.com




2Linda Hanks220Linda Hanks: Hanks uses her unique art as a form of raw self-expression. After a brief career in microbiology, Hanks rediscovered her childhood love for art. She continues to keep that passionate spirit by experimenting in every realm of her work, and through this has seen her traditional style transform into impressionism and abstraction. Although Hanks prefers working with oils, she has made masterpieces with graphite, charcoal, ink, watercolor, and pastels. 




sherry needle220Sherry Needle: Sherry Needle has studied with some of the best painters across the country, from Yugi Wang, Armand Cabrerra, and Marc Hansen to David Leffel, just to name a few. Needle tends to paint with an old world style but is learning other styles to become a truly versatile artist. No matter what style the artist uses she is always trying to connect with her viewers. “I try to form a connection with the viewer in my paintings and sculpture, either to evoke a memory or to stir an emotion,” says Needles, “I feel very fortunate to have a passion that I can share with others.” | sherryneedle.com




Mozelle Portrait220Mozella Funderburk: Funderburk has used her talents to develop exhibits at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History for over 30 years. She has also illustrated books and articles ranging from plant identification to ancient Chinese astronomy. Being a former scientific illustrator, she says she incorporates her experience in her more recent art by using three-dimensional elements. Although Funderburk has a large and impressive history in scientific art, she admits that her favorite pieces have a humorous twist or a pun. | mozellefunderburk.com



The Cause

FOCUS + Fragile Kids is the product of two nonprofits merging together in 2017. This foundation is dedicated to helping families with children who are medically fragile or have significant development or physical disabilities. FOCUS + Fragile offers support and information for parents, and fun, inclusive events for the whole family.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. Artwork is for sale and will benefit the Focus + Fragile Kids cause.

Visitors should call ahead at 678-421-2048 (also 2049 and 2025) for entry.

Learn more about our featured artists and Focus + Fragile Kids at aplacetoimagine.com!

Mona Lester by Jane CarrollMona Lester by Jane CarrollFall Still Life by Sherry NeedleFall Still Life by Sherry NeedleUtah Vista by Mozelle FunderburkUtah Vista by Mozelle FunderburkSapelo Oaks II by Linda HanksSapelo Oaks II by Linda Hanks



Published: 2018-08-30 01:40