By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen
Collage, watercolor art to be displayed in City Hall
SNELLVILLE – Two artists will bring their work to City Hall July 2.
Cynthia Frigon and Joan Gornstein will have their work on display in the art gallery located in the Community Room in City Hall through August. The gallery is free and is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

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Left: Joan Gornstein 
Right: Cynthia Frigon

There will be a reception for the artists from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Community Room July 12. 

Frigon uses the vivid colors, patterns and textures of magazine and calendar artwork to substitute for pigment and brush strokes in her collages. She uses personal photos taken at various times and locations as her inspiration. The images she creates with only paper, scissors and glue can appear hauntingly real from a distance, and only up close can one see the individual pieces that make up the larger piece.   

Traditionally she has been a closet artist, preferring to use her art to document and decorate her daily life, but in 2012, she began exhibiting modestly by joining ART Station in Stone Mountain and entering her pieces in member juried shows. She won Best of Show at the 2013 Decatur Fine Arts Exhibition, and one of her collages was purchased by the city of Decatur.  
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Above: Cynthia Frigon - Bloody Mary

“I create fine art from reused images and repurposed paper,” she said. “With recycled magazine advertisements and old calendar art, scissors and glue, I create visual representations of places I’ve been and items I’ve seen. If so, then I have been successful at presenting my view of life through my art.”