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February/March Events and Classes Norcross Gallery and Studios

In Norcross Gallery and Studios‘ current exhibit, Warm Hearts, two heartfelt and notable paintings stand out.  The first is by Mike MacManus and is titled “Not Coming Home.” The painting shows small children in a school hallway. The children standing in the foreground have haunted, sad expressions and there are children lying on the floor behind them.

MacManus says it was inspired by a Nashville school shooting and about the families’ loss, anger about guns and concerns for safety. No one thinks about the children who survived to come home and their confusion and sadness.

“Sunflowers” is by Kathy Collins. The beautiful flowers are a favored subject for many artists and after the invasion of Ukraine, many of creators used their art as an expression of their feelings at that time, says Collins.

This exhibit ends Feb. 17, so see these outstanding works soon!

Classes starting in March are:

  • Beginning/Intermediate Drawing:
    • Mondays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    • 4 weeks
    • March 4 to 25
    • Instructor Lucy Brady
  • Creating Dramatic Painting with the Palette Knife:
    • Fridays from 10a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • 3 weeks
    • March 8 to 22
    • Instructor Larry Hall
  • Abstract Realism, Basics and Practice:
    • Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • 3 weeks
    • March 20 to April 3
    • Instructor Larry Hall
  • Creating Stunning Effects with Collage Art workshop:
    • Offered Friday March 1 through Sunday March 3 by award winning artist Chitra Ramanathan, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with an hour for lunch.

Ongoing opportunities are:

  • Figure and Portrait Study Sessions:
    • Tuesdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Monitored by Anne Hall and Lynda Ellis
  •  Evening Open Studio:
    • Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Monitored by Kathy Collins
  • Daytime Open Studio:
    • Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Monitored by Anne Labaire
  • Monthly Dynamic Critiques by Larry Hall. Email Larry  at to let him know you are coming.

Click here for the full line up of classes and events at Norcross Gallery and Studios.

Featured image: “Not Coming Home” by artist Mike MacManus.

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