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Renowned painter shares artistic know-how

Gerdts to demonstrate acrylic techniques at at ART-y Party in Helen

POSTED: June 21, 2012 12:30 a.m.
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Artist Connie Gerdts poses one of her paintings, a triptych done in acrylics. Gerdts will be demonstrating her painting style at 6 p.m. June 26 at Helen Arts & Heritage Center's ART-y Party art program.

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Ever wonder how painters do what they do?

At 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, noted Georgia painter Connie Gerdts will hold a demonstration on acrylic painting technique at the Helen Arts & Heritage Center’s ART-y Party, an art program and shared supper hosted monthly.

Gerdts has won several award and has taught several noted artists over the years. She works in several media and has chosen acrylics for her program.

“My art suggests forms in space, the feeling of movement or the passage of time,” Gerdts says.

She uses multiple layers of thinned transparent paint and adds textures to achieve the fluid sense of motion prominent in much of her work.

Gerdts may not give away all her secrets, but attendees will be educated an entertained by the talented artist and teacher.

Enjoy a “Summer Sublime” themed potluck supper after the presentation. The public is invited and admission is free.

The Helen Arts & Heritage Center is located at 25 Chattahoochee Strasse. Call 706-878-3933 for information.


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