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Toccoa artist’s dream comes true

Watson’s exhibit on display in Helen

POSTED: June 13, 2013 1:00 a.m.

Toccoa resident Rachel Watson is the featured artist in the “Dreamworks” exhibit at the Helen Arts & Heritage Center, 25 Chattahoochee Strasse, in Helen.

“Dreamworks” also features clay artist Jaymi Hampton and multimedia’s artist Linda Loyd. Their works along with several other HAHC member artists will be on display until July 13. Heritage center hours are noon to 4 p.m. Thursday to Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday.

Watson’s variety of work includes printmaking, photography, silkscreen, acrylic, silk scarves and copper jewelry. She is majoring in studio art with concentrations in textiles, weaving, photography and printmaking at the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega. She works primarily from her own photographs.

Her work the past couple of years has focused on her love of travel. She has traveled since she was young and one day hopes to have a job requiring world travel.

Watson will spend nine weeks in Italy this summer with the University of Georgia to study art. She is exploring graduate school in the future and is a member of Spectrum Art Club and is the graphic design and communications officer.


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