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Local painters work on display at Quinlan mini-gallery
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Local painter Tina Carlson-Griffeth displays her work at the Quinlan Visual Arts Center's mini-gallery located at Regions Center in Gainesville.

The work of local artist Tina Carlson-Griffeth, a pastel painter and Quinlan Visual Arts Center board member, is on view through April 1 at the Quinlan mini-gallery located at Regions Center, 303 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville.

Carlson-Griffeth is creative director and writer at Morton Vardeman & Carlson, a strategic marketing and advertising agency in Northeast Georgia.

“When I first got interested in painting about 12 years ago, I was very drawn to watercolor,” she said. “I took a few classes at Quinlan and began to learn some different techniques. There are certain things that you can’t control in that medium which lead to intriguing surprises in the way the pigment mixes with water on paper.

“Over the last several years I have gravitated toward pastels. I love the richness, intensity and vibrancy of color you can use to re-interpret a subject in pastel. It opens up a whole new world of possibilities.”

This show is one of many that will feature emerging North Georgia artists in the small gallery.

The Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green Street, is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free.

For more information, call 770-536-2575 or visit

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