For more information about exhibitions, or to schedule a tour, contact Christina Anduiza at canduiza@thomasvillearts.org or (229) 226-0588.

Emergency Response

December 5th – February 15th

Opening Reception + Artist Talk | Dec. 5th 5:30- 7:30pm

 

Art can be many things: a proposition, question, or a statement. In this exhibit we look at art as a response. Thomasville Center for the Arts is excited to present the work of Toni Ardizzone. This body of work was created in response to personal experiences. Equal parts impulsive and contemplative, the artwork emerges as a form of documentation. Through the work we are invited on a journey and asked in return: how do we respond to the world around us?

Toni Ardizzone combines vintage textiles, salvaged debris, and building materials with painting and drawing. These dense picture planes expose an investigation into entropic subject matter, grounded in decomposing hospital flowers. Collected as tokens of her own memento mori, the weakened blooms, curling leaves, and fading colors reveal themselves as human gestures and abstracted self-portraits. In her most recent work, Ardizzone makes connections between the bodily wreckage of a nearly fatal illness and the destructive path of Hurricane Michael. The chaos and turbulence oppose the morose themes, creating a poetic space that captures the perseverance of survival and imprint of trauma. Toni Ardizzone maintains an active studio practice in Austin and Tallahassee, while exhibiting nationally. Her murals have been commissioned by Facebook, HOPE Campaign, SXSW, and Austin City Limits Festival.

toniardizzone.com

 

 

Downtown Gallery Exhibitions presented by 

And generously supported by:
Gainous Well Drilling |  J’s Wine & Spirits
International Design & Display Group, LLC

Paper & Pencil
October 4 – November 20

If art is an expression of oneself through media, then Paper and Pencil is the simplest form of expression. In this exhibit, Thomas County Schools student-artists, grades PreK through 8th, explore how to express themselves through various art forms. From drawing and painting to sculpture and printmaking, the creation of this art developed students’ self-awareness, personal abilities and talents. In the process, students studied color theory, the cultural and historical aspects of art, and built their visual vocabulary. While diverse in its forms, from the planning and the plotting to the final production, the work in this exhibit all began with Paper and Pencil.

Youth Gallery | School Exhibits
Throughout the school year, each local school is spotlighted in individualized exhibitions to highlight their students’ creativity, teacher’s talents, and school art programs overall. Each exhibition features an opening reception for youth, family and friends, which are free and open to the public.

Special Thanks
Williams Family Foundation of Georgia
Lewis Hall & Mildred Sasser Singletary Foundation
William Howard Flowers, Jr. Foundation
Thomasville Antique Show Foundation
Cherokee Foundation

Youth Gallery Exhibitions presented by

And  generously supported by:
Unified Insurance Agency, LLC | Ashley HomeStore | LOWES
International Design & Display Group, LLC | Jill & Converse Bright

118 S. Broad Street
Thomasville, Georgia 31792

Grassroots | Blended is designed to allow the connection between art and audience to brew naturally.  Featured artists are provided a space to experiment with new ideas in a culturally diverse and creative environment to provoke thought and conversations. Each quarterly exhibition opens with a morning reception and artist talk.

KEVIN CURRY: RESPOKEN
October 17, 2019 – January 9, 2020

AIGA: GRAPHIC ARTS
January 16 – April 3, 2020
Opening Reception + Artist Talk | January 16 | 10 – 11 am

BAET COLLECTIVE : BABBLE
April 9 – July 10, 2020
Opening Reception + Artist Talk | April 9 | 10 – 11 am

Presented by

And generously supported by:
Ashley HomeStore

Downtown Gallery & Youth Gallery
209 W. Remington Avenue
Thomasville, Georgia 31792

Tuesdays – Fridays |  10 am – 4 pm
First Fridays | 10 am – 10 pm
First Saturdays | 10 am – 4 pm