Fine Art on Friday: Soul Food at Buckhead Art Galleries

"Guardian" by Patricia Fabian

“Guardian” by Patricia Fabian

Short post… I’m in Atlanta with Nina Gaby, editor of Dumped: Stories of Women Unfriending Women, for reading/signing events at bookstores in Athens and Atlanta. So much fun! (Look for pictures on Facebook, and couple at the end of this post.)

Meanwhile, my childhood friend we’re staying with in Buckhead, Jan Connors, took Nina and me to some wonderful art galleries in Buckhead this morning, especially Reinike Gallery and Bill Lowe Gallery. Terrific soul food. Met an artist who had just brought some new pieces in at Reinike – Patricia Fabian, who talked about her “energy deposits” and Emersen and transcendentalism and I fell in love with this one painting of hers, “Guardian.” The woman, who looks like a sketch of a fashion model, is lighting a vigil candle in a chapel…. it reminded me of two strong parts of myself and my life.

Patricia was born in Jersey City and raised in the inner city. This was the time of Woodstock, the Civil Rights Movement, and JFK.  She grew up wanting to be a writer.  She kept diaries, journals and wrote poetry and short stories. I felt an immediately connection with her.

So that’s all for now. It’s almost midnight in Atlanta and I’m going to bed now! Love to all…. enjoy the pictures!

Me with Nina Gaby (editor) and Jessica Handler (contributor) at our reading at Charis Books in Atlanta Friday night

Me with Nina Gaby (editor) and Jessica Handler (contributor) at our reading at Charis Books in Atlanta Friday night

"7 Sins Greed" by Frank Shroeder at BIll Lowe Gallery

“7 Sins Greed” by Frank Schroeder at Bill Lowe Gallery

Jan some art I thought she needed for her house...

Jan with some pieces I thought she needed for her house…

 

Nina with Felice Sharp's painting, "Goddess of Nature"

Nina with Felice Sharp’s painting, “Goddess of Nature”

 

 

 

4 comments


  • Nina Gaby

    Art has the capacity to change our direction, to engage parts of our brain in ways that wake the rest of us up. Watching Susan come alive in front of those paintings today was a testimony to that. So many of these images sparked narratives for me, stories buried within Color combinations and shapes, textures and gestures.

    April 25, 2015
  • So glad you’re having a good time, Susan! I was thinking about you today (and even talking about you with a friend) and wondering how things were going. Enjoy!

    April 25, 2015
  • Louise

    Happy new year!
    Just discovered your website. Very interesting.
    Who is the bust sculpture that appears on the photo where there is a Felice Sharp painting from?
    Best regards.

    January 1, 2017
    • Hi, Louise. I’m sorry I don’t know about the bust sculpture. I don’t live in Buckhead… was just visiting the gallery from Memphis. I guess you could call the gallery and ask them. Happy New Year, and thanks for stopping by.

      January 4, 2017

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