Current and Upcoming Gallery Shows
The Callanwolde Gallery is located on the second floor of the mansion. The Gallery presents one-person exhibits by local artists, with special emphasis on emerging talent.
Gallery hours are from 10:00am to 8:00pm Monday through Friday, and from 10:00am to 3:00pm on Saturday. All shows are free of charge and open to the public. For more information, call 404.872.5338.
April 7 through May 5, 2000
"Annie Get Your Goat"
An Exhibit of Paintings by Walt Floyd
The show will feature carefully crafted illustrative compositions that exemplify the artist's love for the Gothic and Renaissance eras.
Opening reception for the artist: Friday, April 7, 7 to 9 p.m.
May 12 through June 9, 2000
Drawings by Brian Mallman
Quirky and minimally executed, the pencil drawings in this exhibit reflect the artist's recent musings on the nature of power. Mallman's meticulous studies of man and animal depict his observations on the issues of dominance, leadership, influence and power. Using portraits of the famous as a point of departure, his sketches compel the viewer to examine what constitutes power in our society.
Opening reception for the artist: Friday, May 12, 7 to 9 p.m.
June 16 through July 21, 2000
"Memoirs: Thailand As It Was and Is"
Photographs by Ohm Phanphiroj
The delicate and dignified black and white photographs in this exhibit go far beyond documenting an excursion to a distant country. Through the lens of his camera, Ohm Phanphiroj narrates with profound intimacy his bittersweet journey back to the land of his birth. "This exhibit is a personal story of the place where I was born," says the artist. "It is a journey into a culture that is quietly disappearing. I returned to Thailand recently with the hope of reassimilating myself into a culture I had left many years before. What I found was the unique way of life that I remembered in the midst of an ugly transformation. The old lifestyle and customs are slowly being lost to the process of westernization. Environmentally and materially, Thailand and its people are changing. Signs of Americanization are popping up everywhere. But deep underneath, Thais remain the same: quiet, dignified, and traditional. How long this will last, I don't know. These photographs are an attempt to capture the old Thai way of life during this upheaval of modernization. It is my way of documenting the gradual effects of this transformation on my people and culture as a whole."
Opening reception for the artist: Friday, June 16, 7 to 9 p.m.
July 28 through September 1, 2000
Mixed Media Works
by Angela Willcocks
Willcocks is a self-described "Australian middle-class mother" now residing in the U.S. Having traveled extensively abroad, the artist draws upon her wealth of cultural experiences to create unique mixed media environments. Utilizing poignant events from her daily existence, she fabricates lush, biomorphic and whimsical assemblages. Through the use of archetypal icons, Willcocks succeeds in going beyond the feminine and embraces a universal humanity.
Opening reception for the artist: Friday, July 28, 7 to 9 pm.
September 8 through October 6, 2000
by Naomi Wakatake
October 13 through November 10, 2000
"Alias America: A Search for American Individuality"
Photographs by Laura Noel
The result of a six year photographic effort, "Alias America" searches for an individuality during a time when American culture is becoming ever more generic. The artist has gone on a pilgrimage to gather images of people, places and situations that defy the homogeneity of the nation. Laura Noel's images are an antidote to the strip malls, fast food restaurants and interstate highways that clog our horizons.
Opening reception for the artist: Friday, October 13, 7 to 9 pm.