Top 5 Artists For Your Walls
Nothing chases away the winter blues better than a beautiful piece of art. Macon abounds with talented artisans that are a must have for your home decor. Our gatekeepers have been on the scene, and found the Top 5 Artists for Your Walls. Check out these local creators of art, and stay on the lookout for their future exhibits.
1. Eric O'Dell – Painter
My imagery tends to arise from the familiar reflected mainly in having spent a lifetime in the American South. The work, through the processes of painting and drawing, aims to assert itself among the familiar and often dredges up fragments of memories conscious and unconscious, flashes of things seen, ached for, recalled along the way. I like to reset myself in the wilderness, and for me that means pines, heat, light, atmosphere…
I paint what I will to see.
2. Jason Frost - Screen Printer, Graphic Designer
Modern Giant is a one-man graphic design and silkscreen printing studio located in Macon, GA. Founded by owner Jason Frost in March of 2010, the studio is one of the middle Georgia area’s most innovative design and silkscreen companies. Jason’s work fuses an energetic visual style with a deft ability to deliver the client’s message, weaving the story through the layout. A recipient of several awards, including the 2013 ADDY’s “Best of Show” for the Posters x Prints 3-D show poster and 2013 ADDY’s “Best of Print” for the Crossroads Writers Campaign, he brings a freedom and electricity to the scope of every project.
3. Craig Burkhalter – Printmaker
Craig Burkhalter is a lifelong resident of Macon, Georgia. A printmaker primarily working in relief, lithography and etching, Craig also produces books, posters, broadsheets and cards using letterpress techniques. His art is often social commentary or political satire but it also extends to personal narratives, floral and figurative work. He has taught art in Macon for over thirty years at the high school and college level and has conducted workshops, private lessons and demonstrations. His studio is at the Contemporary Arts Exchange, 590 Mulberry Street, where he serves as Chairman. His resume includes over 300 solo and group exhibitions. Classes are held in his studio and private lessons can be arranged.
4. Heidi Clinite - Painter, Muralist
Heidi Clinite is one of Macon’s talented artists beautifying the city one mural at a time. At a recent art exhibit at the Golden Bough, Heidi Clinite - Sir Real artist extended her series of Nautical Skies, painted dreamscapes of sea life in outer space. In addition to the paintings, she presented giant Dream Catchers made from broken bicycle rims provided by Cherry St. Cycles decorated with arrowheads, amethysts and oddities. As well as necklaces made from bicycle gears, bullet shells and bottle caps. Make sure to be on the lookout for her next exhibit!
5. Joe Adams – Painter
A graduate of Mercer University with a double major in art and biology, Adams has exhibited work throughout the Southeast, including shows at Mercer University, The Summit One Gallery in Highlands NC, The Gallery at Macon Arts Alliance and Art On the Avenue in Macon, The Left Bank Gallery on St. Simons Island, and The Parker Gallery on St. Simons. His paintings have been shown as part of the Historic Macon Showhouse and The Highlands Designer Showhouse.