Visual storytelling explored in 'Art of the Illustration'

An exhibit highlighting visual storytelling by a number of noted artists, "Art of the Illustration" opens June 4 at the Main Street Gallery in Acworth. Artists include Jack Smith, veteran Atlanta artist and illustrator; Walter Cumming, former courtroom sketch artist for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution; Kennesaw State University Professors Geo Sipp and Craig Brasco; Hugh MacKay, Savannah School of Art and Design alumni, as well as a selection of relief prints by the late Bronislaw Bak from a book of illustrations of Chaucer's Pardoner's Tale. The exhibit runs through July 23. Gallery hours are 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

And don't miss ...

Opportunities for artists


  • Call to Artists: The ACAC will host a regional juried exhibit of original work by fine artists in the Main Street Gallery from Aug. 6 through Sept. 17. See details.
  • Art & Beer: Participate with us for fine art, fine music and fine libations!
  • Allatoona Book Festival: Bring your visual voice to the award-winning story from Janisse Ray and exhibit on the walls of the festival venue!

Recently at the ACAC: Georgia Youth Symphony String Quartet's recital May 5

Coach Samantha Tang talks about the Georgia Youth Symphony's String Quartet after a performance at the Main Street Gallery in Acworth May 5. Players are, from left, Melody Bearden, Rebecca Goodwin, Jaime Lea and Abigail Buchanan. (Video by Mac Ruiz)

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