Showing through May 10
Parsons-Bruce Art Association is pleased to feature the beautiful paintings of Halifax County resident, Susan Wilkinson. The exhibit, entitled “All Things Bright and Beautiful” is set to open in the Robert F. Cage Gallery at the Prizery Sunday, April 2nd with a reception at 3:00 pm.
Susan studied first at North Georgia College and earned her BFA years later at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian College in Laurenburg, NC. After graduation, she settled back in Georgia, combining family life and work as a freelance artist while providing art for several area churches, painting murals, as well as graphite and acrylics portraits.
She was privileged to represent the state of Georgia by decorating an egg for the annual White House Easter Egg Display in 2001. She joined the other 50 artists (from each state and the District of Columbia) to see their eggs displayed in the White House and to attend a reception hosted by the First Lady. Susan used an ancient technique called pysanky, or Ukrainian egg decoration for the Georgia egg; a technique she learned while on vacation.
Susan and her husband, Tommy moved to Halifax County several years ago, and in 2015 she was asked by Parsons-Bruce Art Association to design and contribute an ornament for the Christmas tree in Virginia’s Executive Mansion on behalf of Halifax County. That ornament, another egg done with pysanky, will remain in Richmond for use during future holidays.
Susan’s work has also been displayed at her senior show at St. Andrew’s, the Hudgens in Lawrenceville, the Quinlan and Art in the Square in Gainesville, a solo show in Dalton, GA’s Creative Arts Guild gallery, and the Hoschton Heritage Arts Council. She also currently serves on the Parsons-Bruce Art Association Board of Directors.
Sunday, April 2nd at 3:00 p.m.