New Ink

New Ink

An inky little treat from Inman Perk Gainesville’s resident artist extraordinaire, Sam Roper.  Stickers loom in the near future . . ....

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January Artist Carrie McKinney

January Artist Carrie McKinney

Carrie McKinney: “I truly feel released from my pressures and life stresses when I am creating, healing art.  I transition my thoughts and feelings into reality by using the tools that God gave me.  The broken pieces of my life have been shifting, creating reflections through my art.  you will see glimmers of light that are showing who I am transitioning into.  My desire is to provide inspiration and hope to all those who see my work for there is hope and a future if you continue to press through.”...

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Gifts for the Holidays!

Gifts for the Holidays!

The holidays are drawing closer, which means time for gift giving!  Inman Perk will be offering gift baskets for the holiday season.  Our baskets can range from small mugs filled with coffee and tea, to larger baskets with mugs and a wide range of products.  These gift mugs and baskets make excellent office and teacher gifts as well.  Please come by and let us know how we can help fulfill some holiday...

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December Artist Sam Raynor!

December Artist Sam Raynor!

We are so excited to have local artist Sam Raynor displaying her artwork for the month of December.   Please come by and check it out!  Paintings can be purchased for Christmas as well as commissioned from Sam personally.   “Dr. Suess once said, “Why fit in, when you were born to stand out?” In this world we call home we are overrun with examples of mundane existence. I feel that our Creator has called us all to be who we were specifically designed to be…truly unique. Not only have we been given life to glorify our Creator in becoming who He has sculpted us to be, but that we do so with colorful grace and boldness. We are all matchless individuals and have particular gifts for a reason. Each one of us has the ability to express his or herself, and whatever form in which this takes place in essence is art. My name is Samantha Raynor, and my main form of expression is through visual art. I am passionately driven to visually capture the world around me through whimsicality and color. I have always been an artist at heart, and could not get away from the desire to draw or paint even if I tried. I received my BA in Studio Art from North Georgia College in and State University in 2005, where I realized that watercolors were my favorite medium to work with. Since then I have been blessed to create illustrations and graphic designs for magazines, websites, book-covers, print material and more. I live here in Gainesville and bear the responsibilities of a wife, mother, daughter, sister and a friend. I never want to “fit in” to this world for I am just passing through.  I pray as I sojourn forward that I may stand out and use my gifts to leave behind a more colorful world then how I found it. “Quotes and Quips,” is a body of work that was influenced by words that have inspired me . I hope you can take the time to enjoy these colorful works of art and are moved by each author’s ability to express themselves and stand out in this world we call...

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November Artist Anne Trippe

November Artist Anne Trippe

Anne Trippe’s Artist’s Statement and Bio After almost 50 years, I have been rediscovering the world of art.  Since retiring, I am being challenged to relearn some basics of design, color and composition.  Sometimes I paint intuitively and enjoy transitioning between styles.  I occasionally experiment with representational images having unexpected color.  Although I execute paintings primarily in acrylic, I am a proponent of “whatever works” in mixing media.   Creativity can be expressed if we sometimes risk venturing outside the lines….whatever that means for each of us.  It is always exciting and surprising to see the outcomes of my painting efforts….even when I “strike out” and the result of my experimenting is a mess.  I am satisfied with a work when my inner sense of balance, color and design seems calm.   Painting flowers gives me an opportunity to explore color, shape, light and shadow, simply.  I am also drawn to bare trees as they reflect the peaceful slant of the winter sun and with which there seems to be a familiar connection.  I love to successfully capture the myriad of colors and the translucent quality of light on and through mountain streams and ocean waves.   Today, I think provocative questions for artists could include, “What is Art?”, “Who defines what is excellent art?”,  “Must ‘good art’ reflect social, economic or political issues?”, and “Should art be generated from emotions, from the intellect, from an inborn sense of design, from fulfilling an urge to leave an outer expression of one’s own identity…or from a desire to produce an image around which to decorate a room……….or from all of these things?”   I received a BFA degree in Commercial Art / Graphic Design from the University of Georgia in 1962.  I also have MS, EdS, and PhD degrees in Counseling and Licensure in Marriage and Family Therapy (LMFT).   For 20+ years, I was a staff counselor with FBA Counseling Ministry.  In addition to counseling, I developed resources for counselors, materials for training Lay Counselors, and supervised professional counselors for State Licensure.  Among the books I authored are, Marriage! the Journey and A Model for Marriage Counseling.   I am a member of: The Quinlan Center for the Visual Arts, Gainesville, Ga. The Georgia Art League, Gainesville, Ga. The Artisans of Flowery Branch The Monroe County Arts Alliance, Forsyth, Ga. The Bowen Center for the Arts, Cumming, Ga.   I have exhibited with: 2009   Georgia Art League (GAL): Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall Shows. (1st place, Summer 2009) 2009   Peach State Bank 2009   The Quinlan juried, “Local Color” exhibit 2009   Artisans of Flowery Branch Fall Festival 2009   Art in the Square, Gainesville, Ga. 2009   The Quinan Annual Members’ Show...

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