The Landings Art Association
January 2019 Art Exhibit
featuring the works of
LAA Plantation Gallery
January 3 - February 5
Opening Reception Thursday, January 3, 2019
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
The Landings Art Association will kick off the new year with a reception in The Plantation Club gallery on Thursday, January 3 at 5:00 p.m. Don't miss this opportunity to gather with friends and be among the first to view the latest works of January Artists of the Month, photographer Jim Guerard and designer of wearable art, Cathy Sizer.
Jim Guerard moved to the Landings in 2013 from California when he retired from Adobe Systems, Inc. as Vice President and General Manager of Adobe's Creative business. Jim is a self-taught photographer who began exploring the medium as entertainment on weekends during long business trips to Europe and Asia. Jim ventured into nature photography after moving to The Landings, honing his craft on the island's scenic vistas and rich population of wildlife.
For his January show, Jim is presenting a collection of images from around the world, intended to stir awareness and offer glimpses of elements in nature and distant cultures that are rapidly changing, and in some cases at risk of disappearing entirely. His photographs, which include majestic lions and charging elephants in Africa, polar bears in the Arctic Circle, whales in Greenland, and the people of Myanmar are dramatic, moving and inspiring.
In addition to his busy travel schedule, Jim works closely with the Landings Photography Club and teaches monthly classes on using DSLR's and editing digital photography with Lightroom and Photoshop. He also sits on the Membership, Marketing and Communications Committee for the Landings Club and does extensive aerial photography for the club, including the photography now featured in the recently remodeled Fitness Center.
Cathy Sizer, whose work will be featured in the display case, moved to The Landings twelve years ago from the Boston area with her husband Peter. A retired nurse practitioner, Cathy has spent much of the last decade developing her skills in the field of "wearable art" using vintage and modern materials to create one-of-a-kind earrings, necklaces and bracelets. Along the way, she also discovered the art of Nuno Felting, a wet felting technique that "marries" merino wool or alpaca to silk. The scarves and shawls she creates are beautiful, lightweight and soft. Hand washable in cold water, they are also practical. Always looking for something new, she felts book covers for art journals with leftover wool. If you have a vintage button in that "button box", she can wire wrap it to make it a ring.
Over the years she has displayed in various art shows, and won several ribbons. She displays at both the Springtime and Christmas Made in the South shows, as well as the Honey Horn show on Hilton Head Island. Cathy's work can be found in the Savannah Art Association Gallery on Bull Street and Chippewa Square, and her jewelry was recently accepted by GCD, a new store on York Street near Habersham.
Cathy offers felting classes in her home, as well as an occasional jewelry making workshop. She has volunteered her time for the LAA board as Secretary and Vice-President and has done many other projects for the organization. She is also Vice President and gallery manager for the Savannah Art Association.
Don't miss the Opening Reception
Thursday, January 3 from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
(Public Welcome/Refreshments Available)