Pamela Reynolds and Rochelle Frank
LAA Plantation Gallery
November 7 - December 1
Opening Reception Thursday, November 7, 2019
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
The Landings Art Association invites you to join Artists of the Month Pamela Reynolds and Rochelle Frank at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 7 for a reception in The Plantation Club Gallery. Come support these fine artists and help them celebrate the opening of their new show.
Mosaic artist Pamela Reynolds is a study in energy, intelligence and passion. After practicing as a dentist in the private sector for 32 years, Dr. Reynolds decided to join the Army. So, at age 57, she sold her practice and their home in Atlanta, and began officer training, becoming active duty in 2011. She first served as the Assistant Officer in Charge of the dental clinic at Hunter Army Airfield, and was deployed to Kosovo for six months. She then returned to become Company Commander and Executive
Officer for the dental unit at Fort Stewart. At 62, she retired from military service and went back to school full time, earning her BFA at Georgia Southern University (Armstrong) in Savannah.
Pamela's interest in mosaics dates back to 2008 when her daughter suggested the two of them try making a mosaic. Intrigued, she set out to learn more about this medium and develop her skills. She has since gained extensive training from her studies with various masters in Chicago and Italy. Her classes at Armstrong helped her fill in the gaps, providing history and context to this ancient artform.
Dr. Reynolds describes her approach to mosaics this way: "By working in this medium, I am able to take an idea, a feeling and manipulate it with my hands. I turn it over and over, searching for the connection between material and thought. The physicality of the process, from cutting various materials to making them whole again, allows me to define a story through texture, reflective light, and color. Strongly influenced by classical mosaics, my designs are a combination of traditional Roman/Byzantine and contemporary techniques."
"The compositions on display for this exhibition show a variety of styles and techniques. But they are all small slices of life; each is a story. The subjects are autobiographical representing particular places, people or memories. They all reflect my personal sentiments."
Pamela Reynolds is offering workshops through the LAA and the Savannah Cultural Arts Center. To learn more, please visit www.landingsartassociation.com and www.savannahga.gov.
Showcase artist Rochelle Frank graduated with a degree in fine art, and launched her career in New York's fast-paced advertising industry. When her husband's career took them around the Northeast, Ms. Frank, raising two sons, spent her time creating logos and marketing campaigns for clients. She also found time to paint landscapes with local art groups, and while living in Flanders, NJ, served as vice president and president of the Chester Art Association. She participated in statewide competitions where she received several awards.
Eventually, the couple was transferred to Little Rock, AR, where Ms. Frank began working at a hunting equipment company, creating catalogues and developing a website. Shortly thereafter she found exciting and fulfilling work as Manager of Production for Dillard's Corporate Advertising department.
Their last transfer, which brought them to Savannah, felt almost like coming home; lots of folks from the NE with the extra bonus of no ice or snow. After 25+ years in advertising, Ms. Frank retired to spend her time doing what she loved most: paint. Her first two oil paintings, which hang in her home, were of Moon River at different times of the year.
Starting with oils, Ms. Frank branched out into acrylic painting and digital photography, and an old hobby was reawakened when she joined a knitting group. When a friend recently asked her about making hats for chemo patients, she quickly came up with a half dozen or so. Wondering what to do with all the hats she was making, she came up with the perfect idea: to sell them, and for each one sold, donate another for cancer patients or some local charity.
If you would like to learn more about Ms. Frank's artwork or purchase any of her pieces, please visit her website at www.rochellefrank.com, or contact her at 912-598-2179 or email@example.com.
Don't miss the Opening Reception
Thursday, November 7 from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
(Public Welcome/Refreshments Available)