Artist of the Month
Each month a local artist is named Artist of the Month, in which the City has collaborated with the Newnan-Coweta Art Association and local art galleries on this project.
The collaboration gives local artists the opportunity to display their work in City Hall and the chance for the City to support the arts.
The Newnan-Coweta Art Association (NCAA) meets the third Thursday of each month from September through May at the Harriet Alexander Art Center located at 31 Hospital Road, Newnan, GA at 7 p.m. The meetings are open to anyone wishing to further the arts in the Coweta and Fayette areas.
Artist of the Month
Karen DeFelix started out creating in stain glass over 30 years ago. After seeing a Tiffany exhibit in Florida she developed a longing to learn how to manipulate the glass so that she was not solely dependent on what she could purchase from glass manufacturers. She has taken many fused glass classes and is still excited when she sees glass "melt".
It was during one of these classes that she asked the demonstrator how he came up with his creative ideas. He told her about Betty Edwards' book "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain." She highly endorses the book which she says changed her life. She went from drawing "bad stick figures" to drawing her own self-portrait. From there it was only a small leap to watercolor pencils and then watercolor painting.
Although watercolor is her favorite medium she has also worked in acrylic and mixed mediums.
Ms. DeFelix moved from Florida to Georgia, 9 years ago and is enjoying having four seasons. She especially loves the blooming trees in the spring and aptly named her painting of dogwoods in bloom - "Spring: Why I Love Georgia"
Karen is a former member of the Florida Watercolor Association and the Clayton County Art Association - Arts Clayton and is presently a member of the Newnan-Coweta Art Association (NCAA). She has had many paintings and three of her glass creations juried into the annual NCAA Juried Art Show at the Center for Performing and Visual Arts. One glass sculpture "Awakening" was in the Top Ten. Her paintings have also been in art shows in Clearwater and Sarasota, Florida, displayed in many venues around Newnan and are in private collections up and down the east coast.
She gives private and group classes in multiple crafts and fine arts. She can be reached at email@example.com.
About the Newnan Coweta Art Association
The Newnan-Coweta Art Association's general meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month (from August through May) at the Harriet Alexander Art Center on Hospital Road at 7:00 pm. An art demonstration is presented each month. Visitors and new members are always welcome.