Juried art show, interactive video highlight GPC exhibits

For residents looking for art and culture on no budget, Georgia Perimeter College has something to offer this winter.

The campus will feature outdoor sculpture, Chinese folk art paintings and a variety of artistic styles and mediums.

At the Newton Campus from Jan. 25 until Feb. 26, guests can view "Daily Lives: Peasant Art of China," which includes 30 paintings from Xu County, Shaanxi by Chinese peasants and scheduled panel discussions.

Hours vary and is open by appointment. A community reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2 in Building 2-N at the campus, which is located at 239 Cedar Lane in Covington.

More information is available by calling 770-278-1260.

GPC's other campuses also are participating.

On the Clarkston Campus, its Juried Art Show, featuring work by members of the Atlanta Artists Center, will run from various hours Jan. 11 through Feb. 5. A "Forces of Nature" sculpture and painting exhibit is from Jan. 12 until March 4; the "Sixth Annual Community Art Exhibit: Tranquil Moments" featuring photographs runs from Jan. 20 until March 5; and the Seventh Annual Biennial Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit is from Jan. 25 to March 5.

At the Decatur Campus, "Ink Spots" drawings and painting will be displayed from Jan. 20 until April 23.

And at the Dunwoody Campus, "Mushrooms Without Umbrellas" photos and videos will be shown from Jan. 13 until Feb. 18.

More information about exhibits and times are available by calling 678-891-3556 or visiting www.gpc.edu/~clafa.