- Published: Wednesday, 06 April 2011 07:45
Please join us for an evening of Art and Fashion ~ 20th Century Style.
Featured artist, Jeff Williams, will be exhibiting a collection of both Original Paintings, as well as Limited Edition Giclee Prints on Canvas, all of which will be available for sale. His Art Deco inspired paintings capture the Style and Elegance of the Great Gatsby Era.
In 2007, Jeff was chosen as one of twelve American artists to participate in the prestigious, “Societe Nationale des Beaux Arts Show” at the Carrousal De Louvre in Paris. In the over 100 year existence of this show, this was the first time American artists had ever been invited to participate. In 2009, he was commissioned as the “Official Artist of the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks.”
In honor of Valentine’s Day, special treasures from our artisans: Vintage Fashion from Vintage Vessels, Vagabond Arts Jewelry Design & Divine Clementine’s Soap. New works from artists, Julie Ross, Vickie Martin and Emmy Dudley. An Exhibition of Vintage Purses from the Capitol de Beaute Collection will also be on display.
Sunday February 27, 2011
Jeff will be inducted in to “The Walk of Fame” in front of the Historic Rylander Theatre. Built in 1921 and completely renovated in 1997, The Rylander Theatre is an historic landmark in Downtown Americus. A ceremony honoring Jeff will be held at The Rylander at 2:00 Sunday afternoon. There will be a reception inside the theatre after the ceremony. Along with friends, family members and collectors of Jeff’s Art, the public is welcome to attend.
The Walk of Fame recognizes citizens, past and present, who have made a significant contribution to the City of Americus and Sumter County in the State of Georgia, USA.
The sidewalk in front of the theatre is laden with bronze plaques bearing the name of the Honoree, accompanied by their hand prints and signature in concrete, which becomes a permanent part of the sidewalk.
Perhaps the most recognizable name on The Walk of Fame, is former Georgia State Governor, Former President of the United States and Nobel Peace Prize Recipient Jimmy Carter, Jr. Also well know names are Former U.S. Attorney General Griffin B. Bell, Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Charles Frederick Crisp, Georgia Supreme Court Justice and Philanthropist Thomas O. Marshall Jr., Civil Rights Leader Reverend Joseph R. Campbell and Olympic Gold Medalist Angel Myers-Martino.
In 2007, when Jeff was invited to exhibit his Art in The Louvre in Paris, he couldn’t imagine a greater honor. Two years later he was selected to be The Official Artist of the 2009 Kentucky Derby. Again he couldn’t imagine anything topping that. However, being recognized and honored by his Hometown of Americus, Georgia has touched him far more!