Margaret Agner - Silk Painting Exhibit

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Date & Time: Thursday, March 8, 2018 - Saturday, March 31, 2018
Suggested Audiences: Elders, Adult, College, High School, Middle School
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Sandy Springs Branch Library
395 Mt Vernon Highway
Atlanta, GA 30328
Description: An art exhibit by Margaret Agner is on display at the Sandy Springs Library until March 31, 2018 at 395 Mt. Vernon Highway, Sandy Springs, Georgia 30328.
Athens artist Margaret Agner received her BFA in painting at LSU in 1974, and then learned fabric dyeing and surface design through books, seminars, and workshops. She now teaches silk painting workshops occasionally and produces silk banners, wearables, and art quilts in addition to paintings and pastels from the studio in her home. The artist grew up on a dairy farm in Ohio, attended Antioch College & Rochester Institute of Technology, before LSU. A new member of Silk Painters International, she won First Prize at their conference exhibit in 2014, and 5 of her garments were modeled in the fashion show. She taught a silk jacket class at the 2016 conference at Arrowmont in TN. In 2015 she won a Best in Show at Southern Heartland Arts, Covington, GA for a montype Sacred Bond, and won peoples choice at Oconee County Arts Foundation Members Exhibit for a large silk hanging, Iris Joy. She teaches drawing for OLLI in Athens, GA.
Her inspiration: loves drawing nature, and insects have always been of interest. Putting dye on silk is so much fun, and the unpredictability of the technique keeps it exciting and challenging. This artist paints from Inner Necessity, like Mondrian.
Silk painting is like watercolor on paper: transparent and liquid. But the color is fiber reactive dye which is permanent and washable when steamed and rinsed. Agner paints the dye on the silk with brushes, using folded fabric for the underpainting in the symmetrical designs. For sharper edges, she suspends the silk and draws resist outlines before adding more dye. If the dye is thickened, it can be used to paint final dark linear elements; she calls this the calligraphy step.

145 Yorkshire Rd. Bogart, GA 30622
706 353-7719; cell 706 540-3040
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