As one art festival after the other shut down it made local artist and past Historic Roswell (GA) gallery owner, Barbara Rush a little sad to think about how many art enthusiasts and artists were affected.
From her art studio window, where she painted while “sheltering-in-place”, she watched neighbors and local people walking past her house on their way to Big Creek Park. Obviously everyone was going stir crazy from sheltering-in-place and everyone needed a little outdoor time.
That’s when it occurred to her that she could give people another excuse to get outside, yet still observe the social distancing mandates…she could hang some of her art out in her front yard for the enjoyment of her neighbors, friends, and passersby to enjoy.
Art festivals are important community events. They provide people with an opportunity to do something that uplifts, inspires, stimulates conversations, while being outside. There’s nothing like the combination of a beautiful day, fresh air, and ART!
One thing lead to another and before long she created a small display with art spaced a significant distance from each other so that people could use social distancing while looking at her art. She was right, it was just what the community needed…a splash of color and a little more joy in their day. The response has been overwhelmingly positive, with many thank yous, and slower traffic as people cruise by in their cars to look. She also answers visitors questions about her work, through her face mask, while maintaining a 6 ft distance.
Barbara Rush is a local Roswell, GA artist, and past Historic Roswell Gallery Owner (2007-2018). She created her GeoCubist style in 2004-2006 after a visit to a Cubist exhibit at the High Museum (Atlanta GA), and has been painting and selling art since 2007. A master of color and movement, Ms. Rush, uses her artistic genius to create unique paintings of animals that will enliven the walls of your home or office…like a breath of fresh air.
For more information about her work please visit www.BarbaraRush.com. If you live in the Atlanta Area and would like to view hew Artscaping please request information at br@BarbaraRush.com
Enjoy the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uiwTz4G9aQ