Special to the Journal
Albany, Ga – Albany Area Arts Council proudly presents the art work of Jeannine Cook for the month of April. Brush or Stylus: Jeannine Cook’s Choices, showcases luminous water colors as well as shimmering silverpoint drawings. The Arts Council is thrilled to have an artist of Jeannine’s caliber and talent exhibit for the month. The exhibit opens April 4th with an opening reception from 6-8pm. The exhibit continues through the month of April concluding on the 30th with an informal artist talk during a brown bag lunch, 11:30am -1:00pm. Reservations are needed for the lunch and learn with Jeannine.
Jeannine comes to us from Townsend, Georgia in the Savannah area. She describes herself as Tanzanian by birth, European by heritage and British American by nationality. Her formal education was from Sorbonne University and the University of Lille. She is fluent in three languages: English, French and Spanish. Silverpoint and graphic drawings along with water color paintings typically of landscapes and florals are her area of expertise. Jeannine is one of only a few artists world wide who specializes in silverpoint drawings.
Her resume reflects a wealth of accolades and accomplishments. Jeannine’s art is included in selected public and corporate collections and commissions here and abroad. Her art has been featured in many solo and group exhibitions. Most recently, she was awarded “Artist Residency”, in Drawinternational, Caylus, France and is 2014 co-curator “Contemporary Metalpoint”, Julie Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn, AL. Jeannine is active promoting and educating on all things art as she continues to lecture and conduct workshops and has authored many articles. She is maintains an active blog, Jeanninecook.blogspot.com. She is affiliated with Catherine Lorrillard Wofle Art Club, The Pen and Brush, American Artists Professional League, National Association of Women Artists, Georgia Watercolor Society and Womens Caucus for the Arts (GA). For more information about Jeannine and her work please visit www.jeanninecook.com .
The Albany Area Arts Council is located in the historic Carnegie Library, 215 North Jackson St., Albany, Georgia. The gallery is open Monday through Friday 10am to 4pm. The Albany Area Arts Council serves as the umbrella organization for seven art agencies and is devoted to promoting the arts in the greater Albany area. For more information please contact the Albany Area Arts Council 229-439-ARTS (2787).