Often what distinguishes one artist from another are the materials (mediums) they use to create their Art. The current exhibition, at The Center, “Daughter Like Father” which will be open to the public each week-end, free of charge, until January 3rd, 2014, is a fine example of this distinction. The father, Lew Tilley uses the traditional oils, watercolors, and charcoal/pencil on canvas and paper. The “tools” of the trade for much of the 19th and 20th century. Meg, the daughter, is definitely of the 21St Century. In addition to the traditional mediums she is inclined to utilize more common materials such as steel, earth, human and animal hair along with found household and industrial objects. Taking steel siding from an old roof, or pieces of wood carved by termites and hair shed by her favorite pets she brings the viewers attention to both the sentimental as well as stark realism of today’s environment.
If you’ve not seen the exhibition you owe yourself the moment of fun and surprise that these two related, but dis-similar, artists bring to contemporary American art. Lew Tilley (1921-2005) was a successful and well recognized artist, illustrator, print & film maker born in Parrott, Georgia. Meg Tilley Anderson, degreed in sculpture, jewelry making and painting was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Following marriage to Bond Anderson, a well established concert musician and instrument maker, they moved to Parrott to take care of her aging father. A visit to their studios located in downtown Parrott is worth a visit. Lew Tilley’s favorite saying was: “Art is man’s greatest form of play”
To see this unusual display of contemporary American art visit The Center for Art and Rehabilitative Energies, Inc. It is located at 3696 Pearl Street, Shellman, GA and open to the public between the hours of 2-6 PM each Saturday and Sunday from now until January 3rd, 2014. There is ample off street parking next to the old newly renovated onion barn located at the end of a Hollywood Juniper and Italian Cyprus lined driveway. You will find a welcoming atmosphere and possibly some cookies, tea or coffee. For more information or to make a group visit other than on week-ends, please call: 229 679-5069.