Kennesaw State presents Linda Anderson art exhibition


Renowned Georgia artist showcases her “memory paintings”   For media inquiries:…

Georgia (Sep 27, 2011)

For media inquiries: Cheryl Anderson Brown, Director of Public Relations, 770-499-3417 or
KENNESAW, Ga.— The Kennesaw State University Art Museum and Galleries will present “An Artful Memory” by renowned Georgia artist Linda Anderson from Oct. 18 – Dec. 5 in the Fine Arts Gallery in the Joe Mack Wilson Building. Eighteen of her works will be featured in the exhibit, demonstrating a wide range of her inspirational and nostalgic style. An opening reception is scheduled on Oct. 18 from 5-8 p.m. 
“Linda Anderson’s work is completely mesmerizing,” explains Joseph Meeks, dean of the College of the Arts. “It is visual storytelling at its best. It is whimsical and delightful - a real joy to experience.”
Anderson’s work was the subject of the text, “Flashes of Memory: An Appalachian Self-Portrait,” published by the Kennesaw State University Press in 2009. The book, which is one of the inspirations for this exhibit, will be available for purchase in the gallery. 
A native of Clarkesville, Anderson began painting in the 1980s after her daughter fell ill. “Painting saved my life,” she said in a 2004 interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “When I’m in front of the easel and have that brush in my hand, then all that drops away.”
The Fine Arts Gallery in the Wilson Building will be open 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7 – 9 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
For more information about exhibitions at Kennesaw State University, click the “Gallery” link at or call 770-499-3223.
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