Suwanee Arts Center

Artist Spotlight: Kayla Brown

Kayla Brown is a young artist who specializes in drawing, painting, illustration, and graphic design. Throughout her childhood, Kayla was inspired by cartoons, animation, comics, and video games and would often draw characters from them and even create her own. Over time, she began doing portraiture, still life, sculpture, and other forms of art using a variety of media. With the encouragement of her parents, she became a member of the Suwanee Arts Center at age 15 as a sophomore attending North Gwinnett High School and participated in several exhibitions and two art festivals.

Kayla is currently attending Kennesaw State University majoring in digital animation. Along with art, she is also pursuing her passion for music by being a part of the KSU Philharmonic Orchestra and playing the cello. She aspires to become an animator and storyboard artist for Cartoon Network or Pixar to fulfill her dream of creating more animated shows and movies that feature African Americans as main characters. “Growing up (and even now still), there were not a lot of cartoons or animated shows that represented characters that looked like me,” she says. “My work and my style are driven by creating what I don’t normally see in order to inspire the minds of others to follow suit.”


UPCOMING EVENTS AT SUWANEE ARTS CENTER

SPRING SHOW
On view through May 18, 2021
Tues.-Fri., 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Encompassing 2D and 3D art in a variety of media from paintings, photography, pottery, mixed media, glass, woodworking, and sculpture, Suwanee Arts Center has asked artists to express what spring means to them.

6TH ANNUAL PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT May 28-July 6
The Suwanee Arts Center is proud to announce its 6th Annual Photography Exhibit. This exhibit is open to all professional and amateur photographers 16 and over. All skill levels are encouraged to apply. Registration information can be found at SuwaneeArtsCenter.org.

SUMMER PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS FOR BEGINNER AND INTERMEDIATE PHOTOGRAPHERS
June-August
Instructor: Chris Anderson
$300 SAC members and $340 for non-members
This blended learning class will consist of six two-hour group Zoom classes, three one-hour 1×1 private Zoom sessions, two three-hour in-person outdoor field trips at Suwanee Town Center, and it will culminate in a one- week gallery display at the Suwanee Arts Center Gallery. There will also be a virtual (Zoom) review of the students’ work and an opportunity for the students to talk about their work.

The class will discuss creating images focusing on both the basic technical aspects of your camera and composition to learn how to create images that you want as opposed to disappointing snapshots, with a focus on using aperture, shutter speed, and settings on your camera as well as composition techniques that will lead to creative photography. This class is for digital (DSLR or mirrorless) cameras with interchangeable lenses and manual controls.

For more information about the class please contact Suwanee Art Center’s education director at education@suwaneeartscenters.org or the instructor at media@suwaneeartscenter.org.

 

 

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