Submitted by Douglas County Communications
Janet Deal is the featured artist for the month of April at the Dog River Library, and her exhibition of original art is now on display in the Library’s foyer and Community Room. The exhibit is open to the Public with free admission at any time the Dog River Library is open.
Ms. Deal began painting after she retired from working 30 years in the field of developmental disabilities. After retirement, friends encouraged her to try new experiences and expand her comfort zone, so she decided to take a pastel painting class and an artist was born.
She has now taken multiple art classes, including watercolor and acrylic, but comes back to pastels as her first love. Over the past three years, she has painted almost 200 paintings, and 25 of them in all mediums are on display in the Library. Other showings have been at the Red Cockerill Gallery, the Douglas County Courthouse Gallery, and the Cultural Arts Center.
In addition to her art, Ms. Deal is involved with the Friends of the Sweetwater Creek State Park, the Douglas County Master Gardeners, the Cultural Arts Council, the Fine Arts Academy of Douglasville 1st United Methodist Church, and is a co-founder of the Douglas County Chamber Singers.
The art will be on exhibit at the Dog River Library through April 30th, and a reception for the show and artist will be held from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 22nd. Admission is free, and the exhibit and the reception are open to the Public. The Dog River Library is located at 6100 Georgia Highway 5.
Ms. Deal maintains a blog about her art experiences at www.jpdartworks.blogspot.com.