Originally created 07/27/06

Art to be on display, for sale during First Friday events



One specializes in abstract design, and the other enjoys painting portraits and botanicals.

Lacey Sombar and Christa Lemmons, two recent John S. Davidson Fine Arts School graduates, will present their art in a one-night exhibit and sale at the First Friday event in August.

"We're painting as many as we can," said Ms. Lemmons, who plans to major in art at Georgia Southern University.

This summer, they have been working in an office space on Jones Street between the Pizza Joint and Roux's Catering in preparation for the Aug. 4, show.

The two said they hope people will walk the block from Broad Street to see their exhibit.

Ms. Lemmons' works are mainly in watercolor, and she's been trying her hand with acrylics.

Ms. Sombar is using a technique called encaustic wax painting, a process of applying molten wax colors to a surface to create images. She said she learned this style of art last summer while attending the Governors Honors Program in Valdosta, Ga.

Ms. Lemmons said she also is using the molten wax technique on a few of her pieces, including a large sunflower painting that is still unnamed.

Some of the pieces that will be exhibited already have been sold.

Though the duo said they would love for all their works to sell at the show, they also are hoping for some residual business and commissioned work.

They plan to hang some of their pieces in the Marbury Center on Broad Street after the show, Ms. Lemmons said.

Reach Charmain Z. Brackett at czbrackett@hotmail.com.

IF YOU GO


WHAT: Lacey Sombar and Christa Lemmons art exhibit


WHEN: 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4


WHERE: Jones Street, off Broad Street, between the Pizza Joint and Roux's Catering


COST: Free