More Than A Likeness: Capturing Character
In conjunction with his recent one man show, the Quinlan Visual Arts Center hosted Charles for a portrait painting demonstration and talk on the evening of June 24. Sponsored by a grant from The Arts Council of Gainesville and the Georgia Council for the Arts, the program was open to the public free of charge. A wonderful write-up in the Gainesville Times that morning helped pack the main gallery with more than 60 enthusiastic observers. Charles talked on a variety of topics while he painted over the course of almost three hours.
The Quinlan's Executive Director Amanda Kroll was effusive in her comments about the evening: "You gave so freely of your time and talent to help us pull off what was undoubtedly one of our most successful new events in years. I think from a philosophical approach, you really made an impression with the artists that attended as well as the art appreciators, and that was exactly what we were trying to do... I hope that as we look into the future, we can continue to work with you and to promote you as one of the finest artists in Georgia..."