Barrier Islands: Creations of Tide and Time

painting of Sapelo Island by Mary Jane Volkmann

Peace at Sunrise, a painting of Sapelo Island by Mary Jane Volkmann

Late in October I flew back to the States with a full agenda: being with my mother, our sons and family, visiting friends, sorting out a house packed full of a lifetime of accumulation, delivering paintings and being present for the opening of our three person show at the Turner Center for the Arts in Valdosta, Georgia.  Our show is titled Barrier Islands: Creation of Tide and Time.  It consists of a body of paintings created by Brenda Hofreiter, Nancy Moskovitz and me.  This is a follow-up show to the one we had at the Florida Museum of Natural History and new paintings have been added.  The three of us were the Florida artists selected in past years as Artist in Residence on Sapelo Island.  We felt that a subject matter of such importance might be of interest and thus the project grew.  On Thursday Brenda and I loaded over 30 paintings (some of Brenda’s are BIG) into the Sprinter loaned to us by Micro Aerial Projects (thank you!!) and off we went!  Nancy had already delivered her gorgeous paintings, and it looks like it will be a great show.  Two fellow artists from Florida, Leslie Peebles and Jeffrey Smart Baisden will be exhibiting their beautiful work in the other rooms at the Center.

delivering paintings

Mary Jane Volkmann and Brenda Hofreiter delivering paintings to the Turner Center

If you have time or are passing through on I-75, do stop in to see the show.  It will be up until January 9. The opening will be on Monday.  Here is the invitation card:


exhibit card, Turner Center for the Arts

When Walter drove Oliver and me to Frankfurt to catch our flight to the States, we were greeted with the remains of contrails in the sky which seemed to spell out the word “HI”!  I send that same greeting now to my new friends in Europe and to all my friends here and around the world!    ~ Mary Jane Volkmann

greeting in sky



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