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Carole Gehlmann

There are six components to this piece; a scrolled metal ashtray from the 70s, vintage
perfume bottle and a metal trivet for a round casserole dish. “My creations offer 'Art for the
Garden' much like you would decorate the inside of your home,” said artist Carole Gehlmann.
Her artwork uses re-purposed glass, metal and ceramics, including many vintage and
antique pieces. PHOTO COURTESY OF GIBBS GARDENS

Gibbs Gardens presents its first Spring Arts Festival May 20, 21

By Barbara Schneider This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Gibbs Gardens will host its first annual Spring Arts Festival on Saturday and Sunday, May 20 and 21. With 220 acres of world-class gardens as the backdrop, the 100 percent juried art show—featuring more than 48 renown artists—will be one of the most prominent art happenings in North Georgia this season.

Visitors will experience three festivals in one spectacular event: the juried art show, Spring Market and the May festival of flowers that makes Gibbs Gardens a singular horticulture venue.

 Erh Ping Tsai  

The jewelry Cynthia Chuang and Erh-Ping Tsai create is as intricate and detailed as anything
an emperor ever wore. This wearable butterfly sculpture is color clay inlaid porcelain, and
trimmed with 24k gold. It has flexible wings adorned with intricate mixed media and metal
appendages.

 

Juried art show

Set on Gibbs Gardens’ Great Lawn—a football field-sized carpet of lush, smooth grass—the arts festival, Spring Market, food vendors and music will offer visitors lots of browsing, buying and entertainment choices.

Carol Skapinetz, Gibbs Arts Festival producer, said the juried art show will present every art medium: 2-D mixed media, 3-D mixed media, clay, drawing, fiber/leather, glass, metal, painting (oil/acrylic), painting (watercolor/pastel) photography, sculpture, wood and jewelry.

Artists and artisans from New York, Ohio, North Carolina, South Carolina Tennessee, Florida and Georgia will offer their original work for sale.

“This will be a good-sized middle to high end art show,” said Skapinetz.

Visitors to the arts festival will participate in selecting the winner of the event’s People’s Choice award by voting for the artwork they like best.

Godwin Kou 

Godwin Kou is a well-known Atlanta-based Chinese artist. This work, called “Happy Fish,”
peach blossom and koi; the artist used brush, ink and watercolor to paint on rice paper.

 

Spring Market a family event

There is much for children to enjoy on the Great Lawn—starting with face painting and the skilled quick-sketch portrait artists creating caricatures and silhouettes.

The Spring Market includes vendors selling flowers, organic soaps, fresh flowers, chocolates, artisanal jams, fresh produce, honey, herbs and French provisions. Visitors don’t have to worry about going hungry; there will be plenty of gourmet treats from Jasper’s Coast 2Coast catering and Gibbs Gardens’ Arbor Café to tempt every palate.

Stroll stunning Gibbs Gardens

Make sure to save time to experience Gibbs Gardens, where every path leads to incredible, 360-degree flower-filled scenes that only nature—with an assist from owner/designer Jim Gibbs—could create.

More than 220-acres of artistically designed gardens create sprawling panoramas of beauty and color in the valleys, hillsides, woods and lawns that comprise the more than 300-acre property. Stop by the Japanese Gardens to see Japanese maples showing off new red foliage. Stroll through the woodland gardens among native and exotic Azaleas, rhododendron and hydrangea. Sit on one of the wooden benches along the Fern Dell to be inspired by the tranquility of this natural setting. Don’t miss hundreds of roses, masses of annuals and perennials and the exotic waterlilies coming into full bloom by mid to late May.

Peggy Schmid Godfrey

Peggy E. Schmid has won awards as an artist, sculptor, and woodturner. The photo shows
a large Cherry burl; the finial and insert are ebony with an ebony ring inset into the
surface of the burl.

Special admission offer

For this special festival, admission to these stunning gardens will be reduced to $10.00 for the juried art show, Spring Market and Gibbs Gardens. For more information go to the Gibbs Gardens website: gibbsgardens.com or call 770-893-1881 for information. Send email inquiries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Gibbs Gardens is conveniently located less than one hour north of Atlanta in the triangle between Interstate I-575 and SR 400. Enter Gibbs Gardens off Yellow Creek Road in Cherokee County, from Hwy 53 on the north or SR 369 on the south. Gibbs Gardens is located at 1987 Gibbs Drive, Ball Ground, GA 30107.

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