(type "bffn" into the search bar on my site to see 13 images from this show that are now available as prints in multiple sizes)
BRAVE FREE FRESH NEW
by Grant Searcey at Accent Cellars-Dahlonega, GA
March 17th and 18th, 2018
The owners of Accent Cellars and I met months ago to discuss the theme for this art show. It turns out, we’re much more in line than we knew. Allow me to explain.
Both art and wine are rich in tradition. These traditions will always be honored for the contributions that have gotten us to where we are today. As time goes on, it is imperative that we begin to make traditions of our own, not just with art and with wine, but with every aspect of life.
Time stops for no one and inevitably the faces of art, wine and every industry and way of life on our planet will be replaced with new ones. It’s the natural way. New interpretations and fresh ways of thinking redefine the world as we know it. Thinking in new ways takes courage and requires freedom and space for new ideas and new growth.
Everyday new generations are born into the world. We nurture them and encourage them to be BRAVE. We provide them with FREEDOM for NEW thought and FRESH points of view.
Here we are just days before Spring and I think we can all agree this is the perfect time to celebrate this awakening.
I've had over a dozen solo-art shows in and around Dahlonega, GA. It works really well since there are so many gorgeous wineries and vineyards in the area. In an attempt to make this show even more interesting than offering new paintings for sale, I spray painted a larger scale piece on the actual grass at Accent Cellars Winery. The weather worked out perfectly, people were on the elevated porch watching, but I humbly admit that I underestimated my somewhat ambitious project. I had purchased water-based paints in an attempt to be conscientious of the nearby stream and the plethora of nature immediately surrounding my outdoor canvas. These paints were about triple the price of regular spray paint so I ran out a lot faster than I thought I would. I did my best and truly laughed a lot. I'm so grateful to the fun-loving attendee/on-lookers who took it all in stride with me. Good times come in some unexpected forms now and then. As for finished product shots...let's just say this large scale art piece was more about the process rather than the product. I learned a lot and I already have a great plan for a future large scale paint performance that will work much better!