The Artist Shop Kazette 🗞 January 2022

News from the K. A. Artist Shop is hand-written in black text. Six colorful stripes cross the page like a rainbow.

In this Issue

  • Hello from downtown Athens, GA

  • Classes and clubs start next week

  • Free class coupon: BREAKTIME

  • Last chance for class kits

If you’ve been to downtown Athens, GA in the last two years, you’ve seen construction. The city is involved in a multi-year renovation project, and for good reason; the pipes below the surface were very old.

But most good projects (as we artists know) create a mess. For these past two years our street has been in what I’ll charitably call “disorder,” and our walkway seems to get narrower by the day.

We are thrilled to report that the end to all this upheaval is near—at least for Jackson St. (Clayton St. has their beautification portion of the program up next.)

In the meantime, don’t forget about our same-day, local delivery service. It’s $5 for small orders and free for orders $50+. Order by 2pm for delivery today!

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We’ve got several new classes coming up, and we would love you to join us!

Our hearts go out to everyone who has been working non-stop during the pandemic, and we would love to give back to our community. We’re looking at you: parents, hospital workers, educators, volunteers, delivery drivers, retail employees, and all other service industry superstars. Treat yourself to a creative break.

Use coupon code BREAKTIME for a free class at Good through 2/7.

Will you do us a favor and share this coupon code with your friends and neighbors? We’d love to treat as many people as possible. And if you want to sign up at the regular price, of course that’s fine too!

Masks are still required in all of our classes, and all classes are limited to eight students.

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Last chance for Spring 2022 class kits!

If you still need the supply kit for your art class, we’ve got you covered! Browse via the link below, and reach out to us if you don’t see your kit listed.

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Thank you for your interest in the Artist Shop. You can reply to this email if you have any questions. We hope you have a lovely day and join us in our classroom soon!

❤︎, Kristen and the Artist Shop Team

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René Shoemaker

René Shoemaker is a contemporary artist focused on silk painting. Born in New York City, she maintains studios in Athens, GA, USA and Aubusson, France. Spanning four decades and embracing a variety of mediums, her artwork highlights a sense of place while capturing the ways spaces work together and how people inhabit and interact with those spaces. Architecture and public places are often highlighted in her work.

René received a B.F.A. from the University of Georgia (UGA), building a career of painting with dyes to create flowing, colorful work on radiant silk glowing with light. After retiring from her profession as a university librarian at UGA, René continued refining her art and sharing her techniques while discovering new ways to describe the world we collectively share.

Exhibiting in solo and group shows internationally, Shoemaker delights in exploring our everyday experiences through color and line. René has exhibited in museums in Georgia, Mississippi, and Paris and in galleries and public spaces in Georgia, New York, the UK, and France. Her solo exhibitions include museums in Georgia and Mississippi, where her work is held in permanent collections. Shoemaker was awarded the Fiber Forward Focus Fellowship from AIR Serenbe in Georgia, and 2024 exhibits are now scheduled in San Francisco, and Paris, and she will lead workshops in Athens, GA, San Francisco, CA and in a castle in southwest France.