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    Exhibit, Workshops, and Activities Highlight the ‘Art of Sport’

    The Carrollton Center for the Arts presents an exhibit and workshop series that combine artist Jason Robichau’s two great passions: sports and art.

    Robichau is an artist from Houston, Texas. The collection on display at the Carrollton Center for the Arts’ Roush Gallery from Oct. 25 through Dec. 7, 2018, features painted portraitures that capture the essence of spirit and action of famous and contemporary athletes.
    “Sometimes artists will find a niche market to share their talents,” said Carrollton Arts Superintendent Tim Chapman. “Many times, the art created reflects another passion that the artist has and that is the case with Jason Robichau’s work. His passion for capturing many famous athletes and moments on canvas in sports is astonishing.”

    Robichau has shown at the National Art Museum of Sport and was commissioned by the NFL for their Super Bowl 50 signature painting. His work has been shown at the National Art Museum of Sport, American Sports Art Museum and Archives, George Krevsky Gallery, Xanadu Gallery and Image Gallery. In 2011, Major League Baseball named Robichau the Official Artist of the All-Star Game FanFest. To date, he has done work for more than 13 professional sports teams and universities and his work is owned by numerous athletes and celebrities.

    “We know our community is excited to be involved in both sports and the arts,” said Visual Arts Coordinator Marcella Kuykendall. “The exhibit unites these two loves and we wanted to give everyone many great opportunities to interact with this exhibit and its theme.”

    The center is offering a series of workshops for the community to explore Robichau’s art and the world of sports:

    Capturing the Figure in Motion; Visiting Artist Workshop: Oct. 27, 10:00 a.m. – 3 p.m. Learn from our visiting artist, Jason Robichau, how to render and define the features of a figure in motion. Acrylics, including metallic paint, a specialty of the artist, will be used for the class.

    Good Luck, Have Fun: Video Games as Esport: Oct. 29, 5:00 p.m. Join Dr. Rachel Linn and the Carrollton High School esports competitive team to learn more about this exciting sport that has held competitions and tournaments all over the globe. Try out your skills against the CHS team in some fun and classic games.
    Gallery Play Saturday: Trading Cards for Kids: Nov. 10, 10:00 a.m. Young visitors will get the chance to explore drawing by creating their very own trading cards using themselves or their favorite athletes as inspiration. Kids may also bring in their own cards to share and trade.

    Fire and Sports: Nov. 10, During the Auburn/Georgia Game Get fired up by the interaction of creativity, athleticism and actual fire! Watch a live raku firing for ceramics and the big Auburn/Georgia game in the theater.

    For questions concerning The Art of Sport, please contact Tim Chapman, Carrollton Arts Superintendent, at (770) 838-1083.