OPENING RECEPTION Saturday, April 27th FROM 5 TO 7 PM
What is Collage? Collage refers to both the artistic technique of arranging and gluing pieces of various materials onto a supporting surface and to the resulting artwork. Collage is one form of mixed media.It first became popular in 1912 when Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque were innovating Cubism in their painting. Some say Picasso was the first to use collage in his oil paintings. Because it combines material elements and visual culture, collage creates an exploratory and evocative process for both the artist and the viewer. What is the Atlanta Collage Society? In the years since its inception — when a small group of eager collage artists launched the idea over coffee in the Dunwoody Dunkin Donuts — the Atlanta Collage Society has grown to include artists from around the Southeast, Northeast and internationally. The ACS roster includes assemblage artists and mixed media artists who incorporate collage into their work.