Jim Yarbrough: 53.9 Years and Still Unpredictable at the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art.
The night of the opening finally came, and everybody and their neighbors showed up for it. Here are some pictures, and notes on who’s who if we could figure it out.
In this first photo, Paula Stone and Susan Hajek examine the etching “Haunted Carousel” and its copper etching plate.
A genial ambiance.
Jim says hello to Elsa and Jack Sheahan.
Close scrutiny of the miniature paintings proves rewarding.
Estelle Hosch and Bob Meredith discuss working with their hands, in clay and oil paint, respectively.
Margaret Grenleski dashed in to judge the work. Her verdict? Life!
David Brown and Nicole Vincent document the evening’s luminaries.
Even people there doing a job had fun at the opening. It was that kind of event.
There were so many artists at the opening that it got to where we introduced each other by discipline. Jim talks to Lee Staven the painter, while his wife, Laura, is photobombed by Jim’s son Jay.
Perfect gentleman Bob Meredith showing his encyclopedic knowledge to his daughter, Scarlett Jimison. You smudge it, you fix it, Bob.
Artist Rick McClung leading all eyes left.
Scarlett Jimison trying to get someone to stand by one of the huge Moses paintings, for scale, with Shirley Yarbrough, Jim’s son Michael Orrin, and Shirley’s 95 year old Aunt Sarah. You go, girl.
Jim and the back of Donna Colebeck.
Nick and Pamela Cole looking at the fine points of Jim’s background techniques.
There they are again, with Jim’s son Michael Orrin looking on, and someone with a cold photobombing this time.
Michael Leidl of Steem Creative designed the banner that hangs outside the museum, and the wall graphics inside; he did a wonderful job, and it looks magnificent. Drive by 30 Atlanta Street, just south of Marietta Square, to see it. The show runs until March 24, 2013.
This is Jennifer Fox, who did the hands-on organizing of the whole show, aided by Sally Macaulay and Kat Bush. She was too busy organizing to stop, and we’re lucky this shot isn’t blurry.
And this is Cassie Lung Stewart and her family. Jim has known Cassie forever.
Photographer Joan Terry and Noel Tillman, with Tomeka Jackson accidentally photobombing in the back.
At the front desk, brave volunteers coordinate the masses of museumgoers. From left to right, Donna Colebeck, Kat Bush, Katie Macaulay, Kelsey Moran, and Laura Surace.
Paula Stone and a friend sample the delights of the goodie table. The mushroom souffle was amazing.
Jim’s son Michael and daughter-in-law Shirley, interviewed by Nicole Vincent.
Laura Staven having fun while husband Lee makes sure he talks to everybody.
Nothing like a crowded art gallery on a Saturday night.
Here’s a family portrait plus. Family friend Andreas Dopheide joins Jim’s sons Michael and Jay for a picture with MCMA’s Sally Macaulay, featuring the youngest James Yarbrough in front, looking oddly like his grandfather.
Joan Terry talks with Kat Bush and Noel Tillman.
Eileen Thompson and Suzanne Dlugosz do more than their fair share of volunteer work.
That’s Bill Needs in the camelhair jacket.
Jim’s son Jay and son Jamie with ex-neighbors, handweaver Lyn and husband Larry Montagne.
They were having a whole lot of fun in the corner. Amelia Rose, Gail Wegodsky, and Kat Burns, up to no good.
Kat Burns with a bronze sculpture in the back, photobombing.
Scarlett Jimison tells off Bob Meredith while Estelle Hosch keeps score.
I’m afraid we can’t identify this couple, even tho they were obviously artists.
Here’s a gentleman who noticed Jim’s tendency to paint himself, reacting to a suggestion that he himself might could have posed for Moses.
Finally, waiting for everyone to leave so they can close up, Sally Macaulay and Shae Avery talk art.
I’m sure there is room for more, but I think that’s enough. If anybody can help identify any of these people, please leave a comment.
Now I’ll post a list of all the art in the show, gallery room by room. That’s 3 different posts. Coming real soon now.