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Friday, November 19, 2010

New Art Gallery Opens in Snellville Dec 3

SNELLVILLE, Georgia – Cobble Creek Studios and the James H. Ankrom Gallery, a contemporary art gallery featuring work from national, regional and local artists has announced plans for a grand opening in Snellville, Ga.

The gallery will open Friday, December 3, 2010 with a reception from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. The public is invited to attend the reception and may RSVP by emailing

Oil Painting by Wanda Locke

The opening exhibition will showcase a collection of works by Wanda Locke (1940-2008), an artist and muralist. Ms.Locke's art is in several impressive collections, including the Fernbank Museum of Natural History. Guests will be able to speak to family members of Ms. Locke and purchase some of her original art and giclee prints.

The event will also be an open house of the new Snellville art gallery. You can can view the artist’s studios and classroom. Deborah Ankrom Kepes, director/owner of Cobble Creek Studios & the James H. Ankrom Gallery instructs art classes for all levels and all ages.

John Duke, a Snellville watercolor artist and instructor will be painting during the event. Betty McKenzie will also be on hand to discuss the children’s classes and homeschool programs that Cobble Creek Studios offers. The upcoming schedule for the January session will be available for both Adult and Children’s classes.

For Deborah, a contemporary portrait artist, the new gallery, school and studio spaces for artists have been a concept she has thought about for several years. The space within the house is 2,500 sq. ft. including a gallery, a large classroom, three spaces for artists to work and provide art instruction.

The business is located directly in the heart of Snellville on Scenic Highway, near Main Street/US-78.

The gallery plans to feature a new artist each month, showing sculpture, paintings, and installation art.

Cobble Creek Studios and the James H. Ankrom Gallery is located at 2257 Scenic Highway, Snellville, Ga 30078.

For more information, call 770-597-4053 or email

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