New exhibits opens at Kudzu Art Zone


• What: “Outer Dimensions” exhibit

• When: Today through Sept. 1, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays

• Where: Kudzu Art Zone, 116 Carlyle St., Norcross

• Cost: Free

• For more information: Visit www.kudzuartzone.org

NORCROSS -- Outer dimensions means different things to different people. To some, it is a place where gods or mythical creatures live. To others, it's a measurement for the outer perimeter of an object. At Kudzu Art Zone, it's a new exhibit featuring three dimensional art of many materials and mediums, which opens today to the public.

"So basically, there has to be three dimensional quality to (the art pieces)," said Catherine Henry, Kudzu's gallery exhibitions co-coordinator. "There are some things hanging on the walls, but all of them have some sort of textural elements to them."

With more than 30 pieces in the exhibit, people can admire and critique pottery, paintings, sculptures, mixed media pieces and more. About half of the art is hanging on the wall while the other half is standing alone or on pedestals.

On Aug. 10, Kudzu Art Zone is hosting its opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. for the artists and the public to mingle over appetizers and art. During the week leading up to the reception, a selected, anonymous art juror will look through the pieces and chose first, second and third place winners, who will receive a cash prize. There will be two honorable mentions (to receive ribbons) as well as a People's Choice winner, who will win from the public's votes. This winner also takes home a cash prize.

Henry believes people will enjoy the exhibit because of the quality and diversity.

"Everyone who has been through has been impressed with the quality of the work," she said. "There are beautiful mobiles with delicate wood workings in them, jewelry type pieces ... You never know what you'll get with a show like this. The subject matter is all over the place."

Several pieces are up for sale. The exhibit will be on display until Sept. 1.