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Kudzu Art Zone invites public to judge art exhibit

The artwork that lines the walls inside the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse varies in size, shape, subject, color and medium.

There are acrylic paintings, mixed media pieces, watercolors and more, and the artists of Kudzu Art Zone — which number more than 100 — are asking the public to judge this special exhibit.

Visitors to the historic courthouse in downtown Lawrenceville can view the pieces that are displayed, then cast a ballot for their favorite. The artwork with the most votes will take home the coveted People’s Choice Award.

“You’ll see everything there from realistic art to abstract art,” David M. Raderstorf, director of Kudzu Art Zone, said of the exhibit. “It’s a huge variety.”

Raderstorf said the art organization, which is a nonprofit based in Norcross, was invited to create an exhibit for the historic courthouse. The artwork was juried into the exhibit, but the public will have the final say on the most outstanding piece. The exhibit is fittingly titled “You Be the Judge.”

“We decided to let the public judge it by vote,” Raderstorf said.

Rae Prall, gallery coordinator, said there are about 40 pieces on display.

“It is just sort of an eclectic mix of Kudzu members’ works,” Prall said. “It will certainly give a feel for the talent at Kudzu. It’s a very enjoyable exhibition (and) definitely worth seeing.”

The exhibit will be on display until April 11, when Kudzu Art Zone will hold a closing reception during which the People’s Choice Award will be presented. The event will be open to the public.

For more information on “You Be the Judge” and Kudzu Art Zone, visit www.kudzuartzone.org.