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The Artist Corner: Taylor Weatherford

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When Taylor Weatherford looks at downtown Augusta, she sees a world of vivid hues.

“I have worked downtown at Morris Communications and at AU. I take a daily walk and see all the colors of downtown,” said Weatherford, who captured those colors in a piece that’s on display as part of the exhibition, “Public Art in Your Pocket,” at Augusta and Co., 1010 Broad St. The exhibition opened April 1.

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A web developer, Weatherford said she was inspired by the Pantone color guide when creating her downtown color palette. There are two separate pieces. One is hanging and the other is in the online gallery.

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The pieces feature a color swatch and the name of a matching downtown landmark.

Colors on “A Color Story #1” include Imperial Red, Garden City Green, Happy Yellow, Nacho Mama’s Mango and Soul Bar Blue.

The Soul Bar color was the first to influence her. A rumor had floated around that the space might be sold, she said. When she heard that, she took pictures, afraid the blue would disappear under new ownership. She used the photos to develop the exact blue for her image.

A Color Story #1 tells the story of downtown Augusta through its colors. Staff photo by Charmain Z. Brackett

From there, she began collecting other colors. A second piece called No. 2 features Little Guide Red, American Journeyman, Field Lavender, Augusta Candle Mint, Pink Slips Pink and SoSal Clean Green.

“A Color Story #1” matched the theme of the exhibition. Curated by the Greater Augusta Arts Council, the multi-artist display has a theme of small pieces inspired by public art in the area.

The exhibition features works by artists such as Donna Whaley, Rhian Swain and Jeff Pullium. It will be on display through Aug. 2.

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A closing reception for Rich Klein’s “Landscapes of the Mind” will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 25, at 4P Studios, 3927 Roberts Rd., Martinez. The show will close May 1.

The Aiken Center for The Arts’ exhibition “Grounded: Artwork Inspired by the Beauty of Shared Spaces” will close April 30.

Charmain Z. Brackett is the Features Editor for The Augusta Press. Reach her at [email protected].

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