Posting Date: January 13, 2012
Athos Menaboni's murals in “Room With a View" exhibition
Exhibit opens Jan. 23 in the Don Russell Clayton Gallery at Kennesaw State
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"Rolling Hills of Cherokee County, Ga," detail
KENNESAW, Ga.—The artwork of Athos Menaboni returns to the Don Russell Clayton Gallery at Kennesaw State University in the exhibition “Room With a View: Murals by Athos Menaboni.” This exhibition is devoted to Menaboni’s mural works, including the newly conserved “Rolling Hills of Cherokee County, Georgia” which graced the C & S Bank Building in downtown Atlanta from 1951 to 2011.
Also featured in the show are a mosaic mural from the Frazer Center, a mirrored panel from The Capital City Club’s Mirador Room and a series of hand-painted silk screens that once occupied the Lockheed Martin Corporation boardroom. The exhibition will be on view Jan. 23 - June 28, 2012. The opening reception is Jan. 30 from 5-8 p.m.
Best known for his depictions of birds, the Italian-born Menaboni created murals in a number of prominent Atlanta homes and businesses. Atlanta architect Philip Shutze hired Menaboni for several mural projects including the Goodrum-Abreu home, Spotswood Hall and the Mirador Room, a dance and supper club formerly in The Capital City Club.
“This show will surprise and delight to Menaboni fans,” says Teresa Reeves, director and curator of the KSU Art Museum and Galleries.
The Don Russell Clayton Gallery, established with support from the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation, endeavors to offer exhibitions that promote awareness of Menaboni’s life and work as part of its exhibition program. The Museum’s collection includes nearly 100 paintings, prints, drawings, and sculpture, as well as an extensive collection of archival material and commissioned corporate works.
The Clayton Gallery in the Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center will be open 12-4 p.m. Monday through Thursdays as well as one hour prior to all ticketed Performance Hall events. Other visits may be scheduled by appointment. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
For more information about exhibitions at Kennesaw State University, click the “Gallery” link at www.kennesaw.edu or call 770-499-3223.
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Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering 80 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including doctorates in education, business and nursing, and a Ph.D. in international conflict management. A member of the 35-unit University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing population of more than 24,100 students from 142 countries.
The KSU College of the Arts is one of only four Georgia institutions to have achieved full national accreditation for all of its arts departments.