MOULTRIE, GA – The Moultrie Service League and Colquitt County Arts Center have announced the hiring of Kathy Nelson as director of the Kaleidoscope Gallery at the Arts Center.
Nelson was born and raised in Moultrie, studied fine arts at ABAC and the Atlanta College of Art, and received additional training while working as an apprentice for prolific artist Philip Lekki, according to a statement group press release.
She spent time in the Atlanta and Jacksonville galleries, gave private art lessons to children and adults, and developed her own style as an artist. She returned to Moultrie in 2006. Since then she has directed numerous Colquitt County Arts Center After School Programs.
As an artist herself, she draws and works with ceramics, but emphasizes Impressionist acrylic painting and draws inspiration from Henri Matisse and Vincent van Gogh. Many of his works are on display at the Colquitt County Arts Center for the public.
Nelson has years of experience in arts education and particularly enjoys working with children. Since joining Colquitt County Arts Center as Director of Kaleidoscope, she has strived to revitalize the Kaleidoscope Gallery and looks forward to teaching second and fourth graders this fall.