Florence Neal has come home.
The artist, who grew up in Columbus, moved to New York City in 1976, right after graduating from Auburn University.
She is the co-founder and director of the Kentler Gallery, which houses works on paper and drawings by some of the best emerging artists in America. She calls the collection "the flatfiles."
Curator Marilyn Symmes of Rutgers University chose 54 drawings for the "Degrees of Density: Selections from the Kentler Flatfiles." She chose drawings that depicts the "fundamental elements of nature."
I saw the show tonight, and I'm not sure about that. But the show is amazing.
It's up until Nov. 20, so I'd recommend that you go see it.
Florence is going to be on the Chattahoochee Riverwalk Thursday-Friday and Monday-Tuesday. She's working on linoleum block prints of the river, and she's going to use comments from people like you and me. She wants to know what people think of the river.
I can't remember when she's going to be out there, but I think it's from 9 a.m.-noon.
So go on out to the Riverwalk and talk to Florence. Even if you don't want to be taped for her project, just go out there and talk to her. She's a warm, wonderful woman that you'll like instantly.