Come celebrate Valentine's Day with art! Medford Johnson is an Atlanta artist collected all over the world. His work can be found locally at MOCAga, the High & this month @ Sandler Hudson.
Want to eat or drink before? Octane has sandwiches, small bites & beverages. 5 Seasons Brewery is a full restaurant.
Parking: Street parking, behind the gallery or across the street where 5 Seasons is. Make sure you park in a spot that's not reserved.
W. Medford Johnston's paintings offer a visual interplay between line, form and color that is specific to his experiences of the Samburu, Kikuyu and Masai cultures during travels throughout Tanzania and Kenya. They feature variations on a theme inspired by Masai walking staffs, which are used not only for balance while herding cattle, but also as a protective weapon against animals that threaten both the herdsmen and their charges. The jagged contour of the staff in juxtaposition with the graceful poise of its owner, seen in silhouette against the horizon of East African plains, inspired Johnston's years-long study of balance, counterbalance and dissonance in the interdependent relationship between people and nature.
Africa-Italy #12 (Part of MOCAga's permanent collection)