Seth Martin has an unabashed love of the wild. He spends most days, for hours on end, wandering through the dense acres of woods behind his Athens home, following animal tracks, wading in swimming holes. When the sun starts to go down, he’ll follow the river over hills of long shadow back to his home, back to his porch with Pharoah Sanders drifting out of the open door, and he’ll paint. His paintings in the new exhibition “Just A Little Boy: Childlike Play as a Catalyst for Adult Creativity” portray the minutiae of the natural world: worm trails in the sand, mini eddies of the river flow, the structure of freshly-pulled roots. Things so small, only a child sees. Simple, yes, but there’s something divine percolating underneath. The plays of color and line are understated, and the materials surely budget, but the warmth of an open mind shines over it all. An opening reception and potluck will be held Oct. 7 from 6–9 p.m., and the gallery will be open for viewing Oct. 8–9 from 2–7 p.m.
WHO: Seth Martin
WHEN: Oct. 7, 6–9 p.m. (Reception). Oct. 8–9, 2–7 p.m. (Viewing Hours)
WHERE: Bolo Bolo Athens (160 Winston Dr.)
HOW MUCH: FREE!
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