Jaasiel Barrientos of LaGrange is being showcased at Artisans on the Square in Greenville with a solo exhibit from October 27 – November 18. The exhibit opened with a reception Friday night and includes 41 abstract paintings ranging in size from 16” x 20” to 36” x 48”, plus several limited edition prints in smaller sizes. His paintings focus on the interaction of color and demonstrate experimentation with color and texture using a combination of oil and acrylic to achieve the desired effect. His goal is to inspire people to get involved in art, stir their emotions and trigger their imaginations. Jaasiel relocated from Mexico to LaGrange in 2000 when he visited his brother and sister-in-law who were teaching in Meriwether County and later in Troup County. He liked LaGrange, stayed and began working at Cisco’s Restaurant. His winning personality and ready humor earned him a sizeable fan club in his 16 years at Cisco’s. Many of his fans came to the opening, including Mayor Jim Thornton and his wife Corrine and Artist Annie Greene and her husband Oliver. Jaasiel and gallery owner Linda Wilburn are delighted to report that 6 paintings were sold at the opening reception. In 2016 Jaasiel focused his attention on promoting Art of Jaasiel and also began working at Artisans on the Square and The Print Shop Gallery, the two fine art galleries in Greenville. Jaasiel is an active member of Visual Arts Alliance of LaGrange and Arts Meriwether.
The art galleries are open Thursday – Saturday, 11am – 5pm. For more information call or text 404-386-1328.