(Editor's note: the following is a press release provided by the City of Snellville.)
The City of Snellville, Mayor Kelly D. Kautz and the Snellville Art Jurors are proud to announce the unique mineral artist Dr. David Babulski as the next visual artist exhibiting his work at City Hall as a continuation of the Art on the Wall at City Hall program.
The public is invited to view original works of art and mineral micromounts by Dr. Babulski during the month of September in the community room at city hall during normal business hours. In addition, the public may meet the artist on Sept. 4 at City Hall from 6 -8 p.m.
Dr. Babulski has collected and mounted minerals from across the State. He then uses his artistic skills to capture and paint the beauty of the mineral deposits in watercolor. The mineral mounts are so small that Dr.Babulski first has to use a microscope to examine them in order to capture and portray thedetails. Both Dr. Babulski’s paintings and the original mineral mounts can be viewed at City Hall as a part of this exhibit.
Dr. Babulski grew-up in California where he developed a passion for studying minerals and painting. He graduated from California State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Earth Science and a minor in Art. Dr. Babulski is currently a member of the Georgia Mineral Society and has begun the Mineral Heritage Project. Through his work, Dr.Babulski helps to preserve mineral deposits in Georgia.
Artists and groups interested in having a solo show of their own at city hall are encourage to contact the Snellville art jurors. The application and selection criteria can be found on the city's website.