The art of Jaasiel Barrientos of LaGrange is being showcased at Artisans on the Square in Greenville with a solo exhibit.
Barrientos’ exhibit began Oct. 28 and end Nov. 18. The exhibit opened with a reception night and
includes 41 abstract paintings, plus several limited edition prints in smaller sizes.
Barrientos’s 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 toinspire people to get involved in art, stir their emotions and trigger their imaginations.
Barrientos 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,” said Linda Wilburn, owner of Artisans on the Square. Many of Barrientos’s fans came to the opening, including Mayor Jim Thornton of LaGrange and his wife, Corrine, and artist Annie Greene and her husband, Oliver.
Barrientos is an active member of Visual Arts Alliance of LaGrange and Arts Meriwether. The art galleries in Greenville are open Thursday–Saturday, 11 a.m.– 5 p.m.