Experience the Souls of the Midnight Dreamers

Experience the Souls of the Midnight Dreamers

August 15, 2023 – Augusta, GA

Souls of the Midnight Dreamers is an exhibition celebrating human achievement and the power of dreams that come true. Featuring 36 original paintings and drawings by Augusta-based artist, Francie Klopotic, the exhibition runs September 1 -30, 2023 at the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History.

An opening Reception will be held Saturday, September 2nd at 5:30pm-7:30pm at the Laney Museum located at 1116 Phillips Street, Augusta, Georgia 30901. Enjoy live jazz by Bill Karp and refreshments catered by Nancy’s Fancy Feast. Admission is free.

Souls of the Midnight Dreamers showcases portraits of icons like Billie Holiday, John Lennon, Wycliffe Gordon, Bob Dylan, Carl Sagan and more. Each personality featured in the exhibit began their life’s journey with a dream. That dream became an all-consuming desire. They each were souls afire, ignited with a passion that kept them dreaming and doing the work necessary to make their dreams come true. Their successes remind us that we, too, can realize our dreams no matter how big or how small they may be.

Francie Klopotic was born and raised in East Atlanta Village and taught herself to draw faces at the age of ten. A portrait artist for over 45 years, she finds exquisite beauty in the diversity of humanity and has spent most of her life drawing portraits in graphite and colored pencil. In 2018, she began showing her work at galleries and in art shows across the River Region. She has several collectors and many of her works are in private collections across the Southeast, Midwest and New England. In 2021 Francie picked up a paintbrush for the first time and began painting portraits in bold and bright hues. Painting opened up a whole new world for her as an artist, allowing her the ability to fully express her love for Pop Art and pop culture in a new way.  Her influences include Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Peter Max, and Alex Katz. Francie’s goal as an artist is to encourage others to embrace their own uniqueness and to revel in their beauty, for every human is a work of art.


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