Explore Arts

Artober at Hudgens Center for the Arts

"Painting is the grandchild of Nature." — Rembrandt Van Rijn

We hope you've been exploring all kinds of arts during Artober Gwinnett. As we continue the celebration, we'd suggest heading over to the Hudgens Center for the Arts for their most recent exhibit, Sordid and Sacred: The Beggars in Rembrandt's Etchings selections from the Villarino Collection.

Organized by Landau TravelingExhibitions, this exhibit features 36 rare etchings by Rembrandt van Rijn done between 1629 and 1648. Rembrandt is widely recognized as the greatest practitioner of the etching technique in the history of art. He often chose beggars as his subject for the etchings and portrayed many of them as Biblical figures.

Photos by Kate Awtrey King

On Saturday, October 22, the Hudgens will host Family Day, which includes free admission for everyone. In addition, as part of Artober Gwinnett, Atlanta Printmakers will join Explore Gwinnett and the Hudgens for hands-on art demonstrations. They’ll be bringing a tiny table press to demonstrate inking and printing an intaglio plate. Family Day visitors will be able to take home souvenir prints.

We hope you'll take this unique opportunity to see first-hand how this medium is created. Bring your family. Bring your framily. Bring anyone! Just get out there and support your local arts organizations.

Sordid and Sacred: The Beggars in Rembrandt's Etchings will be on display through December 23.