SNELLVILLE – It will be a family affair Thursday as an aunt and niece duo will display their art in the Community Room in City Hall.
The works of Kim Meenach and her niece, Megan James, can be viewed free from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday through the summer.
Meenach said she discovered the artistry and beauty of photography in 2008, on a winter trip to Alaska. Prior to that, she didn’t have a professional camera and would just grab a disposable point and shoot from the drugstore. However, her father told her, “You can’t go to Alaska and take pictures with a disposable camera!” and so he gave Meenach her first digital camera for Christmas, right before the Alaska trip
Meenach lives in Lawrenceville with her rescue greyhound named Promise.
Megan James said it was her imagination that led her to begin to create art.
“Being able to bring my ideas to life with a pen or pencil brought me such joy that over time I began to experiment with different mediums and tried to see how far I could push my creation off the page and onto something bigger and better,” she said. “I've dabbled with acrylics, oils, sculpting figures from clay, stuffed animals and handmade purses. But, I always came back to pencil and paper.”
James said one of her passions is illustrating children’s books.