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Local Architect Peter Polites Exhibits Nature Paintings in Midtown

2011 September 26

Breaking in the Light by Peter Polites, oil on panel, 30 x 18 inches

In a solo exhibition titled “Waves: New Paintings by Peter Polites,” 20 ocean and marsh landscapes will be presented by the architect who apprenticed with John Portman & Associates and later worked with Cooper Carry before starting his own company, Polites & Associates. He has designed hundreds of homes, office buildings and interiors of luxury condos.

The exhibition opens Oct. 4 and remains on view through Nov. 5 at the Millennium Gate Museum in Midtown Atlanta, 395 17th Street in Atlantic Station.

Inspired by his Savannah roots, Polites captures fleeting moments in nature using classical painting techniques while infusing each scene with his own interpretations and emotion. His subjects include stormy dark skies, bright golden sunrises, mornings in the marshes and the beaches of Tybee Island, Ga.

Extended hours for WAVES at the Millennium Gate are Tuesday–Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Polites is offering free admission to the museum and a tour of the exhibition with him Saturday, Oct. 22 at 2 p.m.

Admission other days is $10 for adults, $8 for senior citizens 65 and older and for children ages 6-17, and free for children under 6.

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