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Spring Has Sprung

The Laurel Magazine


The colorful menagerie of John “Cornbread” Anderson is waiting at Around Back at Rocky’s Place.

Spring has sprung at Around Back at Rocky’s Place. Like folk art, the season of spring is full of color!

Along with the warmer weather and longer days comes the little birdies flying from nest to nest.

Who better to give festive fowl a home on canvas or wood than John “Cornbread” Anderson? Cornbread spends relentless hours researching all the critters he creates, birds included. But unlike most researchers who spend their time in a library and/or embedded online for hours, he is patient with nature and spends hours upon hours outdoors in quiet observation.

At the gallery, we think of Cornbread as the current-day John James Audubon!

Whether in flight or sitting on a branch with a worm in its beak, Cornbread captures the moment with the attention and color the bird deserves. Popular favorites of our patrons include his bluebirds in the maple, robins in the daffodils, cardinal in the dogwood, and mocking bird in the forsythia.

Although his winged buddies get most of Cornbread’s attention this time of year, it’s also the time to wet a hook. Here again, Cornbread does not disappoint….as trout are common in the North Georgia area, he appreciates a good rainbow or German brown this time of year. Stop by the gallery to see all of the spring masterpieces by Cornbread.

Gallery hours are Saturdays, 11:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., and Sundays from 1:00 to 5:00 P.M. We are located at 3631 Highway 53 East at Etowah River Road, Dawsonville, Georgia, or we can be reached at (706) 265-6030 and gallery@aroundbackatrockysplace.com. If you can’t make it in person, aroundbackatrockysplace.com

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