Matthias Dickerson, a rising fifth-grade student at Cornerstone, was asked to share about his recent (and first!) exhibit that was accepted in a local art gallery.
This will be his third year at Cornerstone Prep and his younger sister, Eliana, a rising third-grader, will be joining him for the first time as a Cornerstone Cougar!
First Things First
First, so you can get to know him a little, he may seem quiet on the exterior, but once you get him talking about Legoland or which National Parks are on his bucket list, you're in. A fact you might not know about him is that he's been blessed to have gone on over 100 airline flights! He is likely happiest when he is with his cousins or close friends playing with, you guessed it, Lego bricks. “ I also love learning new Super Mario songs on the piano, boogie boarding/paddle boarding, and exploring nature,” said Matthias.
“My most recent National Park visits were the Great Smoky Mountains and Shenandoah National Park. And the most remote place I’ve gone is probably the ferry ride and biking across Daufuskie Island near Hilton Head, SC,” said Matthias. When asked what his dream job would be when he grows up, Matthias replied, “I want to be a Master Builder at Legoland!”
For Matthias, a fun part of spending time outdoors in nature is discovering the beauty and uniqueness of God's creation and capturing it either by nature journaling or with photography.
This summer, Matthias’ photography was chosen by the Acworth Arts Alliance gallery located in Downtown Acworth. This relatively new gallery initially was recommended to his family to check out because a classmate's grandfather is also affiliated with it.
The submission was a photograph Matthias took at sunset while paddling in his kayak on Lake Acworth. The theme of the art exhibit is "Acworth Treasures", so his photo fits in perfectly! “On that paddling trip, I saw two Great Blue Herons hunting for food near the edge of the water on the far end of the lake. It was an experience to remember,” said Matthias.
During the artist's reception of the exhibit in June, Matthias' best friend Jeremiah (and Jeremiah's parents) joined him to view the art on display and it was a great night getting to view other artist's beautiful work based in our local area.
The Acworth Treasures exhibit will be open to the public until July 31, 2021. The Acworth Arts Alliance gallery is open Tuesday-Saturday from 12-6pm at 4425 Cherokee Street, Acworth, GA 30101.