Currently on Exhibit:

Victor Mulinix

Victor grew up in Bartow County, on a farm outside Kingston that has been owned by his family since 1925. He attended Kingston Elementary, Cassville Elementary and Cartersville High School, schools where his mother taught. He attended both Georgia Southern and Berry College, obtaining his Bachelor of Science Degree with a focus on Industrial Education, Photography and Graphics, as well as taking postgraduate courses at the University of Georgia.

His primary occupations were in the areas of education (as a teacher) and business management and equipment repair (as manager/part owner of a small engine sales and repair business and an equipment rental operation). However, he also has extensive experience in woodworking (toys, furniture) and construction (building a wood shop, modifying various out buildings) in addition to small engine repair.

Photography was not Victor’s vocation, but his avocation. He has been using a camera and making images ever since he was ten years old. In 1957, he was given a camera to use during a family vacation. Once home, he worked with his father in the family darkroom to process these pictures. A camera has been close at hand ever since.

He was taught the craft of photography from his father and the love of art and artistic design from his mother. His experience during his undergraduate days included making presentation slides for students and teachers as well as working with a professional photographer doing weddings. The photography projects helped cover his college expenses.

Since college, he has done a variety of things for a variety of folks, including studio portraits, weddings, news and historical events, documentation for professional and historical organizations, museum exhibits, quilt shows, family celebrations and anniversaries, athletic events and fundraisers, as well as images for newspapers and authors for various publications.

As a volunteer, he is currently photographing the various artifacts in the Bartow History Museum to help in documenting their collection. He is a Charter member of the Booth Western Art Museum. He is a member of the Booth Art Guild and the Booth Photography Guild and is the facilitator of Coffee & Critique – Print Special Interest Group. Victor has advanced from the traditional film world to the new digital age, using this photographic medium to create artistic images as would a traditional artist with paint.

Highlights from the Past:

The Cartersville Public Library has been very fortunate to host so many fabulous local and Georgia artists since 2005. Bartow native, Walt Floyd, was the first artist to exhibit in the Gallery - just in time for the grand opening of our new facility.