From pottery to fat-lifting, lots of men and women described getting learned hidden talents and lifestyle-altering pursuits through the COVID-19 pandemic.

For Athens-based real estate agent Cindy Karp, the time absent from loved ones gatherings and social commitments cleared the way for a route she’d stepped absent from decades in the past. 

Sponsored by the ATHICA Gallery, Karp’s show, “Pandemic Portraits,” is on display in the entrance lobby at Ciné through June 25. Karp will be on web page to host host visitors at Ciné from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on June 17.

Visitors will be greeted by 54 items of Karp’s pictures-centered electronic is effective, but that number signifies only a fraction of her output over the previous calendar year. 

“I have done hundreds. I crank out many pieces each individual day,” Karp instructed the Banner-Herald. “I’ve rediscovered my enthusiasm after a dormancy of 45 decades.”

Self-portrait of Athens-based artist Cindy Karp.

Initially from the Catskill region of New York, Karp moved to Athens in 1978 just after earning a bachelor of good arts diploma from Western Carolina College and attending graduate school at SUNY New Paltz faculty in New York.

Throughout Karp’s subsequent textile-structure profession, she worked for Christian Dior, JC Penney and Cannon International. 

Though Karp has been a real-estate agent in Athens for 30 several years, her colorful track record is the kind from which great memoirs are manufactured, as her specialist history incorporates anything from cafe owner to college teacher.