She said art, like words on the tongue, reveals the heart.
“The heart of the artist is in their artwork,” she said.
Galay has strong passion for all people in Cleveland and the arts. She shares her passion to help individuals within neighborhoods, families in churches and businesses often experience renewed vision through the joy of discovery,
The Kansas native shaped her communications skill working as a demonstration artist. Her artistic vision is evidenced in activities throughout the city from MainStreet Cleveland’s first art festival on First Street Square, to painting with kids at Havenplace, to the National Day of Prayer/Cry Out America, ClevelandNet, BICC, New Hope and Habitat for Humanity.
Having turned a corner in her career, from clay to painting, Galay was excited that her most recent creation, the third in a series, was unveiled Oct. 9, at Prater’s Mill Country Fair near Dalton, Ga. Two years ago, she was honored to be commissioned with the first 4-by-8 foot Peacock Barn Designs by The Prater’s Mill Foundation.
This first design, “Seeds of Genius,” is mounted on a barn at Prater’s Mill, at the trailhead of the Cohutta-Chattahoochee Scenic Byway.
“The regional motifs for public viewing represent the inspired origin of the carpet industry, and the inherent genius found in the North Georgia community,” she said.
Galay is developing a new community project called “See, Clean and Green,” first implemented in Cleveland with partners from Cleveland Housing Authority, Lee University, The Greenway Table and local Cleveland Housing Authority residents on Gaut Street.
“By networking local artists and like-passionate people, a community vision is being elevated into healthier and cleaner perspectives while creating a more beautiful surrounding through neighborly participation centered on public art projects,” she said.
The first in this series is a Dumpster turned into a “Dreamster.” It can be seen in a local community cul-de-sac off Gaut Street.
It is her artist goal to “empower others to see and realize the vision of their heart through art.”
Galay is available to anyone who wants to see for themselves a vision of their own heart come alive. She offers her expertise as creative consultant, providing new ideas for special projects and group gatherings whether it is a child’s first party or retirement party, writing a book, or simply exploring new venues of expression. She also enjoys incorporating creative demonstrations for church functions.