LIZ JOHNSTON

Liz Johnston displays one of her vivid paintings that will be on display Saturday.

Forsyth teen artist Liz Johnston is inviting the community to swing by the Conley Building next to the old railroad depot on Saturday, May 12 from 5-8 p.m. to check out her artwork.

Johnston, a rising junior at Mary Persons High School, will be hosting her first art show entitled “Making My Mark”. She will be displaying her work, everything from sculpture to paintings, and will also be offering drinks and refreshments.

Johnston, whose family is known nationwide through its reality TV show “The 7 Little Johnstons”, said art has been a passion since she was little.

“I was always that kid that stayed in between the lines when coloring pages,” said Johnston.

Johnston takes her hobby so seriously that she has her own studio at the family’s Forsyth home. Her mom Amber Johnston said that Liz is the stereotypical artist who seems to thrive on creativity, and on making big messes in pursuit of her latest masterpiece.

“We got her an apron,” joked Mrs. Johnston. “She’s perfect in art, but other parts of her living, well…..”

Johnston said she supposes she inherited her talents, in part, from her dad, who loves to work with his hands and always encouraged her to paint when she was a kid.

Not only will Saturday’s art show give guests a chance to see Liz’s talents, but patrons will have the opportunity to buy some of her work. Proceeds will go to Save-A-Pet, Monroe County’s no-kill animal shelter in Juliette. 

The railroad depot is located at 126 E. Johnston Street.