The Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/Douglas County announces the reception for “Crossroads: Where Art & History Meet” at the Cultural Arts Council on Thursday, July 24th, from 6 until 8 p.m.
The exhibit is a retrospective show of the CAC’s permanent collection featuring some of the earliest acquired pieces, as well as highlighting some of the more recent acquisitions.
A special bonus: a book signing by Lisa Land Cooper, blogger, columnist and author of Douglasville – the new book from Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America series. Members of the Douglas County Historical Society will host the free reception. Douglasville features a collection of over 200 iconic images, and several never-before-seen images, telling the city’s history one photograph and caption at a time.
“Douglasville’s founders would be pleased if they visited the town they created 138 years ago,” says Cooper. “It has entered the 21st century as a vibrant city with a thriving historic district, as well as a destination for businesses like Google and the American Red Cross.”
Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States. Their mission is to make history accessible and meaningful through the publication of books on the heritage of America’s people and places. Discover more than 8,500 small towns and downtowns at www.arcadiapublishing.com
Selections from the CAC’s permanent collection that will be exhibited include a photograph by Jessica Smith, a graduate from the University of West Georgia, whose titled photograph, “Library,” brings to life the expansive and wonderful worlds books convey within their pages. A second photograph, acquired last year during the National Open Visual Arts show (NOVAS), “Apalachicola Barber Shop” by Barbara Stevenson, beautifully encapsulates the rich history of barbershops throughout the decades.
Other pieces range from Terri Greenberg’s “Fruit Punch” – a construction paper assemblage – to Patty O’Keefe Hutton’s reed basket entitled, “Seafaring.”
There are few art councils nationally that have a permanent art collection, and the CAC is pleased to have the opportunity to share part of our collection with the residents of Douglasville and Douglas County.
The Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/ Douglas County, located at 8652 Campbellton Street in historic downtown Douglasville, Georgia, is open Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For directions and more information, visit www.artsdouglas.org or contact the Cultural Arts Council at 770-949-2787.
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