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Carrollton Collects showcases Local Art Collections

Carrollton Collects, a new exhibit at the Carrollton Center for the Arts February 24 – April 6, shines a light on the art collections of west Georgians.

“Carrollton Collects allows visitors to take a curated glimpse at the fascinating works held in local private collections,” said Visual Arts Coordinator Marcella Kuykendall. “What type of artwork intrigues the collector and what stories do the artworks tell? The exhibition is also a celebration of art collecting in general and we hope to inspire visitors to become patrons, especially of artists within their own community.”

This exhibit will explore a selection of intriguing, locally-owned pieces from area art collections. Guest curator, Bruce Bobick, in partnership with the University of West Georgia, will showcase some of the finest works of art in Carrollton. A coffee table book of this exhibition will be produced with release date and other details to be announced later.

There will be an opening reception at the center February 24, from 5 – 7 pm.

This exhibit is sponsored by Randy and Penny Ayers.

Collecting Carrollton Silent Auction will be open in the center’s Galleria February 24 – March 9. The silent auction features a diverse mix of artwork by West Georgia artists and allows visitors to step into the shoes of a collector. Money raised will be shared between the artwork’s creator and a UWG scholarship fund.

What: Carrollton Collects

When: February 24 – April 6 / Reception: February 24 / 5 – 7pm

Where: Carrollton Center for the Arts

For questions concerning this exhibit or the Carrollton Center for the Arts, please call Tim Chapman, Arts Superintendent at (770) 838-1083.

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