Monday, September 29, 2008

[Coweta Arts Tidbits] NCAA Artist of Month Barbara Kelly's Paintings On Display in Newnan City Hall

        Coweta Arts Tidbits

The Successor To Newnan-Coweta Arts Council News Releases

Composed By: Forrest W. Schultz 770-583-3258

September 29, 2008

NCAA Artist of Month for October Announced


Barbara Kelly To Have Paintings Displayed in Newnan City Hall 

     The Newnan-Coweta Art Association has chosen as its Artist of The Month, Barbara Kelly, which means she will have her paintings displayed in the Reception Area of t he City Managers Office of the Newnan City Hall.  Below is the announcement issued by the City of Newnan's Publicity Director Gina Lau Snider:
Newnan City Hall's Artist of the Month for October


Barbara Kelly is named Newnan-Coweta Art Association's Artist of the Month for the month of October. Her artwork is currently on display at City Hall in the city manager's office.


Barbara was raised in Pennsylvania and as a youngster received formal art training.  This was from Pennsylvania Impressionist, Dr. Walter E.Baum. Subsequently, her work was displayed in her elementary and junior high schools.


As an adult she earned a B.S. degree from Cedar Crest College, and a Master's degree from the University of West Georgia.  After devoting 32 years to the field of education, Barbara retired in 1996.  It was then that she began to pursue art as a serious endeavor.


Barbara paints with oils, watercolors and pastels.  She feels that different subject matter lends itself to one medium over another, and she tackles all subject matter including animals, humans, still life, flowers and landscapes.  People and animals are her favorites.


Barbara's work has been displayed at the Georgia State Capital, Georgia State Fair, Clayton Arts Gallery and at the Fayette County Courthouse Art Show. One of her paintings was included in a traveling exhibition throughout the state of Georgia.  She has won numerous ribbons and purchase awards, and her work hangs in many private homes.


Barbara is a member of the Newnan-Coweta Art Association


NCAA meets on the third Thursday of each month (Sept. through May) at the Harriet Alexander Art Center on Hospital Road at 7:00 P.M.  Visitors and new members are welcome.  An art demonstration is presented each month.  Come and join the fun.



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