Inspired Georgia: 28 Pieces from Georgia’s State Art Collection
On Tour October 2013 through December 2014

Georgia Council for the Arts in partnership with the Georgia Tourism Division and the Georgia Humanities Council is pleased to announce that for the first time in decades, a curated exhibit of selected pieces from the State Art Collection is available to Georgia communities.  The new exhibit, “Inspired Georgia: 28 Works from Georgia’s State Art Collection” highlights the diversity of styles, media and techniques in the collection.  
Nine Georgia communities have been selected to host the exhibit over the next 14 months. The exhibit is intended to serve as a springboard for additional arts and culture activities that serve to celebrate and increase awareness for the local cultural community and increase tourism.



Exhibit Details
In an effort to inspire and inform Georgian’s about the power, purpose and necessity of art, 28 of the most significant pieces from the expansive 600+ piece state collection have been selected to represent and celebrate the long history of art and culture in Georgia. Included in the exhibit will be original works by renowned Georgia artists such as Benny Andrews, Lucinda Bunnen, Herbert Creecy, Howard Finster, Ruth Laxson, and Nellie Mae Rowe. 
Georgia Council for the Arts, Georgia Tourism Division and the Georgia Humanities Council will offer additional arts programming to each community participating in the project through collaborations with the Georgia Museum of Art, Living Walls and gloATL.



Exhibit Welcome Video



Tour Schedule (Click on links below to view "Inspired Georgia" events and programs in each community)


Quinlan Arts Center, Gainesville

October 24, 2013 through December 8, 2013

Opening Night: October 24th


Monroe Arts Guild , Monroe
December 24, 2013 through January 26, 2014

Community program details also available on Monroe Downtown

Opening Night: January 11th


Stephens County Historical Museum, Toccoa 
January 28th through February 27, 2014


Paradise Garden, Summerville

March 4, 2014 through April 17, 2014

Opening Night: March 7, 2014


Dogwood City Art Gallery, Tallapoosa
April 19, 2014 through May 27, 2014


Arts Clayton, Jonesboro
May 31, 2014 through July 24, 2014

Opening Night: June 6, 2014


The Carnegie Library, Dublin
July 26, 2014 through September 11, 2014


Georgia Museum of Agriculture at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, Tifton
September 13, 2014 through October 27, 2014



O.F. Edwards North Center, Kingsland
October 29, 2014 through December 11, 2014