The Newnan Times-Herald

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Hogansville Gallery to offer first-ever veterans exhibit


  • By Maggie Bowers
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  • Nov. 17, 2016 - 11:06 PM

The Suffering Artist Gallery owners Chris and Sarah Swanson have worked diligently to complete the arrangement of the more than 30 paintings, drawing and photos that will make up Saturday’s veteran-inspired exhibit, “A Good Soldier: An Artistic Tribute to America’s Veterans.”

The gallery, located at 311 E. Main Street in Hogansville, will introduce the show with a reception on Nov. 19 beginning at 6 p.m. The exhibit will include the work of eight local artists, each depicting images of soldiers, wartime landscapes and other concepts inspired by a collection of old images donated by veterans and their families. The pieces vary by choice of medium, style and size, and will offer visitors a diverse range meant to both inspire guests and honor veterans.

“A Good Soldier” has also garnered the attention of community leaders and government officials, a few of which will offer words to guests during the show’s reception on Nov. 19, including Representative Bob Trammell, D-Luthersville, and Hogansville Mayor Bill Stankiewicz.

Contributing artists include Sarah Swanson, Thea McElvy, Tara Long, Jessica Morgan, Amber Stidham, John Stidham, and Steve Close. The Newnan Times-Herald reporter and local artist Maggie Bowers will contribute two works.