June 2, 2020
We reopened the museum May 19 so please come visit! Come have a squirt or two of hand sanitizer on us! The Southeast Regional Exhibition, which opened Feb. 21, has been extended until July 25.
As we move into the last half of 2020, let me share with you our plans. The board of governors decided to reschedule all the fundraisers set for 2020 to 2021. Affairs with Flair, the fabulous events hosted by hosts and hostesses in their homes, will be rescheduled for spring 2021. Hosts and hostesses will give us new dates. Once I know them, I will share with you. If you have a conflict with the rescheduled date, we will refund your reservation money. If you just prefer a refund, we will do that, as well. However, you will lose your reservation.
Art ‘N Bloom, honoring Wes and Missy Cochran, will be rescheduled for spring 202 1and our new fundraiser Festival of Wreaths is set for November 2021.
We will have new exhibitions and a modified summer camp with a max of 10 children per session (details on website). Please mark your calendars for the opening of our local artists’ exhibition (Visual Artists Alliance of LaGrange) on Friday, August 28. Guests will be asked to pre-register on-line or by phone for a time slot to attend the opening reception.
You may be asking yourself, “How will the museum cover its operating costs without fundraising events?” That is the challenge. We received Payroll Protection Plan (PPP) funds to cover 2.5 months of salaries for our three full-time employees. We received a $5,000 grant from Georgia Humanities and have other grant requests submitted.
If you are among those fortunate enough to not have been too adversely affected financially by COVID-19, we would love to count on you for a donation to sustain the visual arts for our community. You may make a secure donation online or call our office with credit card information. Checks via snail mail put a smile on our faces, too!
Thanks for your support of Affairs with Flair!
Nobody has more zest for life than Al Brannon, co-owner of The Marketplace. And his parties are legendary! You won’t want to miss this pork palooza of chops and bratwurst that will spill from his well-appointed Westwood Avenue home into his swaying pines backyard. Of course, the bar is always open at Al’s!
Escape back to the days when dining was an elegant experience. Renowned host Michael Anderson’s exquisite table settings and inspired meals make for a delightfully intimate brunch. His apartment is located in a circa 1852 Greek Revival house. The use of ornate Corinthian capitals was most unusual in this area during the antebellum era. In the 1960s, Frank Traylor, Sr. and his brother Ed of Traylor Construction renovated the house and added the circular staircase.
The antebellum estate of the late Betty Mattox has been lovingly restored by owners Gene and Oliver Carballo, who consider it an honor to be the caretakers of this historic home and garden. This beautiful example of Greek Revival architecture was built in 1849 by William Glenn Arnold on a plantation in neighboring Coweta County. The house features six Doric columns and window panes of hand-blown glass. Mr. and Mrs. Kendrick Ware Mattox purchased the house in 1966 and moved it to its present site. Tour the house and then enjoy cocktails and appetizers in the garden. Shuttles from Hollis Hand Elementary School.
Indulge in Italy’s sweet life at the home of Lisa and Charles Hudson. The Hudsons, along with Dr. George and Nanci Lechacz, will host a seated dinner with live music and Italian wine pairings by Chase Hudson, sommelier and co-owner of C’Sons and Mare Sol and owner of Beacon Brewing Company.
Escape to the French countryside at the sensational home of museum board member Ken Worthington and Gerry McGee. Ken’s vibrant personality, his gourmet talents, a brilliant art collection, and a garden to envy make for an evening you’ll long remember.