February 15 – April 13, 2019
John D. Lawrence, Callaway Professor of Art and Design, is the Director of the Lamar Dodd Art Center of LaGrange College. He joined the faculty at LaGrange College in 1970. Since that time, he has been active in the cultural life of LaGrange, as well as, Georgia and the Southeast area, in general. As the Director of the Lamar Dodd Art Center, he has established one of the largest college museum collections of twentieth century photography in the Southeast. In 1982, Mr. Lawrence served as Visual Arts Director of the Atlanta Arts Festival in Piedmont Park, Atlanta, GA. He was also the Curator of the 1981, Artists in Georgia, exhibition. In 2002 Mr. Lawrence was inducted into the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters from which he received the 2002 Award in Photography. In 2005 he produced photographs for a book published celebrating the 175th anniversary of LaGrange College.