The LaGrange Art Museum is kicking off the “back to school” season with an exhibition of local artists who are members of the Visual Artists Alliance of LaGrange (VAAL). The exhibition runs from September 1– October 24.

An opening reception for the public and participating artists is set for Friday, August 28 from 5-9 pm. Due to current health guidelines, those who wish to attend the opening reception must register online for a time slot. The museum’s website is lagrangeartmuseum.org.

“The annual exhibit at LaGrange Art Museum is the highlight of our year. Whether it is the professional setting of our local art museum or because awards are presented, artists always bring their highest quality work. And their talented efforts never fail to impress us,” said VAAL President Thea McKay McElvy.  

The artwork is available for purchase. “Now is the time for you to support the artists who live among us and upgrade the art in your home and office or add to your collection,” said Al Brannon, board president. “The local artists’ work is nothing short of exceptional.”

Newnan artist David Boyd will judge the exhibition. Artists featured in the VAAL exhibition are: Bill Jackson, Mary Carroll, Mary Sumners, Charlie Warner, Len Jagoda, Terri Codlin, Thea McElvy, Cathy Wiggins, Jennifer Emery, Susan Gadrix, Mary Fields, Whit Perry, Randall Parmer, Nellie Ralat, Joanna Baxter, Leah Watts, Cindy Fulks, Victoria Slagle, Steve Close, Keith Parmer, Sean Burnley, Ashley Stewart, William Roberts, John Vollenweider, Jeanine Bradfield, Mike Riedel, and Christine Cannon.

Making the exhibition possible are Synovus Bank and past presidents of the museum’s board, including: Wayne Abbott, Michael Anderson, Ethyl Ault, Shirley Brown, Bobby Cammon, Molly Carmichael, Betty Drinkard, Cindy Fulks, Laura Jennings, Sue Landa, John Lawrence, Cheryl Mansour and Andy Porter. 

During the exhibition the museum is open Tuesdays-Fridays from 9 am – 5 pm and Saturdays from 1-4 pm.