Tonight there will be a reception for “Carrollton Collects: Prints from the WPA,” in the Humanities Lobby from 5-7pm. Refreshments will be served.
During the reception there will be a “Bread Line” performance by art students and visitors can purchase small works on paper through the “Ven d’Arte” machine, a coin-operated vending machine stocked with prints donated by artists. Called “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?,” proceeds from the mini-exhibition will be donated to the hungry through the Carroll County Soup Kitchen.
“Carrollton Collects: Prints from the WPA,” features original works of art from the University of West Georgia’s permanent art collection and the art collections of local residents. On display are works commissioned as part of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Works Progress Administration and the Federal Art Project of the 1930s. The prints on display are woodcuts, etchings, lithographs, and wood engravings, many of which were donated by the government to West Georgia College in 1943. They are the sole survivors of a gift of over 300 original artworks from the Federal Art Project of the WPA. Other works in the exhibition have been lent by Carrollton residents Mrs. Dorothy Roush, Dr. and Mrs. Peter Worthy, and Mr. and Mrs. William and Sarah Johnson.