It’s not often that major media covers an artist-in-residence program, or the social impact of the resulting public artworks.
This is an interesting profile of a small community in Georgia, portraits of local residents by artist-in-residence Mary Beth Meehan, and the conversations about belonging and controversies around Islamophobia that they sparked.
Read “How 17 Outsize Portraits Rattled a Small Southern Town” by Audra D. S. Burch, NY Times, January 19, 2020.
If you’re interested, learn more about the Newnan residency program. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.