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Thomasville Center for the Arts Launches Online Artist Collective

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Thomasville, GA – In less than six months, not only has the Thomasville Center for the Arts (TCA) established an Artist Collective, it has attracted more than 80 members, and recently launched its online gallery. More than 50 diverse pieces of work, ranging from paintings and mixed media collage to photography and hand-crafted furniture can be purchased directly from the center’s website (http://collective.thomasvillearts.org/). Proceeds from sales made on the Center’s main page will support its fast-growing adult art education programs. “Change” is the title for the collective’s first themed gallery exhibit. Themed exhibits, which will be rotated quarterly, will also be display at TCA’s second-floor hall gallery.

 
“Thomasville may be small, but our creative talent pool is large,” says TCA Exhibitions and Collective Manager Darlene Crosby Mathis. “We have several goals in mind with the creation of the Artist Collective and the corresponding online gallery. We’re trying to inspire our local artists on many levels, not only to produce more work, but to help them grow as artists through this collaboration with their peers who may be involved in other mediums. The online collective will provide them with another vehicle to promote and sell that work.”
 
Mixed media collage artist Phil Bunnell appreciates Mathis’ energy and commitment. “I’m looking forward to being part of the Artist Collective,” he says. “Artists need environments that will support growth and sales. I appreciate the Center’s work on our behalf. It’s encouraging me to work harder doing what I love.”
 
The artists will be on-hand to share their work at a special Artist Collective opening at the second-floor hall gallery on November 9 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.thomasvillearts.org.
 
The Thomasville Center for the Arts is a 501c-3 whose mission is to inspire and connect the community through creative experiences that not only enhance daily life, but serve as a catalyst for economic development. For more information about its diverse array of adult and youth programs, visit www.thomasvillearts.org.
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