‘The Rome Art Coterie 2019 Walking Art Tour’ presents a jurored exhibit of over 150 pieces of art by 27 Rome area artists. Sixteen business establishments along Broad Street and beyond are hosting the artists’ works. The art tour will be hanging for the month of May through June 11. Free printed maps are available in downtown shops which show the participating artists and where the host destinations are located. Everyone is invited to pick up a map and enjoy the tour. As you wind through the downtown area, you will see paintings, collage, mixed media, photography and pen and ink as well as wood carvings and turnings. Many of the works are available for purchase by contacting the artist through the Rome Art Coterie’s facebook page or email address at RomeArtCoterieGA@gmail.com.
This year, the Rome Art Coterie also invited artists to submit work for the themed competition “Out and About in Rome”. These art submissions are located in the gallery at Farrell’s Frame and Design. The winner of the competition will be announced at the Meet the Artists event being held in Farrell’s gallery on Saturday, June 1 at 116 Broad Street from 4-8 p.m. Everyone is invited to drop by and meet some of the finest artists in the area and to celebrate the arts in Rome.
The Rome Art Coterie is a local art club founded over 25 years ago. The Coterie was originally founded by adult students at Shorter College under the mentorship of Professor Brian Taylor. As the group grew, the meetings were moved from Shorter College to the Rome Area Council for the Arts Gallery on Broad Street at Third Avenue. The Rome Art Coterie now meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at the Rome-Floyd County Library from 6-8 pm in the Oostanaula Room. A variety of artists present programs and demonstrations of techniques in a broad area of artistic interests. Yearly membership dues are $25 for individuals, $10 for students and $40 for families. Visitors are always welcome.
Thirteen-year-old amateur historian Andrew Bramlett will be speaking about Admiral John Henry Towers, a pioneering naval aviator from Rome, Georgia, at the Bartow History Museum on May 30, 2019. Towers began his career as an Aviator in 1911 and over the following decades played an instrumental role in the many advances of Naval Aviation in the United States Navy. Two of the many highlights of his fascinating career include commanding the first transatlantic flight in 1919, and later advancing the idea of aircraft carriers as the primary fighting ships in the Navy. The program, which is set to begin at 7 p.m., is free to members and included with the price of admission for non-members. For more information, visit our website at www.bartowhistorymuseum.org.
Rome Board of Education will meet Tuesday, May 14 at 5:45 p.m. at the Board of Education at 508 East Second St. Agenda