After 11 weeks that the Arts Center has opened it’s doors again. Please check HERE for the new hours and procedures for visiting. However, we have this incredible 45th Juried Show to share that we would like to continue to feature online. Each day (see menu to the left) in the morning hours we will post a new work on display in the galleries with a short story.
Hi! I’m Bob Clements and for decades I have admired Elizabeth Gardner’s (Mrs.Bougereau) huge painting "La Confidance” which often hangs in the Georgia Museum of Art -of a lady whispering in another lady’s ear. One day, forty-five year’s ago or so, a homophobic lady brought a class of private school children to GMOA, and, seeing Gardner’s painting, was convinced that it showed two lesbians, and protested its being shown in a public museum where children might see it. She caused a big and memorable commotion! For my panting in the juried exhibit- Our OCAF figure drawing class had enough money for two models, so I urged that we pose them like " La Confidence", with one lady sharing the contents of a love letter with another lady.