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AMA begins new art displays today

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The Albany Museum of Art (AMA) is putting works from the Georgia Artist Guild of Albany's (GAGA) Juried Art Show on display starting Thursday. It will run through November 30.

` The opening reception will be at the AMA today from 5:30 - 7:30 PM and it is free and open to public.

This show features 30 pieces from 15 Albany area artists that range from watercolor, photography, oils and sculptures. It will be on display in the AMA's Learning Curve, an area for community artwork to be made available to the public.

"This is a great outlet for local and area artists to be able to display their work and talent while being able to share it with the Southwest Georgia community," said Bob Parker, GAGA's exhibit chair. "Art enriches all of us. It's a positive force for Georgia."

Having the artwork on display at the AMA allows the museum and GAGA to work together for the common goal of enriching the local community while strengthening the relationship between the two organizations. "It is important that the museum support local artists and provide a deeper connection with people who create art and the people who exhibit art," said Paula Williams, Executive Director of the AMA. "By engaging our local artists we hope to contribute to the artists' practice while encouraging their involvement with the museum and the opportunities that we offer through our programs, exhibitions and membership."

All pieces that will be on display will be for sale by the artist. Contact GAGA's president, Meg Anderson, at (229) 623-5545 to arrange the purchase.

The Albany Museum of Art is located in Albany, Georgia and houses an impressive collection that includes 19th and 20th century American and European art as well as a substantial collection of sub-Saharan African art including masks, sculpture, pottery, textiles, and musical instruments.

The Albany Museum of Art is accredited by the American Association of Museums, and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 AM until 5 PM. Admission is free.

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