Artist of the Month
Each month a local artist is named as Artist of the Month, in which the City has collaborated with the Newnan-Coweta Art Association and local art galleries on this project.
The collaboration gives local artist the opportunity to display their work in City Hall and the chance for the City to support the arts.
The Newnan-Coweta Art Association (NCAA) meets the third Thursday of each month from September through May at the Harriet Alexander Art Center located at 31 Hospital Road, Newnan, GA at 7 p.m. The meetings are open to anyone wishing to further the arts in the Coweta and Fayette areas.
Artist of the Month
Cecil B. Cornwell
Cecil B. Cornwell, a native of Virginia came to Georgia in 1966 where he completed graduate studies in social work at the University of Georgia.
After graduating from UGA, he began working with the Georgia Baptist Children's Home where he spent the next 30 years working to make the lives of children better.
Cecil began drawing and painting in early childhood and also became active in the outdoors, learning about nature and wildlife. He especially enjoyed fishing and is still an avid fisherman. He enjoys carving things he is most interested in: fish, birds, turtles and other things in nature for which he has received orders to do. Because of his painting ability and his observation of nature, he is able to make fish carvings that are very lifelike in appearance. His fish carvings range in size from tie pin size to life-size, and they appear lifelike. He carves many species of fish, including all members of the trout family, as well as saltwater and other freshwater fish.
Cecil and his wife, Maxine, live in Newnan, Georgia. They have two grown children and three grandchildren. Cecil active in Central Baptist Church and he has a wide variety of interests, with a special enjoyment of gardening, photography, and fly fishing. He loves going backpacking in the Wyoming mountains for trout fish and enjoyment of the beauty there.
About the Newnan Coweta Art Association
The Newnan-Coweta Art Association's general meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month (from August through May) at the Harriet Alexander Art Center on Hospital Road at 7:00 pm. An art demonstration is presented each month. Visitors and new members are always welcome.