A new exhibition has just been placed on display in the City Gallery at the Municipal Building that features some familiar names – artists who are also employees of various departments of the City of Augusta. Responding to a call for artists published by the Greater Augusta Arts Council, 5 artists submitted samples of their work to be included in the show, which features several types of art – from watercolor to quilting. The goal of the show is to highlight the varied talents of the employees of the City of Augusta, which Christina Berkshire, the Arts Council Administration Manager and gallery programmer, is happy to do.
“The Arts Council has been featuring work by local artists in the City Gallery since 2016,” she said, “and with each new show, we would be told about various city staff members who possess great talent, as well. I am pleased to be able to shine a spotlight on the people who make up our city workforce. It is an honor showcase their talents, especially in such a fitting venue as the City Gallery at the Municipal Building.”
Artists featured in the exhibition include: Aleigha Brigham, Project Manager with the Tax Commissioners Office, Thurnell EL, Records Retention Specialist with Planning and Development, Angela Rice, a Paralegal with the Augusta Fire Department, Lea Rigdon, Administrative Assistant with the Augusta Fire Department, and Sandra Walther, Financial Analyst with the Finance Department.
You can read more about these skilled artists on posters hanging alongside their artwork in the City Gallery space, which is located in the lobby of the Municipal Building at 535 Telfair. A reception recognizing the artists in the current show will be held in August, date TBA. For those interested in participating in future exhibitions in the City Gallery, please contact the Greater Augusta Arts Council, 70-826-4702 or Administration Manager Christina Berkshire at Christina@augustaarts.com.