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
Linda "Rusty" Sharp
About Linda "Rusty" Sharp
Being a member of a very creative family, Rusty has always seen her family as her motivation. Sewing, crafts and planning everything from walls to furniture were natural hobbies for her. With a degree in Agriculture, she taught school and had a long career as a flight attendant for Delta Air Lines.
Rusty, her husband and daughter moved to the Coweta County area 24 years ago. As a Master Gardener and 4-H Adult Leader Volunteer, she has become active in the community. "After retiring, I decided to become more serious about my artwork," said Rusty.
She has studied with Tom Neilson, Roger Dale Brown, Perry Austin, Larry Moore, Millie Gosch and Elsa Sibley. Her entries in various competitions have won awards that include "Best in Show"; including several pieces that are in private collections in the Deep South as well as the East Coast, with one making its way to South America.
"I think that any artist will say that they love the way they have learned to look at things differently," said Rusty. "Colors, shapes, shadows and observing details all contribute to viewing things with an artist's eye. I feel that way and know that all art has definitely added joy to my life."
"By viewing my art, I hope the observer can "feel" the message of the artist and also come to appreciate the beauty that is around us."