John Kelly Fitzpatrick's legacy lives on at Nobles Ferry and other sites frequented by the Dixie Art Colonists. Thanks to Alabama plein air painters Carol Barksdale, Barbara Binford Davis, Iain Stewart, Shirley Esco, John Patton, Aimée Harbin, Barbara Moody and others, Central Alabama sites ounce frequented by Dixie Art Colony plein air painters in the 1930s and 1940s are once again becoming popular hangouts for local artists.
In addition to being a highly respected southern artist, during the 1930s and 1940s, Kelly Fitzpatrick was well known throughout the Southeast as a promoter of southern artists. As part of the Dixie Art Colony Foundation's quest to preserve the legacy of Wetumpka artist John Kelly Fitzpatrick and continue his tradition of promoting southern artists, the Dixie Art Colony Foundation is proud to present Dixie Art Colony: A New Generation.
The slideshow below features images of some of the "Dixie Art Colony: A New Generation" artists and their work. The 2018 "Tallassee NOW Exhibition" will include a PREVIEW of the "Dixie Art Colony: A New Generation" exhibition planned for the summer of 2020.