DAC on the Road in Birmingham

JANUARY 9, 2018: Highland Book Club 
Presentation & Video: Dixie Art Colony: A Look at Its Lasting Legacy.

On January 9, 2018, the Highland Book Club, established in 1891, hosted the DAC Foundation at the Mountain Brook Club located in the Birmingham area. The group included family members of two Dixie Art Colony artists, Martha Henderson Goings and William (Billy) Symington Wilson. After the presentation, we were extended an invitation to visit the of home of Martha Goings' oldest son and daughter-in-law to view examples of Martha Goings' work. We hope to include some of her artwork in our June 8, 2018, exhibition in Tallassee, Alabama.

We were also fortunate to receive invitations form two collectors to view some examples of works by DAC artists Arthur Stewart and Kelly Fitzpatrick. Thank you to the Highland Book Club and HBC member Eugenia Greer for providing us this opportunity.

AUGUST 2, 2018: Birmingham Museum of Art 
Presentation & Video: Dixie Art Colony: A Look at Its Lasting Legacy.

At 10:30 am on August 2, 2018, founder and director of the Dixie Art Colony Foundation, Mark Harris will tell the story of one of the Deep South's first art colonies, the Dixie Art Colony, active in Elmore County, Alabama from 1933 to 1948. The 45-minute program will feature a video and slideshow about the Dixie Art Colony and its participants. Included will be vintage photographs from the DAC Foundation archives and slides showing examples of the colonists' work. This presentation will be one of a series of ten programs that will be part of the Birmingham Museum of Art's "2018 Art & Conversation" series.

The program is open to the public, but registration is limited. Coffee and light refreshments will be available one half-hour prior to the program in the Main Lobby of the museum. Single programs are $17 for non-members and $12 for BMA Members. To learn more about the BMA Art & Conversation series or to a reservation, visit the Birmingham Museum of Art website at: ArtsBMA.org or call 205-328-7628.