Sylacauga Marble Quarry

From the DAC Archives: Sylacauga Marble Quarry

—by Mark Harris, Founder & Director of the DAC Foundation This post, the second in a series centered around the December 1931 article in “The National Geographic Magazine” titled “Smoke Over Alabama” features the Sylacauga Marble Quarry. In this post, we are sharing images of two paintings of the Sylacauga Marble Quarry and

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Jasmine Hill Gardens

From the DAC Archives: Jasmine Hill Gardens

—by Mark Harris, Founder & Director of the DAC Foundation As we mentioned in an earlier post, during this time of social distancing, we will utilize technology to continue the pursuit of our mission. This post includes images and information gathered in preparation for our March 28, 2020 event planned for JASMINE HILL

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DAC Foundation Announces Event Schedule for the Year 2020

—by Mark Harris, Founder & Director of the DAC Foundation We are pleased to announce our schedule of exhibitions and educational programs for the YEAR 2020. This year’s schedule will be our busiest and most robust schedule thus far. We will be on the road more this year and expanding our partnerships with

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Dixie Art Colony Foundation

Our Most Prized Donations are Unsolicited Donations

—by Mark Harris, Founder & Director of the DAC Foundation From day one a large part of the vision for the Dixie Art Colony Foundation was to produce ONGOING, QUALITY, FRESH, and ORIGINAL CONTENT that would inspire our followers to want to invest in our future and yearn for more. Someone recently asked

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Reconstructing and preserving the past, one piece at a time.

—by Mark Harris, Founder & Director of the DAC Foundation Sometimes reconstructing the past can be like constructing a jigsaw puzzle. As the Dixie Art Colony Foundation’s digital and paper archives continue to grow by leaps and bounds, we remain resolute in our quest to preserve this important part of our history. This

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John Kelly Fitzpatrick

A Few Photographs From Our July 18, 2019 Lunch & Learn

Thank you to those that attended our July 18, 2019, Lunch & Learn program about Kelly Fitzpatrick’s participation in Alabama’s New Deal Art Programs. We were particularly pleased that we had several out-of-town guests and a group of docents form the Montgomery Museum of Fines Arts in attendance. 1 2

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Alabama Power Company

DAC Featured In APC “Shorelines” & Alabama News Center

ART IN THE HEART OF DIXIE: Lake Jordan’s Dixie Art Colony offered inspiration and haven for artists in 1930s and 1940s. Article by: Carla Davis, Alabama Power Company 1 2 3 4 Part of the mission of the Dixie Art Colony Foundation is to promote the local creative economy and

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Downtown Wetumpka

UA Osher Lifelong Learning Institute to visit Wetumpka.

On October 18, 2019, the Dixie Art Colony Foundation will host a day-long educational program in Wetumpka for the University of Alabama Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. 1 2 Each year, (OLLI) the Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes offer continuing education programs through 120 universities and colleges in all 50 states and

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Tallassee Alabama

In Many Ways, Artists Serve As Historians

—by Mark Harris, Founder & Director of the DAC Foundation The Dixie Art Colony Foundation is pleased to announce the Elmore County PREMIERE of our updated video titled "DIXIE ART COLONY: A Look At Its Lasting Legacy" on the large screen at the historic MOUNT VERNON THEATRE located in downtown Tallassee, Alabama. The Mount

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Dixie Art Colony Foundation

DAC Foundation April Event Photographs

Despite the threat of severe weather, our April 18, 2019, Dixie Art Colony Foundation event, "A Retrospective of the Works of Arthur Walter Stewart," at the home of Carol and Rusty Stewart was well attended. We would like to express a special thank you to the Stewart family and to the

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