From the DAC Archives: Purple Wisteria

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

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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 FoundationAs 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 GARDENS

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Dixie Art Colony Foundation

Through Technology, We Can All Stay Connected

—by Mark Harris, Founder & Director of the DAC Foundation The health and welfare of our visitors and volunteers is our highest priority. Therefore, as of Monday, March 16, 2020, we CANCELED our programs scheduled for MARCH 28 and APRIL 18, 2020. As soon as we can return to a normal routine, we

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DAC Foundation Announces Event Schedule for the Year 2020

—by Mark Harris, Founder & Director of the DAC FoundationWe 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 other

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Dixie Art Colony Foundation

Our Most Prized Donations are Unsolicited Donations

—by Mark Harris, Founder & Director of the DAC FoundationFrom 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 me,

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Dixie Art Colony Foundation

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. For those

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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 Part of the mission of the Dixie Art Colony Foundation is to promote the local creative economy and tourism. WE ARE ALWAYS PLEASED

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Tallassee Alabama

In Many Ways, Artists Serve As Historians

—by Mark Harris, Founder & Director of the DAC FoundationThe 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 Vernon Theatre

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