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FROM THE ARCHIVES: Kelly Fitzpatrick

–by Mark Harris, Founder & Director, DAC Foundation Growing up, I never thought much about the lives of those that preceded me. But as my body, mind, and soul grow older, I find that my desire to gather knowledge about the past seems to soar in concert with my age.

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A Tribute to Veterans: Veterans Day 2020

On this day, we want to thank all veterans for their service and recognize some of the Dixie Art Colony artists that served in the United States military. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we canceled our 2020 Annual Veterans Day Exhibition. This year would have been our fourth annual exhibition held

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DID YOU KNOW Kelly Fitzpatrick was an Aspiring Writer?

Most are not aware that KELLY FITZPATRICK was an ASPIRING WRITER that studied journalism at the UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA before beginning his art education. Barbara Binford Davis, Kelly Fitzpatrick, 2018, oil on paper The DAC Foundation is fortunate to have numerous examples of Fitzpatrick's musing and writings in the DAC Foundation

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“HAPPY BIRTHDAY” John Kelly Fitzpatrick

On this day, we celebrate the birthday of DIXIE ART COLONY co-founder JOJN KELLY FITZPATRICK. Fitzpatrick was born on August 15, 1888. Although there have been questions surrounding the actual birthplace of John Kelly Fitzpatrick, we have uncovered documents that prove he was born at the Cantelou home located at 207

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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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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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Wartime And The Dixie Art Colony

Fitzpatrick received the “Presidential Wound Certificate.” (What is today the “Purple Heart”) In preparation for the “100th Anniversary of Armistice Day,” now called Veterans Day in the United States, we felt it appropriate to share some information about how World War I changed the life of Dixie Art Colony co-founder

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Barbara Binford Davis

“Happy Birthday” John Kelly Fitzpatrick

On August 15, 2018, the Dixie Art Colony Foundation celebrated the Birthday of Dixie Art Colony cofounder John Kelly Fitzpatrick born on August 15, 1888. We had a large crowd on hand for the festive celebration. Thank you Barbara Binford Davis for sharing your talent! Your beautiful portrait of Kelly Fitzpatrick reproduced well

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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

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