Date(s) – Feb 20 2016 until Jun 30 2016
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Beginning February 20th, the museum will present “Ghost Paths: A walk back into history along the Trail of Tears” by artist Elizabeth Waight. In 2013, Waight, a British artist and photographer, traveled to the United States to take photographs of sites along the various routes taken on the Trail of Tears in order to commemorate the 175th anniversary of the forced removal of the Cherokee. According to the artist, “I came up with the idea for Ghost Paths because I wanted to explore how photography can be used to conjure things no longer there but that still matter, and I knew that I wanted this somehow to relate to the story of the American colonization and its repercussions.” From her travels in America, Waight created a custom made fine arts book based on her experience. On loan from the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society, “Ghost Paths” features thirteen panels that exhibit selected photography from this book along with historical quotes and original poetry written by the artist that take the visitor on a thought-provoking journey along the Trail of Tears. The exhibition will open with a members-only reception the evening of Friday, February 19th.
Visit the museum Wednesday-Saturday from 10:00am-5:00pm from February 20th until June 30th to see the Ghost Paths exhibit on display!