The LaGrange National Biennial XXVII, a juried art competition, begins Friday in the LaGrange Art Museum and the Lamar Dodd Art Center at LaGrange College.
This show features the works of painters, sculptors, ceramic artists and photographers from around the country.
Local sponsors provide purchase award money that allows the LaGrange Art Museum to buy some of the art every year.
The exhibit will features contemporary art by more than 200 artists. John Lawrence, director of the Lamar Dodd Art Center, says the competition draws some of the best new works.
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Paintings, prints and drawings will be shown at the LaGrange Art Museum, while sculpture, photography, ceramics and decorative arts can be seen in the Dodd Art Center. This year's juror is Robert E. Steele, executive director of the David C. Driskell Center at the University of Maryland. Steele is a 1965 graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta, and is considered to be a leader in the visual arts world. The exhibit opens Friday and runs through April 12. The LaGrange Art Museum is at 112 Lafayette Square, and is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Call 706-882-3267.
The Lamar Dodd Art Center is at 302 Forrest Ave. on the LaGrange College campus and is open 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Call 706-880-8211.