A Horsey Affair: 25 painted horses on display downtown
By Nichole Golden
Those traveling through the downtown Newnan Court Square area Wednesday were able to have the first glimpse of the new painted fiberglass horse exhibit.
The Newnan-Coweta Historical Society’s public art exhibit, “We’re Having a Horsey Affair,” was launched Tuesday.
The horses were all painted by local artists.
For more information on the exhibit or efforts of the historical society programs to open a children’s museum, go to newnancowetahistoricalsociety.com . A collectible book featuring photographs of each horse will also be available.
NCHS Board of Directors members Jan Bowyer and Bette Hickman organized a surprise for Earlene Scott of Scott’s Bookstore with the dedication of the colt, The Skin Horse, in her honor Tuesday evening.
The colt, named for the character from “The Velveteen Rabbit,” was placed outside the store on South Court Square.
Friends who had made collective donations for the decoupaged and painted colt started gathering on the corner around the bookstore at 7 p.m., just as all of the NCHS horses began to be unloaded and installed on their bases.
Soon, Mrs. Scott arrived and was escorted to the front of the store, where the colt statue had been draped with a quilt. Bowyer read a tribute to “surprised” Scott and then introduced the artist, former store employee Michal Taylor-Phillips.