Here is where the horses are going
From Staff Reports
The Newnan-Coweta Historical Society’s “A Horsey Affair” painted horses now located around downtown Newnan are going to locations determined by the sponsors.
A number of the horses will be moving to locations where they will remain on public display around Newnan and Coweta County.
Here is where the horses are going:
Four of the horses will remain downtown around the historic Coweta County Courthouse on the city bump-outs. Those include:
• Forever Mine, by Corinne Galla, sponsored by Main Street Newnan.
• Citizen, by Millie Gosch, sponsored by Susie and Jimmy Thomasson.
• Garden of Eden, by Cecilia Smith, sponsored by Estes Landscaping.
• Impasto, by Bill Turner, sponsored by Toyota of Newnan.
Two of the horses will find a home at the Coweta School System’s Centre for Performing and Visual Arts on Lower Fayetteville Road. Those are:
• Equus Tropical, by Marc Stewart, sponsored by Barbara Tumperi and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Knox.
• “APP” aloosa, by Coweta County high school art students, sponsored by Dr. and Mrs. Phillip Beegle, Dr. and Mrs. Jack Giles, Mr. and Mrs. Don Chapman and Catherine Latimore.
Also downtown at Scott’s Boostore will be:
• Skin Horse, by Michal Taylor-Phillips, sponsored by fans of Mrs. Earlene Scott.
The Skin Horse will acquire wheels and will go in and out of the book shop, noted Hickman. The Skin Horse enjoyed a few days at the beach this summer but was ready to return to Scott’s Book Store’s corner, she said. “He was also pleased that his creator, Michal Taylor-Phillips, welcomed her baby daughter while he stood watch. The Skin Horse will be in and out on his wheels and looks forward to seeing his friends soon,” Hickman added.
Other horses that can be seen around the community:
• Sea Horse, by Shelley Laurin, sponsored by Newnan Utilities. This “under the sea wonder” will continue to delight children and families who visit Newnan Utilities’ Carl Miller Park.
• Hollis, by Bette Hickman and student assistants Jesse Poore and Victoria Brannon, sponsored by Bank of Coweta. Hollis will find a home on the grounds of the Hollis-McRitchie museum until the historical society’s Children’s Museum is completed. “He will reside and mind his manners with the workmen as they complete the renovations at the former Thomasson-Penniston house,” Hickman said.
• The Silence of Touch, by Jack Jones, sponsored by Pete and Gail Furniss and friends of CORRAL - Coweta Organization for Riding, Rehabilitation and Learning in Roscoe. The special riders who come to CORRAL for exercise will enjoy seeing this beautiful-painted horse while they ride the real ones.
• Equine Concentric Design, by David Boyd Jr. and the Advanced Placement art students of 2012, sponsored by The Heritage School. “This lively and colorful horse will grace the campus of The Heritage School,” Hickman said.
• Into the Night, by Phillip Boyd, sponsored by Mike Fitzpatrick Ford. “This beautiful painted horse will add horsepower to the Mike Fitzpatrick Ford dealership,” Hickman said.
• Pinstripes, by Georgie Dunn, sponsored by SouthTowne Automotive. “This colorful colt will brighten up the showroom at SouthTowne Automotive,” Hickman said.
• Stitch in Time, by Cecelia Hilton, sponsored by Janet Baggarly of Senoia. “This lovely patchwork beauty will travel to Senoia and find a home in the Baggarlys’ Buggyshop Museum,” Hickman said.
• Confetti, by Kathy Moynahan, will be at the Moynahan dental office in Newnan.
Several of the horses will be at private homes and gardens. Those are:
• Golden Splendor, by Betty Bowen, sponsored by Joan S. Morgan. This horse will be “a wonderful Golden Gift to granddaughter Emily, who wanted this beautiful horse in her bedroom.” Emily is settling for Golden Splendor to find a place in the family’s grassy lawn, Hickman said.
• For the Birds, by Eston Jennings, sponsored by Harwell, Brown & Harwell P.C. “This sweet colt hosting a family of birds will find a home in the Harwells’ butterfly and herb garden.
• Gulliver, by Dee Keller, sponsored by Laura Tumperi. “A beautiful gift from a loving daughter. This beautiful colt will grace the front yard of Barbara Tumperi, who chaired the ‘Horsey Affair’ project,” Hickman said.
• The Good Neighbor, by Elsa Sibley, sponsored by Steve and Marie Swope. “This handsome and stately horse will find a home on the farm of Steve and Marie Swope. The Good Neighbor will enjoy his own corral,” Hickman said.
Several other of the painted horses will be going to their sponsors from the group of area horse farms. They include:
• A Field Sports Horse, by Marjorie Foster, sponsored by Cortney and Shane Lyle.
• Younger than Springtime, by Dixie Kraft, sponsored by Talaria Farms.
• Intuition, by Brenda Losey-Sumpter, sponsored by Carl Bouckaert.
• E is for Eoch, by Booth Malone, sponsored by Warner and Tish Ray.
• Movement of the Soul, by Charles Nivens, sponsored by Sandi and Curtis Robb.
• Survivor, by Martin Pate, sponsored by Evelyn Jones Sullivan.