Art show continues at Centre

by Bradley Hartsell

alt

Wes and Missy Cochran (right) talk to Newnan photographer anne berry in front of several pieces in the Cochan Collection. 


Continuing at the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts through Sept. 26 is an art exhibit “The Cochran Collection: Graphics by 20th Century Masters.”

Earlier this month the Centre, on Lower Fayetteville Road in Newnan and operated by the Coweta County School System, held a private reception celebrating the opening of The Cochran Collection exhibit.

Wes Cochran owns more than 400 pieces of modern art that he has collected since the ‘70s. Cochran and his wife Missy live in LaGrange.

The Cochran Collection displays 63 pieces currently hung all around the main halls of the Centre. Guests, on the night of the reception, milled about, soaking in the works of Warhol, Dali and Picasso, among many others.

“It’s a lot of fun. You meet a lot of great people,” Wes Cochran said of doing the exhibits. “This particular show has been on the road since 1985. It’s been all over the country, he said.



More Close Up

Piedmont Newnan CEO speaks at Chamber forum

The Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce welcomed Piedmont Newnan Hospital CEO Mike Robertson to the Chamber’s quarterly Nulink Early Bir ... Read More


Local Tammy Hyatt creates 'tasty' dessert candles

Tammy Hyatt grew up in Newnan surrounded by a creative family. From quilting to woodworking, there was never a shortage of creative outlets. ... Read More


Precinct Press

Go and sin no more

Sgt. Jimmy and I had stopped a couple of suspicious guys near the 300 block of Moreland Avenue, N.E. in Little Five Points. We were asking t ... Read More


Movie Review

Unsullied: Rice goes from football field to behind camera

“Just because you have the privilege, doesn’t mean you have the right.” NFL great Simeon Rice told me by phone about his d ... Read More