Perry to sell art along Cotton Pickin' Fair route
by W. Winston Skinner
Award-winning photographer Macie Perry is selling photographs and art to fund an upcoming mission trip.
“I applied and was accepted to work as a missionary this summer with Evangelism Explosion's Center for Christian Statesmanship. The ministry is located on Capitol Hill to bring gospel to unbelievers and disciple believers,” said Perry, who lives in Moreland.
“It is a sanctuary for Christians on Capitol Hill to find other like-minded believers,” she said.
Perry will take Evangelism Explosion and assist the three men who run the organization. Part of the experience will involve working in a congressional office for a week or so.
Perry is an active member at First Baptist Church in Moreland. Her Sunday school class is been supportive of her as she has planned ways to fund her Washington trip. She has cleaned house and worked as a nanny and – this Saturday – will be selling some of her photographs and art at Shannon’s in Haralson.
The store is on the route to the Cotton Pickin’ Fair in Gay. Shannon Pasley, who teaches Perry’s Sunday school class, runs the store. Pasley’s store is a “most sought after location” during the weekend of the popular festival in Meriwether County.
“She told me she does a lot of business that weekend. I thought of the idea to sell my photographs and other drawings,” she said. “I think my Sunday school is also going to sell some baked goods for ‘the cause’ as well.”
Perry will be setting up to sell her photographs and art about 7 a.m. Saturday. Sunday school class members will be selling assorted cookies, other baked goods and sweetened iced tea starting about 9 a.m.
Perry will be in Washington for 12 weeks. A 2009 graduates of Newnan High School, she earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Truett-McConnell College in Cleveland in 2013.
A photograph Perry took of a red barn on the Camp family's property at the north end of Moreland was one of four winners in the Picture a Better America Photo Contest sponsored by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers and the I Make America campaign in 2011. Perry’s pictures have won acclaim and admiration from people in and outside of the local area.
In 2012, when the Moreland Community Historical Society honored Bill and Frances Lowry for their many contributions to the local community, Perry presented the honorees with a framed print of a photograph she took of Bill Lowry.