Published Sunday, November 11, 2012

Summerlin selected artist of month

From Staff Reports

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Betty Summerlin is the artist of the month for November of the Newnan-Coweta Art Association. Summerlin’s works will be on exhibit at Newnan City Hall.

Summerlin started taking art classes about seven years ago following her retirement from banking. She still attends art class weekly enjoying the knowledge, skills and inspiration that Helen Hayes (teacher) and the other artists share with her.

Oil and pastels are the mediums that Summerlin has used so far. Her paintings are regularly displayed in Coweta and Fayette counties.

Summerlin worked in banking for 40 years while living in northeast Atlanta. She married Allen Summerlin 10 years ago and they reside on the south shore of Clearwater Lake in Sharpsburg. Allen has become a Coweta County Master Gardener. They have five children and five grandchildren between them.

A member of the Newnan-Coweta Art Association (NCAA), Summerlin has served as a board member for the group. NCAA meets the third Thursday of each month (from September through May) at the Harriet Alexander Art Center on Hospital Road at 7 p.m. Visitors and new members are welcome. An art demonstration is presented each month.

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