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The Classic Center
Downtown Athens, GA

Classic Gallery I: FLOURISH

  • Featuring artists inspired by our botanical world. Petals abound in painter Dallis Foshee's vibrant compositions. Mary Mason Sams steps out into her garden, clipping bouquets to inspire her expressive paintings. Marisa Mustard takes a more graphic approach in her flower-power, spray-painted artwork, and Zahria Cook's vine-like abstraction undulates and twists like kudzu taking over.

Classic Gallery II: Works By Bess Carter  

  • This exhibition investigates and delights in interior spaces and the meaningful items we use to decorate our homes. A charming collection of paintings with beautiful, thoughtful details await you! 

For more information and how to purchase art, please contact Co-Curators Didi Dunphy and Jaime Bull at

If you are a supporter of the visual arts in our community, please consider becoming a member of The Classic Center Cultural Foundation. The Cultural Foundation awards over $60,000 in grants and annual performing, visual, culinary arts, and workforce development scholarships. The Cultural Foundation has also created an endowment for the visual arts – The Ann and Jack Crowley Scholarship Fund for the Visual Arts, ensuring the visual arts are always supported in the region.

Your involvement would allow us to further our mission of keeping the arts alive and well in and around Athens. To learn more or become a member, click here.

The artists featured in the last series of galleries are as follows:

  • James Burns
  • Jonah Cordy
  • Maggie Davis
  • Carol MacAllister
  • Jason Matherly
  • Thompson Sewell
  • Sydney Shores
  • Allison Ward

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