Georgia Music Hall of Fame
Macon, Georgia: Cradle of American Music, Works by Steve Penley
On display Sept. 10, 2010 - July 9, 2011
Macon, Georgia: Cradle of American Music will feature more than 20 portraits of musicians by nationally recognized artist Steve Penley. Although he was born in Chattanooga, Penley grew up in Macon, where he was influenced early on by television, comic books and music. This exhibition pays homage to the many musicians also connected with the Southern city including Little Richard, Otis Redding, the Allman Brothers Band, R.E.M., James Brown, Robert McDuffie and others.
Best known for his portraits of popular icons, from George Washington, Albert Einstein and Winston Churchill to Coca-Cola, Penley's signature style employs bold color, strong brush strokes and vivid imagery. His work has been shown in multiple exhibitions and galleries in Atlanta, New York City and Washington D.C. and commissioned by prominent corporate and private collectors around the world. Penley was also the official artist of the G-8 Summit on Georgia's Sea Island in 2004. He has published two books of his work, Penley (Longstreet Press) and The Reconstruction of America (Mercer Press) and was named "Georgia Author of the Year" in 2002. He also illustrated Vince Dooley's Garden (John F. Blair Press), a book about the legendary football coach's passion for horticulture.
Penley Preview Party
Thurs. Sept. 9, 2010
$25 for General Public
$10 for Georgia Music Hall of Fame members at Solo, Duet and Band levels
Free for Hall of Fame Members at the Friend, Patron and Benefactor levels
Meet and mingle with Steve Penley while enjoying colorful cocktails, heavy hors d'oeuvres, music from Macon and an exclusive ribbon cutting ceremony for the exhibition. For reservations, call 478-751-3334 or e-mail: email@example.com.