Tour showcases the works of Georgia-based photographers that were included in the book “Inspired Georgia”


ATLANTA, Sept. 14, 2017 — The Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA) today announced the host cities for their Inspired Georgia photo exhibit tour. Georgia communities hosting the exhibit include Zebulon, Milledgeville, Rome, Vidalia, Statesboro, and Albany.

“We are thrilled to be able to partner with institutions across Georgia to share an exhibit of the images featured in Inspired Georgia,” said Karen Paty, executive director of the Georgia Council for the Arts.  “Each venue will serve as a host for these remarkable photographs as well as literary events celebrating local poets. Together, the book, the exhibit and these readings allow us to further champion the incredible artists that by birth or by choice, have found their muse in Georgia.”

The full list of 2017-2018 dates and venues is below:


September 14, 2017 - September 17, 2017 
Slow Exposures – Zebulon, Georgia

October 4, 2017 - October 26, 2017 
Georgia College and State University, Leland Gallery - Milledgeville, Georgia  

November 1, 2017 - November 16, 2017 
Berry College, Moon Gallery – Rome, Georgia

November 22, 2017- January 5, 2018 
Altama Museum of Art & History – Vidalia, Georgia  

January 9, 2018 - February 1, 2018 
Georgia Southern University, Contemporary Gallery – Statesboro, Georgia 

February 6, 2018 - April 6, 2018 
Albany Museum of Art – Albany, Georgia

Opening dates and program details can be found at

The book, Inspired Georgia, is a co-publication with Georgia Council for the Arts, Georgia Poet Laureate Judson Mitcham, Atlanta Celebrates Photography and Georgia Humanities. Inspired Georgia is a unique collection of Georgia's contemporary poets and photographers that engages the history and culture of the state, while serving as a document of some of the best and most powerful pieces penned by Georgia poets and images shot by Georgia photographers in recent years. The book was recently named one of the ten “Books All Georgians Should Read” for 2017 by the Georgia Center for the Book and was a finalist in the specialty book category for the “Georgia Author of the Year.” The book is available through UGA Press. To find out more about Inspire Georgia and to order a copy, visit or

About Georgia Council for the Arts

Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA) is a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development whose mission is to cultivate the growth of vibrant, thriving Georgia communities through the arts.  GCA provides grant funding, programs and services statewide that support the vital arts industry, preserve the state’s cultural heritage, increase tourism and nurture strong communities.  Funding for Georgia Council for the Arts is provided by appropriations from the Georgia General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts.


Emily Murray 
Georgia Department of Economic Development