Beginning on last month and running through the summer of 2019, the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site in Plains is hosting a student art exhibit. Two student art groups from the Da Vinci Academy of South Hall Middle School will have their art displayed in the exhibit and on the poster that has been created to publicize the event. Eighth-graders Julia Dao, Carlie Crane, Dulce Lopez and Hallie Martin created the “Looking Ahead” art piece. Seventh-graders Katrin Baker, London Christopher, Emma Grace Cooper, Lilli Hayes and Ella Kelly created “Piecing Together Our Future.”
The theme for this art exhibit is “We Must Adjust to Changing Times and Still Hold to Unchanging Principles.” It was created to honor the legacy of Julia Coleman, who taught for 50 years in Plains. Two of her most famous students were President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn Carter. She developed a curriculum for the school which gave the rural students subjects that were often only offered in larger industrial areas or private schools.
A total of 549 students in grades K-12 helped to create the art for this exhibit. Altogether students come from 49 classrooms in 15 schools.
Information from Hall County Schools news release