Academy of Golf Art Member Artists to Attend Opening Reception for Exhibition in Augusta, Georgia

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WESTHAMPTON BEACH, New York (February 19, 2018) – The Academy of Golf Art ( announced that several member artists will be in attendance at the official opening reception March 8, 2018, for The Academy of Golf Art: Artists of the Game, an exhibition to take place Feb. 24–May 13 at the Morris Museum of Art, in Augusta, Ga. Dr. Robert Jones IV, grandson of legendary golfer Bobby Jones, will be the reception’s featured speaker, at 6:00 p.m. Jones is a clinical psychologist in private practice in suburban Atlanta.

“Artists at the opening reception will be available to talk with those in attendance at the opening reception before Dr. Jones begins his presentation,” said George Lawrence, president of the Academy of Golf Art, “in a casual meet-and-greet format.”

Academy artists who plan to attend the opening reception include: David Coolidge, Glenn Davis, Linda Hartough and George Lawrence.

The opening reception will be open to the public. Admission is free for Morris Museum members, or $5.00 for non-members. There will be no reserved seats; seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Jones’s presentation will include stories about the founding of Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament, as well as anecdotes about his father, grandfather and longtime Augusta National Chairman Clifford Roberts. His talk will last 45-60 minutes and will be followed by refreshments.

The Academy of Golf Art will mark its fifteenth anniversary with The Academy of Golf Art: Artists of the Game, a special exhibition which will encompass Masters week.

Featuring the Academy’s member artists only, The Academy of Golf Art: Artists of the Game will be the Academy’s first-ever comprehensive exhibition, with every member artist represented. Works to be displayed include sculpture; paintings in oil, pastel, watercolor and casein; and photography. Standard museum admission prices will apply.

“We invite everyone to join us to experience the game through our eyes and hands at one of the most respected museums in the South,” said Lawrence.

A total of 27 works will be on display by member artists Richard Chorley – Hertfordshire, England; David Coolidge – Naples, Fla.; Glenn Davis – Hurst, Texas; Leslie B. DeMille (deceased, 2017); Dom Furore – Traverse City, Mich.; Linda Hartough – Okatie, S.C.; George T. Lawrence Jr. – Westhampton Beach, N.Y.; Brad Pearson – Holdrege, Neb.; and Noble A. Powell III – Port Hueneme, Calif.

The exhibition will coincide with the 25th annual Morris Museum Gala.

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About the Morris Museum of Art

The Morris Museum of Art, located on the Riverwalk in downtown Augusta, Ga., is the first museum dedicated to the art and artists of the American South. First incorporated as a nonprofit foundation in 1985, the Morris Museum of Art was established by William S. Morris III in memory of his parents, William Shivers Morris, Jr., and Florence Hill Morris. The collection includes holdings of nearly 5,000 paintings, works on paper, photographs and sculptures dating from the late-eighteenth century to the present. In addition to the permanent collection galleries, the museum hosts eight to ten temporary special exhibitions every year. The museum also houses the Center for the Study of Southern Art, a reference and research library that includes archives pertaining to artists working in the South.

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About the Academy of Golf Art

Founded in 2003, the Academy of Golf Art is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to create an awareness and appreciation for golf art as a valuable segment of fine art, expressing the essence of the game to help preserve its traditions through artistic representation. Members of the Academy are selected according to high standards to assure their significant contributions to the genre, and to ensure the lasting legacy of their work and their place in the history of golf art.

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