Water barrels decorated by artists are being auctioned off in Athens as a way to raise money and promote water conservation efforts. The Athens Banner-Herald reports that the rain barrels can help fight drought by catching rainwater to use on lawns or gardens.
Cain started out as a more traditional painter in Alabama. She moved to Savannah in 1981 and says her move to abstract art years later was to explore thought and memory in her work. Cain’s is the kind of non-representational art that makes viewers step back and ask, "What is it?"
Kennesaw State University has been given a $2 million pledge to build an art museum to house its permanent collection. University officials say retired carpet industry executive Bernard A. Zuckerman made the pledge. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution says the offer requires the school to raise at least $1 million in the next 10 months.