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June 2004

Telfair Museum of Art


The Telfair Museum of Art traces its history from 1886 when the Telfair family home opened to the public as an art museum and school. Now comprised of the original building, the Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, a National Historic Landmark building, and the Owens-Thomas House, also a National Historic Landmark, the Telfair is currently constructing a third building in downtown Savannah.
The Telfair's permanent collection includes impressive examples of American Impressionism, with major paintings by Childe Hassam, Frederick Frieseke and Gari Melchers, to name a few. The Telfair also boasts North America's largest public collection of visual art by Lebanese writer Kahlil Gibran, best known as author of The Prophet. The Telfair's sculpture collection is complemented by the long-term loan of Sylvia Shaw Judson's Bird Girl, known for its appearance on the cover of the best-selling book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. To learn more about what the Telfair has to offer or to find out their latest exhibits, visit their website.


Telfair Museum of Art

Segment Producer/writer: Hamilton Northcutt

Videographer: Mitch Zastrow

Editor: Charlene Fisk


Mark of the Potter

The Mark of the Potter, Georgia's oldest craft gallery, is located in the stunning Blue Ridge Mountains and occupies one of three mills that have inhabited the site since the time of the Cherokee Indians. For over 30 years, the Mark of the Potter has provided a selection of handmade crafts in wood, metal, hand blown glass and pottery from over 25 artists.

The pottery crafted in Mark of the Potter is not only beautiful artwork but functions as everyday dishware. Whether it is a pitcher or a plate, Mark of the Potter pottery takes pride in their useful artwork. To learn more about Mark of the Potter visit their website.


Segment Producer/writer: Hamilton Northcutt

Videographer: Mitch Zastrow

Editor: Charlene Fisk


Betty Foy Sanders

Betty Foy Sanders is a native of Bulloch County, an accomplished artist and a long-time supporter of the fine arts programs throughout the state. She is the subject of a book entitled The Artist Within: The Legacy of Betty Foy Sanders, Georgia's 74th First Lady. Now 77, Sanders' art reflects her "deep devotion to Georgia and its rich history and remarkable beauty."

Works by Sanders appear in small museums, corporations and some of the finest college and private collections in the South, such as High Museum of Art, Callaway Gardens, Swan Coach House, Day Hall at the Atlanta Botanical Garden and the Georgia State Capitol. To find out more about Betty Sanders or to view the Betty Foy Sanders Art Collection visit the Georgia Southern website.


Artist Profile: Betty Foy Sanders

Segment Producer/writer: Hamilton Northcutt

Videographer: Mitch Zastrow

Editor: Charlene Fisk


Peachtree Battle

Peachtree Battle the longest running theatrical production in Atlantan history. A locally written satiric play about Atlanta-Buckhead blue bloods has dozens of local references include WSB-TV personality Monica Kaufman, Gov. Sonny Perdue, caterer Tony Conway and Delta Air Lines. The play is a family farce that centers on the Habersham upper-crust matriarch who struggles with her son marrying a Hooters girl. Some 55, 000 people have seen the play since it opened in the fall of 2001 and performances are routinely sold out weeks in advance. For more information on Peachtree Battle, visit the Peachtree Playhouse website.


Segment Producer/writer: Hamilton Northcutt

Videographer: Mitch Zastrow

Editor: Charlene Fisk


G-8 Summit Table

When President George Bush and seven of the world's most powerful leaders meet for a three-day conference in Sea Island. Some of their most important discussions will be held at a table created by obstetrician and amateur woodworker Carl Dohn of Brunswick. Dr. Dohn created the summit table of antique heart pine, cut from huge beams collected by Sea Island Company Chairman & CEO Bill Jones III.

Carl Dohn would have been the sixth generation in a family of German woodworkers in Macon. But instead of taking over Macon Cabinet Works, the family business, he chose to attend medical school. Woodworking is a hobby and Dr. Dohn used his collection of antique hand-tools to shape the top of the conference table, which will be moved to the Sea Island Company after the conference.


Segment Producer/writer: Hamilton Northcutt

Videographer: Mitch Zastrow

Editor: Charlene Fisk


Atlanta Botanical Gardens


Located in the heart of Atlanta, the Atlanta Botanical Garden for 75 years has fostered appreciation, understanding and stewardship of plants and nature. The Botanical Garden is a living museum featuring exhibits and cultural events such as Art in the Garden, Fuqua Conservatory, Children's Gardens, Fuqua Orchid Center and Concerts in the Garden.

This year the Atlanta Botanical Garden brings renowned artist Dale Chihuly and his glass works to the garden. Chihuly is one of four Americans whose works are in the Louvre. The artist and his work have been documented for film and television. During Chihuly in the Garden his works will be placed in a variety of settings, colorful sculptures float in ponds, hang from the ceiling structure and intermingle with the Atlanta Botanical Garden's flourishing plant collections. To find out more information on Dale Chihuly or the Atlanta Botanical Garden visit the website.


Atlanta Botanical Garden

Segment Producer/writer: Hamilton Northcutt

Videographer: Mitch Zastrow

Editor: Charlene Fisk



Educators: Telfair Museum

Visit Savannah without ever leaving you chair, and take a Virtual Tour of the Telfair Museum.




Educators: Mark of the Potter

Information for the Georgia Folklife:

Southern Highland Craft Guild


Resources that integrate the science of ceramics and pottery:

A glossary of pottery terms

Colorants in pottery

The Physics of Color


For information on Georgia pottery

New Georgia Encyclopedia: Pottery


Contributor: Jeff White, Georgia Public Broadcasting Education




Educators: Betty Foy Sanders

Resources on the Cherokee Indians:

Georgia Stories

New Georgia Encyclopedia: Cherokee Indians


Information on Carl Sanders, 1963-1967:

New Georgia Encyclopedia: Carl Sanders


For resources on art and art education:

Betty Foy Sanders Art Department

ArtLex Art Dictionary

Georgia Art Education Association


Contributor: Patrice Weaver, Education Project Manager
Education and Technology Division, Georgia Public Broadcasting




Educators: Atlanta Botanical Gardens

For information on Dale Chihuly and his art:

Chihuly


Resources that integrate the science and art of glass:

Dr. Ross Neder's Glass Act glass studio

Extensive resources about glass

Glass Blowing Shop, Office of Research Services

Glass Blowing from East Carolina University

Sweet Glass - a lesson plan, making "glass" from sugar


Contributor: Jeff White, Education Project Manager Education and Technology Division, Georgia Public Broadcasting

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