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Eyes on LaGrange Public Reception Brings Community Members Together

Eyes on LaGrange Public Reception Brings Community Members Together

The president and CEO of the Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley, Betsy Covington, attended the public reception held on Thursday, April 18 to celebrate the children of Latino families who were featured on a photographic mural outside the La- Grange Art Museum.

Approximately 50 people attended the event, which brought community members together for fellowship with the Latino families living and working in LaGrange and to show appreciation for their value to the town.

The museum was awarded $2,450 from the Community Foundation for the project entitled “Eyes on LaGrange: Camp !Libertad!,” a photographic display on the outside walls of the museum.

The endeavor was creatively led by Henry Jacobs, a photographer, filmmaker and outreach director for a local nonprofit organization. Museum director Laura Jennings served as project manager and Victoria Slagle, the museum’s education coordinator, was instrumental in the installation of the images. Anton Flores, with Casa Alterna, played an important part in this project, as he lives and works in the Latino community and ensured its involvement.

As a local center for philanthropy, the Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley works with individuals, families, corporations, private foundations and not-for-profit organizations to carry out their charitable objectives and address emerging community issues.

 

Eyes on LaGrange Public Reception Brings Community Members Together
Camp Libertad children create chalk art at the public reception honoring the students featured in the photographs that comprised the mural.
Eyes on LaGrange Public Reception Brings Community Members Together
Reception attendee Bryant Jimenez, whose photograph was featured in the mural, with LaGrange Art Museum Board Member Sandy Lee.
Eyes on LaGrange Public Reception Brings Community Members Together
Betsy Covington, president and CEO, Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley, Henry Jacobs, Eyes on LaGrange project designer, Anton Flores, project facilitator

 

 

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