This exhibit showcases important figures in Clayton County's past as well as a contemporary look through the art of Charly Palmer.
Clayton County, Jonesboro specifically is home to a Rosenwald School that served the community's African-American population from the 1930s through the 1960s. This exhibit will raise awareness of the school's role and to showcase past students that attended the school. Featuring more Hidden Figures, artifacts from Eula and Lillian Arnold's daily life and a classroom from their era of teaching will be on display. The Arnold sisters were teachers in the community and assisted students in attending Clark College and Atlanta University (now Clark Atlanta University). Just as the Arnold sisters were a large part of the Clayton County community, prominent figures such as Eddie White, Hines Ward, and Alonzo Herndon will be profiled in this exhibit. To coincide with the historical exhibits, there will be a modern look through an artist's eyes, "Charly Palmer: A Retrospective." Charly calls his work "a complex and simple journey through love, society, politics and race."
*On Saturday's the Gallery is open 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.