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Mildred Weigle Nix Huie | Exhibit at The Morris

Exhibit Dates: August 5 – October 31, 2021 | Location: The Morris Museum | Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 10am-5pm/Sun 12-5pm/CLOSED Mon & Major Holidays

A native of Augusta, artist Mildred Nix Huie (1906–2000) had an affinity for art, history, and literature her entire life. (Her maternal grandfather was John Michael Weigle, a managing editor of the Augusta Chronicle, and she lived next door to Johnny Mercer in Savannah, Georgia.) Huie attended Shorter College (now University) in Rome, Georgia, and graduated from Florida State College for Women (now Florida State University) with a degree in classical education. Rather than pursuing a career in education, she managed WALB radio and TV stations in Albany, where she was named Woman of the Year in 1950, before settling on Saint Simons Island in the early 1960s. She lived there for the remainder of her long and active life. 

In the mid-1960s Huie, along with a group of artists, established the Left Bank Art Gallery, which quickly became the foremost purveyor of art in coastal Georgia. In the final phase of her life and career, she became a renowned and successful artist—an impressionist painter and a sculptor—as well as a respected historian of and writer about the Golden Isles.  

Huie’s depictions of Saint Simons Island, especially its historic structures, became an integral part of the island’s visual culture. Her daughter, Mildred Huie Wilcox—like her mother, an accomplished artist—maintained the Huie home as a museum for nearly twenty years after her mother’s death, when it was purchased by the St. Simons Land Trust in 2018. At that time, Mrs. Wilcox donated the Mildred Huie Museum’s contents to the Morris Museum of Art. The present exhibition is just a small sampling of the Morris Museum’s holdings, a chronicle of island life and a record of its houses, great and small.

For more information, visit the Morris Museum’s website here. 

Augusta Poster Show

Date: July 24, 2021 | Time: 11am-7pm | Cost: FREE!

30 Augusta posters by 30 artists and designers available to view and purchase.

Local artist and independent graphic designer Jason Craig put out the call for artists and the response was overwhelming. Creatives from across the country are drawing inspiration from Georgia’s second largest city to make large posters that will be displayed and for sale July 23 & 24 at the Wow! Club at SRP Park in North Augusta.

“I travel to do shows like this every year but 2020 made that impossible. I want to put on a show that will be remembered and celebrated,” says show organizer and participant Jason Craig.

Bennish Brown, Executive Director of the Augusta Convention and Visitors Bureau, Nancy Glaser, Executive Director of the Augusta History Museum and local music promotor Coco Rubio will judge the show and award artists that best capture the spirit, soul and heart of Augusta. Those who attend the VIP Preview on Friday can cast their vote for crowd favorite and have the first chance to purchase posters.

VIP reception Friday, 7/23 from 6-9pm $10.