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For the month of July, the Bowen Center for the Arts will host two masters of art, Jack Anthony and Susan L. Richardson.

Dahlonega resident, Jack Anthony will exhibit his wonderful talents as a masterful photographer. Jack is also a prolific publisher of four successful books, and his works have been published in numerous books and magazines throughout the world. His photographs are also displayed in many local restaurants and professional and civic buildings, some through Jack’s generous donations.

Also exhibiting is former Atlanta resident, Susan L. Richardson. She will be displaying her award-winning style with bold oil paintings of North Georgia locales and near her current residence in Apalachicola, Florida. Her paintings are also displayed in several galleries throughout Georgia and Florida. She has won many awards, including her recently acquired 2nd Place at the Sarasota’s Art Center’s “Florida Flavors” juried exhibit.  Her current exhibitions, including her own gallery in Apalachicola, Florida, are Wiregrass Gallery in Thomasville, Georgia and Sea Oats Gallery on St. George Island, Florida. She also exhibits throughout the year at several locations including the Atlanta Artists Gallery, Turner Center for the Arts in Valdosta, and the Florida State University Museum of Fine Art.

This marvelous exhibit runs July 8 through 26. The Bowen invites you to come meet this wonderful and lively duo at their reception Friday, July 11 at 5 pm. Then at 6 PM, enjoy Moonlight & Music with the Sounds of Sawnee Jazz Band from Cumming. Bring your own picnic basket and gather with friends to enjoy art, music and dancing. Admission to the music event is $5 with donations going to the band.

For more information visit or email Hours are Tuesday to Friday 10 AM to 4 PM, Saturday noon to 4 PM.

Bowen Center for the Arts

Oils by Susan Richardson334 Highway 9 North

Dawsonville, GA 30533



GAINESVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia Department of Transportation announces Awards of $359,782 to the Northeast Georgia Region from Georgia Transportation Enhancement (GATEway) Grants. Statewide $1,346,000 was awarded to 43 Local Government Entities.

The GATEway Grant Program assists communities in their efforts to beautify roadsides along state routes. The mission of the GATEway Grant Program is to provide funding for roadside enhancement and beautification projects along Georgia’s roadsides.

  • The City of Bowman in Elbert County received $40,026 for State Route 172.
  • Dawson County received $46,690 for State Route 400.
  • The City of Demorest in Habersham County received $26,030 State Route 365.
  • The City of Duluth in Gwinnett County received $50,000 for State Route 13.
  • The City of Gainesville in Hall County received $48,836 for I-985 at Exit 20.
  • Gwinnett Technical College in Lawrenceville received $50,000 for State Route 316.
  • Lumpkin County received $48,200 for State Route 400.
  • The City of Peachtree Corners received $50,000 for State Route 141.

The awards were made from applications submitted to Georgia DOT earlier this year. Funding for the grants comes from contributory value fees paid by outdoor advertising companies to the Department for vegetation removal at outdoor advertising signs.

The Georgia DOT Roadside Enhancement and Beautification Council will review the applications. Local government entities that are awarded a grant will be reimbursed for their costs for plant material and its installation for their enhancement projects at significant entrances on Georgia DOT rights of way – up to $ 50,000.00.  Funds are limited.  However, if a local government entity is not awarded a grant in the first round, its application might still be eligible for a second round of awards later in the year.

GATEway Grants are funded through the Georgia DOT GATEway Program by revenues from permits for Vegetation Management at Outdoor Advertising Signs.  The Program’s mission is to provide funding for roadside enhancement and assist communities in their efforts to beautify roadsides along Georgia’s state routes.

For additional information about GATEway Grants and print out applications at the GDOT GATEway Grant web site – .

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