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Author: Sarah Southern

2018 Arts Awards

Photography by Chris Thelen and Rhian Swain   Each year, the Greater Augusta Arts Council recognizes outstanding members of the Augusta community for their support and contributions to the arts.      JASON CRAIG The Kath Girdler Engler Award for Public Art Jason Craig believes the creation of art is as essential to his life as breathing and eating. The senior Westobou designer, freelance illustrator, and artist behind several of Broad Street’s murals (including “Keep Downtown Augusta Funky” and “Get Up Augusta”) says art isn’t just a job or a hobby, but an integral part of his existence. Craig grew...

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Modern Renaissance

Photo by Amy J. Owen   The historic Summerville neighborhood is home to some of Augusta’s oldest and most stunning architecture, from Southern style farmhouses with wrap-around porches to quaint bungalow cottages, columned plantation homes, and Spanish colonial estates. The neighborhood boasts history — each home embodies characteristics, secrets, and stories (some forgotten and others remembered) from decades past. One such home on Walton Way stands apart from the rest: a nearly 100-year-old two story brick Italian Renaissance-style villa with clay roof tiles and white trim. Built in 1926, the home was constructed and designed by Willis Irvin, a...

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