FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 25, 2021
Contact: Emily Doherty, Director of Marketing
(EASTMAN, GEORGIA)— As part of the Eastman Dodge Chamber Business After Hours event held yesterday, Great Oaks Bank and the Arts Guild of Dodge County hosted a new art gallery opening. The bank has dedicated its foyer to the Arts Guild to establish a permanent, revolving display of works by local artists. “Our vision is to make local artwork readily available for the community to enjoy,” stated Mike Odom, CEO of Great Oaks Bank. “Arts Guild of Dodge County has been a pleasure to collaborate with and we are proud to support their artists.”
“We appreciate the opportunity to introduce more community members to the talented local artists we have here in Eastman,” stated Steve Harrison, President, Arts Guild of Dodge County. “To have an avenue to showcase and sell artwork is essential to our artists and our organization’s success.”
The highlight of the evening was Harrison’s announcement that the gallery is named The Stuart Anne Stuckey Gallery in memory of this supporter of the arts, one of several founders of the Guild, and shareholder of the bank who passed away in 2012. “Stuart loved beautiful things and spent time and resources to create and preserve them. It is very appropriate that this gallery, which will showcase the beauty captured by gifted local artists, honors her memory,” Odom added.
The Eastman Dodge Chamber of Commerce welcomed members and guests to their first Business After Hours event of 2021. “This collaboration with Great Oaks, the Arts Guild, and the Chamber speaks volumes about our collaborative community,” states Dr. Ted Goshorn, Chamber Chair.
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Pictured above: Mike Odom, CEO, Great Oaks Bank, Lacey Eason, artist, Steve Harrison, President, Arts Guild of Dodge County, and Chris Howe, President, Great Oaks Bank
Pictured above: Etheynn and Bill Stuckey, Wally Putnam, and Jay Putnam