Eyes on LaGrange public reception brings community members together

Published 6:58 pm Tuesday, April 30, 2019

The president and CEO of the Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley, Betsy Covington, attended the public reception held on Thursday, April 18 to celebrate the children of Latino families who were featured on a photographic mural outside the LaGrange Art Museum. 

Approximately 50 people attended the event, which brought community members together for fellowship with the Latino families living and working in LaGrange and to show appreciation for their value to the town.  

The museum was awarded $2,450 from the Community Foundation for the project entitled “Eyes on LaGrange: Camp !Libertad!,” a photographic display on the outside walls of the museum. 

The endeavor was creatively led by Henry Jacobs, a photographer, filmmaker and outreach director for a local non-profit organization. Museum director Laura Jennings served as project manager and Victoria Slagle, the museum’s education coordinator, was instrumental in the installation of the images. 

Anton Flores, with Casa Alterna, played an important part in this project, as he lives and works in the Latino community and ensured its involvement.