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Georgia Spotlights

  • Savannah Jazz Association (Savannah, Chatham County)
    For 39-years, the mission of the Coastal Jazz Association (DBA Savannah Jazz) has been: To promote, present, preserve and perpetuate the art form known as Jazz through a series of community and regional events, programs, and activities. In carrying out this mission, Savannah Jazz will: Encourage the development of jazz talent by means of youth and emerging artists, projects, scholarships, educational grants, and educational awards to music students. Present, foster and promote the availability of jazz music to the public through the use of media, concerts, festivals, and other live performances. Enhance and promote interest in and appreciation of jazz …
  • Alexis Smith Thomason (Covington, Newton County)
    The Artist known as Alexis Smith Thomason (formerly Mieke) became interested in art at the age of four. Her mother brought her a set of Prang Watercolors after she showed precocious tendencies in art when she was a child—and she has been painting ever since! She spent a great deal of time growing up in her house in Thomson, Georgia, doing a lot of painting, drawing, and making art! She has always had an interest in painting and making art! She continued her interest in art throughout elementary, middle, and high school, winning many awards in art throughout high school …