New di­rec­tor at helm of RCAC

The Standard Journal - - LOCAL - By Sean Wil­liams [email protected]­

Whether vis­ual or per­form­ing, Rock­mart lo­cals par­tic­i­pat­ing in the arts are now do­ing so un­der a new di­rec­tor.

Peggy Cline, who started on Sept. 5, 2018, is now over­see­ing the Rock­mart Cul­tural Arts Cen­ter and its var­i­ous ac­tiv­i­ties.

Hav­ing al­ready met artists, greeted com­mu­nity mem­bers, and worked with vol­un­teers on the city’s scare­crow com­pe­ti­tion, Cline’s first week on the job was highly pro­duc­tive.

She sits new to the po­si­tion of RCAC di­rec­tor, but she is no stranger to the arts.

A grad­u­ate of the Univer­sity of Ge­or­gia, Cline re­ceived a Bach­e­lor of Fine Arts in fab­ric de­sign be­fore later re­ceiv­ing a de­gree in art ed­u­ca­tion from Ge­or­gia State. Since 1990, she has been teach­ing art in Fayette, Cobb, and Pauld­ing county pub­lic schools, ASP pro­grams, homeschool groups, scout troops, art cen­ters, and mu­se­ums. Cline is still a do­cent at the Booth Western Art Mu­seum af­ter ten years of work­ing with the es­tab­lish­ment.

Now, as di­rec­tor, Cline hopes to spread her love for art in the town she’s called home since 1995. She has been ac­tively seek­ing out sug­ges­tions from the com­mu­nity, and Cline still urges those in­ter­ested in the fu­ture of the depart­ment to share their thoughts. Sur­veys can be found at the art cen­ter’s home at 316 North Pied­mont Av­enue.

“I would like ev­ery­one in the com­mu­nity to feel like this is their art cen­ter, this is their theatre,” Cline said. “We wel­come ev­ery­body.”

Rock­mart Cul­tural Arts Cen­ter cur­rently of­fers classes in pot­tery, pho­tog­ra­phy, paint­ing, chil­dren’s classes, lit­er­ary arts, and the Rock­mart Com­mu­nity Cho­rus. The Rock­mart Theatre has per­for­mances year round. Both the theatre and the Arts Cen­ter of­fer sum­mer art camps and a yearly schol­ar­ship.

More de­tails about the group can be found by vis­it­ing https://www. face­ or https://www.rock­mart-ga. gov/26/Rock­mart-Cul­tur­alArts-Cen­ter.

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Peggy Cline is the new Di­rec­tor for the RCAC.

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