The Coweta campus of the West Georgia Technical College is proud to showcase the art of two of Coweta’s local artists – Karen Stetson DeFelix (watercolor) and Bette Schumann (oil).

Their paintings will be on display at the campus from 7/11/2017 until 8/11/2017.
You can check out their art any time the campus is open:
Mon–Thur 8 am.- 10 pm and Fri 8 am – 12 noon.

While you are at the campus you can also tour the facilities and find out about all of college’s offerings.

Both Ms. DeFelix and Ms. Schumann are members of the Newnan- Coweta Art Association and recently participated in the “Art & Architecture” show in downtown Newnan where they created paintings of historic buildings around the square. Ms. Schumann’s painting of the Coweta Count Courthouse was used as the cover for the brochure.

Karen Stetson DeFelix started out creating in stain glass over 30 years ago. After seeing a Tiffany exhibit in Florida she developed a longing to learn how to manipulate the glass so that she was not solely dependent on what she could purchase from manufactures. She took many fused glass classes and is still excited when she sees glass “melt”. It was during one of these classes that she asked the demonstrator how he came up with his creative ideas. He told her about Betty Edwards’ book “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain”. The book changed her life. She went from drawing “bad stick figures” to drawing her own self portrait. From there it was only a small leap to watercolor pencils and then watercolor painting. Although watercolor is her favorite medium she has also worked in acrylic and mixed mediums. She has had numerous paintings and glass creations juried into art shows. Her glass creation “Awakening” won a Top Ten award in the NCAA juried show at the Center for Performing and Visual Arts. Her paintings have also been in shows in Clearwater and Sarasota Florida and are in private collections all over the United States.

Bette Schumann is following in the footsteps of her father who was a professional artist. After raising five children and while still working full-time as a teacher, she is pursuing her love of painting. She began as a graphic designer and decorative painting on furniture. She now works almost exclusively in oil on canvas or linen. She describes her style as somewhere between Realism and Impressionism. She has won numerous awards and has had 4 paintings chosen to hang in the Georgia State Capital.

The West Georgia Technical College’s Coweta campus is located at 200 Campus Drive in Newnan, Georgia.

Directions to the college: from I-85 north or south, take Exit 47 (Bullsboro Dr./Ga. Hwy. 34). Travel west on Ga. Hwy. 34 (Bullsboro Drive) toward downtown Newnan. Turn left onto Newnan Crossing Bypass. Bypass will end at Turkey Creek Road. Turn left. Travel under I-85. Campus Drive is on the right immediately past I- 85.