Artist of the Month Michael Sawecki
Each month a local artist is named Artist of the Month. The City has collaborated with the Newnan-Coweta Art Association on this project.
The collaboration gives local artists the opportunity to display their work in City Hall and the chance for the City to support the arts.
Artist of the Month, November 2023
The Newnan-Coweta Art Association (NCAA) has selected Michael Sawecki as its featured “Artist of the Month” for November. Mr. Sawecki’s art will be featured in the entry way to Newnan City Hall until December.
Michael Sawecki is a Michigan native who, after earning a BFA from The College for Creative Studies in Detroit, headed south where he now currently resides in Hampton, Georgia. With nearly 20 years of teaching experience, he worked for many years in the Fulton County school system before transferring over to Henry County where he currently works at Locust Grove High School. While teaching is more than a full-time job, he has continued during this time to hone his own art and has exhibited work throughout Georgia at numerous venues including the Zuckerman Museum of Art at Kennesaw State, the Marietta Museum of Art, and the Lagrange Art Museum. Along with many visual artists such as Francis Bacon and Edward Hopper he also counts among his strongest influences the musician Nick Cave, the writer Thomas Ligotti, and filmmaker David Cronenberg.
Michael Sawecki is a member of NCAA. NCAA’s general meetings are held the third Monday of each month (from August through May) at the Harriet Alexander Art Center on Hospital Road at 7:00 p.m. An art demonstration is presented each month. Visitors and new members are always welcome.