Vinings Photographer at Civil War Themed Exhibition

  Contact: Chris McKeever 
Phone: 706-861-2860

Thursday, August 29, 2013 [Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia] – Vinings, Georgia resident Bonnie M. Morét will have three photographs on display at the 6th Cavalry Museum’s “Lives and Lands of the Civil War” Art Show commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Chickamauga and the American Civil War. Morét is a freelance writer and photographer.

The exhibition, on display September 3 through October 26, depicts images of the people, architecture and landscapes of the American Civil War. Included in the exhibition are Oil, Watercolors, Mixed Medium, Photography, Fiber Arts and Sculpture. Eighteen artists from four states will have their work displayed.

 The state of Georgia, along with other states where the Civil War was fought are celebrating the Sesquicentennial (150th Anniversary) of the American Civil War. In 2013, one focus in the state of Georgia is the Battle of Chickamauga, which was fought September 19 – 20, 1863 and is regarded as the bloodiest two-day battle of the Civil War. The Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park, the nation’s oldest and largest Civil War Battlefield will host numerous special events to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the battle on September 14-15 and are expecting 20,000+ visitors that week-end. The following week-end, September 21-22, the Blue Gray Alliance and Walker County, Georgia, will present the 150th Anniversary Battle of Chickamauga Reenactment at McLemore’s Cove in Chickamauga, Georgia.

Local artist and instructor Durinda Cheek is chairing the show. Her watercolor “Polo at the Fort” was presented to the 6th U.S. Cavalry Association in memory of her father, WWII Sgt. Harry E. Copeland. “My father loved visiting the museum and talking with the veterans. I am thrilled to be working with the museum to have an exhibition that showcases our local artists and their interpretation of the Civil War.” An artists’ reception for family, friends and media will be held Friday, September 6.

Kyle Russell, local Cartersville businessman and 6th Cavalry Museum Board President was quick to give his support for the show. “We have a unique opportunity to let the public see the Civil War through the eyes of these talented artists. I hope everyone will come out and see the show.” The 6th Cavalry Museum, host of the above mentioned art exhibition is located on the historic Army Post adjacent to the battlefield. This art exhibition is an excellent opportunity for regional artists to have their artwork displayed to a national audience as guests from across the county and around the world will visit the battlefield and neighboring Fort Oglethorpe. 

The 6th Cavalry Museum is located one ¼ mile north of the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at 6 Barnhardt Circle in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia and is open Tuesday – Saturday, 9 am – 4 pm. Admission to the museum and the art show is $3/adult, $2/students and those 62 and older, children 5 and under and members of the 6th Cavalry Association are free.

About the 6th Cavalry Museum
The 6th Cavalry Museum preserves the rich military history of the “Fighting Sixth” Cavalry, stationed at The Post at Fort Oglethorpe (1919 – 1942). Located on the Post’s original parade ground/polo field, the area is listed on the National Register of Historic Sites, surrounded by officers’ homes and other Post buildings. The museum houses artifacts, uniforms, weapons, accoutrements, photos, and a Patton Tank. For more information, visit


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Bonnie Morét is an award-winning photographer recognized by The Georgia Council of the Arts as "an exceptional representation of contemporary Georgia art work." Her photography is featured on Georgia Public Broadcast's Georgia Traveler. Her exhibitions include Fifth Annual Exposure Awards at Musee du Louvre in Paris, France, Art Takes Miami at Scope Art during Art Basel Miami, Metro Montage XIII at the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, World of Water at the Georgia Aquarium, Open Walls at Black Box Gallery in Portland, Oregon, Wholly Georgia: A Look at the Effects of Southern Religious Culture, sponsored by the Art History League and Georgia State University, at Mint Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia, 6x6 at the Rochester Contemporary Arts Center in Rochester, New York, @Phonography: Dialogue in the Wireless Age, at 3 Ring Circus in New Orleans, Louisiana, and About Lands and Lives of the Civil War at the 6th Cavalry Museum in Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia. Her photography appears in Modern Luxury/The Atlantan, Jezebel Magazine, and hangs in the executive offices at the Georgia State Capitol as part of the Art of Georgia exhibit. Corporate clients include Atlanta Ballet, Atlanta History Center, Chanel Cosmetics, Christian Dior Cosmetics, Sharp Mountain Vineyards, PM Realty Group, Granite Properties, Road Atlanta, Patrón Tequila, StubHub, CBM Records and The Washington Auto Show.