published Thursday, September 5th, 2013

Civil War art show opens in Fort Oglethorpe — Sept. 5-Oct. 26

Event chairwoman Durinda Cheek hangs an original oil, “Civil War Carriage,” by artist Barbara Perrotti of Ormond Beach, Fla., in the “Lives and Lands of the Civil War” exhibit.
Event chairwoman Durinda Cheek hangs an original oil, “Civil War Carriage,” by artist Barbara Perrotti of Ormond Beach, Fla., in the “Lives and Lands of the Civil War” exhibit.
Photo by Contributed Photo /Chattanooga Times Free Press.
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    “Smoking Cannon” is by photographer Carol Baker-Simpson, of Summerville, Ga.
    Photo by Contributed Photo /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

An art exhibition set to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Chickamauga has opened at the 6th Cavalry Museum in Fort Oglethorpe.

On view through Saturday, Oct. 26, "Lives and Lands of the Civil War" depicts images of war-era people, architecture and landscapes by 19 artists from Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee.

Media include oil, watercolor, pastel, acrylic, bronze sculpture, photography and needlework. All are available for purchase.

An artists reception and open house will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, in the second-floor community room of the museum, 6 Barnhardt Circle.

For more information, call 706-861-2860 or visit www.6thcavalrymuseum.com.

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