Cobble Streets and Dusty Roads

Chelsea Ragan 


February 4 – April 2 

Grassroots | 118 S. Broad Street | Take Out (Covid19 restrictions)
Hours:  Monday – Friday | 6:30-10
Saturdays | 7:30-10

Featured Image:  Chelsea Ragan 

Designed intentionally to bring emerging, contemporary artists and designers into a community space, this program allows the community to be exposed to a rotating body of new work.  Thoughtful making and creative exchange are at the heart of WALL SPACE programming.  The curated pop-up exhibits inhabit the walls of Grassroots Coffee Company, where they can be exposed to 60,000 + patrons.  The installations are transitionary, separated from a formal gallery space, and exposed to a diverse audience.  This unique setting allows artists to test ideas, initiate community exchange, and develop professional practices. Thomasville Center for the Arts works to support emerging artists with an opportunity to develop both their art practice and professional goals.

From the Artist:
As a person who was born and raised in Thomasville, Chelsea Ragan knows the city like the back of her hand. This intimacy and familiarity has allowed her to find beauty in the simple things that others may typically pass by without a second thought. These unique details are imprints on how we all see our own hometown.

Cobble Streets and Dusty Roads is a series of hand painted paper cut collages that reveal a series of personal love letters to Thomasville, GA. In this new collection of works, Chelsea depicts her personal landmarks that you would never find on a GPS or Google maps. Together they form a feeling that is firmly rooted in a special place that could only be Thomasville. – Chelsea Ragan