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HGTV Press Release

Artist and poet Cara enjoys sharing her beautiful old library with the public.  Stories of her eclectic life as an artist, her adventures on archaeological excavations abroad, and restoration  of the building abound. Since this is a rare opportunity to visit  not only an historic building but a private studio, gallery and garden, arrangements must be made prior to your visit.  If you are lucky you might be able to schedule a tour of her  living quarters as well.  Fees are applied to  continued restoration of this National Historic Register building. The next project is the brick facade.  Click on the image above if you would like a sneak preview of the interior.

More: When artist and poet, Cara, first saw the library in 1991 it sat empty.  The Carnegie library had been sold at auction in 1987 when the town built a new library.  The artist, who has renovated other historic homes, was thrilled with the idea of establishing a studio in this  wonderful Georgian Revival building. She moved from Atlanta and, under the watchful eye of the community, embarked on a four year restoration journey of their beloved historic building.   The Women's League " was delighted to have the main level on their Tour of Homes in 1992    The artist  became  a valued part of  the community with the opening of her gallery and the founding of Lamar Arts, an arts organization.  Her unique project  and accomplishments attracted attention throughout Georgia.  Cara and her library have been featured in Southern Living Magazine,  Georgia Journal Magazine,  and countless newspaper articles.  HGTV featured Cara,  her library and her painting and per- formance "Folded Wings."  The performance was also featured on Georgia Public Broadcasting.

               Performance "Folded Wings:  Information