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See what coastal landmarks used to look like
The Oglethorpe Hotel photo reworked by high school students. - photo by Photo provided.
BRUNSWICK — The Southeast Georgia Health System Foundation, in cooperation with the McIntosh Art Association, is presenting a photographic exhibit, “Past & Present,” through Wednesday, July 15, at the McIntosh Old Jail Art Center, 404 Northway, in downtown Darien.
The exhibit, made possible in part by a grant from the Grassroots Arts Program, was a collaborative project that involved foundation staff, local historic organizations, professional artists, high school art students, Southeast Georgia Health System volunteers, senior citizens and others from throughout Coastal Georgia.
According to Katherine Thurber, director of development for the foundation, 11 high school students selected images from a collection of more than 50 historic photographs of local people, places and events from the 1920s to 1960s and digitally manipulated and enhanced the images.
“Research shows that among senior citizens, especially those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, long-term memories become more prevalent and more easily accessible,” says Bryan Thompson, the foundation’s senior development officer.  
The exhibit is free and open to the public. Hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Following the exhibit, the project will be on permanent display in the Southeast Georgia Health System Senior Care Center in Brunswick. For more information, call the McIntosh Old Jail Art Center at (912) 437-7711 or the foundation at (912) 466-3360.
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