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Arts council to host Betty Hale Grugin exhibit
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The Hinesville Area Arts Council will host “The-art-of-Betty Hale Grugin” featuring oil and watercolor paintings of the late artist. The exhibit will open with a community reception from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at the Gallery, 102 Commerce Street in downtown Hinesville.

Grugin became internationally famous for her artwork, holding three solo shows in Europe during 1982. She was also selected as an exhibitor at in the Fine Arts Pavilion at the 1982 World’s Fair. Locally she is best known for “The Liberty County, Georgia Historical Print.”

She travelled around the world with her husband, Col. William E. Grugin, (Ret.) and did not begin painting seriously until the 1970s. The Grugins made their final home in Sunbury, where Betty Grugin was inspired by the surrounding natural beauty of the waterways, marshes and woods. She owned The Happy Pallette, and was also previously a co-owner of both The Loaded Brush Studio & Gallery and The Signature Gallery, both in Savannah.

“We are so excited to bring you the work of Betty Hale Grugin, the breadth of her talent is amazing to behold, and I think you will be impressed with the pieces that were chosen for exhibit,” said Leah Poole, past chairman of the arts council.

The arts council is a 501(c) (3), nonprofit corporation registered in the state of Georgia.

For more information, contact Poole at 912-368-4445 or email


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