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HOGANSVILLE HOME NEWS - THURSDAY, MAY 8, 2003 PA(;E 3-A Fre:rtch Artist Harvey Finds Home in Hogansville BRYAN GETER A World renown artist has made home in Hogansville. ues Harvey, whose boy- as spent in the French coun- spent four years sleeping the ground in the faro- cellar during World War II his mother's fear that they killed by bombs in the  later joined the military and the Academie Julian in Where Matisse and Bonnard long before him. later moved around especially Italy to study Masters. I great masters such Caravaggio and E1 Greco him their techniques as for his own art style. THIS STUDY became an obses- I mad because of a rare inner gift, le to master the style aay of the world's leading artists from Michelangelo to pres- ent day artists. A tragedy occurred in Harvey's life in 1978. He was blinded by a match and battery acid. "When I was in the dark : not sleeping," Harvey stated, "I was visualizing all my paintings -2,500 that I had done in my life." It was a living death, for I was sure I'd never see again, he added. Three weeks later, the artist received his vision and a clarity about his life. He said his determi- nation was stronger than ever. "That in a way was my promise to work more to learn more and to help people to better understand artists and art." HARVEY SAID many people think an artist is an artisan, but in his opinion that is incorrect. '% real artist is just an intellectual and a philosopher like Leonardo da Vinci or Picasso," He stated. "After my accident, I decided to dedicate most of my life to my art." Not only is Harvey an artist, but HIGH STANDARDS- Jacques Harvey said it took him 20 years to call himself a painter. he is also an author and avid read- er. "When I was studying, no mat- ter where I was, I went to libraries," Harvey said. "I tried to learn about the lives of all artists, so I could understand that one was happy, unhappy or suppressed," he said, "and so I painted the way they did." AS A VORACIOUS READER, Harvey's own library contains approximately 2,000 books mostly about art, art history and tech- niques. Harvey is said to be one of only four well-known art forgers in the entire world and remains the only artist able to paint in any style with the proper techniques of each artist from Vinci to Picasso. Harvey said it took him 20 years to call himself a painter. "I was selling dreams, Harvey admits, "I painted them and sold them to shahs, stars and anyone who wanted to experience gazing at a Picasso over poached eggs. I paint because I love to paint." Hollywood stars such as Johnny Carson, Lucille Ball, Princess Grace, Gene Kelly, Diana Ross, Harold Robbins and Aristotle Onassis all attest to the fact that Harvey is indeed an artist. Harvey's book, "365 Ways To Cook Pasta" was a best-seller. "The culmination of two and a half years with Pope John XXIII's personal chef and quite notably, Fabulous Onassis," he stated, "the book was published in 14 languages includ- ing Chinese and Japanese." HARVEY was introduced to Hogansville by Patrick Terrail, who moved here a few years ago from Los Angeles. Terrail owned the famous Ma Maison Restaurant in Beverly Hills, California. Harvey said he fell in love with the town with such great buildings as the Grand Hotel and the Art Deco City Hall. But, he said Main Street offered such historical architecture and many antique shops filled with treasures. Harvey not only owns a home in Hogansville, but also in Miami, Fla. and St. Tropez, France. By Frances Robinson LET'S PRAY - Rev. Harold Willis, Pastor of the Hogansville First Baptist Church led the crowd in prayer at City Hall last Thursday during the "National Day of Prayer." By Bryan Geter WAVE - The American Flag in Calvin Hipp Memorial Hogansville. This memorial Day celebration is up to be the best ever. The will be held on May 26 at a..m. By Bryan Geter PURE AND CLEAN - Hogansville's Water Department Director Ron Buchanan checks the controls and water at the water plant on Oak Street on Monday. LUCK! (Left to right) New Cadet Commander Tim Morgan (L) shakes hands with outgoing Commander C/Lt Col John Waters (R). By Bryan Getr ADMIRING THE ART - Leigh Bailey (R) of Hogansville and her mother, Gail Sheppard of Pine Mountain look at some beautiful artwork at the Cotton Pickin' Fair held in Gay on Saturday. Hogansville Tackles CRCT With Organized Strategy Every tear around the end of March and the beginning of April, the facilities at Hogansville Elementary are getting together their students ready for the CRCT (Criterion Reference Competency Test). This year, due to testing issues, and a letter from Kathy Cox, our State Superintendent of Schools, only certain grades were required to take the test. Fourth grade would be the only grade at Hogansville Elementary that would take the test. Testing was administered the week of April 14, 2003. Prior activities that helped students get prepared for the test were: drill and practice review of reading, math and lan- guage arts, responding to the principal's book of the month for April Miss Malarkey by Judy Finchler, and a letter from the assistant principal was sent home to the parents giving suggestions to prepare their child for the test along with some test taking strategies. During the week of testing, some of the other grades made spirit posters to help motivate the fourth grade stu- dents to do their best on the CRCT test. Mid-morning snacks were given to the fourth grade to help give them energy. Fresh Air time was also extended for the fourth grade to provide some down time after testing each day. The fourth grade Hogansville Supervisors wSrked very hard on each test day. The fourth grade teachers also worked hard to get their students prepared and gave credit to their for trying to do their best on the CRCT test. [ t The Chattahoochee Valley Art Museum at 112 LaFayette Parkway in LaGrange, Georgia presents "Rural Georgia Farm Life in the 1940's: The Farm in Yarn," paintings by Annie Green. This work will be on exhibit during the month of May. sThe Troup County Senior Center at 140 Ragland Street in LaGrange operates daily from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and some evenings and weekends. Lunch is served each day at 12:30 p.m. The center offers various senior adult programs consisting of quilting and sewing, computer lab and worldgate internet t.v. classes, hydrobics water exercise classes and various everyday activities. CERTIFIED REAL ESTATE APPRAISERS LISTINGS AND SALES BROKERS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT 401 EAST MAIN STREET HOGANSVILLE, GA 30230 EMMETT ASKEW 706-637-899 FAX: 706-637-6688 RESIDENCE: 706-884-6367 City of Hogansville PUBLIC NOTICE The city of Hogansville will hold a public hearing to discuss the Home Occupation Application for Carol's Beaded Jewelry located at 100 Dickinson Street May 19'h, 2003 at 6:50PM at City Hall. Raquel Nealspecializes in resi- real estate in Troup, Meriwether and COunties. " Raquel Neal Recognized As Top Agent Raquel Neal of Hogansville, a full time real estate professional with The Home Source Realtors, has been recognized as one of the top five listing agents for 2002 at the company's General Brokerage office in Newnan. Neal, a native of Clayton County, has been a Realtor since 1999 and has earned several high sales volume awards. She specializes in residential real estate in Troup, Meriwether and Coweta counties. Neal is a member of the Newnan- Coweta Board of Realtors and a Life Member of the Newnan-Coweta Board of Realtors Million Dollar Club. PY2003-2004 WORKFORCE INVESTMENT PLAN The West Central Georgia Workforce Investment Board has published the PY2003-2004 Workforce Investment Plan for Region IV. A copy of the plan is availalbe for review until June 5, 2003 at the following locations: Carrollton Career Center, 275 Northside Drive, Carrollton Griffin Career Center, 1514 Hwy. 16 West, Griffin LaGrange Career Center, 1002 Longley Place, LaGrange Workforce Development Center, 213-B E. Gordon Street, Thomaston Newnan Career Center, 30 Bledsoe Road, Newnan West Central Georgia Workforce Investment Board Office, 134 North Hill Street, Third floor, Griffin. Any comments on the plan may be forwarded to WCGWIF@msn.com or to Diane Davis, West Central Georgia Workforce Investment Board, P.O. Box 97, Griffin, Georgia, 30224.