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ABAC to host Carter, Wheeler exhibits

Harry Wheeler's works will be on display in an exhibit titled "Mules and President: The Folk Pottery of Huey and Anne Wheeler." The exhibit is at the Georgia Museum of Agriculture in Tifton through Jan. 7, 2012.

Harry Wheeler's works will be on display in an exhibit titled "Mules and President: The Folk Pottery of Huey and Anne Wheeler." The exhibit is at the Georgia Museum of Agriculture in Tifton through Jan. 7, 2012.

TIFTON, Ga. — The “Jimmy Carter: Georgia’s Native Son” exhibit is opening at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village. Also on Saturday will be a rare exhibit, “Mules & Presidents: The Folk Pottery of Huey and Anne Wheeler.”

The Jimmy Carter exhibit will chronicle his life, from his his roots in Plains to his White House years and his post-presidency humanitarian career through The Carter Center.

“Working with The Carter Center to bring his special exhibit to the museum has been one of the highlights of the summer for us,” Paul Willis, museum director. “We are honored to have been chosen as a host site and look forward to sharing it with the community and our visitors.”

The Carter exhibit will remain open through April.

The other exhibit features a first-generation husband-and-wife artisan team. The Wheelers, from Dawson, have work on loan from collectors across the country at the museum.

The Wheelers exhibit will be on display until Jan. 7.

Contact (229) 391-5222 or phuff@abac.edu for more information on either exhibit.