Legends Gallery

In honor of our "Legend in the Arts" inductees, our gallery on the second floor is named our Legends Gallery. It features various artists who rent the gallery throughout the year.
All Legends Gallery opening receptions are held during First Fridays.  All receptions are FREE and open to the public. 

Call 912-212-2787 for more information about renting the gallery or email Gallery Curator Sheila Stewart-Leach at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Nominate a Legend in the Arts

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Legend in the Arts. Every two years, the Averitt Center for the Arts inducts a local artist who has made a substantial contribution to the arts in our area.

Nominations should be submitted to Legends Gallery Committee, Statesboro Arts Council, P.O. Box 926, Statesboro, GA, 30459 no later than March 15, 2015.

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Blind Willie McTell

Blues singer, guitarist

Blind Willie McTell's music is characterized by his clear voice and twelve-string finger picking technique. His crisp, clean guitar lines intertwine with and underline his lyrics. Through his wide repertoire McTell was able to cater to his audience, being adept at playing blues, ragtime, gospel, pop, and country material. None of his records was a hit, however, he was able to record prolifically by creating a different pseudonym for each recording scout he encountered. Read more...

Emma Kelly


Emma Thompson Kelly was a Georgia music icon.

She was named the “The Lady of 6,000 songs” for her encyclopedic knowledge of popular music by the late Johnny Mercer. She was a Bulloch County native and her lively performances at church services, civic clubs, school graduation, senior proms, weddings and recitals, endeared her to thousands of Georgians – both young and old.


Dr. Michael Braz


Michael Braz received his B.M. and M.M. degrees from the University of Miami, later completing a Ph.D. as a University Fellow at Florida State University. A keyboard soloist in England’s Haslemere Festival of Early Music, he has also collaborated with numerous orchestras, music festivals, and ensembles ranging from chamber music to jazz and rock. Read more...

Roxie Remley

Artist - Inducted in 2011

She is a farm girl who was also a World War II captain. She is a strong-willed woman who is also one of the warmest people you’ll ever meet. And at age 92, she continued to create spectacular and unforgettable paintings. Read more...

Dr. Presley PortraitDr. Delma E. Presley

Literary Artist

Dr. Delma E. Presley’s accomplishments in the arts represent an intellectual life that is broad and influential. He is an author and playwright; teacher and historian; coach and community leader.


Averitt Center for the Arts
33 East Main Street
Statesboro, Ga. 30458
(912) 212-2787 (ARTS)

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Box Office Hours:
Tuesday – Friday:
12 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.