Southport’s Artistry

Harrelson's book chronicling the life and works of painter Art Newton. Both men are local to Southport. Courtesy photo

Harrelson’s book chronicling the life and works of painter Art Newton. Both men are local to Southport. Courtesy photo

Local author Thomas J. “Tommy” Harrelson will stop by Wilmington’s Pomegranate Books on Tuesday, February 25th for a discussion and book signing. The event will celebrate his new book portraying the life and work of Southport’s first known professional photographer and artist, Arthur Newton.

Harrelson lives in Southport where he went to school for 10 years before finishing high school at Campbell Junior College. He served two terms in the North Carolina House of Representatives and in the administration of Governor Jim Martin as Secretary of Transportation.

For more information, contact Pomegranate Books at 910-452-1107. The book store is located at 4418 Park Avenue, Wilmington.

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