For immediate release. Contact: Michael Turner Marketing and Publicity Director email@example.com 404-872-5338 ext. 228 Callanwolde Fine Arts Center Executive Director, Peggy Still Johnson, Stepping Down November 13, 2017. Atlanta, GA Nearly five years ago the Board of Directors at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center set ambitious goals for newly hired Executive Director, Peggy Still Johnson. Much to their surprise, Peggy would accomplish these goals in half the time they expected. Top on this list of priorities was to restore all seven of the buildings on the 12-acre campus to their past glory and, in doing so, expand the program offerings to better serve the diverse arts community in Greater Atlanta. At the time of Johnson’s arrival, only three buildings were being utilized for classes. On October 25th of this year, the Board’s ambitious goal was realized with the ribbon-cutting for the final restoration project at the estate, and for the first time in its history, Callanwolde is able to utilize the entire campus for arts education. Starting in 2014, Peggy helped lead a Capital Campaign, raising $2.1 million to restore these buildings for classes and workshops. The renovation project includes the Ruby Callaway Robinson GreenHouse, a state of the art […] Read more!
In 2006, Peggy was hired by Paramount Pictures to train actress Edith Ivey on piano for her role as the piano teacher (Mrs. Maples) in the 2008 blockbuster movie The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett.). The film was nominated for 13 Academy Awards, winner of 3 Academy Awards. Read more!