Carol Porter Remains Busy

Things are a bit different for Carol Porter these days, but she’s definitely staying busy.  The last of her four sons are finishing up at UGA.  She’s no longer a candidate for public office.  But she isn’t letting grass grow under her feet.

She’s had quite the transition in her life since leaving the campaign trail.  Her time is now filled with writing a cooking column in the Macon Telegraph (carrying on the tradition from her late mother.)  She has extended this to include a cooking show on Dublin television.  But perhaps her most surprising talent will be on display this evening with her first art show at the Macon Arts Alliance this evening.

Carol began painting originally when her sons were young and she wanted a more permanent way to incorporate biblical lessons and other worthy goals that she wanted them to remember.  She even painted one backwards so that they could read it in their bathroom mirror when they were brushing their teeth.

This hobby became a passion, and to date she has been able to raise over $20,000 for various charities by donating her works to silent auctions.  Tonight 36 of her pieces will be on display for the show from 5 to 8pm, and will remain at the Macon Arts Alliance through the month of September.

Macon Arts Alliance 486 First Street – Historic Downtown Macon

Phone: (478) 743-6940 Fax: (478) 743-7136

Office open Weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Gallery open Tuesday – Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m First Fridays each month, 5 to 8 p.m.

And if cooking is more representative of your interest, Carol will be hosting a lecture on her favorite Southern Cookbooks and will be providing recipes on September 11th, also in Macon.


  1. Calypso says:

    I like some of the ones on her Facebook page. I particularly like the one shown here. Something ‘Finster-esque’ about them. And as I’m a fan of the late Howard Finster’s work, Ms. Porter can take that as a compliment of high order.

  2. John Konop says:


    I am more of a happy hour guy who watches and critiques sporting events like football. BTW when you say Howard, I think Howard Cosell and Monday Night Football not art. You need more culture……..

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