Painting Celebrates Tech's Past, Inspires Future

Josie Giles
School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
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Peggy Simmons creates artwork for the School

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Peggy Simmons creates special artwork for the School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

  • From left: Jim and Peggy Simmons, Professor and Ja From left: Jim and Peggy Simmons, Professor and Ja

For noted Charlotte, N.C., artist Peggy Simmons, the commission for a painting to hang in the School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering was a labor of love. She met her husband, Jim Simmons, Text '66, MS Text '67, on campus 45 years ago.

"Georgia Tech means a lot to us, because it was there for us as we were married and provided a springboard for whatever success we've had together in life," said Jim Simmons, a member of the ChBE External Advisory Board.

Titled "Reflecting a Georgia Tech Life: The Past Inspiring the Future," the painting features the spanning windows of the Ford ES&T Building's Gossage Atrium, which mirrors imaginary reflections of several key Institute buildings located on other areas of the campus.

"The ES&T Building, especially with the big windows in the atrium area, just caught my attention," Peggy Simmons said. "It represents the future and it has a great reflection. Therefore, I had my idea

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  • Created By: Josie Giles
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  • Created On: Jul 13, 2006 - 8:00pm
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 11:06pm