Art reception exceeds expectations

first_img You Might Like Special Olympics underway at Troy University The Special Olympics Alabama State Games made their return to Troy University Saturday, and athletes, coaches, parents and organizers were… read more Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Those who attended the four-day watercolor workshop by the exhibition juror Marilyn Hughey Phillis were amazed that a town the size of Troy had a facility that could host such a prestigious exhibition.Phillis called the Johnson Center “a miracle” and the exhibition “first class.”“The City of Troy is to be commended for having the foresight to save this wonderful building,” she said. “So many cities are taking down buildings that could and should be saved. For this building to be preserved and to be used for the arts … I can’t get over it. This is a first-class exhibition and it is beautifully hung.” Published 10:44 pm Monday, May 17, 2010 Book Nook to reopen The expectations were high for the opening reception of the Watercolor Society of Alabama’s 69th Annual Exhibition Sunday at the Johnson Center for the Arts in Troy.“And the opening exceeded all expectations,” said Richard Metzger, Center director. “We were excited to host this national exhibition of 101 pieces selected from 300 submissions from 21 states. It is an outstanding exhibition and has been so well received.”Metzger said he was honored that the Watercolor Society of Alabama chose the Johnson Center for the Arts as host of its 69th exhibition. Print Article Art reception exceeds expectations Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Sponsored Content Skip Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Craig Galloway, Watercolor Society of Alabama president, said the exhibition was one of the best and he has viewed many “far and wide.”“This is a national exhibition and there is a representative number of pieces from Alabama artists as well as artists from Virginia to California,” he said. “There is a good variety and it’s very interesting and exciting. The Johnson Center is a first-class gallery space and I hope that the people in and around the area will take advantage of this opportunity to come view this national watercolor exhibition.”Al Head, executive director of the Alabama State Council on the Arts, liked the idea of a dual opening, which featured the Watercolor Society of Alabama’s annual exhibition, the work of landscape artist, Sandra Hicks Barnes of Ramer and the underwater photography of Caroline Davis of Birmingham.“The Watercolor Society’s exhibition traditionally features the best of the best and this year’s exhibition is no exception,” he said. “I think everyone here will be able to connect with the landscape paintings because the scenes reflect the countryside of our area. The photography is both nostalgic and impressionistic. Richard Metzger and his staff are to be commended for putting together a very impressive dual exhibition.” Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits For Mack Gibson, president of the Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center Foundation board, the Watercolor Society’s annual exhibition is a giant step in the validation of the Johnson Center for the Arts as a cultural arts center in Alabama.“This just blows me away,” Gibson said. “To walk in here and see artwork from all across the country in the main gallery and then go to the lower gallery and see works by two outstanding local artists, it’s unbelievable.”Gibson said anyone who thinks that a small, rural community can’t be a center for the arts only needs to visit the Johnson Center.“We can hang it here,” Gibson said, with a smile. By Jaine Treadwell Latest Stories Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Email the author By The Penny Hoarderlast_img