TROY, Ala. (WTVY) – Troy University Assistant Professor of Photography Will Jacks is using his latest exhibit, “Absolute Rest,” as an opportunity to push the boundaries of what is generally thought of as traditional photography.

The exhibit is currently on display at the University’s International Arts Center, and a reception will be held on Thursday, March 3, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

“Will Jacks presents a beautiful collection of experimental art, challenging what we know about traditional photography and printmaking, blurring the lines between the two mediums in his exhibit ‘Absolute Rest’,” said Carrie Jaxon, Director, and Curator of the International Arts Center.

“We’re fortunate that he’s on campus and has willingly lent his time to visiting tours and classes – allowing visitors to interact with the artist makes for an enriched experience. His exhibit has provided art workshop inspiration for our IAC Junior Warriors program with our local 7th graders,

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A special reception will be held Feb. 25, 4-6 p.m., for the current art gallery show, “But I guess I’m already there,” at the Winona County History Center. Explore the show and the notions of home through March 6. It is free to view and much of the art is for sale.

Home is flimsy and firm. Home silly and clumsy. Home is a cage, but home is where we want to be. “But I guess I’m already there” is an art show curated by Roger Boulay, assistant professor of photography and gallery coordinator at Winona State University. The group show features work by Izel Vargas, Kathleen Hawkes, Alessandra Sulpy, James Wade, Chris Rackley, and Jonathan Thunder.

This exhibition explores notions of home as something contested and unstable, despite desires for it to be secure and constant. Through different materials and representational strategies, the five artists in this exhibition treat

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A highlight of the reception for artists participating in the Arts Council of Livingston Parishes’ Holiday Marketplace exhibit, currently hanging in the organization’s gallery, was the naming of Amber Hilbun as the council’s Artist of the Year.

Now hanging in the gallery on Hummel Street in historic Downtown Denham Springs are a wide variety of art objects created by 14 of the area’s best-known artists. Included in the collection are oil, acrylic, watercolor and pastel paintings, photographs, fabric art, jewelry and sculpture. All creations are for sale, and local residents are invited to visit the gallery and shop for potential gift items during the Holiday Marketplace exhibit.

Besides Hilbun, Council President Ken Crotwell recognized Jenny Bauer as the council’s first Artist in Residence for the past year, and Melanie Glascock announced that aspiring photographer Avery Martin was the recipient of the Cathy Reeves Scholarship.

Bauer is an acclaimed photographer whose

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Exhibition of works by Bernice Glenn, Shoko Sakanaka, Karen Sandler and Jodi Sena

By Sam Catanzaro

The Santa Monica College (SMC) Emeritus Art Gallery is presenting a mixed-media exhibition of Emeritus artists working in forms that “defy description”. 

Though ranging in material, subject, and aesthetic, the works by four exhibiting artists — paintings by Bernice Glenn and Shoko Sakanaka, photography by Karen Sandler, and a wide range of mixed-media production by Jodi Sena — “consistently strike sublime moods and conjure elegant and elusive forms and spaces,” SMC said in a news release.

Karen Sandler’s “Homage to Dr. Mildred Mathias” [Digital photograph, 11.5 x 17 inches.]

“Rather than organizing this exhibition through related materials, subject matter, or style, the exhibited artworks have been gathered together based on feel,” Benson said. “They all share a difficult-to-describe type of uncanny depth, almost like a spirituality. There is a simplicity of approach that allows

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