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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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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Aug. 25—The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council plans to present annual art awards Thursday, Aug. 26, in Warroad, Minn.

Award recipients will be selected from the 120 pieces of art that were entered in the Northwest Minnesota Annual Art Exhibit by adult and student artists in the council’s seven-county service area. A total of $2,300 in cash awards will be presented. “Of the Year” awards will also be presented.

At the exhibit, which is on display at the Discovery Development Hub, 201 Lake St. N.E., features various types of art including photography, sculpture, drawings and paintings. The exhibit is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25, and noon to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 26.

Visitors may vote for People’s Choice artworks. Exhibit cash award winners will be chosen while the exhibit is one display by Holly Alcott of Shevlin, Minn., a qualified juror.

A reception and program for

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Columbus Arts Council will host an opening reception for its latest exhibits, with feature photography and mixed media.

The reception will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday at the Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501 Main St.

The main gallery will host “The South: Then and Now,” a photography exhibit that features selections from The Do Good Fund and is curated by Birney Imes. Artist Alley will feature the work of mixed-media artist Sydney Gruber, of Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Interim director Shane Kinder said the arts council will be serving wine at the event, but not any food.

The arts council photography exhibit will focus on the “then,” or past, while Mississippi University for Women galleries’ exhibit will focus on the “now,” contemporary South. Thursday’s reception at the art council serves as the opening for both exhibits.
The W galleries are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Columbus

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