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HENRY L. JONES EXHIBIT - Through March

PEGGY HALSEY EXHIBIT - Apr-June

 

Freedom Echoes by Henry L Jones

This exhibit featuring Henry L. Jones, portrays the concept of freedom as ripples in water spreading out as echoes from the past and depicts three paths of freedom from history: January (The Civil Rights Movement with Dr. Martin Luther King), February (Black History Month) and March (Women's History Month). Each month will have visual representation in the exhibit. Jones wants viewers to connect with these types of freedom pursuits in American history and discover how their lives connect with them. He will also unveil a sculpture which encompasses all of the months, as well as display some original poetry that he has written to accompany his paintings.


Henry L. Jones

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Henry L. Jones is an artist and a writer who struggles. From those struggles, he discovered a healing power from his ability to create artwork. His art delves into the forces, which shape things whether social causes, spiritual transformation or community affairs. Jones uses the journey of art to find answers about the causes of social issues, such as poverty, violence, injustice, history and other plights. He wants to understand why events happened in the past and how they'll impact our future. In many of his artworks, he blends experiences and images with references to his Black heritage (both Diasporic and mainland African cultural links).

Then, he's able to tap into the forces using his art technique which he coined "gibbing" to visually portray interacting forces, provocative images and colorful patterns. Gibbing is a way of painting, which enables him to take in experiences and then unleash them as an artistic expression. It is his core creativity. This involves applying paint with his hands instead of brushes to translate the messages. Jones is a contemporary Griot seeking ears and eyes to hear and see his stories of redemption, hope and healing in his artwork.

He's an award-winning artist who's received juried exhibit invitations and grants. His art has hung in museums, galleries, universities and cultural centers. Jones is a Fisk University alumnus and a native Detroiter and transplant from Chicago.

THROUGH March 31, 2014

HOURS M-Sat 8a-9p - Sun 8a-4p

MORE INFO jsohl@scarrittbennett.org

Located on the 2nd floor of the Laskey Building on the Scarritt-Bennett campus.

1008 19th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212 (615) 340-7500

 

 

Peggy Halsey

PEGGY HALSEY
Believing is Seeing

"The natural world, with its amazing beauty and diversity, calls to me. Living in north Florida offers endless opportunities for observing flora and fauna, from springs to shore birds to native plants. I had always heard the line, "seeing is believing", but I now feel that believing is seeing as well. Colorful veins in leaves, intricate feather patterns, ripples in sand and water - all attest to a loving and creative spirit, and call us to take good care of this amazing earth." -Peggy Halsey

ARTIST'S RECEPTION Free & open to all - Apr 2 from 4-6p

OPENING Apr 1 THROUGH June
HOURS M-Sat 8a-9p - Sun 8a-4p
MORE INFO jsohl@scarrittbennett.org

Peggy Halsey

Located on the 2nd floor of the Laskey Building on the Scarritt-Bennett campus.

1008 19th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212 (615) 340-7500

 

 

 

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HOURS
Mon-Sat 8a-9p - Sun 8a-4p

LOCATION
The Laskey Building on the
Scarritt-Bennett campus (2nd floor)

Scarritt-Bennett Center
1008 19th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212