Watercolors featured at Johnson Center

first_img Published 8:41 pm Friday, June 4, 2010 Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day “Marilyn Phillis said she was so excited about the facility that she could hardly sleep that first night she was here,” White said.“She said she was amazed that a small town like Troy could have such an outstanding facility and such high quality exhibitions. She has a friend who works for American Artist Magazine and she was going to suggest that the magazine do an article about the Johnson Center for the Arts. She was blown away by our facility and it’s exciting to know that someone of her standing in the arts appreciates what we have.”The Watercolor Society of Alabama’s exhibition features some of the most outstanding artwork by watercolor artists from across the nation.“This is a national exhibit and it includes a large number of Alabama artists,” White said. “Seventeen awards were presented and the works are labeled as winners of the 69th annual Watercolor Society of Alabama’s exhibition,” White said. Book Nook to reopen You Might Like Brundidge presents new city plan to residents A handful of residents gathered at Brundidge station Thursday for the final presentation of a comprehensive city plan by the… read more Skip Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Email the author “The school groups that visited the watercolor exhibition have loved it,” White said. “It’s very colorful and the children could relate to the artwork. Susan Berry, a Johnson Center docent, led the school tours and the children were impressed by the fact that such incredible works of art could be produced using watercolors that are basically the same as those that come in the tin watercolor boxes they have at school and at home.”While all young eyes were on the art, adults who have visited the Johnson Center for the Arts have been impressed with the facility as well as the quality of the artwork, White said.Marilyn Phillis of Wheeling, West Virginia, was the juror for the exhibition, which was selected from more than 300 submissions to the annual competition. Watercolors featured at Johnson Center Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By The Penny Hoarder Latest Stories By Jaine Treadwell Sponsored Content The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Some of the artists have achieved Signature Status, which is awarded to those who have received awards at the required number of exhibitions.“Signature Status is a big deal,” White said. “The Watercolor Society of Alabama’s exhibition is so varied that everyone should be able to find something that appeals to him or her. It is a wonderful exhibition and we invite everyone to visit the Johnson Center during this special exhibition.”Hours for the Johnson Center for the Arts are 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free.The Johnson Center for the Arts is located at 300 East Walnut Street in Troy in the former Troy Post Office building. The Watercolor Society of Alabama’s 69th Annual Exhibition which runs through July 17 at the Johnson Center for the Arts in Troy is proving to be one of the most popular exhibitions at the local arts center.The exhibition features the 17 award winners who were selected from 101 works by artists from 22 states.Wiley White, Center development director, said response to the exhibition has been very positive from all who have visited the Johnson Center for the Arts. Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

The Fab Four Channel The Beatles For Stunning Tribute Performance

first_imgThe Fab Four came for the faithful, and serenaded the Paramount in Huntington, NY with a two set, 22 song multimedia production on February 20th. After an onscreen Beatles Quiz kept the fans guessing, the group took the stage and broke into “From Me To You.” Donning the style of suits that the Beatles made famous in A Hard Day’s Night, the game was afoot. No technology besides live onstage playing provided a soundtrack as close to the originals as a fan can find. If the blind could be fooled by the sound, the deaf would find a similar experience with the visual display. The costumes, screens, and band looked the part, and satiated the senses.‘Ed Sullivan’ was the host of this evening, and had been played previously for seventeen years by Jerome Hoban who toured with the band.  Hoban recently passed away, and the affection that the group held for him was displayed in their rendition of “In My Life,” which was dedicated to him.  A touching video display of Jeremy was screened as the song played.  It was Hoban who played Ed Sullivan in Pulp Fiction, announcing John Travolta and Uma Thurman as they danced the Twist to Chuck Berry’s “You Never Can Tell.”The evening continued with “I Want To Hold Your Hand,” “A Hard Day’s Night,” “I Should Have Known Better” (including an audience sing-a-long), and a jaunty “Eight Days A Week.” “Help!” began with the orchestration from the film’s soundtrack, as the audience traveled back to a more innocent point in our nation’s consciousness.  The Beatles had moved from a black and white film to a colorized one, and a similar effect was about to transcend into their songwriting. For the moment, the first half closed with hints of some salty ‘pre-Pepper’ numbers in “Day Tripper” and “Twist and Shout.”The band re-emerged in full Sgt. Pepper regalia which was stunningly accurate, and hard to peel your eyes from.  The cloth glowed pastel, and made you think that the threads went electric. Both halves of the breakthrough album’s title track were offered, as was “With A Little Help From My Friends,” with ‘Ringo’ taking the spotlight. ‘John’ walked us on a tour through “Strawberry Fields,” and Paul even stepped in to share the drums in a rousing duet with ‘Ringo’.  A powerful “A Day in the Life” rose the audience to their feet, and offered a glimpse of what the latter-half Beatle songs might have sounded like live. The group had retreated from public performance by the release of ‘Pepper’, for the sake of safety and their sanity relegated playing to the studio.‘George’s’ “Let It Be” persona was so accurate that I checked how close I was to the edge of the Apple roof.  A splendid acoustic medley including “While My Guitar Gently Weeps/Something/Here Comes the Sun” was a highlight which exemplifies the new gems the Fabs offer. Dessert included “The Two of Us,” “Hey Jude” and “Revolution.” ‘Radical John’ sang the solo “Imagine,” as he reflected verbally on Lennon’s efforts for peace.  The show closed appropriately with the title track from the Beatles last film, “Let It Be.”The Paramount is the regular local stop for the Fab Four, as the #11 rated club in the world offers multiple bars and seating or standing room. Every seat in the house features a fine vantage point of the stage, and also screens in the outside bar area so not a moment need be missed. For more information about The Fab Four, visit their website.Words by Bob Wilson, photographs by Wayne Herrschaft. Full gallery below: Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Fatau Dauda to start for Pirates against Black Aces

first_imgOrlando Pirates goalkeeper Fatau Dauda says he is ready to start for Bucs when they take on Mpumalanga Black Aces on Wednesday night.Pirates number one goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa is suspended for this clash after receiving his fourth yellow card of the season during Saturday’s 1-0 win over Moroka Swallows.Meyiwa’s suspension means that the goalkeeping jersey is up for grabs and Dauda says he is ready to step in.“As a goalkeeper you have to be ready all the time. You never know when you will be called,” Dauda told the official Pirates website.“We have an important match on Wednesday and we will try to work very hard to help the team win. Whoever plays will fight hard for the team,” added Dauda.Meanwhile, defender Happy Jele is also suspended for this clash after collecting his fourth yellow card in the Ajax clash. Pirates will host Aces at Orlando Stadium on Wednesday night.Starting lineup:Dauda,Nyauza,Matlaba,Siyabonga,Mamostsa,Mayesa,Mpho,Myeni,Segolela,Ntsuyomelo,Majorolast_img read more