Photo of Senator Burt Jones presenting Georgia Senate Resolution 185 recognizing Art for Life: Building Creativity, Community and Connection for its reputation of excellence in the Morgan County community at the Crossroads School (1551 Bethany Road).
The public is invited to view the Spring installation of COMMUNITY/CONNECTION 2021 created by the Crossroads students who participated in Art for Life, a donor-funded outreach program of the Madison Artists Guild. Students at the Alternative Education Program/Crossroads School learned basic photography skills and created a body of artistic work on the themes of community and connection. Using cell phones, they created, curated and installed a street-art photography exhibition onto an exterior wall of the Crossroads School building. As the students learned photography skills, elements of design, artistic composition, planning and execution, they also discovered how their life stories and experiences are a form of art that can be shared with the public.
When a local newspaper featured the Art for Life program, it caught Sen. Jones attention. In March 2021, MAG received notice that the Georgia Senate had formally recognized the Art for Life program with the adoption of Senate Resolution 185. Congratulations to the teachers, staff, students and donors! We hope you enjoy the art installation.
Madison Artists Guild & MAGallery is pleased to welcome Trish Jones as its next special exhibitions artist with the opening of her show titled "Southern Summer" which runs from July 20 ~ August 28.
The public is invited for light refreshments and an opportunity to visit with the artist on Friday, July 30, from 5 – 7 PM.
Ms. Jones is a self-taught artist, a life-long Southerner, and a graduate of Georgia Tech with a degree in Civil Engineering. Having raised a family in Madison before moving to Fernandina Beach, Trish is no stranger to Madison and Morgan County and still maintains close ties to the community.
She credits her rural roots as the muse for much of her art. “I am keenly aware that any artistic gift I have is a gift itself from God. That realization, along with the unlimited beauty found in the world He created, inspires me to share my work with others.” With a painterly style that is both recognizable and fresh, Trish’s works evoke emotional ties found in familiar places and objects – rural roads and churches, flowers and fruits, summer picnics, water scenes.
Southern Summer will feature new works ranging in size from Jones’ signature 6 x 6" acrylics on wood to larger framed pieces on canvas.
MAGallery is located at 125 W. Jefferson Street, Madison, GA, and gallery hours are Tues. through Sat. from 11 AM – 5 PM.
MAG is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to education and the encouragement of artistic endeavor in its members and the community through outreach programs, classes, workshops and social gatherings. We support local artists and their talents through MAGallery.
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