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Free CAC reception Thursday opens new exhibits

 

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A free reception from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday will open exhibits of new artwork by Jacob Crook and Thomas Kennedy at the Columbus Arts Council's Rosenzweig Arts Center. These local artists' works will be on display in the main gallery and in Artist Alley through May 31.  

 

A lecturer in drawing and design in the Mississippi State University Art Department, Crook's artwork has been exhibited internationally and nationally in locations including the Yekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts in Russia and the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. His work, displayed in the main gallery, primarily involves printmaking, using mezzotint techniques, and will be available for purchase. 

 

In his artist statement, Crook said, "The quality of light cast into a space has the potential to bring poetry to the prosaic, magic to the mundane, and beauty to the banal. 

 

"My intent is not to tell a story directly, but to set the stage in such a way that viewers are compelled to consider the moments before and after the one presented based on their own associations with the imagery."  

 

Thomas Kennedy is a student at Mississippi University for Women, studying in art and design and majoring in graphic design. His works featured in Artist Alley will include colored pencil drawings of still lifes, landscapes and more. 

 

The CAC gift shop, Gallery 2, will showcase works of art by additional local artists. 

 

The arts center is located at 501 Main St. in downtown Columbus. 

 

For more information, contact the CAC, 662-328-2787.

 

 

 

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