JCJC sophomore art students show off work

Written By: Teresa McCreery
Email Address: teresa.mccreery@jcjc.edu
Date Submitted: 2016-05-10 20:33:15

ELLISVILLE – Four Jones County Junior College sophomore art majors were allowed to set up the Eula Bass Lewis Art Gallery to show off their work before graduation.  The experience of preparing an exhibit in a gallery, which includes deciding what work to display and working with other artists, was all a part of the graduating students final art experience on campus. Sophomores included in the final art display were Nicole Hebert of Oak Grove, Dana Baker of Silver Creek, Jarius McBride of Laurel and Nathan Breland of Hastings, Nebraska.
The Sophomore Art Show is an opportunity to gain some experience showing their work according to JCJC art instructor, Melanie Eubanks. As a visual artist, Hebert said she appreciates her teachers being able to provide individual attention and preparation. Painting her favorite subject, the human body and gestures can only improve with this experience at Jones.
“Jones’ art teachers do a really good job of teaching color theory.  I have a much better understanding of how to incorporate colors and I feel prepared for my next step at USM,” said Hebert. 
Comic books intrigued and inspired Baker to become an art major.  Her goal is to be a part of the emerging trend and demand for graphic art, especially comic books.  The Lawrence County native plans on transferring to USM to finish her degree.
“Even though I love graphic art, Jones taught me to broaden my skills and it has allowed me to discover who I want to be and what I want to do,” said Baker.
McBride said he enjoys the looseness of painting with an impressionist style.  The focus is on the overall painting and not the details, he explained. “My favorite artist is Mary Cassatt.  Jones exposed me to different art and continuously broadened my horizons,” said McBride.
For more information about the JCJC art show contact the gallery at 601-477-4148 or visit the gallery which is open Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., and Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.  The gallery is closed for lunch daily from 11:30 until noon. 


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