JCJC art gallery features pre -WWII lithographs

Written By: Teresa McCreery
Email Address: teresa.mccreery@jcjc.edu
Date Submitted: 2016-09-09 20:22:06

ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College’s Eula Bass Lewis Art Gallery will be featuring artwork from the collection of the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art in Laurel. Fourteen, pre-WWII lithographs are on display until September 23. 
“These posters are extremely interesting from an art standpoint, as they are large, colorful lithographs. A lithograph is a method of printing from a flat smooth stone that has been prepared so that the ink will only stick to the specific area to be printed,” said JCJC art instructor, Mark Brown.
These pieces, he added are equally interesting from a historical and cultural aspect.  All of the lithographs created in the late 1930’s encouraged travel to areas in Europe which would eventually be in chaos with the war.  However, the lithographs depict the peace and tranquility of resorts in places like Switzerland, and the fun or adventures available in France, Germany, Rome and Spain.
The Lauren Rogers Museum of Art’s Registrar, Tommie Rodgers and Preparator, Todd Sullivan organized the art exhibit in the JCJC gallery. 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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