JCJC alumni artwork on display

Written By: Teresa McCreery
Email Address: teresa.mccreery@jcjc.edu
Date Submitted: 2013-10-01 07:36:08

ELLISVILLE – As part of Jones County Junior College’s Homecoming celebration, the Eula Bass Lewis Art Gallery on the Ellisville campus is featuring the works of six of its alumni during the month of October. A special reception, which is open to the public, will be held on Thursday, October 10, from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. in the gallery to honor those alumni displaying their various works of art.
Melanie Eubanks, organizer of the exhibit and JCJC art instructor commented, It is a pleasure seeing how our students have progressed and learn about how they have developed as an artist. This show highlights the many ways of making art from pottery to painting and everything in between.
One of the alumni showing his work is Ethan Manning from Petal. He will be displaying a series of six 12x12, 4-color, hand-screened posters. The 2011 JCJC graduate explained the series is about the musical influences that inspired him as a musician/artist growing up.
“I have three shapes, the square, circle, and triangle, over-printing the musical artists that I have selected to capture in direct correlation to music and visual arts being shown as the same entity.  The designs were rendered by hand in Adobe Illustrator and silk-screened by hand,” said Manning. “It means a whole lot to be a part of this alumni show.  I really enjoyed my time at JCJC being an art major, and I enjoyed my professors and their inspiring bodies of work.  I am really excited for the show.”
In the JCJC alumni show,2012 JCJC graduate Catie Murphy from Bay Springs will be showing some of her charcoal drawings and linoleum prints. The current William Carey University student shared her excitement about being a part of this show.
“I loved my time at Jones and considered the art department a sort of second family. The only thing more exciting than being included in this show is the opportunity to see friends and to see how their artwork has evolved since our time at JCJC,” said Murphy.
Artwork from other JCJC alumni in this show include:
Hannah Adkins, a 2010 JCJC graduatefrom Lucedale, is a current student at the University of South Alabama. She is working on her thesis project with plans to graduate with a BFA in painting in December. 

Anna Dancsisin from McComb is a 2011 Jones graduate who is working on her BFA in drawing at William Carey University. 

Devin Fisher-attended Jones 2009-2012, from Petal and is currently a student at USM majoring in sculpture.

Michelle Sessions is currently a student at USM majoring in sculpture after graduating from Jones in 2012. 

The Alumni Exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. through 3 p.m., and Fridays, 8 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.


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