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Biblical Weavings Art Exhibit Reception
September 13 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pmFree
The Center for Lifelong Learning is featuring the textile artistry of Montgomery, AL artist Joanne Staley in the current exhibit, “Biblical Weavings” through November 11, 2019.
On Friday evening, September 13, an artist’s reception will take place from 4:30 – 7:00 pm in the Harrington Center, 2nd floor. Light refreshments will be provided. The artist will share brief remarks at 5:30 pm.
“Putting months of effort and love into each piece only strengthened by faith as I interpreted the stories of God’s love and molded them into a tangible creation,” says Staley. She spun some of the cotton and wool yarns herself, much of it hand-dyed with Alabama plants. The pieces also incorporate Alabama’s red clay, metals and wire. The smallest piece Jesus Sleeps Through the Storm is 16″ x 20″ and the largest David Slays Goliath is 26″ x 30″.
The exhibit is housed on the second floor of the Harrington Center on the Columbia Seminary campus. Visitors are welcome to view the exhibit between 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday. For more information about the exhibit, call 404-687-4577 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Artist
Joanne Horvath Staley has been creating prize-winning art and teaching art for over a half century. Painting, weaving, fiber art, and silversmithing have been central in her life ever since her early years as an RN and Assistant Professor at Troy State University.
In addition to undergraduate science degrees from Ohio State and Southern Illinois University, and two graduate degrees from Troy University, she has studied art at the post-graduate level at Savannah College of Art and Design, Penland School of Crafts, and the Arrowmont School of Arts and Craft. Her diverse teaching background includes teaching art in Auburn University’s continuing education program, serving as “Artist in Residence” for the Alabama State Council for the Arts and the Montgomery Arts Council. She has also taught art to individuals with special needs.
Joanne is a unique multi-media artist and craftsperson with compelling enthusiasm, a truly different approach, and a special electricity of spirit that pulls you into her creations. She is a member of Providence Presbyterian Church (formerly Memorial Presbyterian Church) in Montgomery, AL.
Dr. Sarah Erickson
The Center for Lifelong Learning