For Immediate Release
The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa
Contact: Kevin Ledgewood
ROGER JONES WILL BE THE FEATURED SPEAKER FOR ART TALK TUESDAY ON OCTOBER 20
(Tuscaloosa, Ala.) The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa will host Art Talk Tuesday at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center on October 20 from noon-1 p.m. Presented by the upcoming exhibiting artist at The Arts Council Gallery, Roger Jones, the lecture will be free. Patrons are encouraged to bring lunch and a friend.
Roger Jones will be the featured artist in The Arts Council Gallery at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center Oct. 1-30, 2015. His exhibit of new paintings, titled “Every Night”, will include works based on musical themes. A reception honoring the artist will take place on Oct. 2 from 5-8 p.m. during First Friday.
Roger Jones is a Birmingham-based artist who was born in Tuscaloosa and raised in Selma, Ala. His drawings and paintings explore imagery concerned with architecture, nature, travel and music and have been exhibited in group shows in Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee. He graduated with a BA from The University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn. in 2007 and The University of Alabama with an MFA in Painting in 2012. The artist’s work has been published in “American Artist Magazine” and “Studio Visit”. Jones is also a founding member of PaperWorkers Local, a non-profit artist co-op located in Birmingham, Ala. He has served as an art educator at The Montgomery Museum of Art, Birmingham Museum of Art and The University of Alabama.
The Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center is located at 620 Greensboro Avenue in Downtown Tuscaloosa. For more information about the CAC, The Arts Council or Bama Theatre, patrons should LIKE the Facebook page “The Arts Council – Bama Theatre – Cultural Arts Center” and follow tuscarts on Twitter. Call 205-758-5195 or visit tuscarts.org for further information.