Words and Images by Jenny Lynn Davis
The Walker County Arts Alliance is currently showcasing the artwork of 25 local budding artists.
Ranging in age from high school freshmen to college seniors, the artists contributed a diverse collection of art, including drawings, paintings, digital pieces, textiles, and photography.
The Budding Artists exhibit is a testament to the talent and creativity of the young artists in the area and provides a platform for them to share their work with the community.
“I just think it’s an honor to be included in an art show sponsored by the Arts Alliance, and I also appreciate the Alliance for giving us advice and giving us a chance to display our works,” said Athens State University student Nicholas Rizzo.
The exhibit opened with a reception on Thursday evening, where guests had the opportunity to view the artwork and fill out comment cards for each piece. This provided valuable feedback and encouragement for the artists.
“We did something similar to the comment cards for my senior art show in high school, and I still have those notes and look at them often,” said Kate Gurganus, Executive Director of the Walker County Arts Alliance. “It’s nice to have that encouragement that someone is taking notice of the efforts that you make, and we’re happy to provide that for these talented young people.”
The Budding Artists exhibit will be on display until May 14th, offering ample time for visitors to appreciate the skill and vision of the artists.
The Walker County Arts Alliance is located on the campus of Bevill State Community College at 1500 Indiana Avenue in Jasper and is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. WL
The Walker County Arts Alliance (WCAA) is a 501(c)-3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote arts, artists, and culture in the Walker County area. Learn more by visiting http://www.wcart.org