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What We Saw Gallery Exhibit
April 12 - May 17
This exhibit is made possible with support from the Rockie Smith Endowment for the Arts at ASU Mid-South and will be hanging in the Donald W. Reynolds Center from April 12th to May 17th. Art work will be for sale at the opening, or throughout the exhibition by calling (870) 732-6260.
Artist Jeanne Seagle grew up in Arkansas, Mississippi, and Colorado, and is a graduate of the Memphis College of Art. She is a drawer, painter, designer, and teacher with a lifetime career in the arts, and is a longtime resident of Midtown Memphis. When asked about her art she states that, “drawing with a charcoal pencil is the most direct means of expression for me to show my fascination with the often bleak landscape of the Mississippi River Delta. As a child, I visited my parents’ home state of Colorado every summer. The differences of the two places were overwhelming.”
Jimpsie Ayres is a Memphis native and began her career as a stained glass artist and muralist while living in California and Florida. She resides in Memphis once again, and says that, “after a lifetime of solitary days spent in the studio (which have a charm all their own), venturing outside to paint the Delta landscape feels like an enchanting luxury. My friends and I roam around scouting places that have the best light, interesting trees and structures, marveling all the while at the endless variety and beauty we encounter every time we go outside to paint.”