Casey opens art series at TSU’s

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, August 29, 2000

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Aug. 28, 2000 10 PM

Troy State University’s Malone Gallery of Art will begin its 2000-2001 art series today when the work of Mary Ann Casey goes on display.

The show, title "Paintings and Sculptures" will officially open with an artist’s lecture at 4 p.m. and a reception in her honor from 5 until 6 p.m. The public is invited and admission is free.

Pam Allen, director of Malone Gallery, said Casey uses a variety of materials and techniques to portray spiritual subjects.

"Casey’s work combines primitive and sophisticated elements and is very religious and very rich in history," Allen said.

Casey is a resident of Troy and the director of the Colley Senior Complex. Her work has been on display at the center at various times and

received high acclaim from participants and visitors.

Many people are familiar with Casey’s work and are looking forward to viewing the "Paintings and Sculptures" exhibition, Allen said.

The show will run through Oct. 6.

This year marks the fourth year for the Malone Gallery’s year-long art series. The gallery has featured a variety of artists from across the country.

"I think these shows have helped increase the awareness and appreciation of art in the Troy community and at Troy State University," Allen said. "They have also served as a good teaching tool for our students."

Allen said the Malone Gallery schedule of events for 2000-2001 is outstanding.

Following Casey at Malone will be an African Safari photography exhibition, Oct. 11- Nov. 30.

In December the gallery will feature a Senior Project Exhibition Dec. 4 – 15 and will then be closed until after Christmas break.

Five exhibitions are scheduled from January through May.

Jere Allen’s "Figurative Paintings" will open Jan. 16 and run through Feb. 22.

Five days later, the Troy City Schools Art Exhibition will open and feature the outstanding talent of the city’s young artists. The school exhibition will end March 2.

Michael Aurbach’s "Sculpture and Instillations" will run March 5 through April 19.

Then the artistic talents of the students in the Pike County schools will be on display April 24- 27.

The gallery’s art series will close with the Senior Project Exhibition April 30 through May 11.

The Malone Gallery is open from 8 a.m. until noon and 1 until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.