‘TSU Faculty Exhibit’ open to public through Nov. 29

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 17, 2001

Features Editor

"Those who can, do. Those who can’t teach."

Every day, teachers all around the world make a mockery of that old adage. And, so it was yesterday, eight times over, at the Malone Gallery of Art on the campus of Troy State University.

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Eight faculty members from TSU’s Department of Art and Design, participated in a show, titled "TSU Faculty Exhibit" and left no doubt that, not only are they outstanding teachers, they are also extremely talented and gifted artists.

The diversity of the work in the exhibition gives it broad appeal, as we evident by the diversity of those who attended the show. College and high school students browsed the gallery along with people of all walks of life in the community. Some art enthusiasts from outside the county, took the opportunity to view the show and visit with the artists.

Sergei Shillabeer, Pam Allen, Bob Joslin, Jerry Johnson, Ed Noriega, Larry Percy, Duane Paxson and Pam Smith all attended the show and were pleased to have the opportunity to discuss their works with visitors to the gallery.

Percy, a new member of the faculty of the art department, said he appreciated the opportunity to show his work, to view the works of his peers and to meet members of the community who are supporters of the arts.

The faculty members’ work represents a broad range of artistic activity,

said Pam Allen, director of Malone Gallery.

"This show features paintings, sculptures, pottery and ceramic works, drawings, photography and graphic design work," Allen said. "The variety makes for an exciting show."

The show is the first collaborative show for TSU’s art faculty in more than 10 years and represents a special opportunity for the art department.

"We want our students to see that we produce art as well as teach it," Allen said. "We continue to learn and look for ways to stretch ourselves. Hopefully, our students will see that and learn by example."

The public is encouraged to visit Malone Gallery of Art and view the works of those who live, teach and create in the Pike County community.

The show will run through Nov. 29.

The gallery is open free of charge from 8 a.m. until noon and from 1 until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The gallery is located down from the Adams Center across from the ROTC building.