Exhibit, center are impressive

Published 8:15 pm Thursday, February 27, 2014

Lights, color and sound swept across the Johnson Center on Thursday as artist Jamey Grimes paid a visit.

Grimes is the vision behind the current WASH exhibit, a 3D experience that depicts his interpretation of a dialogue with nature. It’s high impact, highly creative and highly visual, and Thursday’s artist reception showcased the works.

And while it’s the first reception to incorporate light and sound in such an impactful way, the Johnson Center has been introducing artists to the Pike County community for many years. The center is the crown jewel of Troy-Pike Cultural Arts complex, which also includes the Studio. The center hosts a variety of exhibits each year, from new artists to local favorites; sculpture to photography; watercolors to pottery. More important are its outreach programs, that connect with local schools to educate teachers and students about the arts. These outreach programs foster a love of the arts and an appreciation for them.

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So make some time between now and March 29 to take in the WASH exhibit. The center is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.