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WOMAN’S TOUCH: Three women artists showcased at JCA

The “Three Women Artists” exhibition opened this week at the Johnson Center for the Arts and will continue through August 2, with an artists’ reception on July 9.

Wiley White, JCA exhibition coordinator, said the exhibit features artwork by three very talented artists.

“The artwork of Andrea Chipser, Carole Jayne and Alisa Koch is different in style and technique,” White said. “‘Three Women Artists’ is amazing. Going from one exhibition to the other, I am captivated.”

Chipser’s “Fluid Formations: Acrylic Pourings Take Form” is featured in the JCA’s upper level Gibson Family Gallery.

“Andrea Chipser is from Destin so much of her art is centered around the beach,” White said. “She also paints animals, lots of birds and horses. Some of her work is large and powerful. Some is abstract and, as she says, depicts the emotional adventure of the human spirit.”

White said Chipser’s technique is unique and is described as acrylic pouring.

“Much of her work is gallery-wrapped and the surface treatment has a glass look,” White said. “Her paintings have a bubbled look as if the paint had been blown through a straw. It is beautiful.”

In the adjoining Kirk Gallery, is Carole Jayne’s “2018 TroyFest Best of Show” exhibition.

“Carole won ‘Best of Show’ at TroyFest 2018 and, as the winner, she was given the opportunity of a one-person show at the Johnson Center,” White said. “We are excited to have Carole here.”

Carole Jayne’s art is described at enamels/cloisonné which is the process that involves the use of wire to delineate her subjects that are created through an enamel process, White said.

“Carole Jayne shares the stories of her artwork,” White said. “Hearing the stories behind the art enhances her work.”

Alisa Koch works primarily in oils and her exhibit is housed in the Brantley Gallery on the art center’s lower level.

“Alisa’s exhibit includes large and small pieces,” White said. “Her work is not limited to specific subjects. Her work spans a wide range of interests and includes many and varied landscapes. One of her entries in the exhibit is a cityscape of the City of Montgomery as viewed from I-65 North.

“In addition to landscapes, Alisa paints subjects ranging from birds, to small, cozy houses to telephone poles and telephone lines. She makes even the simplest things beautiful.”

White said the “Three Women Artists” exhibition is one not to be missed.

“We have already had visitors from Birmingham and they were very impressed with the artists and their work, just as those from our community have been,” she said.

The JCA at 300 East Walnut Street in Troy is open from 10 a.m.  until 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and until 3 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is free.