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Artists’ reception Thursday at Johnson Center for the Arts

The Johnston Center for the Arts will host an artists’ reception for the artists who are entered in the Challenge 14 juried art show from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday.

There is no admission charge and the public is invited. 

The show features 67 pieces by 28 artists from Alabama, Georgia and Florida.

Wiley White, JCA exhibition coordinator, said the exhibition is amazing.

“The artists who entered the show were challenged with creating art that would fit inside a box 14 inches square and what they did is absolutely amazing,” White said. “There is so much diversity in this show, from paintings to pottery. You look and then you go back and look again. It’s thought provoking; it’s fun; it’s amazing.”

Challenge 14 has a local flavor with nine artists from Pike County.

“The reception is an opportunity to meet the artists and talk with them about their artwork,” White said. “We encourage everyone to come join us at the artists’ reception Thursday night. Come support our local artists, welcome the other artists and view an amazing and challenging show.”

The juror for Challenge 14 is Bruce Phillips, Jr. associate professor of art at Tuskegee University.

The Johnson Center for the Arts at 300 East Walnut Street in downtown Troy is open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and until 3 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is free.