Wendell Mitchell namesake for art show

first_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Book Nook to reopen Next UpThe photography exhibition will open at the Johnson Center for the Arts on Aug. 3 and run through Nov. 13.When the exhibition comes down, it will become the Walking Wendell Mitchell History Lesson Exhibition and travel to arts center throughout the area.“The Wendell Mitchell History Lesson Exhibition will be based at the Johnson Center and be made available to museums and other art centers in the area at no charge other than the shipping fees,” said Richard Metzger, Johnson Center director. “The exhibition has already been scheduled for Clayton and Old Alabama Town and the Wiregrass Art Museum in Dothan has expressed an interest, as well as several museums in North Alabama. We expect this exhibition to be popular throughout the area.” One of Holman Johnson’s photographs caught Mitchell’s eye and stirred a fond memory of his grandfather.“My grandfather plowed with a mule,” he said, pointing to the photograph of a man behind a plow. “I would trail behind him and listen to him talk to his mule.”Mitchell said he learned to talk the language that mules understand but he never really learned to gee-haw behind a stubborn mule and a dull plow.“Plowing is hard work, and there’s an art to it that I never learned,” Mitchell said, laughing. “This exhibition is outstanding. A picture is worth a thousand words so there is great value to it.” Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Print Article Sen. Wendell Mitchell was in Troy Friday to attend CGI’s Miracle Field presentation, a project to which he has provided financial support.Following the presentation at the Troy Sportsplex, Mitchell visited the Holman and Ethel Johnson Center for the Arts and the got a sneak preview of the upcoming “Looking Through the Lens: 100 Years of Photographs” exhibition.The exhibition will feature the photography of two of the area’s most outstanding and prolific professional photographers of the early- to mid-1900s, Holman Johnson of Troy and D.L. Hightower of Clayton. By The Penny Hoarder Email the author Published 5:59 pm Friday, July 2, 2010 Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are…center_img Sponsored Content By Jaine Treadwell Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Latest Stories The “Looking Through the Lens” exhibition features 120 photographs, 60 from each photographer.Johnson’s photographs are titled, “Pike County and Beyond,” and Hightower’s are named, “To Remember a Vanishing World.”Mitchell said he is flattered to have the traveling photography exhibition named in his honor.“That was a surprise to me, and I am honored,” he said. “This exhibition has great historical value and will give young people an opportunity to visually experience what life was like generations ago. And, for those of us who are old enough to remember those times, it will bring back many memories.” You Might Like Phillip Henderson elected to Medical Honor Society Troy native Dr. Phillip K. Henderson has been received into the membership of the University of South Alabama’s Arnold P…. read more Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Wendell Mitchell namesake for art showlast_img

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