Created: Fri, 20 Sep 2013 11:08:00 EST
Updated: Fri, 20 Sep 2013 11:34:12 EST
Milledgeville artist Stan Strickland will have an exhibition of his paintings on display at the Marlor Arts Center beginning in early October.
Called “Speaking Highly of the South,” the exhibition is presented by Allied Arts.
The Milledgeville Civic Woman’s Club and the Friends of Allied Arts will host an opening reception honoring the artist from 1-3 pm on Sunday, Oct. 6 at the arts center at 201 North Wayne Street, Milledgeville. The public is invited to attend.
Over more than 50 years, Strickland has established himself as the preeminent ambassador of the Old South, a talented chronicler of a simpler time.
His sensitive and dignified portrayals of life in his native southland in the mid-nineteenth century have delighted art collectors the world over.
A native southerner, Strickland was born in South Georgia, the oldest son of nine children whose father was a farmer, printer, painter, and musician.
He graduated from the University of Tulsa with a degree in Fine Art in 1970. Strickland began his painting career in 1971, and by 1975 had emerged as a full time professional. Since then, he has taught art both privately and in the public school system and as artist-in-residence at Georgia College & State University.
He has won many regional and several national awards, and his work now hangs in private and corporate collections throughout the United States and abroad. Five of his original paintings now reside aboard the U.S.S. Carl Vinson, the world’s largest aircraft carrier and the U.S.S. Georgia, trident submarine.
“Speaking Highly of the South” will be on display through Friday, Nov. 15. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., or by appointment. There is no admission fee charged to visit the gallery.