Dr. Clarence Talley’s Images from the Motherland Art Exhibit

Dr. Clarence Talley’s Images from the Motherland Art Exhibit Set for Montgomery College Gallery

Montgomery College’s Center for the Arts will present the artwork of Dr. Clarence Talley’s Images from the Motherland beginning Tuesday, February 13, through Tuesday, March 6, with an opening reception on Tuesday, February 20, from 12-2 p.m. Dr. Talley will make a special presentation at 1 p.m. for guests attending the opening reception., which will take place in the art gallery (Building D).

Dr. Talley has exhibited his work in a variety of studios and centers. His most recent exhibits include Renewed Passion at the Tullibody Fine Arts Center at Alabama State University; All Other Ground is Sinking Sand at the John B. Coleman Library at Prairie View A&M University; and A View of Africa at Texas A&M University.

Images from the Motherland combines work from Dr. Talley’s most recent trips to Ghana and West Africa. His travels are educational and cultural tours of the land and culture.

Dr. Talley describes his most recent work through photographs and mixed media for the exhibit: “I was struck by the widespread and wholesale adoption of the Word of God in naming and highlighting Ghanaian businesses. For some, these theological signposts may seem intimidating and considered over-the-top, while for others, they may be seen as an act of obedience…I saw them as a grand expression of people, full of faith and spiritual enthusiasm.”  

Robby Wood, assistant professor of art at Montgomery College, emphasized the importance of this shared art work in the gallery.

“When an artist is moved by his subject, it is not lost on the viewer,” said Wood. “The students recognize when the work is sincere and get much from hearing the artist discuss the work in the lecture.”

The gallery is a teaching gallery at Montgomery College and the presentations and artwork provided are free to the campus and community. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information regarding the exhibit, call Amy Cooper at (936) 273-7021.

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For more information about Montgomery College, visit montgomery.lonestar.edu, or call (936) 273-7000. Montgomery College is located at 3200 College Park Drive, approximately one-quarter mile west of I-45 between Conroe and The Woodlands.

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