TPCAC | P.O. Box 863 | Troy, AL 36081 | (334) 670-2287
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Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center is a cultural complex located in Downtown Troy, Alabama. The Johnson Center for the Arts, "The Annex" and "The Studio" are located on the 300 block of East Walnut Street.

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JAN. 11–FEB .25:
Exhibit by Elana Hagler
(Upper Level Galleries)

JAN. 26: 6PM
Reception for artist—Elana Hagler

JAN. 11–FEB .25:
"i learnt to sing a glad new song"
Exhibit by Debra Eubanks Riffe
- Wood and Linoleum Block Prints (Lower Level Chapman and Brantley Galleries)

JAN. 11–FEB .25:
Art by Belinda Harrison
(Lower Level Saunders and Brantley Galleries)

A Bit More about Featured Artist— ELANA HAGLER

Elana Hagler was born in Tel Aviv, Israel, and immigrated to the United States at the age of five. She received her Bachelor of Arts in both Studio Art and Psychology from Brandeis University, Boston, and continued her studies for two years at the Master Class of the Jerusalem Studio School and in Umbria, Italy. She then received her Master of Fine Arts from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. Elana has won multiple prizes in painting and drawing and has exhibited her work across the United States and internationally. She has taught fine art at Cornell College, the Delaware College of Art and Design and at Swarthmore College. She lives and teaches in Montgomery, Alabama, and is a staff writer for the popular art blog Painting Perceptions. 

Artist Statement:

"My love for painting and drawing started at a young age, when many of my classmates would take the time to sit for me. I have always been intensely interested in people, their likenesses, their experiences, and the attempt to capture and distill their essence. My fascination with understanding people on a deeper level led me to major in Psychology in addition to Studio Art. I am enthralled by the greatest and most mysterious examples of portraiture in the past, including the work of Degas, Velázquez, Goya, and Pontormo, as well as the Egyptian Fayum portraits and ancient Roman Frescoes. In this day and age of constantly being confronted with a multiplicity of flickering images, what a profound experience it is to truly see and be seen."

"My still-life paintings hold layers of meaning for me. They are formal inventions, engaged in the play of opposites including the juxtaposition of the intimacy of familial objects and books with the monumentality of architectural construction. At the same time, the objects are both vessels of memory and stand-ins for those who made the deepest marks upon my life.
Painting the landscape is my path to being fully present in the moment. I seek out the color harmonies and formal rhythms which play through the world like underlying melodies. The world has had more than enough of sorrow. I seek solace through the pursuit of my idiosyncratic sense of beauty."

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Exhibitions and News

"Arts in Alabama" Articles by Wiley White

Read up on the latest news in local art and artists. With articles written by Wiley White, a news editor and publisher for twenty years, you will stay interested and informed on the lastest tidbits in art news.

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CURRENT EXHIBITS:

Continuing in January, three artists will be exhibiting in the various galleries of the Johnson Center. Featured in the Upper Galleries are drawings and paintings by Elana Hagler. Below is a sample:

Also, featured in the Lower Level Galleries are two special guest artists—Debra Eubanks Riffe and Belinda Harrison. Come experience the diversity of media, voice and vision from these visual artists.

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