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Prentiss Countian to Display Artwork at NEMCC

Date/Time
Date(s) - 01/23/2014-02/17/2014
8:00 am-3:00 pm

Location
NEMCC Anderson Hall

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Michael-Johnson-PRBOONEVILLE, Miss.– Art work of Michael Johnson will be on display January 23 through February 17 in the Anderson Hall Art Gallery at Northeast Mississippi Community College.

Johnson was born in Chattanooga, Tenn. in 1969. He studied in commercial art at Jones County Junior College in Ellisville, Miss. and graduated from William Carey University in Hattiesburg. He considers himself an experimental artist in the fact that he works with many different mediums including pencil, pen and ink, watercolor, and digital mediums. He is proficient in Photoshop and mastering other computer mediums.

“I am an experimental artist who uses many different mediums to express my vision,” Johnson explained. “A lot of my recent works focus on literature and bringing words of those the stories or poems from my imagination to a visual context and manifest what I see. Words convey so many different images that can be evidenced in such great showpieces and has become a tour de force for me. Within these illustrations, I like to include excerpts of the literature that has brought my vision to life.”

Currently, Johnson is the art instructor at Thrasher High School, where he teaches general art, drawing, photography and ceramics. He has implemented the painting of several murals across the campus to boost morale and school spirit.

“I want to evolve in my works and be better each time I create a work of art,” Johnson continued. “I want to follow ideas that are unique and provoking. I use digital mediums to create works of art by either enhancing photographs or painting digital creation. Project 7 is the culmination of my experiences with traditional and digital art. I have used the technology to paint and create depth as one would use a brush on a canvas.”

Johnson has worked with local businesses creating and helping with design works. He has designed shirts and posters commercially and painted billboards and signs. While living in Jones County, Johnson submitted the winning design for the flag of Jones County.

“I want to fascinate one’s imagination with my images as I have been obsessed with the creation of these pieces.

“I hope that those who view this showing finds the works thought provoking as well as absorbing. This is my Magnum Opus.”

Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.

For more info contact Terry Anderson at 662-720-7336 or by email at tfanderson@nemcc.edu.

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