TROY hosting print exhibition by Oklahoma artist

Posted: Thursday, 10 September 2009

TROY—An Oklahoma printmaker will deliver a lecture at Troy University’s Malone Gallery on Sept. 24.

The 4 p.m. lecture will cap off artist Curtis Jones’ exhibit of prints “Making Light with Things.” He will also be visiting classes and critiquing student work during that week.

Jones is currently on faculty at the University of Oklahoma. He received a bachelor of fine arts degree in printmaking from the University of Washington in 1994 and a master of fine arts degree in printmaking from the California College of Arts and Crafts in 2003. Prior to his arrival at Oklahoma, he taught at the San Francisco Art Institute, the Richmond Art Center, and the California College of the Arts.

Jones credits his creative to his mother who he says passed on humor as a coping mechanism to him and his siblings.

“One of his pieces is that of a soldier who died in Iraq on his birthday that was arranged by hats, said Greg Skaggs, Director of Malone Gallery. “His arrangements are photographed and hung as portraits.”

Jones’ exhibition is on display in the Gallery through Sept. 24.

For more information, contact Greg Skaggs, assistant professor of art and design at jgskaggs@troy.edu or 334-670-3871. The Malone Gallery is located in Malone Hall on the Troy Campus.

For more information regarding the Interpreter Training Program, contact Lynne Wiesman, program director, at or via email at .

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Troy University art and design assistant professor Greg Skaggs surveys the artwork of Oklahoma artist Curtis Jones, currently on display through Sept. 24 in the Malone Gallery. (TROY photo/Clif Lusk)