Folk artist Betty Sue Matthews featured in new Rosa Parks Museum exhibition

Posted: Thursday, 01 December 2011

MONTGOMERY—The work of contemporary folk artist Betty Sue Matthews will be on display in an exhibit at Troy University's Rosa Parks Museum starting Monday, Dec. 5.

The exhibit, "Re-used, Recycled, Renewed: The Art of Betty Sue Matthews," will be on display inside the Rosa Parks Museum exhibit hall through Jan. 24.

A native of Brundidge, Ala., Matthews has gained wide acclaim for her unique paintings of people and animals made using pieces of recycled metal, wood, cardboard and poster board.

Her art has been featured in the prestigious Kentucky Festival of the Arts in Northport and was highlighted in a book on Alabama art by the internationally recognized artist Nall.

To celebrate the opening of the exhibit, the Museum will host a private reception on Dec. 8 where guests will have the opportunity to meet the artist.

The art featured in the exhibit is from the private collection of Ron Drinkard.

The exhibit hall at the Rosa Parks Museum is free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.

For more information on this exhibit or other upcoming events, contact curator Viola Moten at 334-241-8701 or