PHENIX CITY - Troy University will host an exhibit and artist talk featuring renowned painter Mike Howard, a native of Phenix City, at the Riverfront Campus on Thursday, May 19.
The exhibit, titled "A Journey Home," will feature about 40 of Howard's paintings, including depictions of famous Phenix City landmarks and scenes from local history, like the assassination of Albert Patterson.
Howard will discuss his work and career during an artist talk and reception starting at 5:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.
Howard served four years in the U.S. Marine Corps before going on to study at the University of Georgia. Before graduation, he was accepted to the prestigious Whitney Museum Independent Study program in New York City. He later received an MFA from Rutgers University.
Howard's work has been featured in many solo and group exhibitions both nationally and internationally, and in numerous public and corporate collections. Troy University hosts an extensive collection of his paintings the Riverfront Campus.
Today, Howard works from his studios in Brooklyn, Hurtsboro and Columbus.