E. Bruce Phillips, Jr., exhibit 'Different Perspectives' coming to Rosa Parks Museum

Posted: Thursday, 28 July 2011

MONTGOMERY—The exhibit "Different Perspectives" featuring the work of artist E. Bruce Phillips, Jr., will be on display at Troy University's Rosa Parks Museum starting Aug. 4.

Phillips, an assistant art professor at Tuskegee University, blends painting, drawing and collage techniques to create unique compositions celebrating human experiences and challenging social norms.

Produced over a three-year period, "Different Perspectives" features works of social commentary that take audiences on a journey filled with music and sound, dance and sports, human triumphs and frailties, and social injustices and inequities.

"Different Perspectives" will be on display in the Rosa Parks Museum's exhibit hall through Oct. 4. In addition, the museum will host a "meet the artist" event on Aug. 6 starting at 11 a.m. inside the exhibit hall, and Phillips will deliver a lecture discussing his work on Sept. 10 at 11 a.m. inside the museum auditorium.

Both events are free and open to the public.

Prior to joining the faculty at Tuskegee, Phillips was director of the Chastain Arts Center and Gallery (City of Atlanta, Bureau of Cultural Affairs), Associate Professor of Art at Atlanta Metropolitan College and Director of Community Outreach at the Savannah College of Art and Design. He has had solo exhibitions at Hammonds House Gallery and The Odd Fellows Building on Sweet Auburn in Atlanta and The Beech Institute, The City of Savannah Gallery and SCAD in Savannah, Ga.

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 about the exhibit or upcoming events, contact museum curator Viola Moten at 334-241-8701.