From Staff Reports
The Navarro Council of the Arts and Warehouse Living Arts Center welcome artist Melanie Stokes and her collection “Glory Fills the Sky”, the new exhibit on display in the WLAC Gallery located at 119 W. Sixth Avenue in Corsicana. Come meet the artist and see her works at the reception Aug. 25 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Melanie Miller Stokes is an artist, a teacher, a wife, a mother, a mother-in- law, a grandmother and a friend. She was born in Macon, Georgia, grew up in Statesboro, graduated with B.A. in Communications from Shorter College in Rome, Georgia and earned an M.Ed. in Art Education from Georgia Southern University. Retired from 26 years of teaching in Georgia public schools, twenty of those as an Art Teacher, she now pursues her passion for painting in her Central Texas studio.
“Painting is something I not only enjoy doing, but something I need to do. It is a language of color and tone that brings richness to my soul. It becomes a spiritual act of worship while I marvel at the beauty of Creation. It is an expression of what I choose to see and process in this world.”
Stokes began exhibiting in juried exhibitions through Georgia Art Educators’ Association, and later was accepted into multiple juried exhibits through galleries and groups in the Atlanta, Augusta, and Statesboro, Georgia areas. Many paintings of homes, animals, people, and special places have been commissioned and are purchased by collectors throughout the U.S. She has been represented by galleries in Blue Ridge, Washington, Eatonton and Thomson, Georgia, and Daufuskie Art of Daufuskie Island, SC.
To learn more about the artist check out her website: melaniestokesart.com
WLAC Gallery Hours are Monday through Friday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
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