Photographs Chosen for Exhibition - George A Spiva Center for the Arts, Joplin, Missouri

April 29, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE USE
DATE: April 30, 2016

WILSON PHOTOGRAPHS ACCEPTED FOR MISSOURI EXHIBITION

       Two photographs from New Albany fine art photographer and Tallahatchie Arts Council member T. Lowry Wilson have been accepted for exhibition at the George A. Spiva Center for the Arts in Joplin, Missouri during the month of May 2016. The exhibition is part of the Four States Photography Enthusiasts (FSPE) and features artists from the states of Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas as well as members of FSPE from other states, including Mississippi.  This is the first time FSPE has sponsored the exhibition and there are plans to make it an annual event.  
       Wilson submitted photographs to the juror panel and the two that were accepted are part of his Mississippi Delta series entitled “Dissonant Harmony.”  The images chosen feature typical Delta scenes and are printed in B&W using a special carbon pigment process.

       Wilson is a native of southwest Virginia but has called Mississippi home since moving to the Tupelo area at the age of four.  He has been involved in various aspects of the art of photography since the age of fourteen, including owning a full time portrait and wedding studio.  His website Old South Images (http://www.oldsouthimages.com) is a showcase of his current work.   
        In addition to this exhibition at the George A. Spiva Center for the Arts, Wilson’s work has been included in juried exhibitions at the Meridian Museum of Art and at the Gum Tree Museum.  He has won numerous awards including First Place ribbons in the photography category at the Gumtree Festival, Jerry Brown Festival of the Arts and the People’s Choice Exhibition at the Meridian Museum of Art.  His work has been featured in solo exhibitions at the Union County Heritage Museum and the Corinth Artist Guild and in January of 2011, he was one of two artists featured in an exhibition at the Meridian Museum of Art in Meridian, MS.  
        In the Spring of 2011, he was included as part of a group of photographers in Light Leaks magazine, which is a publication dedicated to the art of photography using toy or primitive cameras.   His image, “Alabama Country Store,” was featured in the March/April 2012 issue of Alabama Magazine as well as for an album cover for a country group from Texas.
His photographs have been featured in Mississippi Magazine and selected as cover art for a regional phone directory.  His works also hang in personal and corporate collections in England, Canada and the United States from California to Delaware, including that of a Fortune 500 company.
        Wilson has taught classes in studio lighting, Photoshop, and business practices for photographers and has led photographic tours on Route 66 in Kansas and Oklahoma.  For the past six years, he has been putting together a project featuring a series of images entitled, “Dissonant Harmony,” which explore the paradox that exists with the land and the people of the Mississippi Delta.  
In addition to the “Dissonant Harmony” project, his plans include a book of B&W photography that is scheduled to be published in the fall of 2016. 
        For more information including the ability to contact Wilson directly, please refer to his website:  http://www.oldsouthimages.com.

Below are the two images accepted for exhibition.

wash day clothes on line outside old shackWash DayOne of two images accepted for exhibition at the George A. Spiva Center for the Arts in Joplin, MO. This photo is from the Mississippi Delta and is a typical Delta Scene. stop sign shotgun bullet mississippi deltaStop!One of two images accepted for exhibition at the George A. Spiva Center for the Arts in Joplin, MO. This photo is from the Mississippi Delta and is a typical Delta Scene.
 


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