Each month the Johnson County Arts Center features an artist or presents a specialized show. During the month of January the center is featuring the work of electrified wood artist, Brenden Bohannon, as well as Japanese woodblock prints from the Magrill Collection.
A reception was held to introduce the art and artists on a very cold January 5th. The volunteers provided refreshments, and Maggie and Caleb Aldridge entertained the visitors with their beautiful style of music including original songs.
“Brenden is a very talented artist and watching his process of creating beautiful works of art from items that would sometimes be discarded is amazing,” Reece stated.
Through a demonstration by Johnson County Center for the Arts Director Cristy Dunn, one can learn about the concept of fractals, which are never-ending patterns, along with self-similar patterns in natural and man-made processes with these artworks on display.
The featured Japanese block prints are by Ando Hiroshige (1797-1858).
“We studied him in art history and can now see the work on display right here in Johnson County,” said Temple Reece. The prints were donated to Reece for the arts center by Nann-Alix Wickwire Magrill and will be available for purchase after the show with all proceeds going to the center.
The show will be open throughout the month of January. Everyone is invited to come by, see their work and the work of all our local artisans on display and for sale. The winter hours are Wednesday through Friday 10:00-5:00 and Saturday 10:00-2:00