The Marshall Regional Arts Council and Panola College are teaming up to present a dueling art exhibit at the new Marshall Place Gallery throughout September.
The exhibit will feature artwork from Panola College staff and faculty, as well as five pieces by Barbara Carpenter, originally from Marshall.
Carpenter grew up in the area and graduated from Marshall High School in 1948. She is the mother of Marshall Regional Arts Council director Claudia Lowery.
Carpenter discovered a love for painting later in his life, learning new techniques and attending local art exhibitions, in which Lowery said he was very successful.
Carpenter died in March 2011. Lowery collects works of art and organizes the exhibition.
“Now, nine years after her passing, Barbara Barlow Carpenter’s work of art is still shared in the city she loved so much, and it would give her great pleasure to know that someone still appreciated her today. “Lowery said.
The exhibit is free and will be open seven days a week at Marshall Place, formerly Marshall Mall, located at 1300 E. Pinecrest Drive. Members of the community interested in seeing the show can walk through the doors by stage to enter the gallery.
In October, the RMCA will organize another joint exhibition with Panola College, with Lowery displaying his collection, titled “Hindsight is 2020; Growing Up in Church ”which showcases her experiences growing up in church in the 1940s and 1950s.
Panola art teacher Amanda Clements will also be showcasing her work at the October Gallery, showcasing her recent work, a collection titled ’40s blues’ she has been creating since the COVID-19 virus outbreak.
In November, a Panola College student show will run until the Monday before Thanksgiving, when a new RMCA show premieres.
Four local artists will present the “Creative Fource”, an artistic collaboration between Patty Lovely, Terri deNatale, Gail Cochran and Jeannie Davis.
All art exhibitions are free and members of the community are welcome to visit the gallery at any time.
Lowery said the council also has big plans for next year, with its annual Mini Monet show in the works, co-sponsored by the RMCA and the Optimist Club.