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In celebration of the State of Alabama’s Bicentennial, the Town of Pike Road is excited to host "Alabama, Then & Now," a traveling bicentennial art exhibition presented by the Alabama Plein Air Artists (APAA), May 6 – 17. The Exhibition will be on display in the Mezzanine of Pike Road Town Hall (9575 Vaughn Rd), and it will be open for viewing from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on weekdays, as well as from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 11. Entry is free and open to the public. This exhibition is officially endorsed by the Alabama Bicentennial Commission.

“Alabama, Then & Now,” is a commemorative and educational exhibition featuring 30 original paintings depicting historic landmarks, architecture, landscapes, and more. All paintings were created by members of the APAA, who gather monthly around the state to paint en plein air (in the "open air") outdoors, from life, and many paintings will be for sale.

“The roots of the Pike Road community run deep. We have an amazing community that has developed its local character in many ways that are similar to how the State of Alabama has developed its unique character. We have people who exhibit determination and generously contribute to their hometown. We love our town and our state!” said Gordon Stone, Mayor of the Town of Pike Road. “We are honored by this opportunity to bring people together in celebration of the Alabama Bicentennial through an exhibition of Alabama art.”

A reception for the exhibition will be held on Tuesday, May 7th from 5-7p.m. The reception will include the 5x7 Art Sale, for which artists from across Alabama have been invited to create 5x7-inch pieces that will be available for only $57 each. The reception and 5x7 Art Sale presented by the Pike Road Arts Council, and are both free to attend and open to the public. We hope you will join us to celebrate 200 years of Alabama history through the arts!

“There is always room for small artwork in a home or office,” said Patty Payne, Pike Road Arts Council Coordinator. “Small paintings are the perfect solution to treating narrow halls, blank walls, and places that need a pop of color. Now is your chance to get a jump on all the upcoming festivals and art shows - find your own Made-In-Alabama masterpiece on May 7th.”

Those interested in more information about these and other upcoming events are invited to visit the Town of Pike Road online at http://www.pikeroad.us, or on Facebook (just search @townofpikeroad)!

The exhibition and reception are presented by the APAA in partnership with the Pike Road Arts Council, an ENHANCE initiative committee. Thank you to the artists, APAA, and Arts Council volunteers for bringing these great events to the Pike Road area.

 

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