TRAHC Presents Markieth Woods Art Exhibit Through March 7
The Texarkana Arts and Humanities Council presents artwork by Markeith Woods, a native of Pine Bluff, Ark.
The exhibit will be featured in the Regional Arts Center and is inspired by Woods' closeness to family, friends and the accomplishments of famous African-Americans in history.
Woods transforms portraits into brightly-colored symbols of hope, disparity and strength.
Woods says, "My work is inspired by observing people who are closest to me. I capture their feelings and moods and try to communicate the social and economic disparity of life. I integrate symbols, words, and photographs into my mixed media painting. For me, the process of painting is combining personal experiences with the harsh realities of life.
"These are aspects that I try to express in my work. When I am faced with life's challenges, I want to show strength and character in my work. I illustrate this through the use of vertical and horizontal lines, organic and geometric shapes, and brightly colored hues. I paint because it moves me spiritually and transports me to a different place. My work is motivated by faith. This allows me to express myself fully. Painting is my therapy and salvation."
The exhibit is free to the public.
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