Valdosta artists featured at Arts Council

'Pigments of Our Imagination' is on display through May 31

ALBANY — “Pigment of Our Imaginations” is currently on display at the Albany Area Arts Council, featuring the works of four professional artists: Jeanne Cowart, Annette Crosby, Walter Hobbs and Pam Scruggs. The exhibit runs through May 31.

Cowart’s interest in art began at an early age while in elementary school in California; from there she continued to grow in the art department of Valdosta High School. Cowart received a degree in Art from Valdosta State University and primarily expresses herself through painting. She has a passion for nature and God’s creation, and this is reflected through her landscapes and colorful interpretation of the natural world.

Annette Crosby is a native of Valdosta. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education from Valdosta State University and has exhibited in juried shows locally, regionally, and nationally. She has also participated in numerous workshops by nationally known artists. Crosby’s work primarily consists of landscapes and abstracts, and she has work displayed in various public and private collections throughout the United States.

Walter Hobbs is a native of Cordele, but has resided in Valdosta since 1972. Hobbs is a graduate of both Valdosta State College and Valdosta State University. He served as a graduate assistant at the Arrowmont School of Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tenn., and taught for 30 years in the Lowndes County School System and six years in the Ceramics Department at Valdosta State University. His ceramic works have earned him many regional and national awards. Hobbs’ work can be found in collections both private and corporate throughout the country.

Pam Scruggs received a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education as well as a Master of Arts degree in Interior Design from Florida State University. She worked as a professional designer for 20 before retiring. Since then, she has devoted her time to painting and attended the New York Art Students’ League and La Grande Chaumiere in Paris. She has also studied with notable artists in many workshops. Most of her work is comprised of figurative subjects, portraits, and animals.

Additionally, the Albany Area Arts Council would like to announce the appointment of Nicole Williams to the role of Executive Director. Williams was raised in Early County, but has been a resident of Albany for 10 years. She said she is excited to work with the Arts Council to promote and support art and culture in the community she calls home.

The Albany Area Arts Council is located in the historic Carnegie Library, 215 North Jackson St., Albany, Georgia. The gallery is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. For more information, contact the Albany Area Arts Council at (229) 439-ARTS (2787).