TROY—The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center will present “Pigments at Play: Brushworks by Four Local Artists.” The exhibit featuring paintings by Marsha Elliott, Jeanette B. Ferguson, Kathy Moeller, and Keith Thue will be on display from Aug. 23 through Oct. 13 and is free and open to the public. The Hayner Center is located at 301 West Main Street in Troy, Ohio 45373.
Artists Marsha Elliott, Jeanette B. Ferguson, Kathy Moeller, and Keith Thue all have one thing in common; they were or are students of Troy-Hayner Cultural Center’s instructor Donna Pierce-Clark. While the same teacher has influenced all of these artists, each painter has developed their own prolific style. The public is invited to a reception for the artists on Sunday, Aug. 25 from 2 to 4 p.m. The reception is a wonderful way to meet these artists and gain insights into their inspirations and techniques.
Marsha Elliott grew up surrounded by Ohio farmland. Her work tells stories about the quiet peaceful environment of her youth. Jeannette Ferguson was born in Dayton and moved to Troy in 1966. For thirty years she helped develop and construct military products that required detailed perfection, which can be seen in her highly realistic and detailed paintings. In 2008, Kathy Moeller began her studies in watercolor following her retirement as a registered nurse. Kathy has received many awards for her work, including First Place for a watercolor painting in the 2019 Gateway Arts Competition in Sidney, Ohio. Keith Thue lives in Springfield and began his painting journey in 2004. He is actively involved in the local art community through Dayton co-op galleries, as well as United Rehabilitation Services. His focus has always been on the process and joy found in creating, rather than the final result.
The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center is proudly supported by the citizens of the Troy City School District through a local tax levy and generous gifts to the Friends of Hayner.
Troy-Hayner Cultural Center is located at 301 W. Main St., Troy. Hours of operation are Monday 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday to Thursday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m.. The Hayner Center is closed on holidays. For more information, visit their website at www.troyhayner.org or call 937-339-0457.