Explore the current exhibit, look forward to the next, or participate in an upcoming community exhibit!
Photo: A. Belcher
The fine art gallery showcases individual artists, community exhibits, and student exhibits throughout the year. Every exhibit is welcomed by a free artist reception that allows visitors to see the exhibit first and meet the artist/s. Exhibits are typically on display for two months. If you are interested in holding an exhibit in the gallery, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and send digital samples of your current work.
Allison Condrey was born and raised in South Mississippi. As a child, she could always be found outside searching for caterpillars, bird nests, and tadpoles or scaling a large magnolia tree. Her mother (a working artist) and her father (an avid outdoorsman) nurtured her love of nature and art.
After completing high school, she attended the University of Southern Mississippi where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Art Education before going on to teach at Poplarville High School. In addition, she has taught art to children at several age levels and in different settings including traditional classrooms, workshops, and a Charlotte Mason Homeschool Co-Op.
Between 2017 and 2020, Allison lived abroad with her young family in Edinburgh, Scotland. She is grateful to have had the chance to live in such a beautifully wild country steeped in history and culture. With Scotland as a base, they had the opportunity to travel to England, Ireland, Italy, and Germany. Her time abroad and travels have greatly influenced both her art and her life.
Allison is a mother of three young explorers whom she and her husband homeschool together. She is deeply passionate about passing on her love of art, nature, and travel to them and wholeheartedly believes that children who are connected to nature will grow to value and protect it as adults.
Allison finds inspiration in the smallest of creatures, everyday items, and the most majestic landscapes. She has also been inspired by the works of Walter Inglis Anderson, the Dutch masters, and traditional printmakers. In her own works, Allison often uses stylized forms, bold lines, and fractured subjects. She explores the breakdown of the shapes composing her subject and how they fit together.
She hopes viewers of her art will be inspired to slow down, pay more attention to their own surroundings, and remember that value, beauty, and joy are often found in the small things.
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