The Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center will join in with others in celebrating our county’s Bicentennial this fall and winter with exhibits that feature two well-known local artists. Opening on September 6 and running through October 7th, we’ll also feature work by JoAnn Taylor in the Galleries.
Jo Ann Taylor is another notable Alleghany artists. She lived in Covington for many years until she and her late husband Bill moved to Easley SC where she continues to paint and create. Her beginnings were here, however, working with “the awesome Bari Ballou” at the former Dabney S. Lancaster (now Mountain Gateway) Community College before moving on to attend Mary Washington College and UVA. Like Loretta, JoAnn also studied with many well-known workshop artists as well as in Maine and Seattle, Washington. Covington residents of a certain age will remember JoAnn’s illustrations for the 1951 & ‘52 CHS Cougar yearbooks. Jo Ann taught art at Greenville Tech and Furman University in SC. Her exhibit list is extensive, and like Loretta, her work covers a wide range of ideas. In fact, there are a couple of paintings of the same topic that each has reflected in her own way .Come see if you can find them! Learn more about these talented Alleghany County artists as you explore the variety of subjects and styles. You will be delighted to be in their company! Through October 7, 2022.