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Joy Thomas Retrospective Exhibits

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The MAG Community Art Center is honored to announce two Retrospective Exhibits at the MSU Wrather West Kentucky Museum and the MAG Gallery,  in memory of local painter, Joy Thomas. The public is invited to attend both Opening Receptions on January 12th, from 5:00 to 8:00pm, which will feature music, light refreshments, and a talk by Fred Thomas.

Murray State University’s Wrather West Kentucky Museum will be featuring a collection of Joy’s formal portraits from across the state and five commissioned by MSU, including the Tim Miller and the late Sid Easley.  This exhibit will run from January 12th through February 2nd. The public can view this exhibit during Wrather Museum hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm.

The MAG Gallery will feature a collection of drawings and paintings from family and friends of Joy.  Joy was an instrumental figure in the weekly Life Drawing class at the MAG. Current members reminisce that she could “really set up the model,” and miss her instructional perspective she brought to the studio.  The MAG Gallery exhibit will run through February 1st, and can be viewed during MAG open hours of Tuesday to Friday, 10:00 to 4:00, and Saturday 10:00 to 2:00.

Joy Thomas Murray Ledger & Times Article

Earlier Event: December 2
MAG Members: Small Works
Later Event: February 8
MAG Life Drawing Studio : Recent Works