But the paintings are new, done by dozens of artist in dozens of mediums and applications.
The reception for the exhibit is this Thursday, with the doors opening at 6:30 p.m. and continuing until 8 p.m.
This event includes a couple of other interesting aspects as well, there’s entertainment from local “Jazz Man” Bob Phillips along with a special performance from musician Clarence Rogers of Atlanta.
Rogers is an alumnus of Sylacauga’s East Highland School.
Rogers will bring with him his wife, Margaret (Sheree) Rogers, who has published an autobiographical account of her life story. She tells it through a character named Marlena, who was abandoned by her biological mother and adopted by a relative when she was 2-years-old. Marlena grew up in the throes of depression from abandonment, abuse and was deprived of the emotional bonds that are normally formed during childhood.
There was both mental and physical abuse, and Marlena suffered both through age 15.
Mrs. Rogers will have copies of her book available and she will also sign copies of her book, “Who Will Cry for Me?”
Mrs. Rogers was born in the Mississippi delta region and grew up in Portland, Ore.
She says her interest in writing is likely due to not having anyone to talk about her issues while growing up, so she started writing her thoughts down on paper. As an adult, she wanted to share her story
She is a mother of four and is an account manager for a large communications company.
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