Portraits, places and things gone by, lots of history and things that are just plain pretty, too.
These are all just some of the things you’ll find among the art created by artists Tommy Moorehead and Cathy Thornton.
Theirs are names known well in the region’s art world, and the two have worked together painting for long years in classes Moorehead has held for decades called The Tuesday Night Art Class around these parts.
The two have paired together for this month’s Artist’s Spotlight at the LMo&Co Gallery on Talladega’s downtown square and tonight’s the night to meet them at the event, where their works will be featured for the evening.
The event starts at 5:30 p.m. and continues until 9 p.m. and there’s also the rest of the gallery, which is filled with the work of about 45 other artists, too.
There will be an array of refreshments served, including “Dollar Bill Hill’s Famous (to a few!) Chili” along with some tasty beverages and other edible surprises. There is no fee charged to attend and be part of the fun.
There’s also an assortment of door prizes to win, and lots of new creations from all the artists to take in as well.
“Everyone’s been working so much lately,” said Lindsey Moses, who co-owns the gallery with her mother, Marie Moses.
Holiday creations have been high on the list for many of the contributing artists, along with pieces that would make outstanding one-of-a-kind gifts for the art lovers on your gift lists, Moses said.
Moorehead and Thornton will both have their original paintings on display, and many of them are for sale.
Thornton’s primarily concentrate on oils, while Moorehead’s works include watercolors along with oils.
Several of the recent Native American portraits Moorehead did for the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Talladega are among the offerings as are pieces from the collection he calls “The Disappearing South.”
Moorhead also has some of his large canvas abstracts among the exhibit.
Both Moorehead and Thornton have years of experience working in public education, and Moorehead is the former director for Talladega’s Heritage Hall Museum.
LMo&Co is located on the north side of Talladega’s historic downtown square at 121 Court Street North.
The gallery includes glass art and sculpture, paintings and jewelry, home furnishing items, lighting, photography and many other applications in fine art.