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Art Talk

By Andi Bedsworth

As the holidays are winding down, and we are getting back to normal routines, it is time to think about plans for the next year. Many of us have resolutions and other goals to get started on, and many want to learn something new. With that in mind, I want to suggest a workshop being taught by an artist whose work was recently featured at Bozarts Gallery.                
Ice Tree Arts Creativity Workshops is bringing a second presentation of a previous workshop back to Oxford that is sure to be of interest to creative types in the community.  Encore to Putting the Elements Together by William Goodman will be held on Jan. 17 and 18 at the Powerhouse in Oxford.
The reception on Friday will be held at Ice House from 6:30-8 p.m., and the workshop will be held on Saturday from 9:45-4:30 p.m. and includes a lunch.
William Goodman is a mixed media artist who “infuses elements of photography, collage, abstract imagery and graphic design” into his works. He lives and works in Jackson and has had work shown all over, including recently in the show, Interpreting the Photograph at Bozarts in Water Valley this past fall.
His strength is in his ability to take disparate images and make them tell a cohesive story.
His photographs are compelling and sophisticated, and he completely transforms them when he transfers them to his already collaged canvases, adding layers and textures to artwork that really captures the attention of all who view them.        
This workshop will focus on the same subjects including image transfer, collage and abstract work with an emphasis on composition for those who have taken the previous class. Newcomers to the workshop will get his lessons on image transfer as well, so do not fret if you missed the last one. The cost is $110 and registration can be made by calling the powerhouse at 236-6429. Goodman’s work can be viewed at  
Stay tuned for next week when we will continue our series on local artists.

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