Paxson featured at northwest Fla. art gallery

first_imgLatest Stories Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By Jaine Treadwell Sponsored Content Former Troy resident Duane Paxson will be a featured artist at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center at Northwest Florida State College in Niceville through July 20.Paxson’s exhibit, “Ivory Tower,” features a brand new body of 13 works, including three large hanging pieces that are the focal point of the exhibit and 10 floor pieces.In his Ivory Tower series, Paxson incorporates wood, metal cage-like forms and synthetic materials to create sculptures that investigate structures of power. Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Next Up“I hope that these pieces make the viewer think about how power and influence are wielded in a variety of forums – government, professional life, family and gender relations,” he said. “It’s a pragmatic piece – practical as opposed to idealistic. I use a chess game – the ranking from king and queen to the pawns – to show how we make society work.”As a special treat for families, the arts center will also exhibit Paxson’s large-scale installation, “Jelly Bean Angels.” The piece will be accompanied by an illustrated narrative, which has proven very popular with children.Paxson will give an artist talk at 1 p.m. Thursday in the McIlroy Gallery. The public is invited to meet the artist and learn about his work. Print Article Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By The Penny Hoarder Email the author Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Paxson featured at northwest Fla. art gallery You Might Like Blackwood Quartet at FUMC Sunday The famed Blackwood Quartet will be at First United Methodist Church in Troy at 6 p.m. Sunday. The public is… read more Paxson’s Ivory Tower series will be featured in the arts center’s McIlroy Gallery and the Holzhauer Gallery will feature Salvador Dali’s series of woodblock prints illustrating Dante Alighieri’s “Divine Comedy.” Book Nook to reopen Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Published 11:00 pm Tuesday, June 26, 2012last_img read more

Angels end a cold free-agent winter for Dan Jennings

first_imgTEMPE, Ariz. — While major league pitchers were reporting to spring training camps across Arizona and Florida, Dan Jennings was at home in snowy Iowa throwing to high school players.It’s an understatement to say it was frustrating winter for Jennings, one of dozens of big leaguers who waited longer than expected to get a job.“It was a mentally exhausting process, for sure,” Jennings said Saturday, his first day in the Angels clubhouse after inking a minor-league deal. “Nobody wants to go through that. … As baseball players, you live this kind of life, you have to kind of roll with the unexpected a little bit. And it’s no different this year.”The Milwaukee Brewers non-tendered Jennings rather than pay him about $1.5 million through arbitration, so he was left to wait for a new team. After staring at his phone throughout the winter meetings, he was advised to wait until late January before getting his hopes up.Then came early February. And the opening of other camps.And there he was, his workouts supplemented by shoveling snow.“I can’t imagine it’s great for you, but it’s necessary,” Jennings said. “I think next year I’ll buy a snow blower.”Jennings said got more antsy as he saw social media posts from spring training begin to filter in. He contributed a video of his spring training, showing his toddler son how to swing a plastic bat. The delay in finding a job was especially frustrating for Jennings because he’d gone through the winter with extra motivation to get – here it comes – “in the best shape of my life.”“I had a good trainer there to push along in conditioning,” he said. “I definitely put more thought into it this year based on where I was than I have in any other offseason.”Jennings did his throwing indoors and pitched to some high school hitters.When the Angels finally called, he was ready to jump at the opportunity.Although general manager Billy Eppler has always insisted he doesn’t look specifically for left-handed or right-handed pitchers, it doesn’t hurt that Jennings gives the Angels an experienced lefty they were lacking.Jennings has held lefties to a .251 average and .665 OPS throughout his career, including .226 and .570 last year.From 2015 to 2017, he was with the Chicago White Sox, so Angels manager Brad Ausmus saw plenty of him when he was managing the Detroit Tigers.The Angels bullpen depth chart is now looking more crowded. Cody Allen will be the closer, and after that the list of candidates includes Hansel Robles, Ty Buttrey, Luis Garcia, Cam Bedrosian, Justin Anderson, Noé Ramírez, Daniel Hudson, Williams Jerez, Taylor Cole, Jake Jewell, Jennings and Luke Bard, who was signed to a minor league deal Saturday.Bard had been with the Angels as a Rule 5 pick at the start of last season. He gave up seven runs — on four homers — in 11 2/3 innings. The Angels sent him back to the Minnesota Twins. He became a free agent again this winter.“The options are good,” Ausmus said. “Certainly, Cody Allen has a track record, but we had some guys last year, especially toward the end of year, pitched well in Anaheim. Hansel Robles pitched outstanding down the stretch. Ty Buttrey came up and made a nice impression. We’ve got some really good arms that have a lot of upside.”Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros center_img ALSOJC Ramirez said he felt good a day after his sixth bullpen session since coming back from Tommy John surgery. Ramirez said he’s going to begin throwing breaking balls in his next session. Ramirez is expected back in June…Angels position players are due in camp by Sunday, although most of them have already been around working out at the minor league complex. The first official full-squad workout will be Monday…Shohei Ohtani went down to watch pitchers throw bullpen sessions for a second consecutive day. Ohtani is still just taking dry swings and working out in the gym and trainer’s room. Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter last_img read more